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University of Utah Health Communication Services Specialist I - Research Park in SALT LAKE CITY, Utah


As a patient-focused organization, University of Utah Health exists to enhance the health and well-being of people through patient care, research and education. Success in this mission requires a culture of collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. University of Utah Health seeks staff that are committed to the values of compassion, collaboration, innovation, responsibility, diversity, integrity, quality and trust that are integral to our mission. EO/AA

This position provides excellent customer-focused service by handling inbound telephone calls supporting weekday call centers. The incumbent navigates the customer through the system utilizing provided resources. This position makes a difference for customers by maximizing efficiency by ensuring the accuracy of the information flow between different staff and departments. This position has no responsibility for providing care to patients.

Corporate Overview: The University of Utah is a Level 1 Trauma Center and is nationally ranked and recognized for our academic research, quality standards and overall patient experience. Our five hospitals and eleven clinics provide excellence in our comprehensive services, medical advancement, and overall patient outcomes.


  • Answers incoming telephone calls on a multi-line system.

  • Provides excellent customer service by resolving concerns and responding to inquiries in a professional and engaging manner.

  • Coordinates services provided to customers according to policies and procedures, and provides customer education as needed.

  • Maintains excellent schedule adherence and productivity standards.

  • Handles customer contacts in a timely and efficient manner. Customer contacts include patient and staff transfers, provider messaging, inquiries, complaints and feedback calls.

  • Participates in weekly learning components and ongoing training opportunities.

  • Performs other administrative or clerical duties and projects as assigned.

  • Communicates with patients in a confidential, professional manner using tact and diplomacy when paging on call providers for medical concerns.

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities

  • Ability to provide excellent customer service and a willingness to go above and beyond to meet the needs of the customer.

  • Demonstrated excellence in verbal and written communications.

  • Ability to verbalize empathy.

  • Demonstrated excellent listening skills that enable appropriate responses to customer requests.

  • Demonstrated computer literacy, including a working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications.

  • Ability to type at least 40 WPM.

  • Ability to assimilate data from various sources.

  • Demonstrated knowledge and ability to apply the processes, activities, and tools associated with managing customer requests.

  • Ability to maintain a professional demeanor and high productivity in stressful or difficult situations.

  • Ability to prioritize and multi task in a fast paced environment.


Qualifications Required

  • One year of call center, medical clinic experience, or customer service (including retail, security, and other customer facing positions).

Qualifications (Preferred)


  • Experience with Outlook.

Working Conditions and Physical Demands

Employee must be able to meet the following requirements with or without an accommodation.

  • This is a sedentary position in an office setting that may exert up to 10 pounds and may lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects. This position involves sitting most of the time and is not exposed to adverse environmental conditions.

Physical Requirements

Listening, Near Vision, Sitting, Speaking

Multi-lingual Candidates Welcomed

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EEO Statement

University of Utah Health Hospitals and Clinics, a part of The University of Utah, values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

University of Utah Health Hospitals and Clinics, a part of The University of Utah, is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran's status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, please contact the University of Utah Health Hospitals and Clinics Human Resources office at 801-581-6500.If you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Sherrie Hayashi

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action (OEO/AA)

383 University Street, Level 1 OEO Suite

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


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The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Hospitals and Clinics Human Resources at (801) 581-6500 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or Hospitals and Clinics Human Resources at (801) 581-6500 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.

Requisition Number 63331

Reg/Temp Regular

Employment Type Full-Time

Shift Night

Work Schedule This position is intended to transition to Graveyard. Training will take place during the day and swing shift. After training completion, hours will range from 8:00pm – 7:00am.

Clinical/Non-Clinical Status Non-Clinical

Location Name Off-Campus (Other)

Workplace Set Up On-site


State UT


Category Telecommunications