Switchboard Operator

Silver Spring, Maryland
Apr 12, 2017
Jun 30, 2017
Part Time
Position Purpose:Job Description Details:

General Summary:

Facilitates and coordinates voice communications between hospital personnel, the outside community, police, fire and rescue agencies, and the medical community.  Operates and maintains all centralized telecommunications equipment to include: 1) telephone equipment, 2) paging equipment, 3) alarm equipment, 4) TDD equipment.  Acts as information liaison for hospital schedules and procedures, events and activities, and patient information. Responds and triages in-house emergency codes and hospital emergency alarms.  Responds and triages Home Care, Hospice, Private Home Services and the Doula Program for after-hour patient contacts.

May act as shift supervisor in the absence of the Supervisor, Telecommunications Center

Supports the Mission of Trinity Health and Holy Cross Hospital.

Minimum licensure/certification required (if applicable):


Minimum Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities Required:

Fluency in English and Spanish is required.

  • Experience with Windows 2000 and basic computer knowledge.
  • Minimum of 1 years' experience in a service provider environment preferred.
  • Must posses strong customer service Skills.
  • Must possess excellent interpersonal and strong verbal communications skills in English.
  • Must be tactful, self-controlled, and poised at all times.
  • Must be reliable.
  • Requires visual acuity sufficient to read computer screens on a continuous basis.
  • Requires manual dexterity sufficient for daily use of a PC and fax, to lock/unlock-controlled areas/panels, and to complete written documentation.
  • Must be able to be ambulatory, able to climb stairs and carry and move light office equipment.
  • In emergencies, departmental or hospital, must be available 24 hours if required.
  • Must be detail oriented.
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