Interpreter - The Woodlands (8a - 5p)

Position: Interpreter - The Woodlands (8a - 5p)

Job ID: 141056

Location: US-TX-The Woodlands


Talent Area: Administrative Support

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: 8a - 5p

About Texas Children's Hospital

Scheduled to open in 2017, Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands is a 548,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art free-standing pediatric hospital designed, equipped and staffed exclusively to treat children and adolescents in The Woodlands and counties throughout Greater North Houston such as Montgomery, Walker, Grimes, Liberty, Harris, Polk, San Jacinto and Hardin counties. Our new facility will include 25 emergency center rooms, 32 acute rooms, 28 critical care rooms, 12 radiology rooms and 4 operating rooms. We will also offer inpatient and outpatient pediatric care in more than 25 specialties including: cancer, cardiology, neurology, orthopedics, diabetes and endocrinology, urology, sports medicine, gastroenterology and nutrition, pediatric surgery, plastic surgery, otolaryngology, allergy and immunology, dermatology, adolescent medicine and physical rehabilitation. Outpatient care areas are scheduled to open in fall 2016.   To join our community of 13,000 dedicated team members, visit for career opportunities. You can also learn more about our amazing culture at


We are searching for a Senior Interpreter - someone who works well in a fast-paced hospital setting. In this position, you’ll support the provision of interpretation services through high quality training, competency assessment, and activity reporting as well as maintain individual competency through the provision of interpretation services.


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Responsibilities :

  • Ensure adequate coverage for all appointments scheduled
  • Collaborate with Administrative Coordinator to rearrange schedules in order to match appropriate interpreters with appointments and meetings
  • Work with leadership to identify additional services needed
  • Identify appropriate solutions to address needs and make recommendations to leadership based on cost effectiveness and appropriateness of method
  • Implement approved solutions
  • Work with departmental leadership on the identification of clinical and support staff that needs competency validation
  • Determine appropriate validation process based on pre-testing and experience level as well as job responsibilities
  • Ensure competency assessment files are completed and updated in accordance with hospital policies
  • Educate staff and leadership throughout the organization on language assistance and appropriate methods for addressing language needs
  • Observe departmental staff in interpretation assignments
  • Provide feedback to leadership and staff member regarding results of competency assessment
  • Provides interpretation services for all areas including: inpatient, outpatient, day surgery and emergency center
  • Provide additional resources to staff and leadership to ensure high quality interpretation programming


  • A high school diploma
  • 2 years of related healthcare experience
  • An assessment of proficiency in oral and written English and at least one other language will be evaluated prior to hire
  • Advanced proficiency must be demonstrated in the Health Care Interpreter Assessment
  • Bachelor’s degree is preferred
  • Evidence of advanced training in interpretation and/ or translation services is preferred

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