As the region's only Level I Trauma center, Harborview Medical Center (HMC) is well known for innovations and excellence in trauma care and its centers of emphasis: Trauma, Burn, Neurosciences, and AIDS/STD; Center for Advanced Reconstruction and Rehabilitation (CARER); and mentally-and medically- vulnerable populations. In addition to the centers of emphasis, HMC serves a mission population for King County. Harborview employees are committed to the vital role the institution plays in the immediate community, as well as the entire Northwest region. HMC is owned by King County and managed by the University of Washington (UW) and serves as a training site for UW's School of Medicine. The UW is proud to be one of the nation's premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.
Help make a difference in the Harborview community! HMC Hospital Security is actively recruiting to fill several openings for full-time Campus Security Officers. The purpose of this position is to ensure a safe, secure environment for patients, staff, and visitors in a way that promotes the healing and teaching mission of HMC. Becoming a member of the Security Services team is an outstanding opportunity to help cultivate the relationship between security and the community. The team has a crucial role in maintaining a positive, caregiving and welcoming environment at the HMC campus in a manner that is consistent with UW Medicine Patients Are First Service Culture Guidelines. Campus Security Officers provide assistance and effective problem resolution for patients, staff, and visitors throughout the multiple departments of HMC, in both patient and non-patient areas. Join a dynamic team committed to making continuous improvements, and to protecting and caring for our people and property.
While modeling UW Medicine Service Culture Guidelines and utilizing excellent customer service skills, the responsibilities of a Campus Security Officer include oversight of the campus from a security perspective, response to emergencies, and enforcement of select policies.
General responsibilities and duties include: -Oversight and inspection of assigned areas of HMC campus (on foot or by vehicle). -Serve as a liaison and public relations representative with patients, visitors, and staff for matters related to security and public safety. -Respond to calls for assistance and assist medical personnel. -Obtainment of information and preparation of written reports. -Coordination with medical professionals, police officers, firefighters, and senior management. -Incident investigation and dispatch duties. -Providing of information and accessible customer service assistance to the public. -Maintenance of routine records. -Checking and securing of doors for security reasons. -Administering of first aid and response to calls for emergency aid. -Reportage of maintenance concerns with buildings or grounds. -Performing other related duties of a comparable level/type as assigned. Posts and assignments may vary.
The position provides opportunities to work in a fast-paced, challenging, diverse and rewarding environment. As an employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position click here.
High School graduation or equivalent; possession of a valid driver's license; no previous felony convictions; AND two years of full-time college in police science or allied field; OR two years of police or campus security experience.
-Ability to work with a diverse community. -Good interpersonal skills when dealing with potentially abusive/threatening people, while enforcing standard hospital regulations. -Public contact and customer service experience. -Work experience in a campus or medical center security environment. -IAHSS (International Association of Healthcare Security & Safety) Certification.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Pre-hire competencies: Criminal background and extensive employment history check (including military service), personal and professional reference checks.
Post-hire competencies: Candidates must satisfactorily complete an in-house IAHSS (International Association of Healthcare Security & Safety) basic and advance certifications, Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI), Basic Life Support (BLS), Patient Restraints, Fire Extinguisher, Floor Warden, and Personal Protection Equipment, Defensive Tactics, Turtle Shield training, Powered Air Purifying Respirators, completion of Institutional competencies, performance evaluation, and successful completion of 6-month probationary period. Other training may be required by the department.
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergra...duate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.