Interpreter Services at University Hospital

Interpreter Services at University Hospital


Medically interpret to facilitate communication between medical staff, patients, and family members

Reports To

Jafet Quezada


Varying shifts as assigned: Monday-Friday


  • Fluent in English and Spanish
  • Successfully complete a language proficiency evaluation

Volunteer interpreters are encouraged to attend Bridging the Gap, a 40 hour training for medical terminology and interpreter code of ethics.

Volunteer Duties/Responsibilities

  • Interpret for patient in-person and over the phone for basic medical encounters
  • Help with office phone calls and coordinate appointments of other languages
  • Assist with note taking when doing a phone or a clinical interpretation
  • Interpret colloquial phrases and technical medical terminology
  • Be familiarized with the interpreter code of ethics
  • Other office projects and tasks as assigned