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Applications Accepted Until 10AM15-Dec-2019
Job Summary

Switchboard Operator


We are looking for talented and dedicated individuals to support our 24/7 operation. We have opportunities at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver General Hospital, and St. Paul's Hospital. 

What you’ll do 

  1. Operate a multi-line computerized switchboard console by:
    1. Answering all calls, acknowledging the caller, listening attentively, and asking questions to clarify the caller’s inquiry
    2. Transferring phone calls to appropriate locals, providing information, and responding to the caller’s needs in a prompt and courteous manner;
    3. Responding to each hospital alarm (emergency and non-emergency) in a timely manner as per established guidelines. (ie: fire, arrest, medical stat call, bomb threat, elevator.)
  1. Operate Public Address system as per established guidelines.
  1. Operate paging system to page Doctors, Nurses and other on-call staff as required per established guidelines.

What you bring

  • Grade 12 and one (1) year's recent related experience, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Typing 45 WPM 

What’s in it for you

Every PHSA employee enables the best possible patient care for our patients and their families. Whether you are providing direct care, conducting research, or making it possible for others to do their work, you impact the lives of British Columbians today and in the future. That’s why we’re focused on your care too – offering health, wellness, development programs to support you – at work and at home.

  • Join one of BC’s largest employers with province-wide programs, services and operations – offering vast opportunities for growth and development.
  • Access to more than 2,000 in-house training programs.
  • Enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, including municipal pension plan.
  • 12 annual statutory holidays with generous vacation entitlement and accruement.
  • Perks include onsite fitness classes and discounts to 350 BC-wide recreational programs, travel, technology, car and bike sharing, and more.


Casual Opportunities 
Wage: $22.89 per hour

Vancouver, BC 

What we do 
Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) plans, coordinates and evaluates specialized health services with the BC health authorities to provide equitable and cost-effective health care for people throughout the province. Our values reflect our commitment to excellence and include: Respect people – Be compassionate – Dare to innovate – Cultivate partnerships – Serve with purpose. Learn more about PHSA and our programs:


PHSA is committed to employment equity and hires on the basis of merit, encouraging all qualified individuals to apply. We recognize that our ability to provide the best care for our diverse patient populations relies on a rich diversity of skills, knowledge, backgrounds and experiences, and value a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment.

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