Oregon Health & Science University

Call Center Representative

Job Locations US-OR-Portland
Requisition ID
Position Category
Hospital/Clinic Support
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Job Type
AFSCME union represented
Information Technology Group (ITG)
Salary Range
$21.23 - $26.84 Per Hour
40 hours per week, exact schedule TBD upon hire
HR Mission
Central Services
Drug Testable

Department Overview

The mission of the Information Technology Group (ITG) is to develop, implement and maintain technology-based services and solutions enabling OHSU to effectively manage information to accomplish its missions. The Call Center Representative position is critical to the success and operational efficiency of OHSU, working in a call center which operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. The call center is a Critical Function Unit, responding to over 6,000 incoming and outgoing calls daily for the diverse needs of OHSU's missions; including staff, patients, general public, and external professionals conducing business with OHSU.

Function/Duties of Position

Representatives work with a wide variety of callers. It is imperative that the Representative properly screen vague or incomplete requests so that the call may be connected or paged, to the appropriate person or area. The Representative is generally the first impression of OHSU by the general public. Therefore, this position requires a high level of professionalism, accuracy, attention to detail, empathy, technical savvy, and customer service.    Individuals must be able to multi-task, ask clarifying questions to ascertain customer needs, and thrive in a very fast paced, high-volume, non-scripted environment. 


Representatives will be handling emergent calls (e.g. Code Blue/medical emergency, Code Red/Fire) and will be expected to send immediate communications through multiple modes. (phone, belt based paging, overhead paging, emergency alert notifications)


Representatives must be able to seamlessly and immediately transition to back-up/redundant systems if outages occur.

Required Qualifications


High School Diploma or GED



  • One year experience in a non-scripted mass call processing center, preferably in a medical or hospital setting; OR
  • Two years of heavy volume, multi-phone use, non-scripted environment.

Job Related Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Accurate and expedient typing of at least 40wpm
  • Proven skills in effective multi-tasking in a high stress environment, using different types of technology to quickly and accurately process calls.
  • Proven experience of customer service showing empathy, situational awareness, and understanding.
  • Ability to maintain reliable attendance and punctuality as defined by ITG Attendance Policy.


All are welcome

Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or aaeo@ohsu.edu.


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