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Healthcare Security Officer

Hourly: $12 - $13 DOQ, Uniforms, and Training Provided

You must be a resident of Coatesville, Phoenixville or a nearby area, have a driver's license and reliable transportation. There is no mass transit at most of our sites.

Weekends, holidays and overnight shifts are required.

A Signal 88 Security Officer assigned to a healthcare site, is an officer that has completed all appropriate on-line and physical training modules, taken and passed a drug test and background check, and is ready for duty in a field, casual or dress uniform as defined under Uniform in the S88 Officer Standard Operating Procedures.

Basic duties include protecting a site in a fixed location. All duties listed below are minimum requirements – additional duties listed in the site’s Post Orders are requirements as well.

REQUIREMENTS:

New hires will have a 90-day probationary period to complete all required training including client/site specific Advanced Learning, CPI training, 88University basic courses and/or IAHSS Basic officer training.

Ability to deal effectively with disruptive patients or visitors. Complete operational knowledge of the hospital with ability to direct patients or visitors to appropriate destinations. Must be able to deal with people in an effective manner. The ability to anticipate a problem/situation and use preventive intervention effectively.

Must have a valid Pa. Driver’s license, High School diploma or GED.

HOURS OF WORK:

Flexible work hours which total a minimum of 36 - 40 hours per week for full-time officers, as scheduled Sunday through Saturday, excluding lunch; however hours of work and days worked may be adjusted to meet operational needs of the hospital.

The employee must remain flexible enough to work overtime, as needed, and be able to work various shift schedules to accomplish the mission. Part-time officers will be scheduled as necessary to meet the operational needs of the hospital.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

While performing the duties of this position a security officer is regularly exposed to outside weather conditions and occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts, fumes, or airborne particles, and risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually very quiet. He or she will be required to report for duty in all weather conditions, and may be exposed to extreme weather conditions while performing duties.

HEALTH HAZARDS:

Minimal risk of exposure to hazardous chemicals such as isopropyl alcohol, potassium hydroxide, sodium hypochlorite, etc.

Minimal risk for exposure to the bloodborne pathogens.

High risk of exposure to tuberculosis and infectious diseases that can be transmitted in healthcare/childcare setting.

INITIATIVE, JUDGEMENT, AND CREATIVE ABILITY:

Display proper judgment to ensure staff, patient, and visitor safety under all circumstances. Show initiative and judgment when planning shift activities. Independently anticipate and identify potentially harmful situations and acts appropriately. Capable of dealing with problems unique to hospital and emergency department situations, and must demonstrate a diplomatic approach dealing with patients, staff members and visitors.

MENTAL, VISUAL, AND HEARING DEMANDS:

Vision correctable to 20/20, and the employee must be able to hear a normal whisper at a distance of 15 feet. The medical standards and those for vision and hearing shall be the same as those published by the PA State Police for security officers with Act#235 certification. See www.lethalweapons.state.pa.us This is to ensure that the client hospital has high-quality security officers that can intervene in assaultive acts and provide protective services, not that they will be armed with a lethal weapon.

All officers must pass a pre-employment medical and drug screening by the client hospital before employment.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

While performing the duties of this position a security officer is regularly required to sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms, and talk and hear. This position requires that the employee stand, walk, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, and taste and smell. The security officer must also occasionally lift and or move up to 50 lbs. and must be able to walk, climb stairs, and to physically restrain or contain patients. The medical standards shall be the same as those published by the PA State Police for security officers with Act#235 certification. This is to ensure that the client hospital has high-quality security officers that can intervene in assaultive acts and provide protective services, not that they will be armed with a lethal weapon. (Patient Care Officers and Transport Officers are exempt.)

All officers must pass a medical screening by the client hospital before employment.

 

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