Job Description

Job Title: Safety Officer
Job ID: 746123
Status: Part-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours:
Shift: Day Job
Facility: Western Psychiatric Institute
Department: Security and Safety
Location: 3811 O'hara Street, Pittsburgh PA 15213

Description


UPMC is looking for security professionals to help support our mission of Quality & Safety for patients, visitors, and fellow employees.  The Safety and Security department of Western Psychiatric Institute & Clinic is currently hiring a part time Safety Officer to fill various shifts.


The Safety Officer will provide safety, security and fire safety related functions throughout the Institute on a daily basis.

Responsibilities:


  • Administer assistance during fires, medical emergencies or disaster drills or any other crisis type situations. Work closely with appropriate law enforcement, fire and medical authorities when necessary.
  • Conduct proactive, continuous safety, security and fire safety patrols throughout the facility and parking areas. Document and report any unsafe conditions as well as any security violations.
  • Conduct searches according to system and department policy regarding customer service responsibilities and maintaining paperwork and property appropriately.
  • Conduct tests of various alarm systems, equipment, etc. to include fire extinguishers, security alarms, fire alarm system, and others as assigned by Manager(s).
  • Develop and maintain a level of professionalism under the accepted standards of the Institute to include proper dress, radio communication, and overall service excellence work ethic with patients, staff, and visitors.
  • Initiate and investigate any reports of incidents to include theft, suspicious activity, vandalism, personnel safety, patient related issues, and any other areas considered to be of importance in the day-to-day operation of the Institute.
  • May be responsible to accept, store and transport patient personal belongings including medications as per UPMC Policy.
  • Must meet mandatory education and annual competency requirements for the position, to include age-specific competencies.
  • Perform any and all assignments as directed by Manager(s); to include a daily review of e-mail, grease board, and any other required communications.
  • Perform continuous amounts of hands on physical restraint techniques necessary in an attempt to control violent, combative patients and maintain a safe environment with respect to age-specific competencies and guidelines. In conformance with seclusion and restraint policies Comprehensive Crisis Management and positive approaches training.
  • Prepare and complete all mandatory and recommended training programs as per departmental guidelines.
  • Provide assistance as requested to clinical staff in the care and safety of patients, staff or visitors who are uncooperative. Respond to all such calls of assistance in a professional manner in accordance with WPIC standards and guidelines with respect to age-specific guidelines and competencies.
  • Provide escort service for patients, staff, and visitors, as necessary or as directed.
  • Provide relief coverage for safety systems clerks and parking lot attendants as assigned by Manager(s).

 

Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent. 
  • 1 year experience in safety, security or related healthcare field preferred.
  • Equivalent experience considered.
  • May in the course of their duties be in rooms where medications are stored or may transport medications when they transport patients. Transportation of medication is limited from one department to another.

    Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Act 235 with Firearms or Act 235 without Firearms
  • Act 31 Clearance
  • Act 33 Child Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance
  • Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
  • Comprehensive Crisis Management
  • UPMC Physical Fitness Standard

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Salary Range: $14.53 to $22.86

Union Position: No

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