Sutter Health Communications Operator-per diem in San Francisco, California


Primary Purpose:

Under general supervision, coordinates inter- and intra-communications involving patients, physicians, staff, organization, and the public in a polite, courteous, timely and accurate manner. Operates the console equipment and routes calls appropriately, utilizing appropriate resources for information. Develops and maintains awareness of key personnel, department and clinic extensions, and hospital functions. Relays emergency information as appropriate.

Job Accountabilities:

  • Receives incoming console calls within 3 rings, determines correct routing destination and routes calls. Uses appropriate computer and communication equipment to process calls.

  • Receives and process emergency communication notification. Monitors alarms, receives and follows appropriate notification instructions. Operates emergency communication equipment. Becomes and remains familiar with Medical Center disaster and emergency procedures. Prepares necessary documentation.

  • Demonstrates excellent customer service and oral communication skills.

  • Performs well in emergency and atypical situations.

  • Follows departmental procedures and policies.

  • Demonstrates an understanding of and implements oral and written directions.

  • Performs other related duties as assigned.



  • High school diploma or equivalent required

  • Previous hospital or medical office experience in a registration function as typically acquired in approximately one year is required.

  • PBX or telephone console experience as typically acquired in approximately one year is required.


  • Familiarity with tasks and techniques relevant to a PBX environment including PBX and/or telephone console equipment required.

  • Knowledge of computers and phone dispatching required

  • Requires proficiency in administrative office procedures and protocol; maintenance of filing and office systems.

  • Must have a pleasant speaking voice, clear enunciation, good hearing, and well-developed customer service skills.

  • Requires problem-solving, accuracy, attention to detail, and timeliness.

  • Must be able to remain calm in emergency/unusual circumstances.

Primary Location: California, San Francisco, San Francisco

Organization: California Pacific Medical Center

Employee Status: Regular

Employee Referral Bonus: No

Benefits: No

Position Status: Non-Exempt

Union: No

Job Shift: Day/Evening

Shift Hours: 6 Hour Shift

Days of the Week Scheduled: Varied Days

Weekend Requirements: Every Weekend

Schedule: Per Diem

Hrs Per 2wk Pay Period: per diem

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, registered domestic partner status, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, ancestry, national origin (including possession of a driver's license issued to individuals who did not present proof of authorized presence in the U.S.), age, medical condition, physical or mental disability, military or protected veteran status, political affiliation, pregnancy or perceived pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical condition, genetic information or any other characteristic made unlawful by local, state, or federal law, ordinance or regulation. External hires must pass a background check/drug screening. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state, and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.