Non-Clinical Careers at Lifespan

Interpreter Job

Job Number: TMH18671

Job Title: Interpreter - Cape Verdean/Creole

Department: Interpreter Services - 1103119

Facility: The Miriam Hospital

Location: Providence, RI

Reports to the Manager Interpreter Services. Provides both oral and written foreign language interpretation and translation services to patients and families in all areas of the hospital. Explains hospital policies and procedures and provides assistance to patients who have language difficulties. All essential functions performed in this position reflect the age specific needs of the patients.


Associate’s Degree or its equivalent level of experience. Fluency and proficiency in both English and target foreign language. Completion of a registered medical interpreter certificate program of a minimum of 40 hours duration, with a passing score on the final assessment. Ability to accurately provide oral and written interpretation services. Demonstrated proficiency in Medical Terminology in English and a foreign language in order to interpret and translate accurately. Interpersonal and communication skills to deal effectively with medical providers treating patients and their families in situations that may be difficult and highly emotional for both parties.


Three years of formal training or experience and fluency in a foreign language.