Also referred to as: Hospital Interpreter, Patient Interpretation Services Specialist, Video Medical Interpreter
Requirements and Responsibilities

Medical Interpreter conducts medical and general interpreting for staff, patients, and their families. Assesses and monitors patients' understanding of information conveyed. Being a Medical Interpreter advises medical personnel about any cultural issues that might impact patient care. Records and monitors interpretation activities according to hospital and department standards. Additionally, Medical Interpreter may be required to translate written documents. Requires familiarity with medical terminology. Requires fluency in one or more languages in addition to English. May require an associate degree or its equivalent. Typically reports to a supervisor or manager. May require Translation certificate. The Medical Interpreter gains or has attained full proficiency in a specific area of discipline. Works under moderate supervision. To be a Medical Interpreter typically requires 1-3 years of related experience.

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