The Police Officer is a sworn officer, responsible for a variety of law enforcement, security, loss prevention, and customer service related duties, and a visible presence to deter hospital threats. Their duties include maintaining law and order on hospital grounds; patrolling and protecting hospital buildings and grounds; checking for unauthorized movement of patients, breaches of security, and unsafe conditions; conducting administrative and criminal investigations; making arrests; testifying in court; and enforcing vehicle traffic and parking regulations and issuing citations when necessary. Incumbents also monitor patient and visitor activities on hospital grounds; assist nursing personnel in controlling severely combative patients; and carry out standard search procedures in cases of unauthorized patient absences.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE ROLE
Patrols assigned areas in vehicle, by bicycle, and on foot to detect and deter crime.
Apprehends subjects committing crimes.
Responds to emergency calls, safety escorts, and calls for assistance.
Produces complete, accurate and concise reports, to includes but is not limited to criminal offenses, false fire alarms, safety hazards and general information, consistent with internal processes and as prescribed by law.
Serves in specialized units such as investigations, fire safety, crime prevention, and training as assigned and emergency management.
Completes initial investigations and follow-up investigations as assigned.
Participates in crime prevention strategies and special programs as assigned.
Enforces state laws, policies, procedures, and forwards the mission of the organization.
Transports legal documents, valuables, medical instruments, supplies other secure articles as assigned to ensure the safe and timely transfer of valued articles.
Stays current with applicable rules, regulations, policies, laws and guidelines that impact or govern the department and organization. Stays abreast of the latest developments, advancements and trends in the security field by attending training, reading security literature and professional journals.
KEY SUCCESS FACTORS
Excellent interpersonal and public relations skills.
Must be able to work under stressful conditions.
Able to balance multiple demands and respond to time constraints.
Able to work any shift for several locations throughout the system.
Must have critical thinking and problem solving skills.
Must be able to communicate thoughts clearly; both verbally and in writing.
Attain and maintain a minimum passing score of 80% accuracy during firearms qualification and requalification.
General computer skills, including but not limited to: using required software applications, data entry, information security, hand held scanning and email.
Our competitive benefits package includes the following - Immediate eligibility for health and welfare benefits - 401(k) savings plan with dollar-for-dollar match up to 5% - Tuition Reimbursement - PTO accrual beginning Day 1 Note: Benefits may vary based upon position type and/or level
- EDUCATION - Associate's or 2 years of work experience above the minimum qualification
- EXPERIENCE - 2 Years of Experience
- CERTIFICATION/LICENSE/REGISTRATION - Basic Life Support (BLS): BLS within 30 days of hire.
Licensed Peace Officer (LPO): Lic Peace Officer required within 90 days of hire.
Drivers License (TXDL): If moving from out of state must obtain valid TX DL within 90 days of hire.
Baylor Scott & White Health (BSWH) is the largest not-for-profit health care system in Texas and one of the largest in the United States. With a commitment to and a track record of innovation, collaboration, integrity and compassion for the patient, BSWH stands to be one of the nation’s exemplary health care organizations. Our mission is to serve all people by providing personalized health and wellness through exemplary care, education and research as a Christian ministry of healing. Joining our team is not just accepting a job, it’s accepting a calling!