Banner Health Medical Interpreter in Tucson, Arizona


About Banner - University Medical Center Tucson

Banner - University Medical Center Tucson is nationally recognized for providing exceptional patient care, teaching future health-care professionals and conducting groundbreaking research. Also located on the campus is Diamond Children's - recognized for its specialized pediatric services including neonatal and intensive care, emergency medicine and cancer therapies. Banner - University Medical Center Tucson is Southern Arizona's only Level 1 Trauma Center, meaning we care for the most critically injured patients. The hospital is consistently listed among the nation's top hospitals in the prestigious Best Hospitals ranking by U.S. News & World Report. Our nurses' innovative, safe and thoughtful care has been recognized with Magnet ™ designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. The hospital's physicians are full-time faculty of the University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson. Our specialty services include comprehensive heart and cancer care, advanced neuroscience techniques and a multi-organ transplant program. For more information about Tucson, please visit:

About Banner Health

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Job Summary

This position provides interpretation for Limited English Proficient (LEP) patients and their families. This position acts as a neutral party in the role as a conduit of information between healthcare providers and patients and families.

Essential Functions

  • Acts as a conduit of information for all clinical services including medical terminology and support services, policies and procedures to LEP patients.

  • Interprets patient and/or family questions or concerns to appropriate healthcare staff to optimize the patient care experience.

  • Documents accurately, completely and clearly all interpretation services.

  • Serves as a cultural mediator, as necessary and when appropriate, to enhance communication between patients/family, as it relates to medical care.

Minimum Qualifications

Must posses a level of knowledge typically acquired through the completion of an associate's degree in communications or health care related field or equivalent experience.

Requires fluency in English and target language of interpretation and a proficiency level typically achieved with 1 year of experience as an interpreter. Requires an understanding of medical terminology. Must demonstrate effective communication skills, problem solving, strong human relations skills, organizational and time management skills and flexibility in responding to multiple demands.

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelors degree in communications or health care related field.

Additional related education and/or experience preferred.

Job Number 216019

Facility Banner - University Medical Center Tucson

Shift Day

Department Banner - University Medical Center Tucson - Language & Cultural Svcs

Position Type FT: Full-Time

Street Address 1501 N. Campbell Ave.

City & State US-AZ-Tucson

Posting Category Other