Switchboard Operator Job

Full Job Title: Switchboard Operator

Job Number: 17006293

Facility: SSM Health DePaul Hospital

Location: Bridgeton, MO

Schedule: PRN

Hours: Varied


Role Purpose:

Responsible for providing good customer service by processing incoming and outgoing calls, give general information and contacting physicians in an efficient, courteous and expedient manner. Also responsible for contacting appropriate hospital personnel in a timely manor during hospital emergencies.


    • Promotes exceptional patient satisfaction by answering and responding to patients or potential patient calls in an efficient, professional manner, utilizing all applicable call quality guidelines.
    • Promotes exceptional safety by responding and implementing emergency procedures alarms/codes/conditions in an expedient and timely manner.
    • Contributes to the overall employee satisfaction of the department by actively participating in department staff meetings/planning and offering assistance to all coworkers when needed.
    • Delivers exceptional employee satisfaction by providing essential information to those who require information and inquire within.
    • Promotes exceptional financial performance by referring call inquires to SSM Departments and Physician Offices in an expedient manner.
    • Encourages exceptional clinical/service outcomes by assisting with patients with telephone assistance in a timely manner.
    • Generates exceptional growth by utilizing courteous and professional Customer Service in daily job ventures dealing with the public.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School or equivalent (GED)
  • One to three years of experience
  • Requires effective oral and written communication skills to communicate with customers
  • The ability to use switchboard console and basic computers skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Receptionist and phone operator experience preferred.

SSM Health DePaul Hospital – St. Louis –

SSM Health DePaul Hospital is a 476-bed hospital offering comprehensive medical services, including inpatient and outpatient surgeries using state-of-the-art technology and facilities. Opened in 1828, DePaul Hospital - St. Louis was the first hospital west of the Mississippi River and remains the oldest continuously existing business in St. Louis. DePaul Hospital serves patients from across the St. Louis metropolitan area, including the communities of Bridgeton, Florissant, Hazelwood, St. Ann, St. John, Maryland Heights and Overland.

SSM Health is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law. Learn More »

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