Medical Healthcare Interpreter – International Programs - (CF32768)

University of Chicago Medical Center Chicago, IL
* Certified Arabic Interpreter required*


Medical healthcare interpreters facilitate communication between patients and families with limited English proficiency (LEP) and their physicians, nurses, lab technicians and other healthcare providers. The medical healthcare interpreter must be experienced and demonstrate proficiency and ability to communicate medical information accurately in both English and at least one other qualified language. Medical healthcare interpreters must also have the ability to Interpret. The interpreter must have the ability to translate essential medical documents such as essential hospital documents. The medical health care interpreter must follow the ethical and practice principles of confidentiality, impartiality, respect, professionalism, integrity, accuracy, and cultural competence when serving our Limited English Proficient patients. Medical healthcare interpreters must demonstrate an ability to communicate effectively in cross-cultural situations.


* Undergraduate degree from an accredited University is preferred.

* High School/GED or College required.

* Certification by CCHI or CMI.

* Preferred a minimum of 3 Year experience as a Medical Health Care Interpreter in an acute care specialty medical center is preferred

* Pass Medical Terminology Test provided by UCM. The assessment covers oral, written skills, and medical terminology.

* Candidate must pass also an independent proficiency test on both English and the language they are qualified for interpreting.

* Excellent grammatical skills in both languages.

* Extensive knowledge of medical terminology especially in areas of Peds/Adult Hematology Oncology, Organ Transplant, Genetics, Neurology/Neurosurgery, ENT, Peds/Adult Orthopedics, Human Anatomy, Physiology and medical procedures.

* Interpersonal skills are required with strong orientation to customer services.

* Strong understanding of cultural diversity and how it affects clinical encounters.


Certification by the Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters or the National Board of Certification for Medical Interpreters.


The University of Chicago Medicine is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, civil union status, national origin, ancestry, age, parental status, disabled status, veteran status, or any other legally protected classification, in accordance with applicable law.