Contact Center Specialist I - EVENING SHIFT - Contact Center

Penn State Health - Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Location: US:PA:Hershey
Work Type: Full Time
FTE: 1.00
Shift: Evening
Hours: 2:00p - 10:00p, Monday - Friday, every 3rd weekend


Provides a high quality experience for the patients and physicians of Penn State Health and acts as the first point of contact for various patient needs including scheduling, registrations, access and general information, and appointment confirmation. Provides essential telephone coverage from 6:00am-10:00pm 365 days per year for Contact Center responsibilities including the Careline, MD Network, MD Network Pediatrics, and Patient Relations inbound phone queues that support the entire medical institution including the hospital, Medical Group, College of Medicine, and across all Penn State Health locations. Deploys excellent customer service engagement skills by phone and electronic mail. Responsible to accurately process a high volume and wide variety of calls by determining the caller’s specific needs, assisting the caller, or redirecting the caller to the proper location for assistance. Ensure that all calls are answered accurately and timely, maintain efficiency with all departmental processes and procedures.


High School Diploma required

1 year of job related experience required

Ability to successfully complete a hands-on training program, including all phone applications, computer programs, and software applications that support the Contact Center daily operations required


Ability to maintain and utilize proficient knowledge in in all department processes, procedures and software applications that support for the daily operations of the Contact Center including Centaurus, Smart Web, Cerner, Powerchart, Outlook, Decision Tree and Microsoft folders

High level of service excellence in all interactions with patients, business partners, and team members according to established behavioral standards

Excellent customer service, interpersonal communication, problem solving and computer skills

Strong oral and written communication skills, decision making and resilience

Critical thinking skills and good judgment under pressure

High level of professional and ethical standards and performance

Ability to acquire and maintain proficient knowledge in policies and procedures including scheduling, referrals, paging, and location information


Experience including word processing, scheduling, telephone call center system, medical office, or medical terminology preferred

High volume call center experience preferred

This job description is a general outline of duties performed and is not to be misconstrued as encompassing all duties performed within the position. All individuals (including current employees) selected for a position will undergo a background check appropriate for the position's responsibilities.

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Union: Non Bargained