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MD Anderson Cancer Center Arabic Sr. Med Interpreter / Translator | Language Assistance Department in Houston, Texas

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston is one of the world's most respected centers focused on cancer patient care, research, education and prevention. It was named the nation's No. 1 hospital for cancer care in U.S. News & World Report's 2022-2023 rankings. It is one of the nation's original three comprehensive cancer centers designated by the National Cancer Institute.

The primary purpose of the Arabic Sr. Medical Interpreter/Translator is to provide interpretation and translation services to all institutional departments involved in patient care. In this regard, the Spanish Sr. Medical Interpreter/Translator acts as part of the appropriate team within the hospital, and makes communication possible across language barriers while maintaining patient confidentiality.

The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor's Degree in a foreign language or related field with at least two years of medical interpretation experience.

Function- Provides oral and written translation of diverse patient care-related material.

Scope- Impacts translation services provided to all institutional departments.

Essential Job Functions- Interprets and translates consults, consents, protocol information, educational presentations, medical instructions and communication of test results for patients, medical staff and support services. Assists patients in completing clinic questionnaires. Works with medical staff to interpret protocol consents and for follow-up of treatment diary results. Facilitates solutions for patient problems. Informs staff about cultural differences and prepares cultural information presentations as requested. Acts as administrator of protocol consent database. Mentors new interpreters and ensures that all training is completed. Responsible for continuous education/training presentations. Contributes to interpreter selection and evaluation process. Performs on-call translation duties requiring immediate response to electronic paging.

Other duties as assigned.



Required: Bachelor's degree in a foreign language or related field.


Required: Two years of medical interpretation experience. May substitute required education degree with additional years of equivalent experience on a one to one basis.

Preferred: Five years of interpreting experience.


Preferred: CHI certification from CCHI.

It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law.

Additional Information

  • Requisition ID: 168580

  • Employment Status: Full-Time

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • Work Week: Days

  • Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 51,000

  • Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 64,000

  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 77,000

  • FLSA: exempt and not eligible for overtime pay

  • Fund Type: Hard

  • Work Location: Onsite

  • Pivotal Position: No

  • Referral Bonus Available?: No

  • Relocation Assistance Available?: No

  • Science Jobs: No