Telephone Operator - Part Time

Job Description

Strength Through Diversity

Ground breaking science. Advancing medicine. Healing made personal.


Roles & Responsibilities:




Under general direction, the Telephone Operator is responsible for operating the telephone console for the Mount Sinai Health System Telecommunications Department.  This position supports incoming, outgoing, inter-organizational and interdepartmental calls to and from the hospitals. This position coordinates emergency code responses; assuring the proper personnel is notified of emergency conditions through the campuses which include all medical alerts, security alerts and facility alerts. A Telephone Operator provides patient and staff information in accordance to hospital policies and procedures.  An Operator utilizes various computerized paging systems to process paging requests and status changes. 


Essential Duties and Responsibilities                                                                                            

1.     Operate switchboard and route incoming calls to appropriate departments.

2.     Initiates all emergency calls including medical alerts, security alerts and facility alerts

3.     Provides specific directory information to internal and external inquiries as required in accordance with policy and procedures pertaining to the disclosure of directory information.

4.     Responsible for the preparation of Daily On-Call Schedule, Code Sheet and Emergencies.

5.     Utilizes computerized paging systems to page, change pager status and page-copy features.

6.     Performs other related duties.


Education Requirements                                                                                                                

High School/GED 


Experience Requirements                                                                                                                 

Must have a minimum of 1 year of telephone operator experience in a call center environment (health care preferred) or equivalent work and educational experience. 




Computer Skills                                                                                                                               


MS Office Suite (please check one):  (basic)    (intermediate)   (advanced) 


Other:  Able to type at least 45 WPD






Strength Through Diversity


The Mount Sinai Health System believes that diversity is a driver for excellence. We share a common devotion to delivering exceptional patient care. Yet we’re as diverse as the city we call home- culturally, ethically, in outlook and lifestyle. When you join us, you become a part of Mount Sinai’s unrivaled record of achievement, education and advancement as we revolutionize medicine together.


We work hard to acquire and retain the best people, and to create a welcoming, nurturing work environment where you can develop professionally. We share the belief that all employees, regardless of job title or expertise, can make an impact on quality patient care. 


Explore more about this opportunity and how you can help us write a new chapter in our story! 


Who We Are


Over 38,000 employees strong, the mission of the Mount Sinai Health System is to provide compassionate patient care with seamless coordination and to advance medicine through unrivaled education, research, and outreach in the many diverse communities we serve.


Formed in September 2013, The Mount Sinai Health System combines the excellence of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai with seven premier hospital campuses, including Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai Beth Israel Brooklyn, The Mount Sinai Hospital, Mount Sinai Queens, Mount Sinai West (formerly Mount Sinai Roosevelt), Mount Sinai St. Luke’s, and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai.


The Mount Sinai Health System is an equal opportunity employer. We comply with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate, exclude, or treat people differently on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. 


EOE Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans

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