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Emory Healthcare/Emory University PRN, Public Safety Officer I, Armed in Atlanta, Georgia


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  • Patrols facilities and property making observations to detect unauthorized persons or activities, unsafe conditions, and ensuring life safety standards are maintained.

  • Maintains visibility to deter criminal activity and takes a proactive approach to crime prevention.

  • Maintains appropriate communication with Supervisors, fellow Officers, Security Operations Center, and Law Enforcement to report crimes, incidents, and safety related irregularities.

  • Intercedes in disputes between individuals by using verbal de-escalation techniques and skills to diffuse potentially violent patient, employee, or visitor situations.

  • Physically manages combative, violent persons without hesitation using techniques taught in the required annual aggression management training.

  • Responds and intervenes in confrontations and restrains violent or disoriented persons as lawfully directed, providing support to clinical team as patient emergencies arise.

  • Observes the necessary safety precautions and established protocols for observations, holds, and patient restraints in accordance with federal, state, and organizational mandates to ensure a safe work environment.

  • Administers initial first aid as appropriate and to the level of training attained.

  • Investigates and documents, through both written and electronic format as required: Safety hazards, incidents and criminal activities to Public Safety Leadership, Risk Management, Safety Team, and Law

  • Enforcement and other appropriate agencies as determined by Emory Health Care, department policy, or state law.

  • Makes recommendations for changes in safety and security procedures to maintain a high quality of security services.

  • Controls access to restricted organizational properties and verifies the admittance of authorized individuals.

  • Escorts people/property to desired destination when safety of property or individuals is a concern.

  • Assists with parking and security during special events and provides visitors with directions and security information.

  • Performs security services and dispatcher duties when assigned.

  • Participates in activities not directly related to Security operations as approved by Security Management.

  • These may include transport and release of bodies from the morgue; patient escort; elevator recall checks; monthly fire extinguisher, panic alarm, and intercom checks; and special event setups. Interviews and investigates individuals involved in suspicious or illegal activities.

  • Detains unauthorized individuals as defined by policy or state law and releases them to the proper authorities.

  • Officers are required to use force when appropriate to protect our customers and associates within organization policy.

  • Acknowledges and responds appropriately to emergency, non-emergency and alarm calls as assigned.

  • Uses good judgment to safely determine the alarm cause, takes appropriate action and/or provides the proper assistance and direction in both emergency and non-emergency situations.

  • Conducts helicopter fire prevention assessment and provides emergency response to helicopter fires.

  • Maintains annual proficiency with issued firearm and less-than lethal equipment.MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • Two (2) years of security, military, or law enforcement experience. Must complete EHC PS Basic Officer Course and EHC PS Firearms Training Course upon hire.

  • Pass Psychological Exam.

  • Must obtain IAHSS Basic within 12 months; CPI or Equivalent within 12 months; BLS Certification within 12 months.

  • Obtain Georgia Secretary of State License for Armed In-House Security Officer upon completion of training and complete FEMA IS 100, 200, 700, 800, 906 within 12 months.

Additional Details

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: (Medium-Heavy) 36-75 lbs, 0-33% of the work day (occasionally); 20-35 lbs, 34-66% of the workday; (frequently); 10-20 lbs, 67-100% of the workday (constantly); Lifting 75 lbs max; Carrying of objects up to 35 lbs; Occasional to frequent standing & walking; Occasional sitting; Close eye work (computers, typing, reading, writing); Physical demands may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks.

ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS: Factors affecting environment conditions may vary depending on the assigned work area and tasks. Environmental exposures include but are not limited to: Blood-borne pathogen exposure; Bio-hazardous waste Chemicals/gases/fumes/vapors; Communicable diseases; Electrical shock; Floor Surfaces; Hot/Cold Temperatures; Indoor/Outdoor conditions; Latex; Lighting; Patient care/handling injuries; Radiation; Shift work; Travel may be required; Use of personal protective equipment, including respirators; environmental conditions may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks.

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Division St. Joseph's Hospital

Campus Location Atlanta, GA, 30342

Campus Location US-GA-Atlanta

Department SJH Security

Job Type PRN / Registry

Job Number 118242

Job Category Public Safety & Security

Schedule Other

Standard Hours 4 Hours

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