Thank you for your interest in ECU Health Careers!

In May 2022, we proudly announced our new brand: ECU Health.

Rebranding changes continue to unfold on our Careers website as we update the Talent Acquisition portals housed within. Throughout this process and into the future we remain committed to the communities we proudly serve. We’re excited for what it means for the future of health care in eastern North Carolina and for the incredible team members who are helping to make it happen.

Join our Talent Network
Skip to main content

Health Care Interpreter (Spanish) - Greenville

This job posting is no longer active.

Job ID: 956015
Facility: ECU Health
Dept: Language Access Services
Location: Greenville, NC
Shift: Supplemental Shift
Reg/Temp: Regular
Date Posted: Apr 18, 2023

Save Job Job Saved

Job Description

ECU Health

About ECU Health

ECU Health is a mission-driven, 1,708-bed academic health care system serving more than 1.4 million people in 29 eastern North Carolina counties. The not-for-profit system is comprised of 13,000 team members, nine hospitals and a physician group that encompasses over 1,100 academic and community providers practicing in over 180 primary and specialty clinics located in more than 130 locations.

The flagship ECU Health Medical Center, a Level I Trauma Center, and ECU Health Maynard Children’s Hospital serve as the primary teaching hospitals for the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. ECU Health and the Brody School of Medicine share a combined academic mission to improve the health and well-being of eastern North Carolina through patient care, education and research.

Position Summary

  • Primary responsibility is accurate oral interpretation between a speaker with limited English proficiency (LEP) and the healthcare team.  Limited written translation is also part of the core position responsibility.
  • Follow ethical principles, including accepted interpreter codes of ethics and standards of practice.
  • Interpret messages in the appropriate mode into target and source languages, maintaining and mediating message content, context, and style in accordance with professional standards.
  • Identify and resolve conflicts related to the meanings of words, concepts, practices, values or behaviors. Act as a clarifier and a culture broker within encounters, as appropriate.
  • Advocate for LEP patients and families.  Assist them navigate the healthcare system.
  • Consult reference materials (such as dictionaries, lexicons, encyclopedias, and computerized terminology banks) as needed to ensure interpretation and translation accuracy. Compile terminology and information to be used in interpretations and translations.
  • Position requires the flexibility to work nights, weekends, and holidays.
  • Some travel will be required for this role. 

Minimum Requirements

  • Demonstrated language proficiency in speaking and listening in primary and secondary languages. 
  • Proficiency must be equivalent to Interagency Language Roundtable (ILR) skill level 3+ or higher.
  • Associate Degree or higher. Degrees of equivalent level attained outside of the U.S. can be used to meet the educational requirement.
  • Up to two years of bilingual experience professional experience that required daily interaction in primary and secondary languages.

Preferred Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree preferred.
  • Two or more years of satisfactory supervised work experience as a healthcare interpreter in an acute care hospital or public health care setting.
  • Formal education and/or professional work experience in candidate's non-native country.

Other Information

  • Language Access Services Department 
  • Part-time position

General Statement

It is the goal of ECU Health and its entities to employ the most qualified individual who best matches the requirements for the vacant position.

Offers of employment are subject to successful completion of all pre-employment screenings, which may include an occupational health screening, criminal record check, education, reference, and licensure verification.

We value diversity and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Decisions of employment are made based on business needs, job requirements and applicant’s qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, genetic information and testing, family and medical leave, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or any other status protected by law. We prohibit retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint.

Contact Information

For additional information, please contact:

Angie J. Nichols, BS, Talent Acquisition Consultant

ECU Health Talent Acquisition

Email: [email protected]

Tel: (252) 495-5224


Share: mail

Similar Jobs

Surgical Technologist II

Greenville, NC, United States

Surgical Technologist II

Greenville, NC, United States

Surgical Technologist I

Greenville, NC, United States