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.
UMMC Midtown is seeking a Security & Safety Officer - FT Evening.
PURPOSE OF JOB: The critical assets of the 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 hospital Security Officer is the “backbone” of that program.
The main threats in a hospital environment are insider/employee theft, outside gang members, visitor and patient thefts, threats against patients or staff and crimes of opportunity as well as the possibility of fire, flood and other internal and external threats to patient safety. Securing the environment of care at the hospital is a challenging and continual effort for the Security Officer. An Officer is the first line of defense and provides a visible deterrent in addition to actually patrolling and interceding when required.
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.
MAJOR POSITION FUNCTIONS: An Officer must be able to monitor, address and prioritize security and safety risks on a continual basis.An especially important function of Security Officers, with respect to hospital staff, is their rapid response capabilities to security emergencies within the hospital (i.e. whether for behavioral health or medical reasons patients sometimes become violent or threaten medical or nursing staff). Security Officers mayalso be called upon for external emergencies, such as assisting in providing aid for disaster victims.Security Officers will spend a good deal of their time enforcing rules, regulations, and hospital policies.
DUTIES AND STANDARDS: Include, but are not limited to, prevention of theft, suppression of other criminal activity, patrol and inspection, escort duties, monitoring of alarm systems and access control monitoring.
An Officer must follow hospital Security Department directives and reduce risks to a manageable and acceptable level. Areas to be focused on include:
Some police training, military, or security experience is helpful, but not required. Must have computer skills sufficient to write reports, sufficient to take annual competencies and sufficient to review relevant on-line emergency management procedures and other written hospital policies.
Graduation from high school or GED equivalent, with some college courses preferred.