Security Officer - Armed
Company: Christus Health
Posted on: February 12, 2020
Uniformed position, Armed Security Officer's duties include being a
visible detterent to criminal activity, providing security for
patients, Associates and visitors, protecting and patrolling
hospital buildings, assets and premises as assigned. The Armed
Security Officer is responsible for responding to all emergency
codes, internal/external disaster events as needed and/or
requested, conducting preliminary investigations of reported
incidents, and performing other security related tasks as directed
by a security supervisor/and or Manager MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES
Conducts frequent security patrols of the facilities and grounds as
assigned. Identifies and reports trends related to security issues.
Recommends actions. Takes initial information for an incident
report, uses proper grammar, spelling, punctuation, notes only the
facts, leaving out personal opinions and submits report in a timely
manner (no later than the end of assigned shift).
Responds promptly to all service requests relayed by supervisor,
telephone, pass-on, e-mail, radio, cell phone and other
correspondence in a courteous and expeditious manner.
Responds to the collection, inventory and return of lost and found
items, patient valuables, medication and personal property
according to policy.
Enforces all rules, regulations, policies, and procedures of
CHRISTUS Health and the laws of the state in which CHRISTUS is
Controls and enforces facility parking through the use of patrols,
violation warning citations, towing, booting and explanation of
rules as applicable. Assists clinical/non-clinical Associates with
combative patients or visitors. Demonstrates competence to perform
assigned client care responsibilities in a way that meets the
age-specific and developmental needs of persons served by the
Demonstrates proficiency and knowledge in the operation of the
Attendant Console, Paging System, security radio/dispatch system,
operations of the Digital Video Recorder (NVR) security monitors
(CCTV) and the general overhead paging system.
Must be proficient with the use of a PC to generate electronic
daily activity security reports, incident reports, emails and other
applicable electronic correspondence during the performance of
Promotes a safe environment by reporting safety hazards observed
(broken water/sprinkler lines, burned out internal/external
lighting, smoke/gas odors, tripping hazards, etc) during the
performance of security rounds.
Appropriately adapts assigned client assessment, treatment and/or
care methods to accommodate the physical, cultural, age-specific,
and other developmental needs of each person served. Demonstrates
adherence to the CORE values of CHRISTUS Health. Performs other
duties as assigned. Requirements
High school diploma or its equivalent required.
Must have the ability to interact appropriately with all staff,
patients and visitors, especially under difficult
Must be mentally alert at all times
Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills
Must be able to make immediate decisions with regard to laws,
policies and procedures. Must possess or be eligible to obtain a
motor vehicle license Demonstrated competence with hand gun, hand
cuffs, baton, non-crisis intervention certification and two-way
Frequent exposure to aggressive behavior and emotionally charged
Occasional exposure to hazardous conditions such as fires, chemical
spills, and flooding. Frequent exposure to heat and cold from
external weather conditions. Long periods of walking, standing,
stooping, and lifting.
Must be physically fit and able to walk all areas of the facilities
and grounds, to restrain those who need restraint and be able to
assist nursing staff with lifting patients of all sizes.
Must be able to handle multiple tasks and prioritize
Must be able to handle personal stress and possible violence
CHRISTUS Approved uniforms must be worn in accordance with dress
code requirements. Minimum two (2) years of armed security
experience (may substituted by Honorable Military Service).
Law enforcement experience preferred.
Previous healthcare security experience preferred.
Level 3 Certification (Texas) and/or valid Armed Security License
For positions in the state of Texas, an active level three security
officer commission with the Texas Department of Public Safety
Private Security Bureau (TDPSPSB) is required. Requires and active
level three security officer commission with the New Mexico Private
Investigations Advisory Board. Requires an active Louisiana Armed
Security License in Louisiana.
New hires in Texas who have completed the security commission
course with (TDPSPSB) must be eligible to process and obtain their
security commission within 90 days of employment date and may not
wear their weapon on duty until 1) the officer's commission card is
active 2) the officer's commission card is in the possession of the
security officer 3) the CHRISTUS Vice President of Security has
issued a letter of authorization to carry a weapon on duty to the
New hires in New Mexico who have completed the New Mexico Private
Investigations Advisory Board level three training requirements
must be eligible to process and obtain their security commission
within 90 days of employment date and may not wear their weapon on
duty until 1) the officer's commission card is active 2) the
officer's commission card is in the possession of the security
officer 3) the CHRISTUS Vice President of Security has issued a
letter of authorization to carry a weapon on duty to the
New hires in Louisiana who have an active Louisiana Security
License may not wear their weapon on duty until the CHRISTUS Vice
President of Security has issued a letter of authorization to carry
a weapon on duty to the officer.
Verbal De-escalation training must be completed within 60 days of
Expandable Baton training, defensive tactics training, firearms
training, weapon qualification, and firearms retention training
must be completed prior to letter of authorization to carry is
IAHSS Basic Security Certification must be completed within one
year of full time employment.
Successful completion of all pre-employment and post offer
assessments to include the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality
Inventory -2 (MMPI-2-RF-PCIR); the California Psychological
Inventory (CPI); the Police and Public Safety Selection Report
(PPSSR); the Personal Experience Inventory (PEI) and a clinical
interview by a third personal psychologist. Will be required to
take random drug test screening.
Valid Drivers' license
The following FEMA Emergency Management Institute Courses must be
completed (online or in seat):IS -- 100.c
IS -- 200.b IS -- 230.d
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