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Hillcrest Medical Center
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CX Contract
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10 hour shifts, Sunday-Saturday

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#118131 Communications Specialist

Filing Deadline: Mon 8/22/2022

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Please note that this position is a part-time appointment

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 08/10/2022 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 08/22/2022. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.


Under direction of the Call Center Services Supervisor, independently responsible for serving as the Health System Operator for three hospitals and multiple outpatient satellite locations, operating a Cisco Call Center phone system, processing a high volume of calls in a professional manner using departmental established scripts and procedures. Provides telephone information, directory assistance, and on-call information utilizing supporting materials and databases. Also provides messaging services, departmental listing information, and EMR in-patient information.

Monitors, responds to, and processes multiple life critical codes following specific procedures. Accurately documents all tasks performed within area of responsibility, and provides customer service for department, troubleshooting issues with customers, and creating repair tickets in the enterprise Track It database. Independently responsible for daily maintenance of staff/faculty listings to support the web messaging system, the departmental directory listings, and the departmental on-call information listings. Performs other administrative support functions as required.

Must be willing and able to work variable shifts to include nights, weekends, and holidays.


  • Two (2) years of previous related experience in a communications and/or administrative support role for a large, complex system.

  • Excellent customer service skills. Ability to communicate clearly and effectively and handle a high-volume of calls in a large call center environment.

  • Demonstrated ability to interact professionally with staff and physicians in person.

  • Proven accurate typing skills with proper knowledge of format, and proven proofreading skills of own work.

  • Strong attention to detail, including data input. Knowledge of the internet browsing functions.

  • Ability to function effectively in an environment of continuous changing priorities.

  • Strong ability to problem solve. Ability to work independently and exercise good judgment.


  • Knowledge of and experience with Cisco Call Center phone system.
  • Knowledge of MS Office (Outlook, Excel, Word), and EPIC.


  • Must be able to work various hours and locations based on business needs.
  • Must be flexible to work days, evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays for staff coverage.
  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.

Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

If applicable, life-support certifications (BLS, NRP, ACLS, etc.) must include hands-on practice and in-person skills assessment; online-only certification is not acceptable.

UC San Diego Health is the only academic health system in the San Diego region, providing leading-edge care in patient care, biomedical research, education, and community service. Our facilities include two university hospitals, a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, Shiley Eye Institute, Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center, the only Burn Center in the county, and and dozens of outpatient clinics. We invite you to join our team!

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