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Security Officer

Company: Catholic Health Initiative
Location: Lakewood
Posted on: June 10, 2021

Job Description:

Overview

Virginia Mason Franciscan Health has exciting and rewarding careers with competitive salaries and benefits. We are a family of hospitals, health care services, and medical providers delivering compassionate care to people throughout the South Puget Sound. VMFH exists as a part of CommonSpirit Health, one of the largest not-for-profit health care systems in the country.

We pride ourselves on excellence in service and hospitality by contributing to the successes of our staff and patients. As a team member at VMFH, you are provided unlimited opportunities for personal and professional development along with great job satisfaction. We would love foryou to come join our family!

Responsibilities

Job Summary:

Security Officers provide a full range of security activities designed to protect persons, property and equipment from unauthorized persons or hazards by patrolling in or around hospital and grounds. They physically restrain individuals at risk for causing imminent injury or damage. They also provide customer service to visitors and employees, such as providing directions, escorting individuals to and from parking areas, providing jump starts to car batteries and unlocking cars. They also control access to the hospital by verifying the identity of persons entering or exiting in accordance with department procedure and they monitor fire alarm and perimeter detection systems. The day-to-day work is performed in accordance with well-defined procedures. The work activities require customer service skills. Security Officers work in "unarmed" positions that require shift and weekend work involving significant periods of standing and walking.

Essential Duties:

  • Provides physical security to the hospital; patrols assigned buildings and property on foot, being alert to violations of security regulations, suspicious activities, unauthorized persons and safety hazards that may cause injury or damage to property.
  • Responds to individuals displaying unusual, suspicious or aggressive behavior firmly, but courteously.
  • May subdue and restrain individuals posing potential harm to persons and property. Utilizes conflict resolution skills to deescalate the situation or person, involving management when necessary.
  • Provides customer service to patients, employees and visitors.
  • Completes all required documentation in a timely, accurate, and thorough manner.
  • Interfaces with law enforcement in respect to criminal activities.
  • Exhibits and adheres to CHI Franciscan Health's Core Values of Reverence, Integrity, Compassion and Excellence.

Qualifications

Education/Work Experience:

  • Six months of related experience in security or customer service that demonstrates attainment of the requisite job knowledge skills/abilities.
  • Satisfactory Abstract of Driving Record (Type: Employment Record) must be provided and meet departmental standards.
  • Minimum age requirement of 21 years for insurance coverage eligibility which is mandatory for driving security vehicles.

Licensure/Certification:

  • Valid Washington State driver's license and a clean driving record with no action pending/taken at any time in response to unsafe driver performance or other legal requirements.
  • International Association of Healthcare Security and Safety (IAHSS) Basic Certification preferred.

Keywords: Catholic Health Initiative, Lakewood , Security Officer, Other , Lakewood, Washington

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