Communications Operator - Communications (Longview, WA, US)

Peace Health Longview , WA 98632

Posted 1 week ago

PeaceHealth is seekingcandidates for a Communications Operator position at St. John Medical Center.This is a.8 FTE role, working 32 hours per week, 8 hour variableshifts.

Req ID: 170748


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.

1.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.
2.Extend and respond appropriately to all calls, codes, alarm panels and disaster plans wherever needed.
3.May be required to operation physician's answering service and handle trouble reports by working directly with the physicians.
4.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.
5.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.
6.Provide back-up assistance to other departments as directed.
7.Operate other communication and emergency systems as required.
8.Dispatches requests for multiple services as required.
9.Performs other duties as assigned.



  • High school diploma or equivalent preferred.


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


  • None.


  • Strong interpersonal skills including high degree of courtesy

  • Ability to maintain professional level of communication in a high stress fast paced environment

  • Exceptional attention to detail

  • Ability to multi-task with strong organizational skills

  • Proficient computer/keyboarding skills required.

  • Ability to make decisions without direct supervision

  • Good spelling and penmanship



  • Dispatches lab, housekeeping, transportation, security and maintenance personnel via radio and beeper (customer service).

  • Assists in after-hours visitor process.

  • Initiates call tree during crisis/disaster.

Please apply online to be considered. For full consideration of your skills and abilities, please attach a current resume with your application.

About PeaceHealth

PeaceHealth, based in Vancouver, Wash., is a not-for-profit Catholic health system offering care to communities in Washington, Oregon, and Alaska. PeaceHealth has approximately 16,000 caregivers, a multi-specialty medical group practice with more than 900 providers and 10 medical centers serving both urban and rural communities throughout the Northwest. In 1890, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace founded what has become PeaceHealth. Today, PeaceHealth is the legacy of its founding Sisters and continues with a spirit of respect, stewardship, collaboration and social justice in fulfilling its Mission.

We offer competitive compensation, a robust benefits package and a collaborative, Mission-driven work environment! To learn more about working at PeaceHealth and the Longview community please visit our homepage:

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Location: Longview, LCR Delaware Campus (103)

Job Category: Business, Administrative & Facilities

Shift: Variable

Shift Length: 8 Hours

FTE: 0.8

Work Type: Part Time

Hourly compensation starts at: $13.97, more depending on experience

Required Certifications/Licensure:

PeaceHealth is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all qualified job applicants and employees without regard to the following statuses: protected veteran; qualified individual with a disability; race; ethnicity; religion; gender; pregnancy; gender identity; national origin; age; genetic information; sexual orientation; or any other protected status in accordance with local, state, or federal laws.

The above information is intended to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of caregivers assigned to this job.

Posting Notes: Longview || Business, Administrative & Facilities || Communications, Marketing & Project Management || Part Time || FACILITIES SVCS

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