Los Angeles, California
Since 1897, the Ostrow School of Dentistry has shaped talented students into outstanding dentists and dental hygienists. Our challenging clinical education and our expert faculty members provide future oral health professionals with the skills they need in order to become the best.
Dentists and dental hygienists are consistently viewed as some of the most trusted and respected professionals that serve the public, and our graduates are part of the reason. The Ostrow School of Dentistry not only educates excellent clinicians but also produces professionals who earn their patients’ trust with unyielding commitment to exemplary ethical standards. Our graduates also earn the respect of their colleagues, taking active leadership roles in the organized dentistry community from local to international levels.
The Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry is looking for a Bilingual English /Spanish speaking Receptionist. Dental background is preferred. This will be a temporary 6 month fixed-term position.
Greets and assists visitors. Answers telephones and provides appropriate information. Performs clerical tasks, as assigned. Works in environment having demanding workload, complex telephone system or switchboard and/or where information of a more complex nature must be accurately provided to callers.
Greets visitors and ascertains name and other pertinent information. Determines nature of visit. Directs or escorts visitor to specified destination, as needed. Notifies appropriate employee of visitor's arrival. Maintains log of all visitors including name, affiliation, date and time of visit.
Answers telephone(s). Screens and forwards calls. Responds to questions about department operations, as appropriate. May discern appropriate information through computer or hard copy files, university or department publications and guidelines and/or personal knowledge. Routes calls for employees, as appropriate. Accurately takes and delivers messages. Maintains log of all calls requiring further action.
Accepts and signs for packages addressed to department. Delivers package(s) to addressee or notifies addressee of package arrival. Receives and sends out messenger or courier items.
Performs a variety of routine clerical tasks (may include processing of incoming and outgoing mail, sending and delivering fax messages, arranging for and maintaining logs for package pickup and delivery, transmitting information or documents to employees using a computer, mail or fax, photocopying and collating, filing, etc.), as time permits.
Assures that reception area is clean and orderly.
The University of Southern California values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.
Preferred Education: High School Diploma
Preferred Experience: Experience as a receptionist, Bilingual English / Spanish oral and written communication.
Communicate with other to gather information
Read handwritten text
Minimum Education: Less than high school, Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum education
Minimum Experience: 6 - 12 months, Combined education/experience as substitute for minimum experience
Minimum Field of Expertise: Experience as a receptionist or comparable clerical experience.