Spanish Interpreter - Pecar in Indianapolis, IN at Eskenazi Health

Date Posted: 2/18/2021

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Organization: HHC

Division:Eskenazi Health  

Sub-Division: FQHC  

Req ID:  8219 

Schedule: Full Time 

Shift: Days 

Eskenazi Health serves as the public hospital division of the Health & Hospital Corporation of Marion County. Physicians provide a comprehensive range of primary and specialty care services at the 327-bed hospital and outpatient facilities both on and off of the Eskenazi Health downtown campus as well as at 10 Eskenazi Health Center sites located throughout Indianapolis.



FLSA Status

Non-Exempt

Job Role Summary

Provides Spanish medical interpretations when appropriate to various clinics and/or departments within the hospital. Serves as a patient advocate for monolingual Spanish speaking patients that require assistance. Maintains a daily call log to track services provided and submit reports monthly.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

  • Proactively contributes to Eskenazi Health's mission: Advocate, Care, Teach and Serve with special emphasis on the vulnerable population of Marion County. Models Eskenazi Health values.
  • Interprets for all assigned areas within Eskenazi Health.
  • Advocates for Hispanic patients and their families.
  • Provides information concerning community resources.
  • Documents all interpretations/encounters.
  • Establishes and maintain sopen communication with various internal and external resources.
  • Works with patients, families, health providers and other social service offices within Eskenazi Health.
  • Participates in community events and health fairs when needed.
  • Sights translations if and when called upon.


Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree is preferred in any Human Services related profession.
  • Three years of related experience and education will be considered in lieu of degree.
  • Preferably one to two years of experience working with the Hispanic Community within a social service agency or healthcare setting.
  • Trained in medical terminology in both English and Spanish.
  • Has taken Bridging the Gap or a comparable course.


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Bilingual in English and Spanish.
  • Bicultural in the English and Spanish cultures.
  • Strong medical terminology in both English and Spanish.
  • Good interpersonal communications skills in English and Spanish.
  • Knowledge of social environment/agency resources, organizational policies, procedures and protocols.


Accredited by The Joint Commission and named one of the nation’s 150 best places to work by Becker’s Hospital Review for four consecutive years and Forbes list of best places to work for women, and Forbes list of America’s best midsize employers’ Eskenazi Health’s programs have received national recognition while also offering new health care opportunities to the local community. As the sponsoring hospital for Indianapolis Emergency Medical Services, the city’s primary EMS provider, Eskenazi Health is also home to the first adult Level I trauma center in Indiana, the only verified adult burn center in Indiana, the first community mental health center in Indiana and the Eskenazi Health Center Primary Care – Center of Excellence in Women’s Health, just to name a few.

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