Operates communication equipment which includes inter and intra PBX operations. Contacts physicians/ staff by pager, two-way radio, cellular telephone or overhead page. Operates hospital information system, TTY/TTD for the hearing impaired, fax machine. Monitors CCTV security cameras, runs surveillance upon request, reports unusual/suspicious activity to security, contacts law enforcement agencies when necessary. Announces over emergency alert tone, notifies personnel, enters report in act track, on blue alerts, trauma stats, critical response teams, catch a falling stars, infant abductions, fire alarms, disasters, bomb threats, hostage situations, chemical spills, radiation emergencies & evacuations. Provides daily shift lists, camera checks, weekly Administrative on call list. Monitors Securall. Restricts and disengages patient telephones on an individual basis upon request from authorized person, as well as group restrictions/activations, on daily and nightly telephone use. Reports camera malfunction via telephone & e-mail. Works as information operator between 2100-0700. Makes announcements over PA system if approved by administration.
EDUCATION: High school or equivalent required.
EXPERIENCE: One year communications/switchboard experience required.
SKILLS: Telephone etiquette skills, computer skills, effective communication skills including the ability to speak clearly and audibly with acceptable voice quality. Ability to maintain composure during stressfully demanding periods required. Bilingual preferred.
NATURE OF SUPERVISION:
-Responsible to: Director of Loss Prevention/ CommunicationCenter and Lead/PBX Operator.
- Bloodborne pathogen
Confined areas with limited work space. High noise level.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Requires sitting for prolonged periods of time. Manual
dexterity to operate telephone console, CTV cameras, Hospital information system,
working under pressure and rapidly for long periods of time.
CHRISTUS HEALTH is an international Catholic, faith-based, not-for-profit health system comprised of almost more than 600 services and facilities, including more than 60 hospitals and long-term care facilities, 350 clinics and outpatient centers, and dozens of other health ministries and ventures. CHRISTUS operates in 6 U.S. states, Colombia, Chile and 6 states in Mexico. To support our health care ministry, CHRISTUS Health employs approximately 45,000 Associates and has more than 15,000 physicians on medical staffs who provide care and support for patients. CHRISTUS Health is listed among the top ten largest Catholic health systems in the United States.