Cone Health Spanish Interpreter in Greensboro, North Carolina


Our Purpose Together, we create unsurpassed health care experiences. Our Intent We are the leader in delivering integrated, innovative health care. Our Values At Cone Health, we value and are accountable for:

  • Caring for Our Patients We provide exceptional quality, compassionate care and service in a safe, respectful environment.

  • Caring for Each Other We appreciate each other through honest communication and respect. We inspire ongoing learning, pride, passion and fun.

  • Caring for Our Communities We engage our communities with integrity and transparency. We embrace our responsibility to promote health and well-being.

    Education / Licensure / Certification

EDUCATION: Required: High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED) Preferred: Associates Healthcare Related Field or Bachelor's degree

LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION/REGISTRY/LISTING: Required: Successful completion of a Medical Interpretation Training Course. Medical Interpretation Training such as Bridging the Gap, AHEC Interpretation Training (levels I, II, and III), Community College Medical Interpreter certificate or others will satisfy the requirement. Preferred: Certified by the National Board of Certification for Medical Interpreters (NBCMI), or certified by the Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters (CCHI)


EXPERIENCE: Required: Two (2) years of experience as medical interpreter with HS Diploma or GED; one (1) year of experience as a medical interpreter with an Associate’s degree or Bachelor’s degree. Successful completion of Interpreter Skills Assessment to measure medical terminology and interpretation skills in English & target language.


  • Ability to function as a medical interpreter in both English and target language.

  • Ability to communicate verbally and written in target language.

  • Ability to communicate verbally in English

  • Ability to follow verbal and written instructions in English

  • Medical Terminology

  • Medical Interpreter Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice

  • Basic ability to use a computer and check email

  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize

TESTING/COMPETENCY Testing required: Medical Terminology Spanish or other specified language

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Light Work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally (up to 1/3 of the time), and/or; up to 10 pounds of force frequently (1/3 to 2/3 of the time), and/or; a negligible amount of force constantly (2/3 or more of the time) to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Even though the weight lifted may be only a negligible amount, a job should be rated Light Work: (1) when it requires walking or standing to a significant degree; or (2) when it requires sitting most of the time but entails pushing and/or pulling of arm or leg controls; and/or (3) when the job requires working at a production rate pace entailing the constant pushing and/or pulling of materials even though the weight of those materials is negligible. Respirator Fit Testing - Required

HEARING/VISION: Hear and differentiate low volume sounds in order to make judgments regarding actions needed Hear alarm bells, verbal conversations, telephone voices and normal volume sounds Close vision (clear vision at 20 inches or less) Distance vision (clear vision at 20 feet or more) Depth perception (three-dimensional vision, ability to judge distances and spatial relationships)

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT * Annual flu shot * Annual TB test (if applicable to your job location) * Annual HLCs (Healthstream, formerly CBL)-Safety at Work and Corporate Compliance * Maintain licensure/certification/registry/listing (if applicable to your job)

Job Description

JOB SUMMARY: Provides interpreting services to limited English proficiency patients receiving care through Cone Health. Works collaboratively with Cone Health staff to assure that patients’ rights are protected and that appropriate and accurate information is communicated to individual patients verbally, written, and in organizational information and/or consent forms.

MAJOR WORK ACTIVITIES: Provides interpreting services, including consecutive interpretation, and/or simultaneous interpretation, and/or sight translation when needed. Ensures timely, accurate, and compassionate interpretation of information to limited English proficiency patients and their family members. 50%

Maintains awareness of limited English proficiency patients on assigned campuses and seeks opportunities to assist healthcare team with interpretation, and clarification when necessary. Proactively ensures appropriate utilization of resources and achievement of optimal patient outcomes in compliance with regulatory agency requirements 10%

Helps other members of the healthcare team identify, understand and address patients' cultural and religious health practices and beliefs by acting as a Cultural Broker. Engaging limited English proficiency patients and their families in the healthcare process, serving as a liaison between both cultures when needed to ensure informed understanding of healthcare issues and plans. Actively promotes and facilitates communication between limited English proficiency patients and the healthcare team, informally educating physicians and staff with regard to psychosocial issues impacting care plan and outcomes as needs arise. 10%

Serves as an advocate within Cone Health and in the community with regard to healthcare needs of limited English proficiency patients, interfacing with organizational administration when necessary to proactively identify opportunities for improvement with regard to patient care and outcomes 10%

