Medical Interpreter:
Parkland Health and Hospital System

Parkland Health and Hospital System
Dallas Texas

Interested in a career with both meaning and growth? Whether your abilities are in direct patient care or one of the many other areas of healthcare administration and support, everyone at Parkland works together to fulfill our mission: the health and well-being of individuals and communities entrusted to our care. By joining Parkland, you become part of a diverse healthcare legacy that’s served our community for more than 125 years. Put your skills to work with us, seek opportunities to learn and join a talented team where patient care is more than a job. It’s our passion.

Primary Purpose Provides Spanish language medical interpretation, in person or by video/phone for patient, family members and medical staff for Parkland's full scope of services.


Minimum Specifications

  • Education GED or High School Diploma Experience 
  • None Certification/Registration/Licensure / None Required Tests for Placement


  • Clinical Spanish Screening Exam must be passed with a 75% or higher
  • Clinical proficiency exam: Must achieve Non-clinical or Clinical designation in Overall Language Proficiency.
  • Skills or Special Abilities: Must be able to successfully complete intensive Medical Interpreter Qualification Training Program (8-12 week program) 
  • Achieve Clinical designation for Overall Language Proficiency by end of training program.
  • Adhere to the Medical Interpreter Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice.
  • Able to speak formal, clinical English and Spanish.
  • Communicate effectively, orally, with patients, families, and hospital staff.
  • Intermediate to advanced knowledge of medical terminology and medical procedures.
  • Demonstrate patient centered/patient valued behaviors.
  • Provide in person medical interpretation in a clinic environment.
  • Provide video and audio interpretation in Contact Center environment.
  • Maintains acceptable productivity and quality standards as established by management to ensure effective and efficient operations.
  • Demonstrates a working knowledge of personal computers, software packages, and standard office equipment.
  • Successfully completes additional job related training when offered.
  • Functions in a team environment.

Parkland Health and Hospital System prohibits discrimination based on age (40 or over), race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, disability, national origin, marital status, political belief, or veteran status.

Basic Qualifications