Uniformed position, Armed Security Officer's duties include being a visible deterrent 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.
High school diploma or its equivalent required
Must have the ability to interact appropriately with all staff, patients and visitors, especially under difficult circumstances
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 a motor vehicle license
Demonstrated competence with hand gun, hand cuffs, baton, non-crisis intervention certification and two-way radios
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)
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 an active level three security officer commission with the New Mexico Private Investigations Advisory Board
New hires in Texas who have completed the security commission course (TDPSPSB) must obtain their security commission prior to date of hire and; 1) the officer's commission pocket card is active 2) the officer's commission pocket 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 officer.
New hires in New Mexico who have completed the New Mexico Private Investigations Advisory Board level three training requirements must obtain their security commission prior to date of hire and; 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 notarized letter of authorization to carry a weapon on duty to the officer.
New hires in Louisiana may not wear their weapon on duty until they have completed 40 hours of training and the CHRISTUS Vice President of Security has issued a notarized letter of authorization to carry a weapon on duty to the officer.
Verbal De-escalation training must be completed within 60 days of hire.
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 issued.
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):
CHRISTUS HEALTH is an international Catholic, faith-based, not-for-profit health system comprised of almost more than 600 services and facilities, including more than 60 hospitals and long-term care facilities, 350 clinics and outpatient centers, and dozens of other health ministries and ventures. CHRISTUS operates in 6 U.S. states, Colombia, Chile and 6 states in Mexico. To support our health care ministry, CHRISTUS Health employs approximately 45,000 Associates and has more than 15,000 physicians on medical staffs who provide care and support for patients. CHRISTUS Health is listed among the top ten largest Catholic health systems in the United States.