Under the direct supervision of the Supervisor of Security, the Lead Security Officer is charged with directing the subordinate personnel under his/her authority.
The Lead Security Officer is responsible for providing a reasonable safe and secure environment for all who enter Keck Medicine of USC Hospitals and clinics properties and to assure the physical security of buildings and grounds. The Lead Security Officer will report and document all infractions of rules, regulations and policies including all federal, state and local laws and ordinances. The Lead Security Officer will provide direction to Security Officers while on shift and perform other duties of a more responsible and demanding level, as defined by Hospitalâs Security Department.
Responds rapidly to security emergencies within the hospital or other healthcare settings. While not authorized to carry firearms, may use security defensive equipment (e.g., batons, pepper foam/gel, handcuffs) when necessary, according to training and/or standard procedures. This position requires the full understanding and active participation in fulfilling the Mission of Keck Medical Center of USC. It is expected that the employee will demonstrate behavior consistent with the Core Values of the Keck Medical Center of USC.
Minimum Education:â¢High School Diploma or equivalent required.Minimum Experience/Knowledge:â¢2-3 year of related experience required (preferably in a healthcare setting)â¢Demonstrated experience in monitoring surveillance system and writing reports.â¢Experience, knowledge and/or training, in safety, fire protection, civil disturbance, emergency preparedness procedures and planning, C.P.R./AED, Security and Safety issues and standards as set forth by Department of Health Services and The Joint Commission is preferred. â¢Ability to respond quickly and effectively to emergency and non-emergency situationsâ¢Respond to and report activities which could result in injury to a person or damage to or loss of propertyâ¢Ability to communicate effectively with diverse people including members, patients, visitors, and medical personnelâ¢Oral and written communications skills, including the excellent written and spoken English.â¢Ability to write accurate, clear, and legible reportsâ¢Maintain a positive working relationship with facility staff membersâ¢Maintain a thorough knowledge of a facility and where applicable of multiple facilitiesâ¢Knowledge about all security equipment, security operations and computer software. â¢Ability to identify critical issues quickly and accurately. â¢Physical ability to handle various intervention incidents, including patient restraints and violent subjects. â¢Understanding of CAL-OSHA, CDPH, HIPPA, and/or Joint Commission (TJC), Center of Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) rules, regulations, guidelines and laws; understand the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) hospital emergency codes and hospital response procedures. â¢Ability to exercise emotional control, judgment, and objectivity. â¢Attention to details, achievement orientation, positive attitude and self-motivation skills to be able to be proactive, take initiative and achieve results.â¢Very high internal customer focused orientation with strong customer service and service delivery orientation.Required License/Certification:â¢Valid current California driverâs license is required. â¢Successful completion of approved workplace violence training program required. (Training certification approved and provided the hospital in compliance with California Health & Safety Code 1257.8 and SB1299)â¢BLS â Healthcare Provider from American Heart Association required.â¢BSIS California Guard Certification Card required and must be maintained by renewal before expiration date.â¢IAHSS-International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety (Basic Certification) required within 6 months of hireâ¢Fire and Safety Certification -If no card upon hire, one must be obtained within 30 days of hire and maintained by renewal before expiration date. (Required within LA City only).
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