Interpreter - Medical Center (8a - 5p) Per Diem

Position: Interpreter - Medical Center (8a - 5p) Per Diem

Job ID: 143206

Location: US-TX-Houston


Talent Area: Administrative Support

Full/Part Time: Per Diem

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: 8a - 5p

About Texas Children's Hospital

Since 1954, Texas Children’s has been leading the charge in patient care, education and research to accelerate health care for children and women around the world. When you love what you do, it truly shows in the smiles of our patient families, employees and our numerous accolades such as being consistently ranked as the best children’s hospital in Texas, and among the top in the nation by U.S.News & World Report as well as recognition from Houston Business Journal as one of this city’s Best Places to Work for ten consecutive years.   Texas Children’s comprehensive health care network includes our primary hospital in the Texas Medical Center with expertise in over 40 pediatric subspecialties; the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute (NRI); the Feigin Center for pediatric research; Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility focusing on high-risk births; Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, a community hospital in suburban West Houston; and Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, a second community hospital opening in 2017. We have also created the nation’s first HMO for children, established the largest pediatric primary care network in the country and a global health program that is channeling care to children and women all over the world. Texas Children’s Hospital is also academically affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, one of the largest, most diverse and successful pediatric programs in the nation.   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 Medical Interpreter - someone who works well in a fast-paced hospital setting. In this position, you’ll provide interpreting and translation services as needed while presenting a positive, professional image of our organization.

Think you’ve got what it takes?

Responsibilities :

  • Provides oral interpreting services for domestic and international patients
  • Provides oral interpreting of clinical and health care related discussions involving staff, patients, families and physicians
  • Responds to interpreting assignments in an expedient and professional manner
  • Maintains proper medical terminology vocabulary and fluency both in English and target language
  • Provides telephone interpreting services
  • Provides accurate interpretation services over the telephone for: inpatient, outpatient, day surgery and emergency center
  • Provides written translation services while following established rules pertaining to word meaning, grammar and sentence structure
  • Accurately translates discharge instructions upon request
  • Performs departmental duties as needed
  • Insures that interpretation appointment schedules are maintained accurately and timely
  • Supports the international patient program
  • Assists department representative with the orientation of West Campus and all services available to the international patients and their families



  • High school diploma
  • Two (2) years of related healthcare experience
  • Advanced proficiency in oral and written English and the target language
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred


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