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Become A Telephone Operator

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Working As A Telephone Operator

  • Interacting With Computers
  • Getting Information
  • Communicating with Persons Outside Organization
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Deal with People

  • Unpleasant/Angry People

  • Mostly Sitting

  • Repetitive

  • Make Decisions

  • $27,440

    Average Salary

What Does A Telephone Operator Do At Marriott International

* Answer, record, log, and process all guest calls, requests, questions, or concerns.
* Operate telephone switchboard station.
* Process guest requests for wake up calls, screening calls, do not disturb, call forwarding, conference calls, TDD relay calls, and non-registered guest calls.
* Advise guest of any messages received.
* Monitor busy or unanswered lines, check back with callers on hold to update status, and offer to take a message.
* Receive, record, and relay messages accurately, completely, and legibly.
* Activate/deactivate guest room message lights as appropriate.
* Instruct guests on how to access the internet; transfer guests with problems to provider's customer support line.
* Test communications equipment to ensure it works properly.
* Respond to special requests from guests with unique needs.
* Contact appropriate individual or department as necessary to resolve guest call, request, or problem.
* Follow up with guests to ensure their requests or problems have been met to their satisfaction.
* Dispatch bell staff or valet staff as needed.
* Follow all company policies and procedures; report accidents, injuries, and unsafe work conditions to manager; ensure uniform and personal appearance are clean and professional; maintain confidentiality of proprietary information; protect company assets.
* Welcome and acknowledge all guests according to company standards; anticipate and address guests' service needs; assist individuals with disabilities; thank guests with genuine appreciation.
* Speak with others using clear and professional language; answer telephones using appropriate etiquette.
* Develop and maintain positive working relationships with others; support team to reach common goals.
* Comply with quality assurance expectations and standards.
* Stand, sit, or walk for an extended period of time.
* Enter and locate information using computers and/or POS systems.
* Move, lift, carry, push, pull, and place objects weighing less than or equal to 10 pounds without assistance.
* Perform other reasonable job duties as requested by Supervisors.
* To apply now, go to: https://marriott.taleo.Net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?job=1800093S Marriott International is consistently recognized as an employer of choice globally by FORTUNE magazine, DiversityInc and Great Places to Work Institute, among others.
* Visit www.marriott.com/careers to learn more about our workplace culture and career opportunities.
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What Does A Telephone Operator Do At Highmark Health

* Answers and directs all telephone calls and overhead paging inquiries for the efficient and timely operation of hospital communications.
* Triages and prioritizes calls as to their urgency, and accurately routes accordingly.
* Immediately responds to all alarms, security calls, and medical emergencies.
* Pages all persons designated to respond to emergencies.
* Immediately reports to the supervisor any problems with, or abuses of the alarm system.
* Logs emergency response information, as appropriate.
* May reprogram the computerized fire alarm system after it has been activated.
* Maintains and cleans all switchboard equipment, identifying and resolving malfunctions to any equipment through defined problem correction procedures.
* Performs other duties as assigned or required

What Does A Telephone Operator Do At Ascension Health

* Receives and relays internal and external calls and provides general information according to protocol.
* Maintains desk directories, on-call list, reference guides and other associated reference materials.
* Operates beeper and paging system to contact personnel and code team.
* Communicates codes, alerts, drills and other announcements according to established policies and protocols, including disaster management plans.
* Other duties as assigned.
* Serves as the answering service for all physicians of St.
* Agnes Hospital as well as some attending physicians.
* Operates multi line telephone in a calm, timely (usually within 10 seconds) and professional manner.
* Interacts with co-workers and customers in a professional, caring manner, displaying a positive attitude

What Does A Telephone Operator Do At Jc Resorts

* To understand and to respond to all guest needs and requests in a timel and professional manner.
* To follow all specified procedures to correctly answer and transfer all incoming calls, and forward messages to guests and managerial staff in a timely manner.
* To assist guests and staff, as requested, to place outgoing calls.
* To provide guests with information regarding local restaurants, activities, and points of interest, as requested.
* To correctly operate all features of the PBX system.

What Does A Telephone Operator Do At Penn Medicine

* Handles busy communications center while providing excellent customer service.
* Accountable for handling all in-patient information calls.
* Monitors and responds to codes and alarms immediately and determines the appropriate action.
* Operates the Intelli-desk system, incorporating paging, and overhead paging.
* Makes changes to on-call schedules as needed.
* Responsible for distribution of new/spare/long range pagers, patient room telephones, TTY (Hearing impaired) equipment, batteries, and books on tape for the visually impaired.
* Accurately and legibly records all pertinent information in the log book and incident book and inform any relieving operator of abnormal or unusual circumstances verbally.
* Follow standard change-of-shift protocol and documentation.
* Uses good judgment, prioritizes work orders, and notify the “appropriate” supervisor of any unusual circumstances.
* Clearly mark all packages, envelopes, newspapers, etc., so that others can determine what action to take.
* Report all equipment malfunctions immediately or corrects as directed by department policy.
* Keep the department neat and clean.
* Adhere to department and CCH standards in all areas including confidentiality and security

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Telephone Operator Demographics


  • Female

  • Male

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  • White

  • Hispanic or Latino

  • Asian

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  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • French

  • Arabic

  • German

  • Filipino

  • Japanese

  • Tagalog

  • Russian

  • Mandarin

  • Chinese

  • Cantonese

  • Hindi

  • Turkish

  • Dutch

  • Hebrew

  • Braille

  • Aramaic

  • Urdu

  • Breton

  • Armenian

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Top Telephone Operator Skills

  1. Emergency Calls
  2. Customer Service Skills
  3. Telephone Switchboard
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Answer heavy emergency calls in a professional and accurate manner Handle emergency pages to physicians, commercial and medical businesses
  • Maintained excellent customer service skills.
  • Operate telephone switchboards for over 100 clients by relay incoming, outgoing, and calls.
  • Answered & processed local, long distance, and international phone calls customer care assisting, heavy customer contact.
  • Answer incoming telephone calls, input information into database and search business, government or residential directories to retrieve customer listings.

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