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Director Security

Company: MedStar Health's Washington Hospital Center
Location: Olney
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:




  • Job Summary


    • Responsible for working with the VP of Security and hospital leaders to maintain the security program designed to enhance the safety and security of staff, patients, visitors and the facility. Administrative responsibility and accountability for strategic direction and the operational, personnel and financial activities of the security department. Serves as a liaison with outside law enforcement agencies. Must obtain and maintain a connection to corporate security leadership and State of Maryland and/or District of Columbia Metropolitan Police Department Special Police Officer commission to carry out duties associated with crime control and response, designated as an Unarmed Security Officer, assigned and deployed within the hospital consistent with the limitations of the Unarmed SPO commission from Maryland State Police or District of Columbia Metropolitan Police Department.




    • Minimum Qualifications


      • Education/Training


        • Bachelor's degree in related field required. Master's degree preferred.




        • Experience


          • ---10 years of progressively more responsible job-related security or law enforcement experience.
            ---5 years of prior supervisor experience required.
            ---Experience required in healthcare, university, and/or hospitality setting (patient-first, customer-first environment).




          • License/Certification/Registration


            • --- Valid driver's license.
              --- Commissioned as a Special Police Officer by the State of Maryland and/or District of District of Columbia Metropolitan Police Department within 6 months of hire.
              --- CHPA Certified Healthcare Protection Administrator preferred. Certified Protection Professional (CPP) - Board Certified in Security Management preferred.
              --- BLS (CPR) certification required within 60 days of start date. Must successfully complete all MedStar initial training related to violence prevention, de-escalation and crisis prevention intervention.




            • Knowledge, Skills & Abilities


              • Verbal and written communication skills. Strong interpersonal skills. Experience with coaching and developing a high performing security team. Ability to remain calm and thoughtful during a crisis. Ability to assist in de-escalating situations with strong emotions and conflict. Basic computer skills preferred.






              • Primary Duties and Responsibilities



                • 1.Develops and contributes to the achievement of established department goals and objectives and adheres to system and department policies, procedures, quality standards and safety standards. Ensures compliance with system/hospital/facility policies and procedures and governmental/accreditation regulations.
                  2.Develops and recommends department operating budget and manages resources according to approved budget.
                  3.Selects, trains, orients, and assigns department staff. Develops standards of performance, evaluates performance, and conducts performance management planning. Initiates or makes recommendations for personnel actions. Maintains ongoing communication with subordinates to review programs, provide feedback, discuss new developments, and exchange information.
                  4.Oversees daily operations of department to ensure effective operations.
                  5.Ensures that rounds, schedules and directives are maintained around the clock.
                  6.Maintains a visitor control and access procedure, including an associate identification system and a lock and key control system.
                  7.Establishes, maintains, and oversees a parking system suited to the needs of the hospital. Controls, issues, and monitors parking privileges consistent with hospital policies.
                  8.Inquires into and investigates matters pertaining to both alleged losses and thefts and wrongful acts of individuals affecting hospital security.
                  9.In cooperation with system security leadership, manages procurement activities inclu ding vendor selection, purchasing, receiving, storage, and utilization of equipment, materials, and supplies, per system guidelines.
                  10.Testifies at legal proceedings, hearings and trials.
                  11.When responding to circumstances where the exercise of SPO authority may be required, takes appropriate measures to secure the scene, preserve evidence, detain and secure suspected criminal perpetrators, and assist responding law enforcement authority as directed. Completes written reports and when subpoenaed or requested, notifies Legal Counsel for MedStar of same and gains guidance to testify at legal proceedings, hearings and trials.
                  12.Obtains detailed reports of incidents involving security and keeps administration informed of incidents and developments.
                  13.Maintains a protective and preventive security system and monitors security operations. Provides technical knowledge to assist management in the design of department-specific procedures and coordinates the education component of the security program.
                  14.Supervises the maintenance and preparation of records, files, and other documents.
                  15.Supervises contract staff and ensures all MedStar requirements are met with the legal employer of record.
                  16.Serves as liaison with other healthcare security leaders and local, county and state law enforcement leaders as necessary.
                  17.Participates in meetings and on committees and represents the department and business unit in community outreach efforts. Participates in multidisciplinary quality and service improvement teams and maintains effective working relationships with other departments.
                  18.Performs other duties as assigned.





                  About MedStar Health MedStar Health is dedicated to providing the highest quality care for people in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region, while advancing the practice of medicine through education, innovation and research. Our 30,000 associates and 5,400 affiliated physicians work in a variety of settings across our health system, including 10 hospitals and more than 300 community-based locations, the largest visiting nurse association in the region, and highly respected institutes dedicated to research and innovation. As the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University for more than 20 years, MedStar is dedicated not only to teaching the next generation of doctors, but also to the continuing education and professional development of our whole team. MedStar Health offers diverse opportunities for career advancement and personal fulfillment.

Keywords: MedStar Health's Washington Hospital Center, Olney , Director Security, Executive , Olney, Maryland

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