Security Officer II
Harris Health is a nationally recognized health system comprising three teaching hospitals and an extensive network of ambulatory care centers serving the people of Harris County, Texas, since 1966. Staffed by the faculty, fellows and residents from two nationally ranked medical schools, Baylor College of Medicine and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), Harris Health is the first healthcare system in Houston to receive the prestigious National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) designation for its network of patient-centered medical homes.
Each year, Harris Health provides more than 1.8 million total outpatient visits through its more than 40 ambulatory care facilities. Additionally, Harris Health sees more than 177,000 emergency visits at its Level 1 and Level 3 trauma centers and 35,000 hospital admissions through its three hospitals: Ben Taub, LBJ and Quentin Mease.
Established by voter referendum to enhance the level of charity care available in the community, Harris Health System has often received national recognition for serving those in need and for its achievements in operational excellence, such as being named to the 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 Most Wired Hospitals lists by the American Hospital Association’s Hospitals & Health Networks magazine.
Additionally, Harris Health System is pleased that each of its three hospitals — Ben Taub, Lyndon B. Johnson and Quentin Mease — achieved Pathway to Excellence™ designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
Skills / Requirements
Responsible for patrolling, protecting, and securing all Harris Health System's buildings and grounds, promoting safety and security at all locations. Promotes safety and security at all Harris Health locations. Responds to all crisis intervention team activations, prevents patient elopements, and assist medical staff with restraint of patients as requested.
School Education: High School Diploma or GED.
Licenses & Certifications:
IAHSS Basic Security Officer Training Program must be completed within six months of employment.
Valid Texas Driver's License.
Basic Life Support from a hospital based AHA program
Satori Alternatives to Managing Aggression (SAMA) certification or equivalent certification required within 30days. If certification other than SAMA is held at the time of hire, must be recertified as SAMA upon expiration of held certification.
Must be Registered by the Texas Private Security Bureau within 90 days of employment.
Work Experience: One (1) year experience in security, criminal justice, military, healthcare, or related experience; or a combination of the above.
Communication Skills: Above Average Verbal (Heavy Public Contract), Writing /Reports
Proficiencies: MS Word, P.C., Typing 20 WPM
Work Schedule: Weekends, Holidays, Flexible, Overtime
Other Requirements: E-1 availability during disaster situations. Must be able to understand the English language and communicate it effectively in both verbal and written form. Proficiency in the use of computers is required
Equipment Operated: PC based electronic access control, CCTV, parking systems, Handheld Radio systems, and Patrol vehicle