Telecom Operator, Telecommunications

Mercy Medical Center

This role supports Mercy's philosophy of patient centered care by being an advocate on the phone and the first impression for Mercy Medical Center by answering calls with a friendly, pleasant, and calm voice.  This role also requires asking clear and concise questions while providing sufficient answers, and will transfer calls to appropriate patient rooms, hospital departments, and staff.  Will announce emergency codes via the hospital intercom with an immediate response and calm voice providing direction to hospital staff, security, and other emergency services.  The team works closely with Mercy Medical Center’s volunteer staff by directing volunteers to assist patients, families, and visitors to requested departments.
Job Duties
  • Serves as the primary contact for inbound phone calls to Mercy Medical Center.
  • Properly manages calls by prioritizing, screening, paging, and redirecting inbound calls to appropriate locations.
  • Serves as the primary contact for internal emergency incidents by way of answering emergency phone lines and announcing emergency code messages in a clear, calm and concise manner.
  • Serves as the primary contact for Mercy Answering Service as it pertains to triaging inbound patient calls which an on-call medical representative may be necessary.
  • Understands and provides effective communication with providers, department managers, and medical staff.
  • Monitors and triages medical alarm notifications.
  • Works in conjunction with Mercy’s Security and Emergency Management departments in order to effectively monitor radio communication, security cameras, security notifications, and initiating emergency communication when necessary.
  • Follows departments documented communication expectations in regard to the team.
  • Utilizes provided Information Technology tools in order to ensure efficient call center support.
  • Aids various internal departments when additional help is needed.
  • Maintains accurate documentation as it relates to Telecom protocols and procedures.
  • Provides hospital and/or patient information for inbound calls while adhering to Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).
Department Specific Duties
  • N/A
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Has a basic knowledge of how to work with multi-line phones and multiple computer software.
  • Is a customer service professional with a courteous and concise speaking voice who can carry on a conversation, with customers, to obtain positive outcomes from their requests.
Professional Experience
  • Previous customer service knowledge, multiple phone line knowledge preferred.
  • Basic computer skills required.
  • High School Diploma or Equivalent Required
Licensure, Certification, Registration
  • Not applicable

Location: Mercy Medical Center - Cedar Rapids · Telecommunications
Schedule: PRN, Evening/Night, 3pm-11:30pm nights and weekends

Job ID: 80991

Posted 17 days ago

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