03 Jul
11.92700 - Switchboard Attendants
Alabama, Tuscaloosa , 35401 Tuscaloosa USA

Provides a centralized system through which customers can obtain information regarding patient location and phone numbers, while protecting patient confidentiality. Also provides information about DCH and its services to customers.Answer calls coming in to switchboard in a timely and caring manner, and connect the caller to appropriate telephone numbers.

Provide patient information per hospital policy regarding patient confidentiality.

Provide employee information per hospital policy regarding employee confidentiality.

Maintain up-to-date lists and files on telephone numbers, beeper numbers, and call lists.

Monitor fire alarm system and initiate a Code Red and other code alarm procedures as needed.

Responsible for initiating all emergency notification of personal during a code pursuant to Emergency Preparedness Plan, Fire Safety Plan, Nursing Policy and Procedure, and Switchboard Department Plan.

DCH Standards:Maintains performance, patient and employee satisfaction and financial standards as outlined in the performance evaluation.

Performs compliance requirements as outlined in the Employee Handbook

Must adhere to the DCH Behavioral Standards including creating positive relationships with patients/families, coworkers, colleagues and with self.

Requires use of electronic mail, time and attendance software, learning management software and intranet.

Must adhere to all DCH Health System policies and procedures.

All other duties as assigned.

High school graduate or equivalent preferred, good clerical skills, good communication skills, ability to deal with the public in a friendly and courteous manner. Must be able to learn how to operate telephone and computer. Must be able to read, write legibly, speak and comprehend English.Working Conditions:WORK CONTEXTInterpersonal relationships

Communicate with others by phone and face-to-face

Deal with external and internal customers

Deal with unpleasant or angry people and conflict situations/resolutions

Electronic Mail

Continuous telephone conversations

Maintain patient confidentiality 100% of the time

Professional demeanor under stressful situations

Physical work conditions

Single office and shared workspace for all operators

Spend most of shift sitting

Spend entire shift with headset on head/ears

Structural job characteristics

Errors related to patient safety or privacy have serious consequences

Pace of phone calls coming in can be quick during daytime hours and slow at night

Employee presence is required 24/7/365. Schedules can vary depending on need.

PHYSICAL FACTORSThe Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires the job description to document physical factors, including ability, activities, and requirements.


Able to sit for extended periods of time

Able to keep a headset on for long periods of time

Able to type, use computer mouse, and press buttons on the phone

Able to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense

Able to speak clearly so that callers can understand

Activities: talking, hearing, repetitive motion (typing and phone use)

Physical Requirements:

Sedentary work. Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.

Must be able to perform the duties with or without reasonable accommodation.

Hearing and vision must be normal or corrected to within normal range.

Physical presence onsite is essential.

OTHER JOB FACTORSWork Styles: Attention to detail, concern for others, cooperation, dependability, independence, self-control, integrity, stress tolerance

Work Values: Relationships

Requisition ID: 2022-3475 External Company URL: https://www.dchsystem.com/

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