Identifies documents needing translation and directs need to the appropriate process. Responds to requests to assist with sight translation for patient-specific documents in a positive, timely manner, re-prioritizing schedule when necessary for urgent requests. Initiates opportunities to assist administrative areas with written communication with limited English proficiency patients. Identifies and informs leadership of examples of non-compliance with organizational policies and procedures with regard to the provision of accurately translated documents. 10%

Contributes to process improvement initiatives. Reviews, interprets and applies new processes and procedures with regard to the provision of interpreting services throughout Cone Health. Identifies opportunities to enrich the department and/or the organization by measuring the success of interpreting interventions and devising strategies for data collection and evaluation. Participates in the implementation and evaluation of new strategies for improving the quality and efficiency of interpretation services throughout the system. Reviews and shares literature relevant to current cultural and linguistic interventions and issues. 10%

WORKING CONDITIONS Occurs under one-third of the time: Exposure to bloodborne pathogens Hazardous waste and/or toxic/caustic chemicals Fumes or airborne particles


Communication I will create and engage in conversations of possibility.

  • I will be open to innovation and creativity.

  • I will listen to understand.

  • I will bring ideas for solutions and be open to alternative ideas.

  • I will be open to constructive feedback.

  • I will not engage or listen to negativity or gossip.

  • I will be positive when speaking about Cone Health, my department, and my coworkers.

  • I will be approachable.

  • I will focus on behaviors, not the person, during conflict.

Accountability I will honor my word.

  • I will do what I say when I say I will. o I will “clean it up” when I can’t keep my word.

  • I will honor my work agreement.

  • I will be “on the court” instead of “in the stands.”

  • I will follow up in a timely manner on commitments and requests.

  • I will apologize when someone experiences less than excellent service. o I will take responsibility for my actions, decisions and performance.

  • I will protect patient safety (best practices: ex – hand hygiene).

Respect I will assume the best of intentions and embrace differences.

  • I will collaborate and seek other people’s input.

  • I will demonstrate courtesy, compassion, and respect with my tone of voice and body language.

  • I will speak positively about Cone Health – managing up coworkers, physicians, departments, patients and visitors.

  • I will ask the person directly involved when I don’t know.

  • I will include diverse skills, abilities, strengths, and backgrounds to create better outcomes.

  • I will care for myself while also respecting others.

Empowerment I will own it, solve it, and celebrate it!

  • I will offer solutions when problems are identified.

  • I will share my input for decisions by participating in forums such as shared governance, town halls, employee engagement survey, brown bag discussions, employee councils, staff meetings, or directly with my manager.

  • I will take charge and do the right thing at the right time.

  • I will make decisions keeping a balance of service, quality, and cost in mind.

  • I will demonstrate Cone Health values.

  • I will seek opportunities to celebrate and have fun.

  • I will recognize good work.

I have seen and reviewed the job description in its completed form and understand that I will be required to perform all functions listed if hired for this position. I recognize that, if hired, it is my responsibility to notify my manager as soon as possible if I am unable to perform any of the functions of my position for any reason. This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, or qualifications associated with the job.

Exceptional People Providing Exceptional Care!

Cone Health is a state of the art network of facilities providing patients access to the latest developments in medical care from their first moments of life through later years. Our network offers the most breakthrough treatments and technology available in healthcare today. As a teaching hospital, we offer employees the opportunity to become leaders in the industry and continued growth from their first day on.

Extraordinary patient care is about being “high-touch” as well as “high-tech”. Community service and superior patient care are the cornerstones of our organization, a philosophy that is demonstrated by each and every one of our valued team members. We are proud to be the largest private, not-for-profit employer of choice in the Piedmont, NC area community!

Cone Health is an equal opportunity employer. If you require assistance with our online job submission process, please contact our Talent Acquisition team at 866-266-3767 to request an accommodation. Additionally, Cone Health invites interested deaf and hard of hearing applicants to use Video Relay Service (VRS).

Requisition Number: c11158

Position Title: Spanish Interpreter

Department: 50772-SW-Office of Inclusion

Job Interest Category: Allied Health- Other

Job Interest (specific): Allied Health - Other

Campus/Location: Various

City: Greensboro

Work Schedule: Relief As needed

Specific Work Schedule Detail: As needed

Hours per week: Relief