UnityPoint Health

PRN Interpreter-Translation Services--Methodist-Spanish

Requisition ID
Patient Services
US-IA-Des Moines
1200 Pleasant St
3020 UnityPoint Health Des Moines
Salary Minimum
USD $18.73/Hr.
Des Moines
Translation Services
Scheduled Hours/Shift
weekdays PRN - not benefit eligible
Work Type (Portal Searching)
As Needed


The interpreter will provide accurate interpretation and translation services for limited English speaking patients, their families and health system staff.   Serves as a resource for staff in providing culturally and linguistically competent health care.  

Must be fluent in both English and Spanish.


Why UnityPoint Health? 


  • Commitment to our Team – We’ve been named a Top 150 Place to Work in Healthcare 2022 by Becker’s Healthcare for our commitment to our team members. 
  • Culture – At UnityPoint Health, you Come for a fulfilling career and experience a culture guided by uncompromising values and unwavering belief in doing what's right for the people we serve. 
  • Benefits – Our competitive Total Rewards program offers benefits options that align with your needs and priorities, no matter what life stage you’re in. 
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Commitment – We’re committed to ensuring you have a voice that is heard regardless of role, race, gender, religion, or sexual orientation. 
  • Development – We believe equipping you with support and development opportunities is an essential part of delivering a remarkable employment experience. 
  • Community Involvement – Be an essential part of our core purpose—to improve the health of the people and communities we serve. 

Visit us at UnityPoint.org/careers to hear more from our team members about why UnityPoint Health is a great place to work. https://dayinthelife.unitypoint.org/


  • Provide accurate and effective interpretation (or translation) of procedures and other interactions for Limited English speaking patients (both adult and adolescent) their families, and staff, via phone, in person or in writing.
  • Brings Value to each encounter by being an advocate for the patient and family
  • Demonstrates initiative to improve quality and customer service by striving to exceed customer expectations
  • Ability to document according to policy and bill daily closing all ends of the interpretation session



Minimum Requirements


Preferred or Specialized





  • High School diploma or equivalent required
  • Ability to maintain competency in target language.
  • Medical Terminology course must be completed within six (3) months of employment.







  • Must have 6 months of prior medical interpretration and translation experience.
  • Must be able to communication in English, both verbally and in writing.







  • Valid driver’s license when driving any vehicle for work-related reasons.
  • Ability to pass interpreting test within first 90 days of hire.
  • Board Certification (Certification received from a governing board such as NCAA) for Medical Interpreters desired but not required.







  • Knowledge of target language culture
  • Knowledge of dialects
  • Outlook, Excel and Word
  • Customer/Patient focus






    • Use of usual and customary equipment used to perform essential functions of the position.





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