Job Information

University of Utah Interpreter *Spanish* in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 04/12/2022

Requisition Number PRN12351N

Job Title PS Interpreter

Working Title Interpreter *Spanish*

Job Grade UGR

FLSA Code Nonexempt

Patient Sensitive Job Code? Yes

Type Non Benefited Staff / Student

Temporary? No

Standard Hours per Week up to 5

Full Time or Part Time? Part Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

Is this a work study job? No

VP Area U of U Health - Academics

Department 00200 - Nutrition & Integrative Physio

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $17/hr DOE

Close Date

Job Summary

The University of Utah Center for Community Nutrition is looking for Spanish language translators.

“Journey to Health” is a 6-month community-based nutrition program that focuses on healthy eating and diabetes prevention for individuals facing health disparities in the Salt Lake Valley. For the first month of the program, clients attend 1-hour nutrition classes every week, the topics include:

Week #1 – Food demonstration (cooking class): talking about how to include more fruit in your diet.

Week #2 – Food Access and MyPlate Education: Local/federal programs for nutrition assistance and how to build a healthy dinner plate

Week #3 – Mock Grocery Store Tour: how to read a nutrition facts label

Week #4 – Healthy Snacks & Beverages: replacing junk food with nutrient dense options

Medical Spanish is not required, as most of the information is taught at a basic level. The following is an example of the type of material we cover in class; “Choosing whole grains, like whole wheat bread, is important because whole grains contain fiber. Fiber helps us manage blood sugars because it slows down the absorption of glucose and gives us the feeling of fullness, making us less likely to over eat and raise blood sugar.”

Time commitment: *varies (read below)

- We typically have between 2-3 classes per week.

- Classes are held on Mondays from 1-2 PM (Redwood Rec Center), Tuesdays from 6-7 PM (Sorenson Unity Center in Glendale), Wednesdays from 6-7 PM (Kearns Library), and Thursdays from 6-7 PM (Central Park Community Center in South SLC ).

- if you’re interested in translating for only a couple of classes, this would be considered volunteering (not-paid)

- *If you’re interested in providing Spanish translation at all/most of the classes (a total of 2-3 hours per week excluding travel time), we would consider this a PRN position and you would be compensated for it.

If you are interested in this opportunity please contact Madeleine French at


Interprets communication between the staff and non-English speaking population.

Translates written educational materials and documents in accordance with readability guidelines.

Follows up with the non-English speaking population to inquire about the status of individual patients and answers questions.

Assists the non-English speaking population in completing medical, financial and related forms.

Escorts non-English speaking population to the appropriate service area.

May provide patient education and discharge planning in conjunction with nursing and rehabilitation staff.

Ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined above.

Demonstrated ability to accurately interpret and translate verbal and written text.

Demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills.

Ability to work independently in an efficient, productive manner maintaining composure and sensitivity in accordance with the environment of health care services.

Minimum Qualifications


Associate’s degree in a foreign language, or equivalency.


Depending upon the department of hire, a knowledge of medical terminology may be required.

This position is patient-sensitive and must fulfill all associated requirements. We protect our patients, coworkers and community by requiring all patient-sensitive employees to be immunized according to CDC standards and hospital policy. Limited exemptions may be made for documented medical contraindications or religious beliefs that object to vaccinations.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.


This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.


Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA)

135 Park Building

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


Online reports may be submitted at

For more information:

To inquire about this posting, ( or call 801-581-2300.

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.