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Switchboard Operator - BMC Switchboard

Company: Carle Health
Location: Normal
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

















Position Summary:




The Switchboard Operators perform telecommunications tasks under general supervision as a member of a team in operating computerized communication systems for the Carle entity following established policies and procedures. Respond, screen, and relay incoming and outgoing long distance, local and inter-communication calls through use of computerized communication systems to include, but not limited to Amcom console. Receive, dispatch and document data to teams in emergencies and/or life threatening situations including, but not limited to, codes, Cath Lab, Interventional Radiology and Home Services. Overhead page authorized personnel over PA system in accordance with policy and in a clear, concise and professional manner. Provide information regarding Carle to staff, and the public reviewing sources as necessary including, but not limited to, on-call schedules and non- confidential patient information. Maintain and relay current listing of telephone and paging numbers incorporating changes and new assignments as they occur. Assist in the training of new Switchboard Operators as directed. Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.









Qualifications:




EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
Two (2) General - Entry-level/ General. Two (2) years previous public contact position required.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Completion of a medical terminology course

    SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE
    Excellent listening/communication skills, interpersonal skills and telephone etiquette required so as to communicate effectively with all internal and external customers. Must have the ability to handle a large volume of calls while prioritizing response to caller requests and emergency procedures. This may require multiple tasks concurrently with excellent attention to detail. Proficiency with computer applications including but not limited to Microsoft applications. Must maintain a positive attitude and work collaboratively with all internal staff and departments in the organization and able to articulate concerns in a professional manner. Must demonstrate the ability to adopt and implement change and function in instances where decisions are not always apparent. Must be self-motivated, dependable, and observe a high standard of confidentiality.










    Essential Functions:




    • Answer all incoming telephone calls in a pleasant, professional manner. Demonstrates a broad knowledge of the Carle organization and uses multiple resources to analyze and identify customer's needs and determines how to assist each caller in the appropriate manner.
    • Monitors facility alarm panels including but not limited to generator alarm panels, med/gas alarm panels, fire alarm panel, and code blue alarm systems. Responsible for notification and communication of alarms to identified staff via phone call or overhead page.
    • Act as an after hours answering service for multiple departments within the Carle organization, including but not limited to Home Health Services. Responsible for communicating and documenting information in a timely manner.
    • Escalate calls to providers or hospital leadership, as requested.
    • Ensure the department has complete and accurate on-call information for the entire organization. Makes updates to on-call schedules and providers availability as requested, in a timely manner and as indicated by policies.
    • Responsible for communicating emergency information in a timely manner and reporting possible delays in patient care.
    • Accountable for completion of reporting/project tasks as they are assigned.









      We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. Carle Health participates in E-Verify and may provide the Social Security Administration and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. - For more information: human.resources@carle.com.



      Effective September 20, 2021, the COVID 19 vaccine is required for all new Carle Health team members. Requests for medical or religious exemption will be permitted.























Keywords: Carle Health, Normal , Switchboard Operator - BMC Switchboard, Other , Normal, Illinois

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