Duke University Health System Job Description:

FLSA: Pay Target: B1 
Date: 06/27/2005   Supervisory Responsibility: No 

General Description of the Job Class

Perform duties required to operate a PBX switchboard and communications equipment and alarms.


Duties and Responsibilities of this Level

* Answer incoming calls in a timely manner, answering all incoming calls. Answer questions of caller according to hospital policy and direct calls to the appropriate department. *Overhead page authorized personnel over PA system in accordance with policy with regard to the time of day, whether or not the person is a physician, employee or guest. *Maintain a beeper list and beeps personnel according to type of pager. *Knowledge of the different panels and all alarms within the PBX and what they are for so that the appropriate policies can be followed to notify the appropriate personnel when an alarm triggers. *Immediately notify Engineering and/or Safety/Security when alarms or equipment malfunctions or when unsafe conditions occur. *Learn all departmental policies, especially correct procedures as they pertain to alarms and codes in emergency situations and know his/her role in implementing plan and the hospital call back-roster. *Attend the hospital's employee orientation and spend time with the PBX Supervisor to become knowledgeable on departmental procedures.


Required Qualifications at this Level


High School graduate



Prior knowledge of a communications system is preferred.


Degrees, Licensure, and/or Certification:



Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:



Distinguishing Characteristics of this Level



The intent of this job description is to provide a representative and level of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

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Essential Physical Job Functions

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