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Penn State Health Telecommunications Agent I - Switchboard in Hershey, Pennsylvania

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Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Location: US:PA:Hershey

Work Type: Full Time

FTE: 1.0

Shift: Day

Hours: 7:30am-4:00pm, every other weekend


Provides 24 hour a day, 7 days a week telephone communication and paging assistance throughout the Institution, including the Hospital, Medical Group, College of Medicine, and across all on- and off-campus locations. Responsible for operating and updating an independent computer database, including entry of physician On-Call schedules. Activates emergency procedures used campus-wide for all types of medical and non-medical emergencies. Provides Patient information, personnel information, pager assignments, on-call information, department locations and hours, etc. to callers. Connects callers to requested destination. Reports issues with telephone system and paging system and provides after-hours troubleshooting assistance to IT or outside vendors as requested.


High School Diploma plus 1 year of job related experience required.


Excellent customer service, communication, computer and problem solving skills required.

Ability to understand and follow procedures required.

Ability to respond calmly in emergencies required.


Previous call center experience preferred.

Previous experience in a medical environment preferred.

If chosen for this position, you may required to pass a Post Offer Employment Physical Exam in accordance with the measurements listed in the Work Task Analysis (WTA) report. This job description is a general outline of duties performed and is not to be misconstrued as encompassing all duties performed within the position. All individuals (including current employees) selected for a position will undergo a background check appropriate for the position's responsibilities.

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Union: Non Bargained

Position Telecommunications Agent I - SwitchboardLocation US:PA:HersheyReq ID 3870