Job Description

Job Title:                       Medical Interpreter

Reports To:                   Health Center Administrator

Location:                      Douglas AZ (Various Clinics)

Job Summary:                     Provides interpretation between healthcare providers, patients, and families.


Essential Job Duties:

  • Provides accurate, culturally sensitive interpretation and translation for Spanish speaking patient population to facilitate communication between patients, providers, and staff.
  • Provides information and guidance regarding the communication needs involved in all interactions.
  • Translates CCHCI business documents and patient paperwork.
  • Develops and maintains rapport, trust and respect with patients, families, providers and other clinical staff.
  • Facilitates and provides educational tools and resources regarding cultural/social awareness and providing interpretation in a clinic setting.


Required Education, Experience, Certificates & Licenses:

  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • Some college level coursework preferred.
  • At least one year of Spanish interpreter/translator experience.
  • Certified as Medical Interpreter from Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters (CCHI); or the National Board of Certification for Medical Interpreters (NBCMI) preferred.


Required Language Skills:

  • Ability to comprehend and compose instructions, correspondence and communications in English and Spanish in both oral and written format.
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish with knowledge of medical terminology is required.


Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to frequently exert enough force to move objects weighing up to 25 pounds.
  • Ability to continuously remain in a stationary position.
  • Possesses hand-eye coordination and manual dexterity necessary to constantly operate computer, telephone, and other office machinery.
  • Possesses close visual acuity necessary to accurately record and view information on a computer monitor, handwritten and typed documents.
  • Ability to discern the nature of sounds at a normal spoken volume.


Other Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals.
  • Ability to gather data in an organized fashion from varied sources.
  • Ability to perform a variety of assignments with little or no direct supervision.
  • Ability to identify and resolve problems in a timely manner.
  • Knowledge of health plans and community health centers preferred.
  • Knowledge of HIPAA rules and regulations.
  • Computer literacy required with proficiency in use of all Microsoft Office programs.
  • Knowledge of Electronic Health Records preferred.
  • Demonstrated initiative, ability, and flexibility to handle sensitive and confidential information.
  • Demonstrated ability to respect patient/family diversity and deliver quality service regardless of background.

If you are interested in this position, please submit a resume or letter of interest to Human Resources at  or fax: (520) 364-4261 or (520)515-8663.


  • Demonstrated positive and collaborative style of interaction with patients, physicians, co-workers and the public; understands the need for teamwork and consensus decision making.