In this position, the Public Safety Officer provides public assistance and patrols hospital building(s) and grounds to provide a safe, secure environment for hospital staff, physicians, patients and visitors so that they may provide or receive healthcare without threat of theft, vandalism, disruptive behavior, illegal entry, or breaking of Saint Vincent Healthcare rules and regulations. Conduct associate and visitor accident investigations (Safety Swarms), taking the lead under the direction of the Supervisor. Additional responsibilities may include facilitating Crisis Prevention Training for associates.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Environment of Care
Patrols hospital grounds and campus on foot or in a patrol vehicle to detect and remove unauthorized persons or vehicles.
Patrols interior to secure doors as needed, check emergency exits, and report safety hazards.
Confronts unwanted or unauthorized persons to determine lawful business, direct, detain, or ask to leave hospital property as needed
Maintains knowledge of safety and emergency preparedness plans and responds to hospital codes and alarms
Completes written reports for crimes and investigations, or unusual incidents that may pertain to hospital liability.
Maintains lost and found property registry on computer.
Facilitates and schedules Crisis Prevention Training with the appropriate personnel and leadership.
Completes Crisis Prevention Training and ensures documentation is accurate.
Assist and trains other Public Safety Officers in proper technique and protocols concerning Crisis Prevention.
Facilitates and schedules Safety Swarms with the appropriate personnel and leadership.
Completes Safety Swarm Investigations and ensures documentation is accurate.
Assist and trains other Public Safety Officers in proper technique and protocols concerning investigations.
Responsible for monitoring and controlling access to St. Vincent Healthcare by acting as a first point of entry for contractors, vendors, clergy, parish volunteers, and interpreters
System administrator for electronic access control system
Grants, changes, and removes access to all staff/non-staff as needed
Monitors system to ensure all persons have proper level of access
Notify Public Safety supervisors about unauthorized access to secure areas
Ensures that new badge readers have correct schedule and function properly
Changes/adjusts badge reader schedules as needed
Act as backup for Human Resources for making employee ID badges
Assists staff, physicians, patients and visitors in matters including but not limited to vehicle assistance, violent or disruptive behavior and morgue duties (Pickup and release of deceased)
Is a primary contact for the patient care departments in the event of an incident of patient
We reveal and foster God's healing love by improving the health of the people and communities we serve, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.
Inspired by our faith,
•We will be distinguished as the premier person-centered health system and trusted partner.
•We will share accountability with clinicians and other stakeholders to coordinate care across all settin...gs and improve access, quality, health outcomes, and affordability.
•We will grow as community-based health networks to serve more people in partnerships with others who share our vision and values.
Caring Spirit - We honor the sacred dignity of each person.
Excellence - We set and surpass high standards.
Good Humor - We create joyful and welcoming environments.
Integrity - We do the right thing with openness and pride.
Safety - We deliver care that seeks to eliminate all harm for patients and associates.
Stewardship - We are accountable for the resources entrusted to us.