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PBX Operator (Part Time, Varied shifts)

Company: Cottage Health System
Location: Santa Barbara
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Operates the PBX console, ensuring that all calls to CHS hospitals are handled in an expedient, accurate, and pleasant manner. Utilizes paging and other communications system, handles emergency procedures, acts as the base station for the Security Officers, and monitors and responds to all alarm systems located in the Communications Center.


Answers all incoming calls in a pleasant and courteous manner, doing some limited screening and directing each call to the appropriate extension at all CHS sites.

Implements emergency procedures such as Code Blue, Red, Gray, Pink, and other emergencies as necessary.

Monitors the alarm systems in the Communications Center and responds appropriately to any alarms that occur including fire alarms, Blood Bank alarms, duress alarms, Central Plant alarms, etc. Completes appropriate paperwork and follows through as necessary to assure an appropriate response.

Provides prompt and courteous responses to all incoming and outgoing calls. Maintains high service levels and minimizes abandoned calls.

Reports promptly any telephone system or equipment problems to the Communications Manager or her designee.

Acts as the base station for the Security Department after hours, on weekends and holidays, maintaining radio contact with the officers on duty.

Uses the PC-based operator console program to answer and handle incoming calls. Familiar with the specialty keyboard, know how to search, page, able to park and retrieve calls, handle emergency procedures, and knows how to troubleshoot problems with system and the voice saver program.

Operates paging system including transferring pagers and troubleshooting pager problems. Also uses CAMS, the text board system, and occasionally overhead page to relay accurate information.

Prepares for distribution-assorted newspapers to various departments each day.

Maintains an accurate on-call list for various departments and contacts those individuals as needed. Posts on-call info on the portal at the beginning of each shift.

Assists visitors and employees via the intercom system with access to the parking structures.


High School diploma or GED, ability to use a PC to operate the PBX console program and other communications systems in the department, and one-year service experience

Keywords: Cottage Health System, Santa Barbara , PBX Operator (Part Time, Varied shifts), Other , Santa Barbara, California

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