Spanish Medical Translator -Team Leader

Date: Nov 25, 2021

Location: Indianapolis, IN, US, 46204

Organization: HHC

Division:Eskenazi Health  

Sub-Division: Hospital  

Req ID:  10411 


Schedule: Full Time 

Shift: Days 

Salary Range: $20.83 - $28.16 


Eskenazi Health serves as the public hospital division of the Health & Hospital Corporation of Marion County. Physicians provide a comprehensive range of primary and specialty care services at the 327-bed hospital and outpatient facilities both on and off of the Eskenazi Health downtown campus as well as at 10 Eskenazi Health Center sites located throughout Indianapolis.


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Job Role Summary

Supervises the translation team. Ensures her team provides high quality and timely translations. Manages the workflow of translation projects. Provides feedback and training to team members. Manages client relationships.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

  • Proactively contributes to Eskenazi Health's mission: Advocate, Care, Teach and Serve with special emphasis on the vulnerable population of Marion County
  • Provides detailed Spanish medical translations
  • Utilizes reliable resources for medical, legal, cultural and other terminology
  • Employs a clear writing style taking into consideration target audience
  • Researches information pertinent to translation projects
  • Reviews source documents to ensure that issues, anomalies, errors and contradictions in ideas and messages which have been overlooked by the authors are corrected before performing the translations
  • Applies grammar rules while maintaining cultural relativity
  • Keeps informed of changes in the Spanish language, particularly as published by the 'Real Academia de la Lengua Española' and other authorities and entities in the language, communication and related fields
  • Meets periodically with translation team members to update team glossary, review projects and share lessons learned
  • Supervises the Spanish Medical Translator team
  • Ensures quality of work by proofreading translations to confirm accuracy, cultural sensitivity, consistency
  • Maintains and tracks translation services in a log that includes project timeline
  • Coordinates efforts with supervisor, customers and other translators to ensure job queue is managed according to priorities
  • Facilitates team building meetings and activities, including feedback and trainings

Job Requirements

  • Strong medical terminology in both English and Spanish
  • Excellent written skills in the Spanish and English language
  • Ability to conduct research for clarity and accuracy
  • Experience in translations related to the medical field preferred
  • Ability to work well with others to maintain quality control of translated documents
  • Demonstrate a strong working knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Word
  • Ability to collaborate with translators and customers on editing of completed document
  • Working towards or completion of National Certification in Spanish Medical Translation

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Bachelor's Degree is preferred in any Human Services related field
  • At least three years of related experience and education will be considered in lieu of degree
  • Prefer a minimum of one year of experience working with translation of written documents from English to Spanish
  • Trained in medical terminology in both English and Spanish
  • Bilingual and Bicultural (English and Spanish)
  • Must know how to conduct research using reliable sources
  • Must be highly skilled in conveying messages clearly from source to target language
  • Possesses impeccable knowledge of spelling and grammar
  • Very detail-oriented
  • Possess excellent leadership, communication and organizational skills
  • Must be able to manage multiple tasks efficiently and effectively



Accredited by The Joint Commission and named one of the nation’s 150 best places to work by Becker’s Hospital Review for four consecutive years and Forbes list of best places to work for women, and Forbes list of America’s best midsize employers’ Eskenazi Health’s programs have received national recognition while also offering new health care opportunities to the local community. As the sponsoring hospital for Indianapolis Emergency Medical Services, the city’s primary EMS provider, Eskenazi Health is also home to the first adult Level I trauma center in Indiana, the only verified adult burn center in Indiana, the first community mental health center in Indiana and the Eskenazi Health Center Primary Care – Center of Excellence in Women’s Health, just to name a few.




Nearest Major Market: Indianapolis