Milieu Officer
Sheppard Pratt Health System - Baltimore, MD

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Under general supervision, provides a security presence on assigned inpatient unit(s) in an effort to assure the safety and security of patients, staff, volunteers, and visitors and the protection of the Hospital, grounds and property. Participates as a member of treatment team to support patients’ treatment plans. Leads or assists staff in response to patient aggression by following Hospital policies and procedures. Completes and maintains required documentation on a timely basis. Work requires the ability to read, write, speak English, and perform arithmetic calculations well enough in order toprepare reports, demonstrate basic computer usage skills, keep records, and deal effectively with other people - acquired through a high school education.

Work requires six to twelve months security and/or behavioral health experience in a health care related environment. Work requires substantial interpersonal skills sufficient to work with a wide range of patients, staff and visitors under difficult circumstances, collaborate with treatment team and/or milieu staff to maintain patient safety, foster a healing environment, and present a model of warmth, empathy, patience and control while frequently rendering both routine and emergency assistance and exchanging information on factual matters. Work requires a continuously high level of alertness in the milieu in order to react promptly and effectively to emergencies, and visual acuity in order to detect suspicious activities - with frequent exposure to mental and visual fatigue.

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Sheppard Pratt Health System is a private, non-profit behavioral health organization that provides a full range of services in a variety of...