PBX Operator - Switchboard - Part Time - 24 Hours - Rotating

Business (Non-Clinical)
238234 Requisition #

Part Time Benefit Eligible

Shift: Rotating


Communication operators answer all incoming telephone internal and external calls for multi-site business units for physicians, nurses and patients. Operators prioritize and route communications to the proper destinations via appropriate device, land line, cell text, etc. Provide medical communication via physicians preferred method of contact. Responsibilities include but are not limited; Page physicians, Medical Staff Leadership. Activate mission critical emergency codes, traumas, Cath Lab, OR on call teams, Stroke Alerts etc. Monitor all alarms, dispatch to Security/Police Authority.


  • Perform high phone volume processing in an accurate and rapid manner for multiple site business units for which processes and procedures vary.
  • Answer and route calls for the Service Response Center.
  • Page physicians and facilitate patron communications as required.
  • Provide messaging for medical staff and departments as directed.
  • Including multi-channel activity from physicians, patients and other customers to assure customer satisfaction regarding medical consultation, general information, physician discharge, physician communication etc., as requested.
  • Serves as a backup resource for device/system failures for multi-site business units.
  • Coordinate and launch emergency activations of emergency procedures and 1st responder teams.
  • Manage the consult communication process.


  • High School Diploma, PC Advanced skills, College course work in medical terminology and communications software applications preferred.


  • 1 to 2 year's experience in high volume communications system, emergency dispatch and competency with medical terminology, preferably in a multi-site healthcare environment.

    Additional Details

This posting represents the major duties, responsibilities, and authorities of this job, and is not intended to be a complete list of all tasks and functions. It should be understood, therefore, that incumbents may be asked to perform job-related duties beyond those explicitly described above.


       Under the leadership of President and CEO Robert G. Riney, Henry Ford Health is a

       $6 billion integrated health system comprised of six hospitals, a health plan, and 250+ sites

       including medical centers, walk-in and urgent care clinics, pharmacy, eye care facilities and

       other healthcare retail. Established in 1915 by auto industry pioneer Henry Ford, the health system

       now has 32,000 employees and remains home to the 1,900-member Henry Ford Medical Group, one

       of the nation’s oldest physician groups. An additional 2,200 physicians are also affiliated with the

       health system through the Henry Ford Physician Network. Henry Ford is also one of the region’s  

       major academic medical centers, receiving between $90-$100 million in annual research funding and

       remaining Michigan’s fourth largest NIH-funded institution. Also an active participant in medical

       education and training, the health system has trained nearly 40% of physicians currently practicing

       in the state and also provides education and training for other health professionals including nurses,

       pharmacists, radiology and respiratory technicians. visit HenryFord.com.


       Whether it's offering a new medical option, helping you make healthier lifestyle choices or

       making the employee enrollment selection experience easier, it's all about choice.  Henry

       Ford Health has a new approach for its employee benefits program - My Choice

       Rewards.  My Choice Rewards is a program as diverse as the people it serves.  There are

       dozens of options for all of our employees including compensation, benefits, work/life balance

       and learning - options that enhance your career and add value to your personal life.  As an

       employee you are provided access to Retirement Programs, an Employee Assistance Program

       (Henry Ford Enhanced), Tuition Reimbursement, Paid Time Off, Employee Health and Wellness,                 and a whole host of other benefits and services.  Employee's classified as contingent status are not         eligible for benefits.    

Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

        Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer Henry Ford Health is

        committed to the hiring, advancement and fair treatment of all individuals without regard to

        race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, size, height,

        weight, marital status, family status, gender identity, sexual orientation, and genetic information,

        or any other protected status in accordance with applicable federal and state laws.

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