Security Officer - Administrative Professional Services

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About PeaceHealth
PeaceHealth, based in Vancouver, Wash., is a not-for-profit Catholic health system offering care to communities in Washington, Oregon, and Alaska. PeaceHealth has approximately 16,000 caregivers, a multi-specialty medical group practice with more than 800 physicians and providers, a comprehensive laboratory system, and nine medical centers serving both urban and rural communities throughout the Northwest. In 1890, Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace founded what has become PeaceHealth. Today, PeaceHealth is the legacy of its founding Sisters and continues to serve communities when invited to do so with a spirit of collaboration and stewardship. This is The Spirit of Healing-The Spirit of PeaceHealth.
Admin Professional Svcs (7230)
The Security Officer is responsible for providing safety and security services which requires regular interactions with patients, visitors, caregivers and clinicians in highly diverse and complex situations. Interacts with local law enforcement to provide information, clarification of events and coordinate emergency protocols.
1. Provides safety and security services which includes; patrolling grounds, parking lots, buildings, securing entryways and exits, etc. to effectively address potential conduct issues, violations of policy, check for property damage, inspect safety issues, inspect certain safety features such as fire extinguishers or water valves, respond to all codes, address trespassing concerns, provide assistance with out of control patients, and utilizes electronic checkpoints.
2. Provides stand-by service or escort services for protection of caregivers or patients as needed.
3. Provides courtesy services such as providing directions, locksmith functions, jump-starts, changing flat tires, reporting vehicles with lights on, and assisting families in times of crisis.
4. Provides non-violent physical crisis intervention and de-escalation techniques to neutralize extreme situations and mitigate negative outcomes.
5. Provides crowd control during events resulting in an influx of patients and/or visitors.
6. Responsible for coordinating information, clarification of events and coordinating emergency protocols which may require collaboration with external safety and law enforcement agencies.
7. Responds to all emergency situations and applies appropriate protocols for the Code, Disaster (command center), ETO Exposure, Fire, Flood, Hazardous spills, and all code situations.
8. May assist flight crew and ground crew with Life Flight/Airlift NW transports and securing landing the pad.
9. Responsible for adhering to protocols; completing, filing and maintaining correct documentation, filing reports, monitoring visitor permits, and assists with maintaining building access control by utilizing the computerized badge/door system.
10. Performs other duties as assigned.
High School Diploma or equivalent is required.
Minimum of two (2) years security, military or police experience is required.
Healthcare facility security experience and self defense experience is preferred.
BLS Certification upon hire.
Valid Driver's License for the State hired to perform duties
Other Skills:
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Ability to formulate a plan of action, carry it out with control and apply crisis intervention and de-escalation skills
Ability to perform data entry as necessary
Good physical condition to walk, run and lift as needed
Working knowledge of Microsoft Windows, Word, Access, and Excel
Must have acceptable driving record and maintain that level in accordance with the PeaceHealth Motor Vehicle Safety Policy.
Qualified (police background check) and trained with the Police Department's ADA ticket program.
Successfully complete an 8 hour Crisis Prevention Institute Program (CPI) and annual completion of a 4 hour CPI re-certification program.
May be responsible for maintaining building access control through programming, troubleshooting and data entry into badge access system. Creates and issues ID badges. Assigns security access as determined. This position will program and remove access cards from a predetermined data set within the electronic access system. Trains and works within the infant abduction, access, and alarm systems.
May be responsible for developing required reports and providing monthly regulatory audits as required. Maintains department website and assists in security research projects as needed.
IAHHS (International Assoc for Healthcare Security & Safety) Basic certification required within 180 days of employment.
Bellingham, WA
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8 Hours
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Full Time
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Required Certifications/Licensure:
Basic Life Support; Drivers License
The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed within this job class. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of caregivers assigned to this job.
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Posting Notes: Bellingham, WA -- Facilities/Food/Housekeeping -- Full Time -- PHMG ADMIN
Company Description:
As the premiere health care system in the Northwest, consistent with our mission and heritage, PeaceHealth is known for a healing culture that is patient-centered and family friendly. At PeaceHealth, the fulfillment of our Mission is our shared purpose. It drives all that we are and all that we do. To those who embrace the spirit of these words and our commitment to Exceptional Medicine and Compassionate Care, we offer the opportunity to learn and grow as a member of the PeaceHealth family. Join our team of caregivers who serve patients and their families to provide healing care for the mind, body and spirit.

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