The Police Officer is a sworn officer, responsible for a variety of law enforcement, security, loss prevention, and customer service related duties, and a visible presence to deter hospital threats. Their duties include maintaining law and order on hospital grounds; patrolling and protecting hospital buildings and grounds; checking for unauthorized movement of patients, breaches of security, and unsafe conditions; conducting administrative and criminal investigations; making arrests; testifying in court; and enforcing vehicle traffic and parking regulations and issuing citations when necessary. Incumbents also monitor patient and visitor activities on hospital grounds; assist nursing personnel in controlling severely combative patients; and carry out standard search procedures in cases of unauthorized patient absences.
The Police Officer can expect to perform the following:
Patrols assigned areas in vehicle, by bicycle, and on foot to detect and deter crime.
Apprehends subjects committing crimes.
Responds to emergency calls, safety escorts, and calls for assistance.
Produces complete, accurate and concise reports, to includes but is not limited to criminal offenses, false fire alarms, safety hazards and general information, consistent with internal processes and as prescribed by law.
Serves in specialized units such as investigations, fire safety, crime prevention, and training as assigned and emergency management.
Completes initial investigations and follow-up investigations as assigned.
Participates in crime prevention strategies and special programs as assigned.
Enforces state laws, policies, procedures, and forwards the mission of the organization.
Transports legal documents, valuables, medical instruments, supplies other secure articles as assigned to ensure the safe and timely transfer of valued articles.
Stays current with applicable rules, regulations, policies, laws and guidelines that impact or govern the department and organization. Stays abreast of the latest developments, advancements and trends in the security field by attending training, reading security literature and professional journals.
Immediate eligibility for health and welfare benefits
401(k) savings plan with dollar-for-dollar match up to 5%
PTO accrual beginning Day 1
The information contained in this job description is intended to describe the essential job functions required of those assigned to this job. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to perform the job. Please note that management retains the right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. The ability to competently perform all the essential duties of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation, demonstrated commitment to effective customer service delivery, integrity, and the ability to work productively as a member of a team or work group is a basic requirement of all positions at Baylor Scott and White Health.
EDUCATION - Associate's Degree or equiv
EXPERIENCE - At least 2 years of related professional experience
Licensed Peace Officer (LPO): Lic Peace Officer required within 90 days of hire.
Drivers License (TXDL): If moving from out of state must obtain valid TX DL within 90 days of hire.
BLS within 30 days of hire
Internal Number: 20006702
About Baylor Scott & White Health
Baylor Scott & White Health (BSWH) is the largest not-for-profit health care system in Texas and one of the largest in the United States. With a commitment to and a track record of innovation, collaboration, integrity and compassion for the patient, BSWH stands to be one of the nation’s exemplary health care organizations. Our mission is to serve all people by providing personalized health and wellness through exemplary care, education and research as a Christian ministry of healing. Joining our team is not just accepting a job, it’s accepting a calling!