Wanted: video interpreters in Costa Rica
U.S. company Stratus Video is hiring Spanish-English interpreters in Costa Rica for its real-time video interpreting service for doctors and patients in the U.S.
On Wednesday, the Foreign Trade Ministry confirmed that the company will begin operations in January with an initial staff of 120 interpreters who will work from home. Stratus plans to expand its staff to 250 workers by 2017.
The Costa Rica operation will help English-speaking doctors communicate with non-English speaking patients through a video chat system that can be loaded on to any computer, laptop, tablet, or smartphone. Interpreters will all telecommute, therefore jobs are open to people all over the country.
Stratus recruiters are seeking Spanish–English bilingual staff, preferably with interpretation experience and with a broad command of medical vocabulary in both languages. Applicants must have a private and quiet workspace at home as well as a computer with Internet access and a webcam.
There is a need for real-time translation and interpreting services between doctors who speak English and “low-English” patients; there is a technology app/platform for this, and while the conversations may take place primarily in the United States, there is no reason why this type of work might as well be done in Costa Rica. It presumably could take place in a country like Nicaragua too.
Most if not all of the above, I did not know. Now I do. You do too!
The only medical jobs in Nicaragua that have to do with translation services that I know of would be Arlen Perez and her crack Medical Tourism team at the Hospital Metropolitano Vivian Pellas. This regionally-accredited hospital is located just five minutes away from the Farmstay and on ocassion we receive visitors who are recuperating from a surgery or have something going on with the hospital that require regular visits.