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Telephone Operator

  • Job ID: 417349262
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours: Daylight and evening shifts able to cover 24/7
  • Shift: Variable
  • Facility: University of Pittsburgh Physicians
  • Department: OPR Hospital Operators
  • Location: 3600 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh PA 15213
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $15.88 to $24.90 / hour

Description

Purpose:
The Office of Referring Physician Relations is UPMC’s patient transfer and communication center, a fast-paced and ever-changing environment. This role is responsible for overseeing 4 facilities’ hospital operators (including Presby, Shadyside, Magee, and Children’s), including the incoming calls and emergency codes. Hiring full-time telephone operators for the Oakland, PA location.  You will Under direct supervision, serves as the main point of contact with the public and with all hospital departments in routine as well as emergency situations.  We have shifts open for daylight, evening, and nights.  Primary shifts are evening and some daylight shifts.   You will be required to cover all shifts as needed by the team. 
Sign-on bonus avialable for this role. 
Responsibilities:

  • May train new operators.
  • May be required to do system data entry on request.
  • Provide service to multiple answering service clients utilizing individualized protocols.
  • Process appropriate emergency code or STAT page.
  • Initiate voice pages when required.
  • Provide Physician on call information to requesting individuals.
  • Use required phrasing at all times when answering telephone calls.
  • Provide dialing instructions to patients when requested. Answer multiple lines while maintaining good customer service.
  • Determine callers requirements (extension desired, information requested, etc.) and transfer call.
  • Provide status report on any page in progress to the individual requesting the page.

 

Qualifications

  • High school graduate or equivalent.
  • One (1) year of experience answering, and processing calls through automated phone system or one (1) year of customer service experience.
  • Must be able to work all shifts, 7 days a week. Ability to interpret procedure manuals (i.e., fire, trouble, disaster, etc.).

UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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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