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Security Supervisor

Company: Medstar Research Institute
Location: Baltimore
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Job Summary Supervises security staff; monitors and provides protection and security for hospital buildings and premises, and for associates, patients, and visitors. Assists with managing of the daily operations of the Security Department. Patrols hospital property, responds to calls for assistance, and reports on conditions, objects or persons which may impact the security and/or safety of patients, associates, physicians, visitors, or vendors, and responds according to established policies, procedures and regulations. Security Officers are essential associates in a 24/7 environment and may be required to be flexible with scheduling and work #off-shifts.# Must obtain and maintain a connection to corporate security leadership and State of Maryland and/or District of Columbia Metropolitan Police Department Special Police Officer commission to carry out duties associated with crime control and response, designated as an Unarmed Security Officer, assigned and deployed with the hospital consistent with the limitations of the Unarmed SPO commission from the Maryland State Police or District of Columbia Metropolitan Police Department. # Minimum Qualifications # Education/Training High School diploma or equivalent. Bachelor#s degree in related field preferred. # Experience 5 years of progressively more responsible job-related security or prior law enforcement experience. Prior supervisory experience strongly prefer Experience required in healthcare, university, and/or hospitality setting (patient-first, customer-first environment). # License/Certification/Registration Valid driver#s license. Commissioned as a Special Police Officer by the State of Maryland State Police and/or District of Columbia Metropolitan Police Department within 6 months of hire. Basic or Advanced Certified Healthcare Security Officer (CHSO) certification from IAHSS preferred. Certified Protection Professional (CPP) - Board Certified in Security Management preferred. BLS (CPR) certification required within 60 days of start date. Must successfully complete all MedStar initial training related to violence prevention, de-escalation and crisis prevention intervention. # Knowledge, Skills # Abilities Verbal and written communication skills. Strong interpersonal skills. Ability to remain calm and thoughtful during a crisis. Ability to assist in de-escalating situations with strong emotions and conflict. Basic computer skills preferred. # Primary Duties and Responsibilities Develops and contributes to the achievement of established department goals and objectives and adheres to system and department policies, procedures, quality standards and safety standards. Ensures compliance with hospital/facility policies and procedures and governmental/accreditation regulations. Assists in selecting, training, orienting, and assigning department staff. Develops standards of performance, evaluates performance, and conducts performance management planning. Initiates or makes recommendations for personnel actions. Maintains ongoing communication with office staff to review programs, provide feedback, discuss new developments, and exchange information. Acts as a resource and mentor to security staff. Conducts in-service training as necessary. Conducts foot security patrols of hospital buildings and grounds, as required. Observes and monitors conditions, objects, or persons which might require police action. Controls access to and inspects packages of those leaving buildings. Reports all safety, security, and law violations. Immediately responds to emergencies to provide necessary assistance to employees and customers. Responds to security and medical code calls. Monitors camera surveillance system. Monitors conduct of patients and visitors on hospital premises; confronts unauthorized persons for questioning as needed. Proficient in and utilizes nonviolent crisis intervention and de-escalation techniques to ensure staff, patients, visitors and all others remain safe, calm and respected while onsite. Testifies at legal proceedings, hearings and trials. When responding to circumstances where the exercise of SPO authority may be required, takes appropriate measures to secure the scene, preserve evidence, detain and secure suspected criminal perpetrators, and assist responding law enforcement authority as directed by Director. Completes written reports and when subpoenaed or requested, notifies Legal Counsel for MedStar of same and gains guidance to testify at legal proceedings, hearings and trials. Works cross-functionally to ensure safe and secure environments. Assists in the development of department goals, objectives, policies and procedures. Ensures compliance with hospital/facility policies and procedures and governmental and accreditation regulations. Collaborates with local, state, and national agencies relative to hospital security investigations including the pursuit of criminal actions against individuals when warranted. Directs or escorts agency personnel to hospital buildings and premises. Ensures maintenance of department equipment and supplies. Investigates reported violations of criminal law and hospital policy occurring on the campus. Prepares incident reports, investigative reports and other documents. Conducts follow-up investigations in an attempt to resolve previous incidents. Reviews incident reports submitted by others for completeness and accuracy. Maintains complete, concise and accurate records of all security investigations and actions. Completes these activities in a timely manner. Monitors security activities to ensure secure and safe conditions for associates, patients, and visitors and to protect hospital buildings, assets, and premises. May assist in conducting foot and vehicle patrols of the premises; report safety, fire and security violations. Interacts with law enforcement and fire authorities regarding violations on the property as necessary. Readily provides assistance to internal and external customers; escorts individuals as needed by foot or by vehicle. May assist in restraining individuals when warranted. Participates in meetings and on committees and represents the department and hospital in community outreach efforts. Participates in multi-disciplinary quality and service improvement teams. Performs other duties as assigned.

Keywords: Medstar Research Institute, Baltimore , Security Supervisor, Other , Baltimore, Maryland

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