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University of Utah Health Spanish Translator in SALT LAKE CITY, Utah


This position is responsible for providing spanish translation of organizational documents, informing patients about important issues and processes that are designated by the attending physician, and supporting staff and students who perform basic oral translation for patients during their stay.

This position is not responsible for providing care to patients.

Highly preferred to have experience translating in a healthcare setting.

As a patient-focused organization, the University of Utah Health Care 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 Care 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

  • Submit a full application process online at

  • Upload most recent up dated resume with work history and experience as a translator

  • Bachelor’s degree in Translation, Foreign Language, or related field, or equivalency


  • Translates written educational materials ensuring that the document is translated faithfully into the source language. We are intersted in those with experience as Spansh Translators with previous expereience in the following.

  • Investigates and researches medical and technical terminology in both source and target language to ensure understanding and accurate translations.

  • Translates documents using generalized target language to ensure understanding.

  • Manages the translation process of each requested document.

  • Mentors and teaches peers in order to improve the overall translation skills of the department.

  • Assists the office in general office duties and the coordination of interpreting sessions.

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

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities

We are looking for someone that either has a degree in spanish translation and/or is a certified translator (with ATA or any other accredited agency).

  • Experience with translating in spanish and English in the medical field.

  • Demonstrated potential ability to perform the essential functions as outlined above.

  • Demonstrated human relations and effective written and oral communication skills.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of medical terminology.

  • Demonstrated ability to accurately translate written materials from source to target language.

  • Ability to mentor others.


Qualifications Required

  • Bachelor’s degree in Translation, Foreign Language, or related field, or equivalency.

  • Native-like proficiency in the target language. (Spanish)

Qualifications (Preferred)


  • ATA certification.

  • Experience with translating in the medical field. ( Spanish )

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.

Physical Requirements

Carrying, Lifting, Listening, Sitting, Speaking, Standing, Walking

EEO Statement

University of Utah Health Hospitals and Clinics, a part of 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.

University of Utah Heath Hospitals and Clinics, a part of 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, please contact the University of Utah Health Hospitals and Clinics Human Resources office at 801-581-6500.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:

Sherrie Hayashi

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

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

135 Park Building

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


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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 Hospitals and Clinics Human Resources at (801) 581-6500 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 Hospitals and Clinics Human Resources at (801) 581-6500 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.

Requisition Number 51440
Reg/Temp Regular
Employment Type Full-Time
Shift Variable
Work Schedule Rotating
Location Name University of Utah Hospital
Patient Care? Yes
State UT
Category Other