Job Description


Harris Health System is the public healthcare safety-net provider established in 1966 to serve the residents of Harris County, Texas. As an essential healthcare system, Harris Health champions better health for the entire community, with a focus on low-income uninsured and underinsured patients, through acute and primary care, wellness, disease management and population health services. Ben Taub Hospital (Level 1 Trauma Center) and Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital (Level 3 Trauma Center) anchor Harris Health’s robust network of 39 clinics, health centers, specialty locations and virtual (telemedicine) technology. Harris Health is among an elite list of health systems in the U.S. achieving Magnet® nursing excellence designation for its hospitals, the prestigious National Committee for Quality Assurance designation for its patient-centered clinics and health centers and its strong partnership with nationally recognized physician faculty, residents and researchers from Baylor College of Medicine; McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth); The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center; and the Tilman J. Fertitta Family College of Medicine at the University of Houston.

Skills / Requirements

The Interpreter provides oral interpretations in the specified languages(s). The incumbent maintains accurate and timely records of all interpretation encounters. The interpreter identifies and assists in fulfilling the psychosocial needs of the non-English speaking patients, visitors and guests.

Minimum Qualifications:
High School Diploma or GED equivalent must be competent and proficient orally in Spanish and English.

One (1) year of experience in medical interpretation in a healthcare setting or equivalent experience, healthcare experience preferred. Must pass a language proficiency examination as designated by Harris Health System (Spanish required)

Special Requirements:
Communication Skills: Above Average Verbal (Heavy Public Contact), Writing/Composing Correspondence/Reports

Medical Terminology, Microsoft Office, PC and Typing

Work Schedule: Weekends, Holiday and Flexible

Equipment Operated:
Computer, Fax Machine, Copy Machine, Projector, Adding Machine, Multiline phone

Application Instructions

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