Telephone Operator

Seattle Children's Hospital Seattle , WA 98113

Posted 2 months ago


Responsible for answering incoming telephone calls from patients/families, the community, and internal hospital staff and connecting callers to providers, teams, and resources throughout the organization. Telephone Operators model Seattle Children's core values by providing excellent, quality customer experiences for Seattle Children's patients/families, the community, and clinic partners.

Telephone Operators provide information and customer service to families using critical thinking skills to best determine a caller's request and where to route the call within the organization. Telephone Operators demonstrate empathy, high attention to detail, effective communication, and commitment to teamwork. Staff in this role communicate frequently with our many partners, both internal to and outside our organization. Telephone Operators use multiple software applications to efficiently process calls, to deliver communications for all hospital emergencies, and to maintain on-call schedules for clinical teams.


Required Education/Experience: - High School graduate or equivalent experience

  • Basic computer skills

  • Previous experience answering high volume telephone lines

  • Previous work or volunteer experience interacting with the public in a customer service capacity Required Credentials: - N/A Preferred: - An Associates Degree or higher

  • Prior hospital or healthcare experience

About Us

Hope. Care. Cure. These three simple words capture what we do at Seattle Children's -- to help every child live the healthiest and most fulfilling life possible. Are you ready to engage with a mission-driven organization that is life-changing to many, and touches the hearts of all? #HOPECARECURE

Our founding promise to the community is as valid today as it was over a century ago: we will care for all children in our region, regardless of the families' ability to pay. Together, we deliver superior patient care, advance new discoveries and treatments through pediatric research, and serve as the pediatric and adolescent, academic medical center for Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho - the largest region of any children's hospital in the country.

In 2022, U.S. News & World Report once again ranked Seattle Children's among the nation's best children's hospitals - for the 30th year in a row.

For more than a decade, Seattle Children's has been nationally ranked in all 10 specialty areas evaluated by U.S. News & World Report. We are honored to be the top-ranked pediatric hospital in Washington and the Pacific Northwest.

As a Magnet designated institution, and classified among America's best large employers by Forbes, we recognize the importance of hiring and developing great talent to provide best-in-class care to the patients and families we serve. Our organizational DNA takes form in our core values:

Compassion, Excellence, Integrity, Collaboration, Equity and Innovation. Whether it's delivering frontline care to our patients in a kind and caring manner, practicing the highest standards of quality and safety, or being relentlessly curious as we work towards eradicating childhood diseases, these values are the fabric of our culture and community. The future starts here.

Covid-19 Vaccination

In accordance with Washington state law, Seattle Children's requires that all employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. All offers are contingent and your vaccine status will be verified at onboarding.

Our Commitment to Diversity

Our community welcomes diverse experiences, backgrounds, and thoughts as this is what drives our spirit of inquiry and allows us to better connect with our increasingly diverse patients and families. Our organization recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

The people who work at Seattle Children's are members of a community that seeks to respect and celebrate all the qualities that make each of us unique. Each of us is empowered to be ourselves within this community, which cultivates and promotes equity, diversity, and inclusion at all levels.

Seattle Children's is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Workplace and Affirmative Action Employer.

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Telephone Operator

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