Switchboard Operator

Medstar Research Institute Clinton , MD 20735

Posted 2 months ago

Job Summary To route incoming, outgoing, and inter-hospital calls during a 24 hour period. Minimum Qualifications Education/Experience High School Diploma/GED A minimum of 1 years prior operator experience either as a Telephone Company Operator or a Doctor#s Office Receptionist # License/Certification/Registration N/A # Knowledge, Skills # Abilities Ability to comprehend and follow the policies and procedures for Southern Maryland Hospital Center.

Ability to read, write and speak or communicate in English to successfully accomplish the essential duties of the position. Ability to demonstrate ethical behavior that supports the hospital#s mission, values and commitment to compliance with all federal, state and regulatory laws.# Inspires trust and exhibits honesty and integrity within the scope of daily activities. Exhibits professionalism, courtesy and excellent customer service, while interacting with patients, guests and co-workers.

Ability to work effectively with people from a variety of culturally diverse backgrounds. Ability to maintain patient confidentiality. Primary Duties and Responsibilities Operates telephone switchboard and routes calls to the proper area in the hospital.

Contact necessary persons involved in a code, Rapid Response, C-Port, or Stroke. Provides general information to the public. Places long distance calls for the hospital and assists patients with long distance requests.

Monitors all emergency alarm systems for the hospital.

Reports all telephone malfunctions. Maintains paging services for organizations associated with the hospital.

Records daily #on call# rosters for all shifts. Maintain cleanliness of the work area.# Also does a weekly cleaning of the office in general.# This task is done by the night shift.# Night shift also checks all forms, tallies calls, checks supplies, cleans and stocks office, checks all equipment for paper, and replacement items. Operate AMCOM PBX phone system.# Must be able to access, and utilize all components involved with system.

Provides and maintains all the pagers used by hospital staff. Maintains expired list of patients and reports this information to the Medical Records Department. Records transfers to other hospitals and notifies appropriate personnel of the transfer.

Maintains monthly schedules for departments that are needed in the event of an emergency.# Notified these departments as a reminder when schedules need to be updated. Responds to requests as needed to contact the Operating Room, Recovery Team when needed. Performs all other related duties as assigned.

May be needed to change shifts or days to meet needs of office. All eligible Communication associates (depending on schedule) will be required to participate in rotating weekend#call which consists from Friday evening to Monday morning. All off shift associates (evening and night shift) will participate in a four day shift training period which two days will be implemented between the months of January and June, and the next two days between the months of July and December. Must maintain open communication with Director and Supervisor as their status, and availability changes with the department.##



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