Public Safety Officer - Security

Baton Rouge General Medical Center
Baton Rouge

Job Description

JOB PURPOSE OR MISSION: To provide proactive public safety and security services at any assigned General Health System facility. Performs the role of Public Safety/Security Dispatcher and/or Team Leader, when assigned. Responds to all alarms, requests for security assistance, and situations involving combative persons. Investigates and documents all safety and security related issues as assigned, to include incidents of crime that may have occurred within GHS facilities. Conducts thorough internal and external patrols (both on foot and in vehicle) and adheres to all departmental procedures and policies as outlined. Collaborates with law enforcement, fire, or medical personnel, as required, to help ensure the utmost safety of all patients, visitors, and staff.

Security, military, corrections, or law enforcement experience required; healthcare experience preferred

HS diploma or GED; some college or an Associates/Bachelors Degree preferred

Minimum of 21 years of age
Valid LA drivers license with no more than two (2) moving violations in the last three (3) years; if hired, out of state applicants must have valid LA license within 30 days
Able to understand, carry out/perform, and adhere to instructions, directives, policies, procedures, etc.
Able to effectively apply statutory laws, legal precedents, policy, and training in response to situations
Able to make independent decisions during stressful situations, within scope of company policies, personal experience, and legal boundaries
Dependable and motivated to complete duties without constant supervision. Able to interact appropriately with a diverse population
Able to remain calm in stressful situations
Able to complete a job-related physical performance test, as required
Able to successfully complete any pre-employment medical and psychological testing, if required
Able to successfully complete initial and ongoing training, which may include certifications in tactical baton, pepper spray, handcuffs, conducted electrical weapons (i.e. Taser), and/or firearms
Able to successfully complete Management of Aggressive Behavior (MOAB) training within 60 days of hire
Able to successfully complete CPR training within the first six (6) months of hire, as required
Able to successfully complete International Assoc. of Healthcare Security & Safety (IAHSS) Basic Officer certification within the first (1) year of employment, as required
Able to successfully operate computers, monitors, cameras, CCTV systems, printers, mobile devices/scanners and or other office and security-related equipment, as required

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