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Security Officer - Contingent

General Summary: The Security Police Officer's primary responsibility is to ensure the safe and secure environment for all patients, staff, and visitors to the SJMHS-West Market.
An employee within this classification performs general security police duties in the Security Police Department of Saint Joseph Mercy Health System. The Security Police Officer, under supervision of the Chief of Security Police will provide services to include; security patrols, preservation of peace, assurance of safety, customer service, report writing, detection and prevention of criminal activity, and effect arrests within the parameters of security police policy, procedures, directives, as well as state and federal law.
This is a contingent position that requires a colleague to pick up at least 6 shifts per month with some of those shifts being midnight and weekends. This position may also include holiday coverage/rotation.
Prior military, law enforcement or reserve experience is preferred.
Essential Functions:
Patrols and monitors the internal and external activities of the grounds, parking lots, structures, and buildings to ensure compliance with health center policies, state law, and federal laws, responding to and reporting any and all violations to a command officer. Responds to any and all reports of criminal activity and effect arrests as appropriate within the parameters of security police policy/procedures, state and federal law, and Michigan Commission of Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES); utilizing the necessary force to effect arrest, using handcuffs, and other restraints in accordance with department procedures, policies and regulations.
Responds to a variety of potential and/or real emergencies, fire and building alarms, ordinary events (patient standby/restraint), person(s) with weapons, medical emergencies, and/or any other public safety related incident.
Exercise reasonable independent judgment within legal parameters of law to determine when there is reasonable suspicion to detain and/or search, when probable cause exists to arrest, and the appropriate application of force used to preserve life and property.
Completes a daily activity report documenting non-routine activities for referral to the appropriate manager.
Maintains the confidentiality of information acquired pertaining to patient, physicians, associates, and visitors to St. Joseph Mercy Health System. Discusses patient and hospital information only among appropriate personnel in appropriately private places.
Responds to general assist calls generated by patients, staff, and visitors, including locking/unlocking doors, vehicle lockouts and jumpstarts, wheelchair assists, and or any customer service related issues.
Proactively recognizes and reports to command officer any safety risks and/or hazards and when possible takes immediate action to reduce or remove the risk and/or hazard.
Required Education, Experience and Certification/Licensure
High School diploma or equivalent, Associates Degree preferred.
Minimum 1 year of experience in campus security/police, military, or law enforcement required.
Successfully complete and pass a psychological evaluation.
If applicable (depending on HM), current MCOLES license preferred or ability to pass MCOLES PA330 Academy Training within six months of hire date or the first available academy
If applicable, maintain the qualifications required by MCOLES and the State of Michigan.
Maintain a valid, unrestricted Michigan driver's license.
If applicable (depending on HM), demonstrates the ability to operate an Electronic Control Device (aka Taser); manipulate cartridges, aim/fire projectile probes from a variety of positions in situations that justify the use of force while maintaining emotional control under extremely stressful situations. Conduct Taser aftercare procedures as required by policy and procedure.
If applicable, maintains Taser Certification and demonstrates Taser proficiency annually through a certified Taser qualification test and a review of use of force policy.
Required Skills and Abilities
Provides leadership by example.
Demonstrates the ability to communicate in verbal and written form. Ability to transpose observations into a detailed, chronological, factual report.
Demonstrates excellent communication, interpersonal and problem-solving skills necessary to appropriately interact with patients, hospital staff, visitors and security personnel.
Be free from any physical defects, chronic diseases, organic diseases, organic or functional conditions, or mental and emotional instabilities which may tend to impair the efficient performance of duties with or without a reasonable accommodation or which might endanger the lives of others or the individual employees.
Maintains good rapport and cooperative relationships. Approaches conflict in a constructive manner with the goal of diffusing tensions, anger, and other negative emotions. Helps to identify problems, offer solutions, and participates in conflict resolution practices.
Creates and maintains an atmosphere of open communication and trust between co-workers and other departments of SJMHS. Ensures teamwork and cooperation within the Security Police Department.
Responds appropriately to various levels of stressful and combative situations and maintain emotional intelligence.
Demonstrates sensitivity and responsiveness to differences in ethnic and cultural customs, perceptions, and communications.
Demonstrates sensitivity and responsiveness to the various medical, emotional, and mental health needs of all patients, staff and visitors.
Reads and writes the English language.
Employees of St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea enjoy???
Competitive compensation
Full benefits package including Medical, Dental, Vision, PTO, Life Insurance and Disability
Retirement savings plan with employer contribution
Opportunity for growth and advancement throughout SJMHS and Trinity Health
Visit www.stjoeshealth.org/careers to learn more about the benefits, culture and career development opportunities available to you at Saint Joseph Mercy Health System.
This document is intended to describe the generalized duties and responsibilities, the specialized job functions, and the essential requirements of this job. It is not intended to be an exhaustive statement of all supplemental duties, responsibilities, or non-essential requirements or reflect any accommodations made under the American's with Disability Act, the Michigan Handicapper's Act, or SJMHS's Return to Work Program.


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