University of Utah Health Interpreter in SALT LAKE CITY, Utah


As a patient-focused organization, University of Utah Health exists to enhance the health and well-being of people through patient care, research and education. Success in this mission requires a culture of collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. University of Utah Health seeks staff that are committed to the values of compassion, collaboration, innovation, responsibility, diversity, integrity, quality and trust that are integral to our mission. EO/AA

This position provides foreign language interpretation, written translation and assists in education for non-English speaking customers, students or participants of the organization. Challenges include accurately interpreting and communicating information in an unbiased, clear and concise manner with patients, families, healthcare staff and physicians.

  • Submit a full application online at

  • Upload your most recent up to date resume with all your work history.

  • Once you apply make sure to take the online assessment.

  • Be ready to provide five professional references. We will email you, our Skill Survey of References to complete. Two must be previous or current managers or supervisors and three personal references of co-workers or friends. You must have a good contact email for each of those five references!

  • Make sure to review Job Location, Schedule Hours and Qualifications to be consider for this job.

  • If selected your resume will be sent to the hiring manager to further review and consider scheduling you for an interview.

  • Please have a good contact phone number to be reached.

  • If your phone number or email changes make sure to update it in your original application.


  • 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.

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities

  • 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.




  • Associate's degree in a foreign language, or equivalency.

Qualifications (Preferred)


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

Working Conditions and Physical Demands

Employee must be able to meet the following requirements with or without an accommodation.

  • This is a sedentary position in an office setting that may exert up to 10 pounds and may lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects. This position involves sitting most of the time and is not exposed to adverse environmental conditions.

  • We are University of Utah Health.

Physical Requirements

Carrying, Climbing, Color Determination, Far Vision, Lifting, Listening, Manual Dexterity, Near Vision, Pulling and/or Pushing, Reaching, Sitting, Speaking, Standing, Stooping and Crouching, Walking

Requisition Number 32166

Reg/Temp Regular

Employment Type PRN

Shift Variable

Work Schedule Rotating

Location Name Huntsman Cancer Hospital

Patient Care? No


State UT

Department HCH CST 60S Interpretive Svcs

Category Other

The University of Utah Health Care is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. The University of Utah Health Care is committed to diversity in its workforce. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.