Medical interpreters are important players in the healthcare industry. They facilitate communication between LEP (limited English proficiency) patients and healthcare providers which ensures provision of appropriate healthcare. People who apply for medical interpreter jobs ensure that their cover letters portray their language proficiency skills and understanding of medical terminology.
Medical interpreters need to be proficient in different languages apart from English. They work with healthcare providers by taking patients’ information and history and relaying the same to doctors and nurses so that appropriate medical plans can be devised. They also provide LEP patients with information on medical procedures and ensure that their families are familiar with them too.
Before you attempt to write a cover letter for the position of a medical interpreter, have a look at the following sample which should provide you with a base for writing your own!
Medical Interpreter Cover Letter
90 Crossroads Avenue
Lakewood, WA 89000
Wayne.holler @ email . com
October 5, 2013
Mr. Joseph Daniel
Manager Human Resources
779 Jackson Avenue
Lakewood, WA 78200
Dear Mr. Daniel:
Knowing more than one language is an asset; knowing four languages is much more than an asset! I am not only proficient in reading, writing and speaking English, Chinese, Spanish and French but possess an excellent grasp on medical terminology. Putting all this on the table along with a keen interest in working as a Medical Interpreter at Mary’s Center, I would like to offer you a diverse set of skills.
My experience with different healthcare settings has provided me with a great platform to learn diverse settings. During my work, I had the opportunity to understand the true nature of a medical interpreter’s job and understood how important it is in a country that hosts many cultures and languages. During the course of my experience, I have learnt that simply communicating languages is not enough; it is important for healthcare professionals to understand and appreciate different cultures as well in order to be able to provide appropriate health care. I take this point very seriously and have discovered that it makes all the difference in proper patient care. Additionally, I believe that patient education is one of the most important aspects of medical services provision and I put much stress on it during a communication assignment.
I have enclosed a list of references along with my resume with this letter in the anticipation of working for your medical center. I will be available for an interview at your convenience and will call you to set it up Friday this week.
Thank you for your time to review my application.