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Certified Peace Officer

Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center Houston, Texas
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Requisition ID 2021-210399 Employment Type Per Diem Department Security Hours/Pay Period 0 Shift Varies Weekly Schedule Varies Remote No Category Safety and Security
Overview

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.

Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center is an 881-bed quaternary care academic medical center that is a joint venture between Baylor College of Medicine and CHI St. Luke’s Health. Located in the Texas Medical Center, the hospital is the home of the Texas Heart® Institute, a cardiovascular research and education institution founded in 1962 by Denton A. Cooley, MD. The hospital was the first facility in Texas and the Southwest designated a Magnet® hospital for Nursing Excellence by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, receiving the award five consecutive times. Baylor St. Luke’s also has three community emergency centers offering adult and pediatric care for the Greater Houston area.


Responsibilities

Provides the highest level of safety and security by patrolling assigned areas of the CHI St. Luke’s Health System to deter, detect and investigate crime and/or any suspicious activity which could cause harm to individuals or property; effective monitoring of electronic surveillance equipment; effective monitoring of hospital emergency systems and ability to dispatch appropriate personnel via radio.  Provides information and assistance to patients, employees and visitors. He/she writes detailed incident reports, and other reports as required. The position must take and maintain control of disruptive individuals for arrest by local law enforcement.

• Responsible for patrolling assigned areas, on foot or by vehicle, providing service and protection. Detects and investigates any suspicious person(s) or activity, and responds to crimes in progress, crimes that have already occurred, disturbances, accidents, various public service calls, and other miscellaneous incidents 
• Investigates complaints, criminal incidents, suspicious activity and accidents. Prepares detailed written incident reports
• When assigned to dispatch, effectively monitors electronic surveillance equipment to identify any suspicious person(s) or activity and dispatches appropriate personnel to investigate
• Provides general information and assistance to patients, visitors and employees, including safety related escorts as requested
• Collaborates with various hospital department personnel and external agencies to gather and exchange information; promote departmental services provided to the campus community
• Assure proper working order of departmental equipment; notify appropriate personnel when repairs and/or maintenance is necessary
• Screen and intervene as necessary to confront and restrain hostile and abusive persons in a manner necessary to reduce risk of personal injury to patients, visitors or employees, and to minimize the disruption of the hospital operations.

Qualifications
Required:
• High School Diploma/GED
• State of Texas Certified Peace Officer certification
• Valid State of Texas Motor Vehicle Operator
• Three (3) years of experience

Your time at work should be fulfilling. Rewarding. Inspiring. That’s what you’ll find when you join one of our non-profit CHI facilities across the nation. You’ll find challenging, rewarding work every day alongside people who have as much compassion as you. Join us and together we’ll create healthier, stronger communities. 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. CHI 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 CHI!

We offer the following benefits to support you and your family:

  • Health/Dental/Vision Insurance
  • Free Premium Membership to Care.com with preloaded credits for children and dependent adults
  • Care for Caregivers: Resilience Through Adversity is a series of sessions designed to help caregivers build their resilience and advance their mental well-being during these difficult times
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Voluntary Protection: Group Accident, Critical Illness, and Identity Theft
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for you and your family
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Tuition Assistance for career growth and development
  • Matching Retirement Programs
  • Wellness Programs and much more! 
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CommonSpirit Health™ is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, parental status, ancestry, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. For more information about your EEO rights as an applicant, please click here.

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