University of Utah Health 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


  • 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

  • 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.

  • We are University of Utah Health.




  • 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

Requisition Number 30944

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

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.