Medical Interpreter Job Description

medical interpreter job description includes a detailed overview of the key requirements, duties, responsibilities, and skills for this role.

Last update : July 14, 2023

Medical Interpreter Job Description

A medical interpreter is an individual trained to communicate medical information between a patient and medical personnel.

Job Brief:

We’re looking for a Medical Interpreter to work with us in order to provide better communication between our medical staff and patients who do not speak English as their first language.

Medical Interpreter Duties:

  • Interpret medical terminology and procedures for patients who do not speak your current language during medical appointments and emergency room visits
  • Work in a team-based atmosphere
  • Create and maintain medical records
  • Provide support for patients or clients
  • Establish and maintain relationships with other medical or non-medical professionals
  • Screen clients for basic medical needs/issues
  • Use computer and office equipment

Medical Interpreter Responsibilities:

  • Attend and chair meetings with clients, physicians, therapists, and other providers, and manage the overall scheduling process
  • Attend and translate medical appointments and therapies, including doctor visits, surgery, rehabilitation, hospitalization, medical tests, and therapy sessions
  • Record client statements and medical histories into medical charts
  • Communicate and facilitate communication between providers and clients, including answering inquiries, scheduling appointments, and verifying insurance
  • Research medical information and ensure that medical charts are accurate and up-to-date
  • Provide client services, including arranging accommodations, coordinating transportation, and assisting with meal preparation
  • Conduct in-services and orientation for new team members

Requirements And Skills:

  • High school diploma or GED
  • 6+ months’ experience interpreting for medical professionals
  • Strong medical terminology skills
  • Knowledge of medical administrative systems (i.e. Epic, Cerner, Meditech)
  • Knowledge of HIPAA medical confidentiality rules

We at Company Name believe that diversity is key to a successful business. We are committed to building an inclusive team that represents people of all backgrounds and experiences. We encourage applications from people of all races, religions, national origins, genders, and ages, as well as veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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