We are currently recruiting for a non-sworn security position and will provide security services to an Inpatient Psychiatry Unit, by courteously assisting staff, visitors, and patients, while enforcing rules and regulations of the Health System, projecting a positive image, and promoting a safe healthcare environment. This position will provide proactive violence prevention and training toward fulfilling the basic mission of the Inpatient Psychiarty Units and the VCUHS. This position will talk with and calm agitated patients to resolve risky situations without and evaluate ways to enhance safety and customer service through innovative programs and training.
Licensure, Certification, or Registration Requirements for Hire Valid Virginia Driver’s License and acceptable driving record that reflects safe and lawful motor vehicle operation Registration as an Unarmed Security Officer by the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services (VDCJS) or successful completion of VDCJS Unarmed Security Officer curriculum offered by VCUHS within the first six months of employment
Licensure, Certification, or Registration Requirements for continued employment including CPR, etc Valid Virginia Driver’s License and acceptable driving record
Level and type of experience REQUIRED Minimum of three (3) year of security, public safety or law enforcement work experience
Level and type of experience PREFERRED Five (5) years of security, public safety or law enforcement work experience
Education/training REQUIRED High School Diploma or equivalent
Education/training PREFERRED Associates Degree in Criminal Justice or related field Training or certification in conflict resolution, de-escalation and/or violence prevention
Describe independent action(s) required De-escalates agitated patients, both individually and as a member of a team. Evaluate the physical environment and develop patient management strategies. Prevent potentially risky and/or violent situations.
VCU Health System - 13 months ago