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Security Officer

Company: Memorial Health System
Location: Decatur
Posted on: September 6, 2020

Job Description:

Protects life, property of all persons on hospital premises and polices buildings and grounds to prevent fire, theft and vandalism.Education and/or Other RequirementsHigh school diploma or GED. Must have valid Illinois driver's license. Sufficient previous experience in security operations. Will receive patient restraint and one-on-one inservice training. Must have a valid FOID card or ability to obtain one within 10 days of hire. Qualifications To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

  • Must be comfortable using a computer and be efficient in data entry. General Skill RequirementsIn addition to the Essential Functions and Qualifications listed above, to perform the job successfully an individual must also possess the following General Skill Requirements.
    • Adaptability - Adapts to changes in the work environment; Manages competing demands; Accepts criticism and feedback; Changes approach or method to best fit the situation; ability to work with frustrating situations; work under pressure and on an irregular schedule such as unscheduled overtime, unanticipated changes in work pace; Works with numerous distractions.
    • Attendance and Punctuality - Schedules time off in advance; Begins working on time; Keeps absences within guidelines; Ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; Arrives at meetings and appointments on time.
    • Communications - Expresses ideas and thoughts verbally; Expresses ideas and thoughts in written form; Exhibits good listening and comprehension; Keeps others adequately informed; Selects and uses appropriate communication methods.
    • Cooperation - Establishes and maintains effective relations; Exhibits tact and consideration; Displays positive outlook and pleasant manner; Offers assistance and support to co-workers; Works cooperatively in group situations; Works actively to resolve conflicts.
    • Job Knowledge - Competent in required job skills and knowledge; Exhibits ability to learn and apply new skills; Keeps abreast of current developments; Requires minimal supervision; Displays understanding of how job relates to others; Uses resources effectively.
    • Judgment - displays willingness to make decisions; Exhibits sound and accurate judgment; Supports and explains reasoning for decisions; Includes appropriate people in decision-making process; Makes timely decisions; ability to work with and maintain confidential information.
    • Problem solving - Identifies problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Resolves problems in early stages; Works well in group problem solving situations.
    • Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Displays commitment to excellence; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality.
    • Quantity - Meets productivity standards; Completes work in timely manner; Strives to increase productivity; Works quickly; Achieves established goals.
    • Concentration - Maintains attention to detail over extended period of time; continually aware of variations in changing situations.
    • Supervision - ability to perform work independently or with minimal supervision; ability to assign and/or review work; train and/or evaluate other employees.Environmental FactorsWill be exposed to dangers of assault and hazard resulting from investigation of alarms, confronting suspicious persons, calls for service, and other breaches of the peace. Must have ability to perform job functions outdoors in inclement weather; must be available to work on shift and be subject to on-call. Occasional involvement in patient restraint. Physical DemandsThe physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
      • Must be able to stand, walk and sit for prolonged periods. Occasional stooping, kneeling, bending, stretching and extension of arms is required. Occasional running is required.
      • Must be able to rapidly climb up five flights of stairs while carrying a ten pound fire extinguisher. Must be able to move fifty pounds to waist level using proper body mechanics.
      • Must have visual acuity and field of vision sufficient or correctable to see suspicious activity/persons, or unsafe/out of norm conditions day and night.
      • Must have near visual acuity sufficient or correctable to read reports, work with records and files, and view CCTV monitors.
      • Must have hearing sufficient or correctable to notice unusual noises, alarms, radio calls and pages, and calls for help. Must possess assisted coordination/ability in both hands sufficient to lock/unlock doors, type, open doors, and operate a two-way radio, write notes, hold, carry and manipulate items. Mental Demands
        • While performing the duties of this job, the employee must be able to work under stress and to adapt to changing conditions.
          • Ability to adhere to strict confidentiality requirements. NoteReasonable accommodations may be made to assist an otherwise qualified individual in the performance of the job. In order to meet the needs of the Company employees may be assigned other duties, in addition to or in lieu of those described above. Essential Functions and Job Duties
            • Thoroughly patrols buildings and grounds to prevent fire, theft, vandalism or safety hazards.
            • Courteously escorts visitors, patients and staff to and from parking areas. Responds to requests for service.
            • Responds to "Code Reds" and drills in accordance with fire alarm procedures outlined in the Hospital Fire Plan.
            • Demonstrates good judgment in determining priorities in responding to emergency situations appropriately. Controls disorderly patients in a therapeutic manner by identifying the need, level and type of crisis intervention necessary.
            • Maintains accurate and factual typed reports and logs of tour of duty.
            • Compliance with departmental or Hospital directives and policy.
            • Quality of patient, visitor, staff relations. Strives to be a productive and positive-minded team member of the department and Hospital. (Evaluator's judgment based partially on feedback from patients, employees and visitors.)
            • Extent to which appropriate safety precautions are adhered to, both personally and as it relates to others and the facility at large.
            • When assigned one-on-one care, positions self in patient room at bedside to maintain constant visual observation of the patient and remain within arm's length of patient. Never leaves the patient alone or out of sight unless specifically instructed
            • Self-growth.
            • Performs other duties as assigned.

Keywords: Memorial Health System, Decatur , Security Officer, Other , Decatur, Illinois

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