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Bon Secours Mercy Health Switchboard Operator - 32 hours per week - rotation of all shifts in Petersburg, Virginia

Thank you for considering a career at Bon Secours!

This is a full time position working 32 hours per week. Must be able to work all 3 shifts - day, evening, and night shift. Must also be able to work weekends and holidays.


According to prescribed policies and procedures, operates hospital multiple position switchboard to relay incoming, outgoing, and inter-office calls. Responsible for providing patient information to outside callers and operating the paging service. Handles Answering Service calls for physicians. Responds to alarms and codes by notifying appropriate personnel. Performs other duties as assigned. Attend meeting and educational classes as required.


  1. Work requires the ability to read, write, follow oral and written instructions, and communicates effectively at a level generally acquired through completion of a high school education.

  2. Work requires the ability to employ tact and courtesy at all times to patients, visitors, co-workers, and other hospital employees.

  3. Work requires keyboard skills and general personal computer skills using a mouse. In addition, familiarity with department policies and procedures and medical terminology at a level generally acquired through at least six months on-the-job training.

  4. Work requires strong communication skills, a pleasant voice, and a professional appearance in representing the Communications Department to physicians, staff, and patients.

  5. Work requires analytical ability necessary to initiate procedures for emergency situations, such as fire, code blue, disaster drills, and security emergencies.

  6. Work requires interpersonal skills and a customer service orientation necessary to answer calls and relay messages and communicate effectively with internal and external callers in a calm, tactful manner.


  1. Answers and connects incoming calls to patients and hospital staff, using discretionary judgment. Responds to callers’ questions and requests, including patient information and telephone assistance, in a courteous and businesslike fashion.

Bon Secours is an equal opportunity employer.

We’ll also reward your hard work with:

  • Comprehensive, affordable medical, dental and vision plans

  • Prescription drug coverage

  • Flexible spending accounts

  • Life insurance w/AD&D

  • An employer-matched 403(b) for those who qualify

  • Paid time off

  • Educational Assistance

  • And much more

S cheduled Weekly Hours:


Work Shift:

All (United States of America)


Communications - Southside RMC - Petersburg

All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetic information, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. If you’d like to view a copy of the affirmative action plan or policy statement for Mercy Health – Youngstown, Ohio or Bon Secours – Ashland, Kentucky; Franklin, Virginia; Petersburg, Virginia; and Emporia, Virginia, which are Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employers, please email If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part of the employment selection process, please contact The Talent Acquisition Team at .