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Communications Operator - Switchboard - Receptionist

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Job ID: 29074
Location: Vancouver, WA
Work Type: Part Time
Shift: Day
Shift Length: Other
FTE: 0.50
Benefit Eligibility: Part-time benefits

Job Description


PeaceHealth is seeking a Communications Operator - Switchboard for a Part Time, 0.50 FTE, Day position.  Hourly compensation starts at $16.10, more depending on experience.

This position is responsible facilitating communications through appropriate operation of one or all of the following: the telephone console (switchboard); physician answering service; overhead paging; two-way radios; and pager system.

Details of the position:

  • Operate a telephone console (switchboard), directing incoming operator-assisted and outgoing calls to appropriate individual, departments, and outside contacts; respond to emergency codes; dispatch security; provide information to people in lobby. May also be required to notify by overhead, two-way radio and beeper system. Overhead paging as requested.
  • Extend and respond appropriately to all calls, codes, alarm panels and disaster plans wherever needed.
  • May be required to operation physician’s answering service and handle trouble reports by working directly with the physicians.
  • Additional duties may include: announcements as needed, assisting with directories, keying in daily telephone statistics, saying the evening prayer, announcing visiting hours are over, receiving house census from nursing supervisors, other routine clerical/data entry tasks as requested.
  • Report status of console operation to relief when leaving switchboard, including pertinent information about hospital staff and events. Report system trouble to telephone technician as directed.

What you bring:

  • Experience working in a medical office/hospital setting preferred. Previous operator or switchboard and clerical experience preferred.

  • Strong interpersonal skills including high degree of courtesy
  • Ability to maintain professional level of communication in a high stress fast paced environment
  • Ability to multi-task with strong organizational skills
  • Proficient computer/keyboarding skills required.

This position is represented by a collective bargaining agreement. There may be more than one opening on this posting.

Must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 including 2 doses of a 2-dose series or 1 dose of a 1-dose series plus 14 days beyond the final dose prior to start date.

For a full description of the position, or for questions, please email [email protected] 

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For full consideration of your skills and abilities, please attach a current resume with your application.  EEO Affirmative Action Employer/Vets/Disabled in accordance with applicable local, state, or federal laws.

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