Security Officer K-9

Banner Health Phoenix , AZ 85002

Posted 3 weeks ago

Primary City/State:

Greeley, Colorado

Department Name:

Security-Western Region-Corp

Work Shift:

Evening

Job Category:

Facilities

Great careers are built at Banner Health. We understand that talented health care professionals appreciate having options.

We are proud to offer our team members many career and lifestyle choices throughout our network of facilities. Apply today, this could be the perfect opportunity for you.

Located just 45 minutes north of Denver, Northern Colorado offers trendy restaurants, a thriving retail sector, and endless cultural amenities. Between wildflower-filled meadows and spectacular views of the Rocky Mountains, you will find adventures by horse, mountain bike and boat plus, endless hiking trails and world class skiing.

In this role you will be working a full time 40 hour per week position with a shift of Sunday-Tuesday from 12pm-12am. You will patrol the facilities and grounds and assist with the welfare and safety of the employees and patients at Banner.

The mission of our security team is to provide the highest level of security service to the entire Banner Health organization and the communities we serve. We are continuously focused on redefining health care security and the customer experience through innovation and relentless improvement. Our goals are to enhance the patient experience through every interaction.

Improve and sustain professional growth of every security team member through relevant high-quality training. Foster a culture of safety to engage and inspire people to make the workplace a safer environment. You will be able to cultivate greater communication and collaboration with internal and external partners. Come join our team of security officers and take advantage of the unique opportunity we have to help keep our Western Region safe.

Your pay and benefits are important components of your journey at Banner Health. Banner Health offers a variety of benefits to help you and your family. We provide health and financial security options so you can focus on being the best at what you do and enjoying your life.

Within Banner Health Corporate, you will have the opportunity to apply your unique experience and expertise in support of a nationally-recognized healthcare leader. We offer stimulating and rewarding careers in a wide array of disciplines. Whether your background is in Human Resources, Finance, Information Technology, Legal, Managed Care Programs or Public Relations, you'll find many options for contributing to our award-winning patient care.

POSITION SUMMARY

This position tours the facilities and grounds with a trained canine (K9); assists with the welfare and safety of personnel and patients; investigates critical incidents; assists employees, patients and visitors; interfaces with emergency response agencies; secures doors; monitors parking and traffic control. Performs assigned security duties promptly and accurately.

The officer and K9 work as a team and supports security duties by using the K9 for searching, crowd control, detecting explosives, and as a deterrent for violent confrontations through the K9's presence or physical abilities. This position may serves as the Lead Officer (i.e. OIC) on an assigned shift or at an assigned location, which includes acting as a resource to other officers, coordinating their activities and assisting the supervisor. Works varied assignments and shifts.

CORE FUNCTIONS

1.Exhibits excellent interpersonal skills and be customer service oriented in all contacts with patients, visitors and staff.

2.As a team, the officer and K9 tours and inspects facility and grounds frequently to assist in maintaining a safer and more secure environment. Assists employees with security related matters and enforces parking regulations and traffic control. Responds to all emergency codes for assistance and control.

3.Investigates and completes written reports of complaints, critical security incidents and unusual activities involving patients, employees and visitors; submits all reports to the security leadership by the end of the shift in which the report occurs. Maintain an accurate log of all relevant security activities during each shift. Maintain accurate K9 training logs and monthly activities.

4.Locks and unlocks facility doors at prescribed times. Checks unoccupied areas and sets the alarms when appropriate.

Does valuable pick-ups from departments, logs pick-ups and successfully delivers the contents to the appropriate destination department. Releases bodies from the morgue, ensuring that all paperwork is complete. Checks alarms to ensure they are in proper working order.

Escorts patients, visitors and employees. Assist clinical staff with patient room searches and in restraining and handling disruptive patients.

5.Presents a professional appearance and demeanor at all times. Follows instructions and is aware of and follows safe work practices.

Must satisfactorily complete competencies as required by the department during the conditional period. Is able to demonstrate and successfully use all required competencies annually.

6.Completes defensive tactics satisfactorily, OC pepper spray, and nonviolent crisis intervention programs annually.

7.Assists the supervisor by orienting new officers, helping with the initial investigation into employee attendance and/or performance issues, researches complaints, or follow-up with other departments on investigations. Assists with special projects as assigned by Security Administration.

Acts as a role model and leader for other officers. May be assigned to assist the K9 Unit Director with training new K9 officers.

8.Provide daily care of the K9 to include feeding, exercising, grooming, medical care, and cleaning of the K9's kennel. Keep the K9 physically fit through training and exercise.

Keep the K9 at an acceptable level of readiness to be able to pass K9 evaluations. May perform public demonstrations as a K9 team.

9.Position reports directly to the Security Supervisor or the manager/director when the supervisor in not on duty. This position interacts internally with staff, physicians, visitors, volunteers and patients.

External customers are law enforcement agencies and emergency service agencies. The position is system wide and officers may be assigned to work at any facility as needed.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

High school diploma/GED or equivalent working knowledge.

Requires International Association for Healthcare Security & Safety (IAHSS) basic and advanced level certifications within three months of hire in an eligible or required position. Must certify every five years.

Requires completion of a Banner Health approved K9 training program within three months of hire in an eligible or required position. Requires National Police Canine Association (NPCA) Handler Certification within 12 months of hire in an eligible or required position. Must certify annually. Must possess a valid driver's license and be eligible for coverage under the company auto insurance policy.

Must possess a strong knowledge and understanding of security as normally demonstrated through three years of progressively responsible security or related experience. Must be able to demonstrate the ability to perform physical requirements of the position.

Capabilities will be demonstrated through the successful completion of similarly related skills testing. Employees hired on or after January 1, 2019 will need to successfully demonstrate the physical requirements before starting in the role. Employees hired before January 1, 2019 must be able to successfully demonstrate the physical requirements by December 31, 2019.

If upon initial evaluation, an employee is unable to successfully demonstrate the physical requirements, there will be a quarterly assessment administered. This physical skills assessment will then be conducted on an annual basis and employees must successfully meet the requirements to remain in role.

Must have proper facilties at place of residence and transportation to ensure the health and well-being of the K9, including room to store a kennel. Must agree and sign K9 Conditions Agreement, Education Loan Agreement, and Promissory Note.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Prefer experience in a health care setting. Prefer experience as a Law Enforcement/Military/Security K9 Officer.

Additional related education and/or experience preferred.

DATE APPROVED 01/13/2019



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