Medical Interpreter II - Language Services - F/T Days - 67077-1A

Updated: Apr 2, 2024
Location: Orange
Job Type:
Department: Language Services


Position Number: 40317323

Reports to: Medical Interpreter Supv 2

Working Title: Medical Interpreter II

Cost Center: Language Services (428610) 

Bargaining Unit: UPTE

FLSA: Nonexempt

Date Created: 12/21/2019

Job Code: 009356

Hours: 40

Shift: Not Applicable

FTE: 1



Position Summary: 

Incumbent will provide both oral interpretation and written translation effective in English and a secondary language. Employs the appropriate mode of interpreting (e.g., consecutive, simultaneous, or summary) to patients and their families. Serving the Limited English Proficient (LEP) patient, will understand and follow the ethical principles of confidentiality, impartiality, respect, professionalism and integrity, accuracy and completeness and cultural responsiveness.



Total Compensation

In addition to the salary range listed below, we offer a wealth of benefits to make working at UCI even more rewarding. These benefits may include medical insurance, sick and vacation time, retirement savings plans, and access to a number of discounts and perks. Please utilize the links listed here to learn more about our: 

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Salary Range: 


Hourly Rate  Minimum   $25.53                  Midpoint              $29.62               Maximum $33.71


Required Qualifications:



Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships across the Health System

Bilingual in English and Spanish

Ability to maintain a work pace appropriate to the workload

Must demonstrate customer service skills appropriate to the job

Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English

Ability to effectively communicate in a clear and concise manner

Knowledge of medical terminology, anatomy, and physiology

Skill to communicate effectively with persons from various educational and socio-cultural backgrounds

Ability to provide simultaneous interpretation

Excellent grammatical, proofreading and editing skills in both English and Spanish

National certification as Medical Interpreter, or certification of completion of Medical Interpreter training course from an independent Medical Interpreter school

Minimum 4 years’ experience working as a Medical Interpreter in a healthcare setting

Must possess the skill, knowledge and ability essential to the successful performance of assigned duties

Passing grade on the competency test that demonstrates ability to fluently speak, read and write in English and Spanish



Preferred Qualifications: 

Bachelor Degree in related field or equivalent education and experience

Demonstrated ability to fluently communicate in a language other than Spanish / English (i.e., American Sign Language, Korean Language)

Knowledge of University and medical center organizations, policies, procedures and forms



Conditions of Employment:

The University of California, Irvine (UCI) seeks to provide a safe and healthy environment for the entire UCI community. As part of this commitment, all applicants who accept an offer of employment must comply with the following conditions of employment:

  • Background Check and Live Scan
  • Legal Right to Work in the United States
  • Vaccination Policies
  • Smoking and Tobacco Policy
  • Drug Free Environment

The following additional conditions may apply, some of which are dependent upon business unit or job specific requirements.

  • California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act
  • E-Verify
  • Pre-Placement Health Evaluation

Details of each policy may be reviewed by visiting the following page: 

Closing Statement:

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

We are committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce along with honoring unique experiences, perspectives, and identities. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming. 

UCI provides reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities upon request. For more information, please contact UCI’s Employee Experience Center (EEC) at [email protected] or at (949) 824-0500, Monday – Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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