SPANISH MEDICAL TRANSLATOR (93000544) in Indianapolis, IN at Eskenazi Health

Date Posted: 8/1/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Organization: HHC

Division:Eskenazi Health  

Sub-Division: Hospital  

Req ID:  4444 

Schedule: Full Time 

Shift: Days 

Salary Range: $18.43 - $24.89 

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

Eskenazi Health is seeking an experienced Spanish Medical Translator to assist with translating and proofreading written communications from English to Spanish. The ideal applicant will possess an excellent command of English and Spanish languages, with a focus on written (not verbal/interpretting) communications. The translator is responsible for ensuring the translations convey the meaning of the original documents, and provides effective and efficient written communication from source to target language. Qualified candidates will possess a strong knowledge and understanding of grammar, semantics, and terminaology in both languages. Backgrounds in linguistic, journalism, communications, and translation are encouraged to apply.



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
  • Provides detailed Spanish medical translations, which includes legal and other terminology
  • Utilizes reliable resources for medical, legal, cultural and other terminology
  • Employs a clear writing style taking into consideration target audience
  • Researches information pertinent to translation projects
  • Maintains effective and efficient communication with Team Leader
  • Applies grammar rules while maintaining cultural relativity
  • Keeps informed of changes in the Spanish language, particularly as published by the 'Real Academia de la Lengua Española' and other authorities and entities in the language, communication and related fields
  • Meets periodically with translation team members to update team glossary, review projects and share lessons learned
  • Responds to team leader requests with high accuracy and timeliness


Job Requirements

  • Strong medical terminology in both English and Spanish
  • Excellent written skills in the Spanish and English language
  • Ability to conduct research for clarity and accuracy
  • Experience in translations related to the medical and related fields preferred
  • Ability to work well with others
  • Possesses a strong working knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Word
  • Ability to collaborate with translators and customers on editing of completed document
  • Working towards or completion of National Certification in Spanish Medical Translation


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Bachelor's Degree is preferred in any Human Services related field
  • At least three years of related experience and education will be considered in lieu of degree
  • Prefer a minimum of one year of experience working with translation of written documents from English to Spanish
  • Trained in medical terminology in both English and Spanish
  • Bilingual and Bicultural (English and Spanish)
  • Must know how to conduct research using reliable sources
  • Must be highly skilled in conveying messages clearly from source to target language
  • Possesses impeccable knowledge of spelling and grammar


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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