Performs as the lead worker / security and safety officer. As an OIC will ensure that appropriate numbers of security staff are on duty, that security and hospital procedures are observed and enforced by the security staff. Will be the lead worker for all emergency responses. Will provide leadership and training for security staff on the shift.
While on duty as the OIC the officer will also perform as a security and safety officer and will perform duties, tasks and responsibilities designed to safeguard and protect; the physical assets of the organization; and provide a relatively safe and secure environment for all persons interacting with the facility. Patrol, inspect, identify, correct and/or report all unsafe conditions and activities. Patrol, inspect, identify, take action and report all criminal activities and behaviors. Be prepared to respond and perform in emergency response situations, criminal, fire, Haz Mat, and community disaster incidents.
Includes, but is not limited to, prevention of theft, suppression of criminal activity, patrol and inspection, and escort duties, CCTV and alarm systems monitoring. Emergency response, safety enforcement and education, emergency physical plant responsibility, emergency preparedness plans, fire response, and the effective infusion and dissemination of information.
OFFICER IN CHARGE FUNCTION
Assumes responsibility for the training and monitoring of performance of the officers on that shift. Will make decisions that are consistent with the goals and objectives of the department and the hospital. Will review reports and submit paperwork as required to maintain the continuum of service. Will meet with the director or supervisor on a regular basis to resolve problems and or develop process improvement initiatives.
Employs safeguards designed to protect the physical property of the facility, it's assets and to achieve relative safety and security for all persons interacting within the organization and its environments under all circumstances. Security Procedures Manual for specifics.
Will be able to identify and correct unsafe conditions and actions. Must be able to provide education and act as a safety resource person on their shift. Must be familiar with all state (MOSHA, MEDICAL WASTE TRACKING), Federal (RIGHT-TO-KNOW) and other regulatory standards within the Safety field. Reference Safety Manual, Environmental, Right-to-Know, Spill Prevention etc.
EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS PROGRAMS
Will be able to provide strong leadership to the Administrator on duty/ Nursing Supervisor concerning the operation of internal response plans and the relationships with Municipal agencies. In the event of a plan activation the Officer should be able to perform as outlined in Department procedures. CODE RED ERT, Mass Casualty Plans, Code Pink Code Black, Code Brown, Code Orange etc. See Emergency Preparedness Manual for details.
REPORT WRITING - COMMUNICATION - DEPARTMENTAL OPERATIONS
All Officers will submit written reports on all incidents or issues of importance. All Officers will keep the Director and OIC’s advised of matters of importance. All officers will log in and log out for each shift. All Officers will make frequent and appropriate log entries in the department log book. All officers will observe all departmental operations requirements and hospital policies governing employee conduct.
HOSPITAL POLICY ENFORCMENT
Officers will take action to ensure hospital policies and procedures are observed. Officers will make direct contact with persons to explain P&P and seek compliance. Issues that have not lent themselves to correction should be reported in writing to the OIC or Director.
SUGGESTION AND PROCESS IMPROVMENT
All Officers are encouraged to participate in department meetings, discussion sessions, and process improvement activities. Offices are expected to regularly make suggestions and recommendations to improve the service provided.