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Telephone Operator

Company: US Oncology, Inc.
Location: Colorado Springs
Posted on: June 20, 2022

Job Description:

Overview Rocky Mountain Cancer Centers, Colorado's largest and most comprehensive provider of cancer care has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Telephone Operator in Colorado Springs at our new St. Peregrine location. Come join this busy oncology practice and work with a dynamic team that is passionate about providing stellar care to our patients. We realize that it sounds clich-- but it is true - taking care of cancer patients is a calling. It's much more than a job. Each of us has a unique story that brought us to Rocky Mountain Cancer Centers (RMCC), but those stories usually share common themes of care, compassion, and commitment. No matter the role each RMCC team member serves in, the goal is the same: to provide the best care possible for each and every one of our patients. Whether we are a nurse holding our patient's hand, or a scheduler on the phone finding an appointment that fits into a patient's schedule, we are deeply connected to our patients and do what we can to help. If this sounds like you, we'd love to have you join our team. Salary Range: $15.50 - $16.50 Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certification, etc. As of the date of this posting, in addition to your salary, RMCC offers the following benefits for this position, subject to eligibility requirements: Health, dental, and vision plans; wellness program; health savings account; flexible spending accounts; 401(k) retirement plan; life insurance, short-term disability insurance; long-term disability insurance, Employee Assistance Program; PTO, holiday pay, tuition reimbursement, and employee paid critical illness and accident insurance. Responsibilities SCOPE: Under limited supervision, is responsible for providing a full range of telephone switchboard duties, including triaging calls and relaying messages. Assists with clerical duties as required. Serves as a liaison between patients and medical staff. Supports and adheres to the US Oncology Compliance Program, to include the Code of Ethics and Business Standards. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: -Courteously and efficiently answers all incoming calls and connects callers with the correct extension. -Takes and relays messages in an accurate and timely manner. -Responds to emergency and urgent calls from patients in a timely manner. Directs callers immediately to clinical staff as necessary. -Performs operator functions including triaging calls; connecting and transferring calls; setting up conference calls; instructing users on telephone procedures; and reporting telephone and equipment malfunctions to the appropriate party. -Provides a pleasant and helpful phone contact for callers. -Responsible for opening and closing the switchboard. -Responsible for the in-house paging system. -Performs clerical duties as assigned to maintain workflow in the department. Qualifications High school diploma or equivalent required. Minimum five years office experience, preferably in a medical setting. All qualified candidates are required to pass a background check and non-federal drug test (which excludes marijuana) post offer of employment and prior to hire. PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Work may require sitting for long periods of time, stooping and bending/stretching for files and supplies. Requires occasional lifting of files or paper weighing up to 30 pounds. Requires manual dexterity sufficient to operate a keyboard, calculator, telephone, copier and other office equipment. Vision must be correctable to 20/20 and hearing must be in the normal range for telephone contacts. WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Work is performed in an office environment. Involves high levels of contact with patients and public.

High school diploma or equivalent required. Minimum five years office experience, preferably in a medical setting. All qualified candidates are required to pass a background check and non-federal drug test (which excludes marijuana) post offer of employment and prior to hire. PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Work may require sitting for long periods of time, stooping and bending/stretching for files and supplies. Requires occasional lifting of files or paper weighing up to 30 pounds. Requires manual dexterity sufficient to operate a keyboard, calculator, telephone, copier and other office equipment. Vision must be correctable to 20/20 and hearing must be in the normal range for telephone contacts. WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Work is performed in an office environment. Involves high levels of contact with patients and public.

SCOPE: Under limited supervision, is responsible for providing a full range of telephone switchboard duties, including triaging calls and relaying messages. Assists with clerical duties as required. Serves as a liaison between patients and medical staff. Supports and adheres to the US Oncology Compliance Program, to include the Code of Ethics and Business Standards. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: -Courteously and efficiently answers all incoming calls and connects callers with the correct extension. -Takes and relays messages in an accurate and timely manner. -Responds to emergency and urgent calls from patients in a timely manner. Directs callers immediately to clinical staff as necessary. -Performs operator functions including triaging calls; connecting and transferring calls; setting up conference calls; instructing users on telephone procedures; and reporting telephone and equipment malfunctions to the appropriate party. -Provides a pleasant and helpful phone contact for callers. -Responsible for opening and closing the switchboard. -Responsible for the in-house paging system. -Performs clerical duties as assigned to maintain workflow in the department.

Keywords: US Oncology, Inc., Colorado Springs , Telephone Operator, Other , Colorado Springs, Colorado

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