Security Officer – Ellis Hospital – Schenectady, NY

Security Officer
Ellis Hospital
93 reviews

Schenectady, NY

The Security Officer is responsible for ensuring the safety and security for everyone and property within the facilities of Ellis Medicine. Comply with The New York State Security Guard Act and enforce Security, Parking and hospital policies and procedures.

High School diploma or equivalent required. One (1) year Law Enforcement or Security experience preferred. Must be able to meet and pass New York State Security Guard Act requirements. Valid Driver’s License required. Any person being offered employment as a Security Officer must be able to get a “transaction number” from the Department of State before starting any employment. This transaction number will be copied and maintained in the employee file. This includes in part the requirement to pass criminal background checks by way of fingerprinting, 8 hour pre assignment training course, 16 hour on the job specific training course within 30 days of employment start and annual training requirements set by the Ellis Medicine, Department of Criminal Justice Services and New York Department of State. Each employee must complete an “Employee Statement” that will be sent to the Department of State and a copy maintained on site in the employee file. In the event we employ any unlicensed individual this person must be able to pass such requirements within 90 days. Each Security Officer also must be reported on the “Employee Notification Form” to add and remove employed security officers from the Department of Criminal Justice System, “Association”. The following are mandatory certifications that a Security Officer must pass and maintain. Crisis Intervention Training, Handcuff Training, BLS/CPR Certification, Belt Trauma Kit Certification, 16 Hour Security Academy, 16 Hour On Job Training and Security Guard DCJS 8 Hour Annual Course.

  • Provides the Director, Manager or Supervisor with pertinent information concerning the safety of its occupants. Comply with and enforce Security & Parking policies and procedures along with all hospital policies and procedures.
  • Patrols facility to provide a safe environment for all persons and reports unsafe conditions.
  • Investigates and reports all security incidents, completes all appropriate logs and paperwork, and ensures proper communications of incidents to appropriate staff.
  • Properly perform and document DETEX fire and security rounds.
  • Monitors and operates the fire alarm system.
  • Assists in bomb threat searches and investigations.
  • Secures a crime scene until appropriate authorities arrive.
  • Operates computers, programs, and CCTV surveillance system and other security equipment.
  • Properly handles and inventories patient valuables and departmental cash escorts.
  • Maintains and secures all accountable items, such as keys, radios, etc.
  • Accurately completes and maintains the daily security logs, reports and related paperwork; Lost & Found, Storeroom.
  • Notifies appropriate staff of unusual occurrences that require immediate attention.
  • Responds to Code situations in a timely and appropriate manner and initiates or assists control of the incident. Monitors Code 9.39 patients.
  • Respond to customer calls in a timely, courteous and efficient manner, provide optimal customer service and document call information.
  • Communicates with patients, patients’ families and staff to ensure safety, patient satisfaction and excellent customer service is provided.
  • Collaborates with other departments throughout the organization and participates in hospital related matters.
  • Provide on the job training to new employees.
  • Complete required training as assigned.
  • Adhere to patient privacy policies and procedures, maintain confidentiality.

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