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Hourly Hospital Interpreter (Mandarin Chinese)

Posting ID 129294
Department Office of the Patient Experience/UIHC
Jobcode Support Services Specialist
Working Title Hourly Hospital Interpreter (Mandarin Chinese)

Salary: $20/hour to commensurate 

Percent of time: PRN/as needed 

Type of position: Temporary, not eligible for benefits 


Basic Function:

Hourly Hospital Interpreter needed to provide Mandarin Chinese interpretation and translation services for non-English speaking patients, their families and hospital staff on a as needed basis. The Hospital Interpreter will:

  • Provide information and consultation to interdisciplinary team members
  • Comply with departmental standards regarding EPIC documentation and statistics, departmental policies and procedures, and the National Code of Ethics for Interpreters in Healthcare
  • Keep current with interpreter and health care knowledge-base and to pursue further enhancements of job-related knowledge; may participate in on-call responsibilities.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Provides accurate and effective interpretation of procedures and other interactions for non-English speaking and/or hearing-impaired patients, their families, and hospital staff
  • Provides accurate and effective translation of written documents, correspondence and brochures used by patients and families
  • Provides information and consultation to interdisciplinary team members
  • Participates in activities and programs related to the Office of the Patient Experience
  • Performs other projects and tasks as assigned

Education Required:

  • A Bachelor's Degree in language(s) or an equivalent combination of education and experience is necessary

Experience Requirements:

  • Fluency in both spoken and written English and Mandarin Chinese is necessary (proficiency will be tested annually)
  • Familiarity with the various cultures involved is necessary.
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills; ability to effectively transmit, receive, and interpret ideas, information, and needs through appropriate communication methods and behaviors.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple concurrent objectives, projects, groups, or activities, making effective judgments as to prioritizing and time allocation. Demonstrates high attention to detail and problem-solving skills.
  • 6 months’ previous healthcare-related experience
  • Experience in fast-paced, high-volume work environment

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with EMR (electronic medical record); previous experience with Epic is highly desirable

Applicant credentials are subject to verification:

  • Background checks (criminal history, child/dependent adult sexual abuse) and credential checks will be conducted on final candidates for all positions in UI Hospitals & Clinics.


Application Instructions Please send your resume, a cover letter of interest, along with three professional references to Adrian Silva at
Ad Start Date 07/28/2022
Ad End Date 09/30/2022

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