University of Maryland Medical Center - Midtown Campus has had a long history of working to keep our community healthy. Located in Baltimore’s cultural center near the historic Mount Vernon neighborhood, UMMC Midtown Campus is a 200-bed non-profit, community teaching hospital, and part of the University of Maryland Medical System. UMMC Midtown Campus was named a 2014-2015 Best Regional Hospital in Baltimore by U.S. News & World Report.
The critical assets of a hospital - its people, property, information, and reputation - must be protected with a professional Security staff. Patients, staff, and visitors benefit from a well-structured Security program and the Midtown Campus Security Officers are the “backbone” of that program.
An Officer must be able to monitor, address and prioritize security and safety risks on a continual basis.
An important function of the Behavioral Health Safety Officers is their ability to de-escalate inappropriate behaviors proactively and the ability to respond to security emergencies within the Behavioral Health Department. Safety Officers may also be called upon for external emergencies, such as assisting in providing aid for disaster victims.
An Officer, facing these unique challenges, must balance the open campus environment with the protection needs of the hospital’s patients, employees and other assets. An Officer must be able to identify threats, vulnerabilities, and risks to the hospital with the end goal of selecting appropriate security measures to reduce risks
DUTIES AND STANDARDS:
Include, but are not limited to, prevention of behavioral crises, safety rounding, escort duties, CCTV monitoring and use of physical intervention techniques during a crisis.
An Officer must follow hospital Security Department directives and reduce risks to a manageable and acceptable level. Areas to be focused on include:
Safety and Security
Hospital Rules and Policy Enforcement
EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND EXPERIENCE:
Graduation from high school or GED equivalent, with some college courses preferred. Some Behavioral Health knowledge & background will be highly preferred. Some police training, military, correctional or is helpful, but not required.
Must have computer skills sufficient to write reports, take annual competencies, and to review relevant on-line emergency management procedures and other written hospital policies.