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Joslin Diabetes Center Interpreter: Spanish, Portuguese or Cape Verdean language (Independent Consultant/Contract) in Boston, Massachusetts

Joslin Diabetes Center is seeking Contract Spanish, Portuguese or Cape Verdean language (Independent Consultant) Medical Interpreters.

The Interpreter will relay medical information between speakers of English and ASL in compliance with all office and hospital policies and procedures, particularly relating to patient confidentiality and informed consent, passing performance of competencies listed in the MMIA Standards of Practice, and the Code of Ethics.


Along with our fellow health care organizations in the Longwood Medical Area and Greater Boston, all members of the Joslin workforce will be required (by October 31, 2021) to receive a COVID vaccine. The vaccine requirement holds true for Joslin employees who work fully remote and will be a condition of employment for all moving forward.

Therefore, the successful candidate would have to provide proof of full vaccination


  • Interpreting: 1 year (Required)

  • Medical Interpreting: 1 year (Required)

  • Medical Interpreter: 1 year (Required)

  • Must be bilingual in Spanish, Portuguese or Cape Verdean language and English

  • Formal medical interpreting training and satisfactory knowledge of medical terminology is required.

  • 1-year experience in a healthcare setting as a medical interpreter is strongly preferred.

  • Proof of medical interpreter training - minimum of 40 hours (college level interpreting training and National Certification preferred)

  • High level of customer service and a positive approach

  • General knowledge of cultural backgrounds of patients to be served

  • Good interpersonal, organizational, and time-management skills

  • Knowledge of video communication software

  • Ability to accurately work in consecutive mode and sight translate into and from working language(s).

Requisition Number (add R/N and FY after populates): IC3534-22

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Street: One Joslin Place