Public Safety Officer

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Westerly, RI
Apr 1, 2019


Job Description

To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values-integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion - must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.


Performs in a security department providing security for all hospital functions

  • 1. Performs duties as security officer
  • 1.1. Wears issued uniform properly along with all issued equipment
  • 1.2. Patrols Hospital and grounds and checks locked spaces on a routine basis
  • 1.3. Observes unusual activity that may become a security concern
  • 1.4. Responds to all requests for assistance by Hospital staff
  • 1.5. Escorts visitors throughout the facility
  • 1.6. Maintain a visible presence in and around the hospital
  • 1.7. Lock all doors, according to schedule
  • 1.8. Maintain the security of the secured doors and areas
  • 1.9. Make frequent patrols in and around hospital, looking for unauthorized persons in restricted areas, maintenance problems and unusual activity
  • 1.10. Complete reports and make notifications to the proper persons
  • 1.11. Monitor parking lots, especially during shift change
  • 1.12. Respond to all radio calls and pages
  • 1.13. Make shift reports and record all unusual activities and incidents in proper logs
  • 1.14. Offer assistance to staff, patients and employees, when needed
  • 2. Maintains a public presence of security
  • 2.1. Interacts with Public in a positive manner responding to requests and providing general guidance to the public on security and access issues
  • 3. Responds to all incidents of aggressive patients and visitors
  • 3.1. Responds to altercations with patients, visitors and staff and properly uses Defensive Resources in accordance with hospital Use of Force Policy
  • 3.2. Applies MOAB and CPI principles to all parties involved with the incident. Maintains respect for patients and visitors at all times and assists in deescalating incidents through calm demeanor.
  • 3.3. Works with local law enforcement on response situations where warranted.
  • 4. Follows all hospital rules and regulations
  • 4.1. Understands Hospital SOP for restraint application, commitment against will situations.
  • 4.2. Takes orders from medical staff in applying any restraints or physically restraining any person
  • 5. Attends all required Safety Training programs and can describe his/her responsibilities related to general safety, department/service safety, specific job-related hazards.
  • 5.1. All required safety education programs have been attended.
  • 5.2. Provides complete and accurate responses to safety questions.
  • 5.3. Demonstrates proper body mechanics in all functions.
  • 6. Follows the Hospital Exposure Control Plans/Bloodborne and Airborne Pathogens
  • 6.1. Demonstrates knowledge of techniques, procedures and correct use of protective barrier equipment.
  • 6.2. Assures a safe environment by instituting appropriate control measures.
  • 6.3. Completes annual safety education modules.
  • 6.4. Demonstrates an understanding of established emergency, infection control procedures.
  • 7. Demonstrates respect and regard for the dignity of all patients, families, visitors and fellow employees to ensure a professional, responsible and courteous environment.
  • 7.1. Interacts with all of the above in a considerate, helpful and courteous manner as observed by Manager and peers.
  • 7.2. Fosters mature, professional relationships with fellow employees in a courteous, friendly manner as measured by management observation and peer input.
  • 7.3. Maintains professional composure and confidence during stressful situations.
  • 7.4. Maintains open communication using appropriate chain of command regarding issues.
  • 7.5. Maintains confidentiality of all hospital and patient information at all times as observed by peers and management.
  • 7.6. Presents neat appearance in proper attire and identification as required by Hospital policy.
  • 7.7. Continuously displays a ?can do? attitude within the department and across departmental lines to contribute to the overall customer service program in place in the Hospital.
  • 8. Promotes effective working relations and works effectively as part of a department/unit team inter and intra departmentally to facilitate the department?s/unit?s ability to meet its goals and objectives.
  • 8.1. Conducts staff meetings.
  • 8.2. Supports the Hospital?s mission, policies and procedures through attendance and participation at committee meetings, if applicable.
  • 8.3. Utilizes automated system to communicate inter and intra departmentally, as appropriate.
  • 8.4. Completes work assignments on time/readily accepts assignments as observed by Manager.
  • 8.5. Reports to work on time and is at work as scheduled, as observed by manager.

    Other information:


    High School Graduate or GED required


    Previous law enforcement, military, or security experience preferred


    CPI, MOAB, Defensive Resources (Baton, Handcuffing, and OC Foam), and Restraint Certification must be obtained within 6 months



    Familiarity with Microsoft office products. Must be competent with computer skills.



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    Job Info

    Job: 4117

    Department: Security
    Category: Protective Svcs
    Status: Full Time
    Shift: DAYS
    Hours: 40.00

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