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Security Officer

Mercy San Juan Medical Center Carmichael, California
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Requisition ID 2021-200667 Employment Type Full Time Department Security Hours/Pay Period 80 Shift Varied Standard Hours Varied Remote No
Overview

Mercy San Juan Medical Center, a Dignity Health member, is a nationally recognized not-for-profit hospital located in Carmichael, California, serving the areas of north Sacramento County and south Placer County. The 370-bed facility is one of the region’s largest and most comprehensive medical centers, caring for more than 150,000 people each year and contains the only Comprehensive Stroke Center in the greater Sacramento region.


Responsibilities

Position Summary:

The Security Officer is expected to provide a reasonably safe and secure environment for all who enter Dignity Health properties and to assure the physical security of buildings and grounds. It is expected that the security officer will demonstrate behavior consistent with Dignity Health core value and humankindness. The security officer shall support Dignity Health’s strategic plan and the goals and direction of the quality improvement/process improvement activities. Responsibilities include:

  • Protecting staff, patients, and visitors by responding to calls for assistance in a timely and prudent manner such as violent or unruly patients, visitors, crimes committed or in progress, opening doors, and responding to emergency codes.
  • Patrols the facility and grounds by foot or vehicle, monitors security alarms and dispatch officers promptly to location(s) where needed, and report unsafe acts or conditions.
  • Knowledge of emergency procedures, equipment, supplies, reports HIPPA breaches if witnessed, investigates security breaches, conducts follow-up investigations, and writes incident reports.
  • Log all activities in a daily log to accurately record events and complete clear, concise, and legible reports in a timely manner.
  • Use appropriate emergency and radio codes in dispatching security officers while knowing the hospital campus to ensure that those dispatched are to right location.

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Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Current California-issued security officer license, showing no disciplinary actions
  • High school diploma or equivalent; or three (3) years’ experience as a security officer
  • Six (6) months experience as a security officer in a hospital or healthcare setting, prior law enforcement or military service, or one (1) year experience as a security officer
  • Annual Workplace Violence training
  • Must be able to speak English, communicate clearly orally, and in writing; understand and use de-escalation techniques
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) certification through the American Heart Association (AHA) within 90 days of hire.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Completion of IAHSS Basic Training for Healthcare Security Officer within ninety (90) days preferred
  • Current driver’s license issued by the state wherein the position is posted with satisfactory DMV report on file or the ability to obtain one within thirty (30) days of hire preferred

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