SECURITY OFFICER
VC Hospital W St Teresa - Wichita, KS

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Via Christi Health's rich history of serving the people of Kansas and the surrounding region dates back more than 100 years to the healing ministries of our founding congregations. Today, Via Christi Health is the largest provider of health care services in Kansas. We serve Kansas and northeast Oklahoma through our doctors, hospitals, senior villages and health services.

Position Summary:
Performs all duties associated with the security and safety of employees, patients, visitors, medical staff and all others who have business on a Via Christi Property.

Key Responsibilities/Essential Functions:
  • Assist employees, patients, visitors, medical staff and others who have business on a Via Christi Property and respond to calls for service (customer relations and emergency services).
  • Verbally de-escalate and physically manage combative patients and others as needed.
  • Perform mobile and foot patrols, and perform stand bys as needed on code blues and traumas.
  • Enforce the appropriate parking policy and assist with traffic control as needed (vehicle and pedestrian).
  • Assist with inbound trauma helicopters at locations providing this service
  • Report any and all unusual occurrences and safety hazards and submit written reports for all incidents Security is involved in.
  • Provide courtesy escorts around campus and vehicle assistance as needed.
  • Perform dispatch duties as needed in the Security Communications Office (N/A for VCH-P).
  • Control access/egress to and from the morgue (Wichita hospitals only).
  • Perform all duties as laid out in the Via Christi Hospitals Wichita Security Department Policy and Procedures Manuals. (Wichita Hospitals only)
  • May perform other duties as requested or assigned.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

Qualifications:

Education and/or Experience
  • High School diploma or equivalent required. Associate or Bachelor Degree preferred. Minimum of 1 year related experience, or equivalent combination of experience and education is preferred.

Behavioral Skills
  • A personal presence which is characterized by a sense of honesty, integrity and caring with the ability to inspire and motivate others to promote the philosophy, mission, vision, goals and values of Via Christi Health.
  • Good communications skills are essential.
  • Must be able to work independently and as a member of a team. Requires flexibility and the ability to handle a fast paced, demanding environment.

Technical Skills
  • Basic computer and typing skills are preferred.
  • Within one year of the hire date, employee must be able to demonstrate knowledge and proficiency of associated protocols and software used within the department.
  • Maintains and operates security equipment to include two-way radios, pagers, computers, phones and cameras.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
  • Valid Driver’s License
VCC:
  • Must be able to obtain a Basic Private Security Permit through the City of Wichita
Wichita Hospitals:
  • Must be able to obtain a Basic Private Security Permit through the City of Wichita
  • Demonstrate the ability to meet requirements for a firearms permit as needed.
  • Be able to pass an annual firearms proficiency test (armed staff only).
VCH-P:
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers offered by the American Heart Association or CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer offered by the Red Cross received within 6 months from date of hire

Physical Requirements:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
  • Constantly required to walk/run/move throughout various floors and ascend/descend stairways.
  • Occasionally required to sit in stationary position for several hours at a time.
  • Occasionally required to stand for several hours at a time.
  • Occasionally required to respond to emergencies in a timely manner.
  • Occasionally required to physically manage combative patients.
  • Constantly required to carry or lift items weighing up to 10 lb, and occasionally required to carry or lift items up to 75 pounds.
  • Constantly able to use near vision for viewing written materials and computer terminals. Possesses adequate vision to work in various lighting conditions, view monitors mounted at different angles, and drive.
  • Must be able to communicate verbally and in written/computer form.
  • Constantly able to use hands and fingers to type and write.
  • Constantly required to listen and detect noises, and must be able to pass a basic hearing exam if requested.
  • Occasionally may be required to pass psychological testing if requested.
  • Occasionally may be required pass a urinalysis screen if requested.

Working Conditions:
  • While performing the duties of this job, the Security Officer is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the Security Officer is occasionally exposed to physical hazards.

Position Scope/Patient Population:
  • This position may have direct patient contact assisting adolescent, adult and geriatric patients.

Via Christi Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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