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Security Officer

Sequoia Hospital Redwood City, California
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Requisition ID 2022-217653 Employment Type Per Diem Department Security Hours/Pay Period 1 Shift Evening Weekly Schedule Must be able to provide a minimum of four evening shifts (1400-2230), two of which must be weekends. Additional hours may also be available on all shifts. Remote No Category Safety and Security
Overview

About Sequoia Hospital – Hello Humankindness

Dignity Health Sequoia Hospital is an accredited, not-for-profit community hospital providing innovative and exceptional health care for generations of Bay Area residents. Sequoia’s Heart and Vascular Institute is a nationally known pioneer in advanced cardiac care, affiliated with the Cleveland Clinic Heart and Vascular Institute. Sequoia has received national recognition from Healthgrades for superior patient safety and was named as one of America’s top 100 hospitals for cardiac care. Our Total Joint Replacement program is a designated Blue Distinction Center for Knee and Hip Replacement. Our Birth Center is consistently ranked as a favorite among Peninsula families. We are also known for our comprehensive emergency care and leading-edge tomosynthesis 3-D mammogram technology. Our Pavilion combines the most advanced medical and surgical services with a unique healing environment, including private, spacious rooms and inviting garden areas.

Learn more about us, our awards, and some of our services:

dignityhealth.org/sequoia


Responsibilities

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.
  • Patrol the facility and grounds by foot or vehicle; monitor 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; investigate security breaches, conduct follow-up investigations, and write incident reports.
  • Log all activities in a daily log to accurately record events; and (2) complete clear, concise, and legible reports in a timely manner; use appropriate emergency and radio codes in dispatching security officers while knowing hospital campus to ensure that those dispatched are to right location.

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Qualifications

Experience

Six (6) months experience as security officer in a hospital or healthcare setting, prior law enforcement or military service; or one (1) year experience as a security officer.

Education

High school diploma or equivalent; or three (3) years experience as a security officer

Completion of college level education courses in criminal justice preferred

Licensure

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 30 days of hire preferred;

Current state issued security officer license, showing no disciplinary actions;

Workplace violence training annually. Completion of IAHSS Basic Training for Healthcare Security Officer within 90 days; Employees hired before 12/01/2018 are grandfathered and have 90 days after receiving materials to obtain. American Heart Association approved Basic Life Support (BLS) certification within 90 days of employment.

SECURITY GUARD REG PERMIT (SEC GUARD)

Special Skills

Must be able to speak English, communicate clearly orally, and in writing; understand and use de-escalation techniques

Training

workplace violence training annually

Completion of IAHSS Basic Training for Healthcare Security Officer within 90 days

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