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UPMC complies with all governmental requirements related to local, state, and federal COVID-19 vaccination for employment. The Jan. 13 Supreme Court of the United States decision that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services federal COVID-19 vaccine mandate will move forward requires UPMC to ensure employees either get vaccinated or receive a requested medical or religious exemption.

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  • Job ID: 603673316
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours: 4:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: UPMC Altoona
  • Department: Outpatient Surgery
  • Location: 620 Howard Avenue, Altoona PA 16601
  • Union Position: Yes
  • Salary Range: $0 / hour



Full-time, Dayshift, 4:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.

AFSCME - Union

Posted: August 18, 2022

This position has a minimum start rate of $13.68.

Serves as receptionist for the Operating Room Division (Operating Room, Same Day Surgery, and Endoscopy); answering the telephone, taking and delivering messages, and greeting and directing guests and visitors to the appropriate area.


  • Processes patient charges accurately.
  • Functions as unit receptionist and hostess and coordinates clerical tasks essential to the operation of the unit.
  • Processes requests for patient services from other departments as required.
  • Maintains a well-organized, centrally located area of patient information for physicians, nursing staff, and ancillary services.
  • Obtains laboratory results as necessary.
  • Demonstrates working knowledge of computer terminal operations.
  • Carries out other related activities as required by the hospital to insure quality patient care.
  • Answers telephone promptly and courteously and maintains free-flowing and accurate communications.
  • Informs surgeons of their starting times for the next day's operative schedule and notifies the radiology department and the laboratory when appropriate



  • High School Diploma or GED required
  • Formal medical Terminology Course required
  • Medical Secretary training preferred
  • Experience required: Prefer two years as a Secretary/Receptionist in the Medical Field

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Act 34

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

COVID-19 Vaccination Information

Individuals hired into this role must comply with UPMC’s COVID vaccination requirements upon beginning employment with UPMC. Refer to the COVID-19 Vaccination Information section at the top of this page to learn more.

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