The frontline interpreters for each member hospital in the Health Care Interpreter Network are the interpreters employed at that hospital, backed by those interpreters who are shared across the network by other member hospitals.
In order to provide reliable coverage at all hours, HCIN also utilizes healthcare interpreter specialists subcontracted through its language technology provider, Paras and Associates. All interpreter contractors are trained and tested, and have extensive experience in healthcare interpreting. The majority are nationally certified.
Paras and Associates pays among the highest rates per minute for service, and provides the technology needed for interpreters to work from home. Contractors must provide a quiet and professional work environment for themselves that includes high speed internet service, and must purchase an appropriate headset.
If you are interested in supporting HCIN as an interpreter contractor, please upload your resume and proof of national certification or other professional qualification here.
HCIN operates an online learning portal for healthcare interpreters. Participants can start a self-paced course at any time, and all courses are free of charge for staff interpreters at HCIN member hospitals, as well as independent interpreters contracted by Paras and Associates. Most courses are accredited by the Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters and the National Board of Certification for Medical Interpreters. Visit HCIN Learn to get started!
HCIN interperter Andrew Gomez. Courtesy of Riverside University Health System