Under the general supervision of the of Administrative Director of Facility Support Services, the Director of Public Safety will coordinate and supervise the daily operation and function of the Depart me nt of Public Safety, to include his/her best effort with resources at hand to provide protection and security for the hospital premises, grounds, and buildings, and a secure and protected environ me nt for staff, patients, and visitors against violence, theft, vandalism, threats, or acts of retaliation. The Director will insure that accurate records and docu me ntation of routine activities, rounds, and exceptional incidents affecting security are maintained and are accessible as needed for administrative and security purposes. The Director will respond to all situations within his/her purview that have an elevated potential for violence or that are likely to require the presence of more than one officer. The Director will investigate or will coordinate/supervise the investigation of any occurrences dee me d worthy of in depth investigation, including but not limited to thefts, assaults, property or narcotic diversions, and any other occurrence dee me d appropriate by either the Director or by the Administrative Director of Facility Support Services. Should it beco me necessary to involve local law enforce me nt in an investigation, the Director will be responsible for notifying the appropriate agency and for liaison with said agency while the investigation continues. The Director will be responsible for setting and maintaining a high professional standard within the depart me nt by way of leadership, direction, and example.
- Graduate of accredited school related to discipline
- Certification Required
- Experience is required
In the event of an occurrence that has the potential to pose a viable threat to patients, visitors, staff, or the hospital, the Director will notify the Administrative Director of Facility Support Services or the appropriate administrative officer of the situation as soon as his/her duties permit doing so. In such an instance, the Director’s primary duty and concern will be to safely and effectively quell said threat and all other duties will be considered to be secondary until this is accomplished. The Director will insure that local law enforcement is utilized appropriately in providing the safest and most secure environment possible within his/her purview.
Education: High School Diploma or equivalent.
Law enforcement and/ or police academy training.
Experience: Minimum of ten (10) years of active experience in law enforcement.
Licensure, Registration, Certification: Must hold or have held in the three years before appointment, valid Class A Certification as a law enforcement officer in the State of Missouri .
Additional Requirements Specific to This Position: Must have no criminal convictions and no history of acts or behavior that would preclude current possession of Class A Certification as a law enforcement officer according to the laws of the state of Missouri
Mental/Physical Requirements: Ability to follow written and verbal instructions, perform math skills and calculations related to position, read and interpret policies and procedures related to safety and security of facility, codes and compliance regulations. Standing, walking, sitting, lifting. Good communication skills. Basic computer skills. Ability to intervene and manage crisis situations and perform under stress. This position can be physically, mentally, and emotionally challenging and demanding. Will have knowledge of hospital codes and emergency procedures.
Working conditions: May experience long periods of standing, walking. Will come in contact with patients, family members, hospital visitors, and employees. May encounter unpleasant conditions and exposure to heat, cold, noise, dirt, inclement weather, chemicals and gases, water, fumes, overhead pipes, infectious disease or waste. Will encounter aggressive, angry and abusive people.