Security Officer – Security – Full Time 8 Hours Days (Non-Exempt) (Non-Union) – (Los Angeles, California, United States)

Ensures that the healthcare enterprise remains a safe place. Maintains safe and secure environment for medical staff/employees, patients, and visitors by patrolling the premises and visitor management. Observes and reports activities and incidents at an assigned site. Preserves order and acts to enforce regulations when assistance is requested by medical staff/employees. Responds rapidly to security emergencies within the hospital or other healthcare settings. While not authorized to carry firearms, may use security defensive equipment (e.g., batons, pepper foam/gel, handcuffs) when necessary, according to training and/or standard procedures. This position requires the full understanding and active participation in fulfilling the Mission of Keck Medical Center of USC. It is expected that the employee will demonstrate behavior consistent with the Core Values of the Keck Medical Center of USC.

The hourly rate range for this position is $19.88 – $25.25. When extending an offer of employment, the University of Southern California considers factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the candidate’s work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, federal, state, and local laws, contractual stipulations, grant funding, as well as external market and organizational considerations.

Minimum Education:
• High School Diploma or equivalent required.

Minimum Experience/Knowledge:
• 1 year of related experience required (preferably in a healthcare setting)
• Demonstrated experience in monitoring surveillance system and writing reports.
• Experience, knowledge and/or training, in safety, fire protection, civil disturbance, emergency preparedness procedures and planning, C.P.R./AED, Security and Safety issues and standards as set forth by Department of Health Services and The Joint Commission is preferred.
• Ability to respond quickly and effectively to emergency and non-emergency situations
• Respond to and report activities which could result in injury to a person or damage to or loss of property
• Ability to communicate effectively with diverse people including members, patients, visitors, and medical personnel
• Oral and written communications skills, including the excellent written and spoken English.
• Ability to write accurate, clear, and legible reports
• Maintain a positive working relationship with facility staff members
• Knowledge about all security equipment, security operations and computer software.
• Ability to identify critical issues quickly and accurately.
• Physical ability to handle various intervention incidents, including patient restraints and violent subjects.
• Ability to exercise emotional control, judgment, and objectivity.

Required License/Certification:
• Valid current California driver’s license is required.
• BLS – Healthcare Provider from American Heart Association required.
• BSIS California Guard Certification Card required and must be maintained by renewal before expiration date.
• IAHSS-International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety (Basic Certification) required within 6 months of hire.
• AVADE Workplace Violence Prevention Certification – required within 6 months of meeting eligibility criteria.
• Fire and Safety Certification -If no card upon hire, one must be obtained within 30 days of hire and maintained by renewal before expiration date. (Required within LA City only).

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