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Security Officer

Company: Beaumont Hospitals
Location: Troy
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Position Title: Security Officer

General Summary: Responsible for maintaining a safe and peaceful environment for all individuals on hospital property. Under general supervision and following standardized policies and procedures, is responsible for maintaining a secure and orderly environment and protection of the grounds and off-site buildings for Beaumont Health (BH), to include safety of all employees, visitors and patients. This position may require Armed Security Officers to obtain Public Act 330 certification and will have the ability to arrest for misdemeanors offenses and will be required to complete the Michigan State Police PA330 certification requirements.

Essential Duties:

  • Patrol campus on foot and in vehicle (or on bike as assigned). Offers such assistance as unlocking doors inside or doing motor assists outside, is ever observant to suspicious activities and security violations.
  • Accepts and performs various duties at assigned post and provides assistance to patient, visitors and employees. Enforces rules, regulations and policies of the hospital as appropriate.
  • Works by assisting in the Security Operations Center monitoring phones, alarms, cameras and radio traffic.
  • Provides statistical safety and security reporting to internal customers and senior management regarding safety and security performance, improvement strategies/initiatives, and compliance issues as required.
  • Completes assigned or self-generated reports or logs daily on all activities, irregularities and investigations; logs all calls and accepts and logs all lost articles. Sends reports to managers and executives.
  • Investigates suspected crimes on the hospital grounds and off-site locations, prepares reports, and evaluates pertinent data and other necessary documentation. Co-operates with law enforcement on complaints.
  • Provides security escorts and other assistance to employees, visitors or patients as conditions warrant for safety or as assigned.
  • Responds to routine inquiries and directs visitors to appropriate areas, prevents unauthorized access to restricted areas.
  • Use proactive non-violent verbal de-escalation skills to neutralize volatile situations involving patients, staff, and visitors without escalating the event into a violent incident.
  • Assists nursing staff with physical management/ restraint of patients as ordered by a physician.
  • In dealing with non-patient aggressors, use defensive tactics and approved MCOLES force continuum if necessary to safeguard lives and well-being of staff, patients, and visitors.
  • May be required to possess, carry, and utilize Conduit Electronic Weapons, tasers, and other weapons in conjunction with the MCOLES force continuum as determined by Beaumont Health policy.
  • May provide CPR/ first aid in the event of a medical emergency on the grounds or in common areas until trained medical staff can arrive from the Emergency Department (acute care) or Local Fire Department (ambulatory) as per EMTALA law.
  • Assist Emergency Department staff with Hazmat/ Decontamination procedures to include donning and doffing of PAPR's/ Tyvek suits as well as providing security and keeping order in the decontamination area.
  • Reports and responds to incidents of fire and/or safety hazards. Inspects firefighting apparatus, extinguishers; provides assistance with regularly scheduled fire, disaster and other emergency drills.
  • Releases patient remains to appropriate agencies or funeral homes.

At locations where PA 330 is in place, all the above essential duties plus:

  • Diligently and appropriately utilize Police Authority to arrest for both felonies and misdemeanors on Beaumont Health Property under Michigan Law (PA 330).
  • Diligently and appropriately utilize citation / ticket writing and ordinance enforcement authority under Michigan Law (PA 330) and local city ordinances.

Standard Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or GED required. Completion of an Associate Degree in Criminal Justice or graduation from a state regulated Police Academy is highly desired.
  • Requires a minimum of two to three years' law-enforcement related work experience as a police officer; hospital security, corporate security, reserve police officer or military police. May consider other experience related to crowd control and security. Requires the ability to take charge and direct others in emergencies or other dangerous incidents.
  • Must possess a valid unrestricted Michigan Operators License and be insurable under the Hospital liability insurance guidelines.
  • Electronic Control Devices (ECD) use - requires approval and authorization by the Director -requires a current Carry Pistol License (CPL) license and successful completion of the specialized Taser Training Course.

Other Qualifications:

  • Within 90 days of hire, successfully complete certification and maintain continued competency in: Defensive Tactics (non-patient use of force, use of handcuffs, chemical agent spray, and pressure point control techniques), Proactive Nonviolent Verbal De-escalation, BLS (CPR, AED, and first aid), Hazmat/ Decontamination, and Patient Physical Management/ Restraint.
  • At sites where PA 330 is required, the candidate will need to successfully complete certification and maintain continued competency in all Michigan PA 330 requirements.

Keywords: Beaumont Hospitals, Troy , Security Officer, Other , Troy, Michigan

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