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Interpreter (Chinese​/Cantonese​/Mandarin) - Interpreter Services

Job in Boston - Suffolk County - MA Massachusetts - USA
Company: Tufts Medical Center
Per diem position
Listed on 2021-03-26
Job specializations:
  • Language/Bilingual
    Freelance Translation, Italian Speaking, Interpreter, Italian Translator
  • Healthcare
Job Description & How to Apply Below
Position:  Interpreter (Chinese/Cantonese/Mandarin) - Interpreter Services -13078
Job Details:

Under general supervision, this position interprets the spoken language between two or more individuals from English to the target language (Chinese/Cantonese and Mandarin) and back into English again to ensure accurate cross language communication in a medical environment. May be required to translate written documents from English into the target language (Chinese/Cantonese and Mandarin) or from the target language into English.


  • Interprets the spoken language from English into the target language and from the target language into English for patients, physicians and Medical Center staff.
  • Participates in family meetings with social workers to assist in completing forms, obtaining financial aid for clients, transferring patients, etc.
  • Contacts non-English speaking patients to obtain consent signatures, give notification of appointments, and explain procedures, diagnosis, medical history, etc.
  • May accompany non-English speaking patients to operating room or other departments when presence is needed.
  • Translates correspondence, brochures, documents and special diagnostic procedures from English into the target language.
  • May be required to take on-call requests to be available for emergencies at night and on weekends.
  • Maintains collaborative, team relationships with peers and colleagues in order to effectively contribute to the working groups achievement of goals, and to help foster a positive work environment
  • Performs other similar and job related duties as required or directed.
  • Job Qualifications:

  • Full command, written and spoken, of English and target language.
  • Knowledge of medical terminology.
  • High degree of courtesy and tact required in regular contacts with patients and their families involving patient related information of a sensitive and or/confidential nature.
  • Knowledge and ability generally obtained through the equivalent of a Bachelor's Degree program.
  • Must be a Certified Medical Interpreter.

    Position Requirements
    Less than 1 Year work experience
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