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Connection Specialist

Dignity Health Phoenix, Arizona

The posted compensation range of $15.56 - $21.40 /hour is a reasonable estimate that extends from the lowest to the highest pay CommonSpirit in good faith believes it might pay for this particular job, based on the circumstances at the time of posting. CommonSpirit may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range as permitted by law.

Requisition ID 2024-354746 Employment Type Full Time Department On-Site Virtual Clinical Command Center Hours/Pay Period 72 Shift Day Weekly Schedule 0600-1830 Remote No Category Administrative and Clerical

CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health. With more than 700 care sites across the U.S. from clinics and hospitals to home-based care and virtual care services CommonSpirit is accessible to nearly one out of every four U.S. residents. Our world needs compassion like never before. Our communities need caring and our families need protection. With our combined resources CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable and innovating how and where healing can happen both inside our hospitals and out in the community.


While this position provides services to the patients of CommonSpirit Health across the United States, this position must work on-site at our Phoenix AZ Virtual Hospital located at 3033 N. 3rd Avenue.

Connection Specialist

Working as a Connection Specialist is a rewarding career that allows you to help people in need across the United States in a 24/7 virtual call center environment.  Part of our highly specialized team of phone and communications operators at CommonSpirit Health's Virtual Hospital in Phoenix, AZ, this position will serve as the initial point of contact between our patients, family members and others and our healthcare professionals at 140+ hospitals across 21 states. They will practice active listening skills and ask questions to get to the critical details needed to accurately and efficiently direct the call.   Connection Specialists are naturally compassionate individuals who are comfortable talking to people who might be emotional, pankicked or stressed.  While working under stress, the right person will be eager to work directly with our callers in a calm and efficient manner to respond to situations ensuring the best possible outcome for the caller.  Is that person you?

What you'll do:

Using a Private Branch Exchange (PBX) operator function, you will use exceptional communication and judgment skills to make decisions quickly when answering inbound phone calls.  You will need to recognize the difference between emergency and non-emergency calls and quickly evaluate the situation and decide on the appropriate course of action.  You will practice active listening to connect the dots and know which questions to ask callers to get the critical details needed to accurately and efficiently direct the call.  Call responses could include, call routing, code calling, overhead announcements and sending notifications to essential patient care team members across the country.   You will also provide after hours remote patient care coverage for patients being monitored while healing at home; serving as their lifeline for questions and an escalation trigger for immediate patient care.

While you’re busy caring for our patients, we’ll take care of you with benefits that include health/dental/vision, FSA, matching retirement plans, paid vacation, adoption assistance, performance bonus eligibility and more!

Why should you choose us:

What sets us apart from other healthcare organizations? How much time do you have? In short, it all starts with our current employees. They believe in living our mission to provide compassion to everyone. We, in turn, believe that growing and supporting our people allows us to deliver a higher degree of quality care to our patients. Whether in-person or virtually, CommonSpirit Health advocates for all who live in the communities we serve, especially the most vulnerable. Choose an organization who will champion your talents and nurture your career. Choose CommonSpirit Health! 




1-year related experience (customer service environment) 


previous Healthcare experience

While you’re busy impacting the healthcare industry, we’ll take care of you with benefits that include health/dental/vision, FSA, matching retirement plans, paid vacation, adoption assistance, annual bonus eligibility and more!



While you’re busy impacting the healthcare industry, we’ll take care of you with benefits that may include health/dental/vision, FSA, matching retirement plans, paid time off, tuition assistance, adoption assistance, and more!

Unless directed by a Collective Bargaining Agreement, applications for this position will be considered on a rolling basis. CommonSpirit Health cannot anticipate the date by which a successful candidate may be identified.

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