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Safety and Security Officer II

Company: Osawatomie State Hospital
Location: Osawatomie
Posted on: September 22, 2022

Job Description:

The Osawatomie State Hospital is seeking a Safety and Security Supervisor, SSO II, for the PM Shift. This person will supervise SSO I personnel and performance duties to provide a safe and therapeutic environment for Osawatomie State Hospital and Adair Acute Care. Job Responsibilities may include but are not limited to the following: You will help in formulating training for SSO I personnel, implements training, and records the same on employee Competency and Performance evaluations. You will train, evaluate, received feedback from and critiques all officers assigned. In this job you will mentor and provide on the job coaching to accomplish tasks.You are responsible for maintaining minimum coverage for shifts, and authorization for utilization of accumulated time, which requires flexibility in handling changes and challenges. May serve as Officer in Charge when the Chief is not present.Patrols campus area on foot and in patrol car, as necessary, to provide for protection and security of state property, patients, staff, and visitors of the Hospitals (OSH & AAC).Searches for and apprehends patients that have eloped to provide for their safety. Searches grounds, and those areas known to be frequented by the patient. Search may extend to outer perimeter of the hospitals. Cooperates with local, county, and state law enforcement agencies in such efforts. Assists with returned patients apprehended by law enforcement agencies. In many cases, high stress tolerance must be maintained.Responds to requests for assistance with combative patients to prevent injuries to patient, staff, and others. Requests additional officers respond if the situation escalates. Requests a Code II be announced over the Public-Address System if additional staff is needed to assist. Stand by the Admissions Office for assistance to prevent injuries to patient and staff. Officer must by empathetic of new arrivals as this may be their first contact with our hospital, and it is important to project a positive image.Investigates crimes against patients, staff, and visitors in order to provide a safe and secure environment. Assists in investigations by the State Investigator, Risk Management Director, and Patients Representative. Interviews witnesses, victims, and suspects.Inspects hospital building in accordance with National Fire Protection Association 101 (Life Safety Code), and Kansas State Fire Marshal's office to provide a safe and secure therapeutic environment for patients, staff, and visitors.Conducts and observes fire emergency preparedness drills to provide for safety of patients, staff, and visitors of the hospitals. Observes evacuations of buildings and records and reports times and problems. Provides training for staff of fire-fighting equipment, and building evacuation procedures. For full PD visit jobs.ks.gov, Job Equal Employment OpportunityThe State of Kansas is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value diversity, equity, and inclusion as essential elements that create and foster a welcoming workplace. All qualified persons will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, political affiliation, disability or any other factor unrelated to the essential functions of the job.If you wish to identify yourself as a qualified person with a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act and would like to request an accommodation, please address the request to the agency recruiter.Job Type: Full-timePay: $18.26 per hourBenefits: 401(k) 401(k) matching Dental insurance Employee assistance program Employee discount Flexible spending account Health insurance Health savings account Life insurance Paid time off Parental leave Retirement plan Vision insuranceExperience level: 2 yearsSchedule: 8 hour shift

Keywords: Osawatomie State Hospital, Overland Park , Safety and Security Officer II, Other , Osawatomie, Kansas

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