Security Officer I - Security

  • MaineHealth
  • Portland, ME, USA
  • Sep 23, 2022
Assistant/Support

Job Description

Summary

  • Position Summary ($3,000.00 sign on Bonus paid in 3 installments)
    • Under the general direction of a security manager, supervisor, or management designee, the security officer will monitor the healthcare environment to help prevent security incidents from occurring and deescalate incidents as they emerge. He or she will help generate a feeling of personal safety and good will among staff, patients, and visitors. The security officer may provide protective services and, with sufficient training, patient restraints as deemed necessary by medical staff. The security officer will also assist with the development and coordination of related departmental policies, procedures, and programs, in accordance with federal, state, OSHA, and NIOSH regulations.
  • Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs)
    • Education: High school diploma or GED is preferred. Associate’s Degree is preferred.
    • License/Certifications: A valid, acceptable State of Maine driver’s license is required for all associates with a maximum of four accrued penalty points. International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety (IAHSS) Basic Officer Certification is required within the first 12 months of employment. Certified in Management of Aggressive Behavior and CPR is required within in first 90 days of employment.
    • Experience: 6 months of healthcare security experience preferred. Other security or public safety experience is a plus, with an emphasis on providing a safe and dignified environment for all types of people in stressful situations.
    • Interpersonal skills necessary to respond to a wide range of patients with a variety of sensitivities as well as communicate as necessary with managers and administrators.
    • Excellent ability to identify gaps and solve problems.
    • Strong customer service background is required.
    • Ability to operate multiple software applications.
Additional Information 

MaineHealth was ranked one of America’s Best Large Employers in 2022 by Forbes!

MaineHealth is a not-for-profit integrated health system whose vision is, “Working together so our communities are the healthiest in America.”  MaineHealth consists of nine local health systems, a comprehensive behavioral health care network, diagnostic services, home health agencies, and 1,700 employed clinicians working together through the MaineHealth Medical Group. With approximately 22,000 care team members, MaineHealth provides preventive care, diagnosis and treatment to 1.1 million residents in Maine and New Hampshire. Learn more about our system at mainehealth.org

At MaineHealth, we offer benefits that support an individual's needs for today and flexibility to plan for tomorrow. Our packages include health and dental insurances, paid parental leave,, retirement program, generous paid time off, and much more! Our comprehensive array of benefits are competitive, affordable, and include choices that meet specific, but ever changing, needs.

With a career at any of the MaineHealth locations, you’ll be working with health care professionals that truly value the people around them – both within the walls of the organization and the neighborhoods that surround it. We are deeply invested in the well-being of our communities and care team members. We believe in fostering a work environment of strong commitment, compassionate caring and continuous improvement. Join us, and your abilities will be challenged and enhanced as you take your career to a new level.

Additional Information

Maine Medical Center is a Magnet designated 700-bed tertiary care and teaching institution. MMC is Maine's largest hospital and a state-wide health care resource. MMC offers outstanding career opportunities and quality of life in Portland.