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Providence Health & Services Switchboard Operator in Seattle, Washington


Providence is calling a Switchboard Operator (1.0 FTE, Days) to work in Hospital Administration at Providence ElderPlace in Seattle, Washington.

The Switchboard Operator is the first contact with Providence Elderplace and is responsible for dealing effectively and courteously with callers, patients and fellow employees. This position provides prompt and courteous coverage of telephones during normal business hours. The function of the position actively incorporates the Mission and Vision of Providence Health Systems. In addition, may perform a variety of office, clerical and support tasks.

In this position you will:

  • Proactively informs clinic leadership of all operational issues as they arise.

  • Answer high volume of incoming calls and direct calls appropriately.

  • Provides directions to all clinic locations.

  • Advises answering service of physician call and vacation schedule.

  • As first contact with Providence Elderplace, interacts effectively and courteously with callers, patients and fellow employees.

  • Always uses a warm and caring tone of voice while attempting to direct patients and referring physician needs met in an expedient manner, ensuring they know they are our number one priority.

  • Answers incoming lines in three rings using a pleasant and helpful manner.

  • Routes all Incoming messages for doctors, nurses and staff appropriately.

  • Assists with jobs that can be completed at the phone (e.g., mailing letters, statements, demographics).

  • Works as one interchangeable unit with other phone operators/schedulers.

  • Treats all others with respect and demonstrates excellence, justice, stewardship and compassion in daily work and relationships with others.

  • Maintains a safe environment for patients, staff and visitors.

  • Successfully completes required educational modules in the required time frames and participates in fire drills and emergency exercises.

  • Considers individual needs in communication with others, including ethical, cultural, psychosocial, religious, and age-specific aspects for all ages.

  • Supports patient rights and the organization’s code of ethical behavior.

  • Demonstrates service excellence and positive interpersonal relations in dealing with others, including patients/families/members, employees, managers, medical staff, volunteers and community members, so that productivity and positive relations are maximized.


Preferred qualification for this position include:

  • Experience with a multi-line phone system

About the ministry you will serve.

Providence ElderPlace is located in Seattle, WA. The PACE (Program for All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly) keeps older adults as healthy as possible in the community by providing comprehensive health care and social services including: primary and specialty medical care, a day health program, social work services, rehabilitation, housing (if necessary) and much more. The Providence ElderPlace team of health care and social service professionals and our affiliates provide comprehensive integrated care to our participants.

We offer comprehensive, best-in-class benefits to our caregivers. For more information, visit

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Administrative (Non-Clinical)

Location: Washington-Seattle

Req ID: 301002