VHC Health

ID 2022-9046
Category Administrative
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Communications Specialist 


The Communications Specialist operates the Hospital telephone, voice paging, radio paging and security radio systems. Must respond to and appropriately handle all codes and alarms terminating in the communications office. Must perform messaging tasks for staff as appropriate. 


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VHC Health is a 453-bed nationally recognized Hospital and teaching facility that has been delivering high quality care to the Washington, DC metropolitan area for over 75 years. VHC is a proud member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network (a national network of independent healthcare organizations), a designated Level II Trauma Center and a recognized Magnet Hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. We are proud to announce that the Leapfrog Group has awarded the hospital with an 'A' grade in Hospital Safety for the 19th year in a row, achieved an Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ for the 10th year in a row and VHC has ranked Number 2 in “Best Hospitals” in the Washington, DC metropolitan area by U.S. News and World Report's 2021-2022 rankings. At VHC we are always striving to provide continued excellence and growth for our employees as well as top notch care for our patients.


  • High School Diploma or Equivalent preferred. 
  • One year of telephone operator (PBX) experience preferred.


  • Provides answer/transfer, paging, radio paging and 2 way radio for communications and engineering.
  • Monitors and responds to safety and security alarm systems terminating in the Communications office.
  • Receives and responds to all emergency (code) calls and the necessary paging requirements. 
  • Call Statistics: Answers large volume of calls, over 97% of calls answered within 3 rings, fast processing time, removes disconnects quickly.
  • Fully understands the following procedures: Code Red Procedures: Day/Night/Weekend/Condition Drill; Cath Lab Team calls; operator stats (3%); Park Orbit Calls- obtains caller's name; long distance line requests. 


  • Paid Major Holidays
  • Generous Paid Time Off / Vacation
  • Sick Time
  • Health Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Undergraduate Student Loan Repayment
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
  • Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • Health Fitness & Education Class Discounts
  • Employee Wellness Benefits
  • Hospital Discount for Employees and Family
  • VHC Retirement Program
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Free onsite parking
  • Commuter Benefits
  • Career Coaching
  • Family Leave
  • 401(k) + Match
  • and much more!

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