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Work Assistant (Medical Interpreter) – Per Diem

Rutgers University

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Recruitment/Posting Title Work Assistant (Medical Interpreter) – Per Diem
Job Category Staff & Executive – Healthcare – Medical and Patient Services
Department SHP-Physician Asst Studies
Overview New Jersey’s academic health center, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS) takes an integrated approach to educating students, providing clinical care, and conducting research, all with the goal of improving human health. Aligned with Rutgers University–New Brunswick and collaborating university wide, RBHS includes eight schools, a behavioral health network, and five centers and institutes that focus on cancer treatment and research, neuroscience, advanced biotechnology and medicine, environmental and occupational health, and health care policy and aging research.
Our faculty are teachers, clinicians, and scientists with unparalleled experience who advance medical innovation and provide patient care informed by the latest research findings. We offer an outstanding education in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, public health, nursing, biomedical research, and the full spectrum of allied health careers.
Our clinical and academic facilities are located throughout the state—at Rutgers University–New Brunswick, including Piscataway; and at locations in Newark, Scotch Plains, Somerset, Stratford, and other locations. Clinical partners include Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, Newark’s University Hospital in Newark, and other affiliates.
Through this community of healers, scientists, and scholars, Rutgers is equipped as never before to transform lives.
Posting Summary Rutgers School of Health Professions (SHP) is seeking a Per Diem Work Assistant (Medical Interpreter) to work in the HOPE Clinic in Plainfield, NJ. The Health Outreach Practice Experience (HOPE) Clinic is a community service – learning program of the Rutgers School of Health Professions Physician Assistant (PA) Program. Through HOPE, faculty and students provide free health services to undeserved an uninsured populations. The Work Assistant (Medical Interpreter) will provide Spanish-English interpretation and translation for patient care. Individual will be expected to interpret/translate verbal and/or written communication in-person, by phone, and via other virtual devices. Individual will work with practitioners who are not able to speak Spanish and are providing services to patients who are not able to speak English. Interpretation and translation must comply with medical office policies and procedures including but not limited to professional behavior and patient confidentiality.
Essential duties and responsbilities are:

  • Demonstrates verbal and written fluency in Spanish and English.
  • Translates verbal and written medical information precisely and accurately from English to Spanish and Spanish to English.
  • Answers the phone or screens messages and interprets content to appropriate team member.
  • Interprets and translates for patient care including intake of demographics and medical/social information; gathering of patient history and physical exam; explanation of assessment and treatment plan. 
  • Interacts with other providers or staff, external to the office, over the phone or virtual device.
  • Communicates with strong interpersonal skills and patient-centered orientation.
  • Maintain a professional demeanor and abides by the ethical and behavioral standards of the medical team. 
  • Maintains confidentiality of records and information.
  • Collaborates with faculty, students, and staff including others who interpreter/translate.
  • Seeks and incorporate feedback to improve performance
  • Understands and adheres to Rutgers’ compliance standards as they appear in RBHS’s Corporate Compliance Policy, Code of Conduct and Conflict of Interest Policy.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
Position Status Per Diem
Hours Per Week
Daily Work Shift
Work Arrangement
FLSA Nonexempt
Grade 99H
Position Salary $25./hourly
Annual Minimum Salary
Annual Mid Range Salary
Annual Maximum Salary
Standard Hours 35.00
Union Description Non-Union
Payroll Designation PeopleSoft
Benefits Rutgers offers a comprehensive benefit program to eligible employees. For details, please go to .
Rutgers also offers a benefit program to eligible full-time postdoctoral fellow students. For details, please go to
Seniority Unit
Terms of Appointment Temporary Staff Appointment – Hourly
Position Pension Eligibility


Minimum Education and Experience
  • High school diploma or GED.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Fluency in Spanish and English.
  • An understanding of diverse cultural/socioeconomic backgrounds, along with excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work well under pressure.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience in medical interpreting or equivalent.

Equipment Utilized
Physical Demands and Work Environment
Special Conditions

Posting Details

Posting Number 23ST2024
Posting Open Date
Special Instructions to Applicants
Regional Campus Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS)
Home Location Campus Off Campus
City Plainfield
State NJ
Location Details Plainfield, NJ

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Immunization Requirements

Under Policy 60.1.35 Immunization Policy for Rutgers Employees and Prospective Employees , Rutgers University requires all prospective employees to provide proof that they are vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to commencement of employment, unless the University has granted the individual a medical or religious exemption. Rutgers University may require certain prospective employees to receive an updated (bivalent) vaccine dose. Under Policy 100.3.1 Immunization Policy for Covered Individuals , if employment will commence during Flu Season, Rutgers University may require certain prospective employees to provide proof that they are vaccinated against Seasonal Influenza for the current Flu Season, unless the University has granted the individual a medical or religious exemption. Additional infection control and safety policies may apply. Prospective employees should speak with their hiring manager to determine which policies apply to the role or position for which they are applying. Failure to provide proof of vaccination for any required vaccines or obtain a medical or religious exemption from the University will result in rescission of a candidate’s offer of employment or disciplinary action up to and including termination.

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