Public Safety Officer

Public Safety - 208076 Winchester, Virginia Per Diem


COVID-19 VACCINE INFORMATION: To protect our patients, our workforce and our community, Valley Health is requiring that all newly hired employees and internal transfers (current employees requesting internal transfers) be fully vaccinated. Newly hired Applicants (those not currently employed by Valley Health) who have been offered a position will have to provide documentation of their vaccination status at the time of their Employee Health appointment. For internal transfers, Employee Health will contact you if they have questions around your vaccination status. Valley Health has a process for applicants who have been offered a position to request an exemption or deferral for medical or religious reasons. To search for vaccine locations, visit vaccines.gov.

Description

  • Entity: Winchester Medical Center
  • Shift: Rotating

Who We Are

Valley Health System is a not-for-profit network of hospitals, urgent cares, physician practices, and services. Expanding across Virginia, West Virginia, and Maryland, we are devoted to the health of all who call our 18-county area home.

A vital resource for healthcare, we are the region’s largest employer, a dependable community partner, and are at the leading edge of clinical innovations.

We are looking for passionate, innovative, and caring people who will each bring their unique skills and perspectives to our workplace.

What You Will Do:

The Public Safety Officer, under the supervision of the Public Safety Lt., patrols assigned areas of the Medical Center to identify and/or respond to unsafe conditions and emergency. In addition, the officer will answer calls for service pertaining to unauthorized or illegal activity within the building or campus grounds. All officers respond to emergencies and calls to assist with combative patients or visitors, fire alarms, infant/child abduction, active shooter etc. On a routine basis each officer will perform inspections for hazards and unusual situations, lock or unlock doors. Handle trespassing issues, property receipt and issue, deceased patient transport etc. Officers are routinely assigned the task of testing and inspecting Public Safety and safety equipment throughout the campus monthly.
Must be able to work well with all levels of individuals ranging from administrators and physicians to indigent patients. Officers must be able to think quickly on their feet, apply common sense, local, state and federal laws, VH policies and be problem solvers. Officers are required to exhibit customer excellence at all times and model the VH mission, vision and values.
Each officer properly and completely documents all rounds; writes the necessary reports about all incidents; submits reports by the end of the shift during which the pertinent incident occurred. Officers must be proficient in the use of the RMS Public Safety incident computer based system and the VH Risk Qual System. Officer must know when to communicate information confidentially and which method of communication should be used for the type of communication being given. Each officer immediately corrects problems or writes appropriate work orders or memos or reports problem to safety officers and others when safety related problems are observed; Public Safety Officers inspect fire extinguishers and eye wash stations and conduct or assist others in conducting other safety and Public Safety inspections such as Environment of Care Rounds as assigned; test and check alarm system equipment and other equipment as assigned to make sure they are functioning correctly; perform fire watches when requested; monitors Camera systems, Infant Abduction systems, Fire Alarm systems, Medical Gas Alarms, and generator alarms. Investigates reports of loss and damage property and reports of criminal activity. Assist law enforcement with in custody individuals as needed.
Each officer is required to have a strong working knowledge of the facility assigned, Campus grounds and all related buildings on Campus; analyze and coordinate responses to all alarms on the property; respond to emergency incidents and provide physical Public Safety to our command location; perform inspection of buildings, doors (interior and exterior) to make sure they are opened on time and secured after the regular business day; pick up cash deposits daily to be delivered to the cashier’s office in the. Officers are requested periodically to search patient rooms and patient property for contraband and if found to take the proper safety steps to render them safe. Respond to AirCare landing and take offs.
Each officer is courteous to the public (patients, visitors, employees, doctors, sales and service people, neighbors and passers-by, etc.). Shows a professional attitude consistently; promptly responds to such requests 95% of the time. When this is not possible because of higher priority, the person or department requesting services is promptly notified. Officers provide detailed directions when requested by a visitor or patient; provide escorts to staff members when requested on off business hours. Provide patient and staff Public Safety and safety stand by for terminations, TDO hearings. Escorts disgruntled individuals from the building or property.
Responds to emergency calls for service consistently in a prompt manner. IE. Fire, Biological, Mass casualty, Hospital Lock Down, Radiation Emergencies and Active Shooter; uses sound judgment and discretion in handling such calls 100% of the time; prepared to assist special needs patient population; assists in transporting patients to BHS; monitor ECO/TDO patients; intervenes in patient, visitor or family disputes and maintains order. Provides assistance to staff when they are working with an aggressive person and intervenes as necessary before staff are injured.
Public Safety Officer may be exposed to chemicals and persons with various illnesses, and individuals with aggressive behaviors.

What You Will Bring:

Education

High School Diploma or GED required

Experience
One year of previous, law enforcement, public safety, college and/or fire departments required

Certification & Licensures
Valid driver’s license required
BLS Certification (Basic Life Support) - American Heart ‘Healthcare Provider’ (HCP) - AHA approved required
American Heart Association (AHA) appropriate certification prior to completion of orientation required
International Association for Healthcare Public Safety and Safety Basic Exam within 1 year required
ASP baton, Handcuff, OC Foam Spray and aggression management training within 6 months required

Qualifications
Good public relations and communication skills required
Competent to successfully interact with individuals of varying backgrounds and ethnicities, Must be able to work with individuals with special needs which may apply based on the age, mental capacity etc.
Ability to display compassion when the situation calls and always look for ways to be of help to others required
Ability to help ease pain and suffering, and help others required
Available for duty assignment at any Valley Health System facility required (assignments may be temporary or permanent, dependent upon the needs of the VHS organization)
Ability to work on alternate shifts and flex schedule required
Ability to work on holidays and weekends required

What You Will Get:

- Competitive salary
- Flexible scheduling
- Health Insurance
- Paid Time Off
- Wellness Program
- Tuition Assistance
- Retirement Plan
- Life Insurance

*some benefits are subject to change due to job status

We celebrate, support, and thrive on our differences for the benefit of our employees, our patients, and the communities we serve.
We are neighbors caring for neighbors, and our goal is always to help those we serve get well, feel well, and stay well.

EOE

Criminal Background Checks
VA State Police
3rd party Background Check

FLSA Classification
Non-exempt

Grade
105

Physical Demands