Sparrow Hospital   Lansing, MI   Full-time     Law Enforcement / Security
Posted on November 4, 2023
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General Purpose of Job:

To provide a safe, secure and orderly environment so that quality, compassionate, accessible healthcare services can be provided without undue fear for personal safety and the safety of property. Public Safety Communication Center Dispatcher receives request for Security, Police Authority, Visitor Management, Parking, and other types of assistance from the hospital, public, and Sparrow affiliates. The Dispatcher monitors cameras, alarm systems, calls for service and dispatches as appropriate. Dispatchers are a vital link between the hospital and external first responders.

Essential Duties:

This job description is intended to cover the minimum essential duties assigned on a regular basis. Caregivers may be asked to perform additional duties as assigned by their leader. Leadership has the right to alter or modify the duties of the position.

Maintain a safe and secure environment for, and provide assistance to, Caregivers, Patients, physicians, volunteers and guests of Sparrow Health System.

Utilize and demonstrate competency in the use of various security technologies and software applications, CCTV, IP cameras, Alarm Systems, Access Control Systems, ID Badging, Intercom Systems, Radios and Paging Systems.

Receiving and analysing emergency calls as well as non-emergent calls for the service lines of Security, Police Authority, Entrance Services and Parking.

Maintain current knowledge of all Sparrow properties and related security technologies to ensure proper response to dispatch calls for service.

Dispatch, coordinate, direct and ensure an efficient Caregiver response to fire alarms, code pinks, and chemical spills/leaks, etc.

Dispatches Officers to disasters by directing officers to help set up Incident Command Center, implementing appropriate facility lockdown and access control and procedures, ensures officers are managing pedestrian and vehicular traffic and, as necessary, ensures decontamination procedures (staging and property collection) has been started by officers and the Emergency Response Team.

Control/monitor access to Sparrow properties/units in accordance with current policies and procedures. Includes programming access to specific group(s), locking and unlocking buildings/offices remotely, screening of visitors after hours via intercom systems, and monitoring access and alarm systems of off-site properties.

Document hospital activity and calls of service in the dispatch software. Assign Reports of Investigation for Officers. Track the use of patient restraint devices, forensic patients, valuables, etc.

Provide Visitors with information and direct them appropriately to departments, rooms and functions within the Sparrow Health System. Initiate problem solving when information is lacking (i.e. no doctors name, no paperwork, wrong building, and wrong hospital.)

Identify the need for and utilize resources skilfully that serve those with language, visual or hearing challenges.

Use LEIN to run hot files on names, license plates, CPL's, Officer Safety Caution, OMNI, SOS, PPO's, and Firearms for Officer interactions and investigations.

Serves as a role model for consistent demonstration of Sparrow Health System's ICARE values, and respecting the Privacy and Confidentiality of those we serve.

Job Requirements
General Requirements
• Demonstrates knowledge and maintains and respects patient right to privacy by following the HIPAA Privacy and Security policies and procedures. • Adheres to ICARE values and standards of behavior (Innovation, Compassion, Accountability, Respect, Excellence). • Role model behaviors that value the diversity of our caregivers, patients and customers and supports creating an environment that is inclusive, welcoming and respectful. • Communicates with patients, families and customers using AIDET (Acknowledge, Introduce, Duration, Explanation, Thank). • Works in a safe manner and promptly reports any hazards identified in the work environment or related to assigned responsibilities.

Work Experience
• Minimum of two years previous dispatch experience

Education • Associates Degree in a Social Science program, Law, Emergency Management, Business, Public/Police/Security or Safety Administration or related program and three years previous security experience OR • High School Diploma/GED and four years previous dispatch or security experience. • MI Driver License no restrictions and no excessive traffic violations as defined by H.R. Policy #607. • International Association of Healthcare Safety and Security (IAHSS) Basic Security Officer Certification. • Certification in verbal de-escalation Non-Violent Crisis Intervention (NCI) or Management of Aggressive Behavior (MOAB) if certified before 2019. • Certification in Crisis Intervention Team Training (CITT). Must complete within 1 year of hire or at first available offering. • Certificate in FEMA IS 100.c, IS - 200.c, IS - 700.b, IS 800.c. • Must complete Basic LEIN certification within 6 months of hire. • Must complete Security Awareness Training 1, 2, 3a, 3b within 30 days of hire. NOTE: Any applicant who has been convicted of a felony or is under indictment of a felony charge will be disqualified.

Specialized Knowledge and Skills
• Excellent written, verbal communication and interpersonal skills. Time management and organizational skills. Self-directed and able to work independently as well as with a team. Ability to make quality, independent decisions as well as being able to be analytical with strong problem solving skills. Ability to work effectively and efficiently under tight deadlines, high volumes and multiple interruptions. Ability to maintain the strictest levels of confidentiality. Ability to listen to others with a sympathetic ear. • Demonstrates ability to use a computer and multiple software programs including security technology which is an essential role of this position. • Is able to perform in a work environment with high pressure, stressful situations and ever changing circumstances. • Is able to demonstrate skills in unarmed self-defense, as well as verbal de-escalation and perform crisis prevention/intervention. • Is able to read situations and understand the importance of customer service and has the ability to be assertive in enforcement situations. • Able to demonstrate confidence and authority while remaining calm. • Knowledgeable in Police Procedures, Federal Law and State of Michigan Law. • Must be able to complete training and demonstrate proficiency regularly as required by the department. • Must complete a state and federal fingerprint and background check for access to Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS). • Demonstrates the ability to work enthusiastically in a fast-paced stress filled working environment. • Has the ability to critically think and know when to partner with local police and fire for emergency assistance. • Has the ability to provide great customer service under any circumstance • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills. • Demonstrates professionalism and a positive attitude. • Trustworthy - Ability to maintain the strictest levels of confidentiality

Sparrow Health System is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

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Experience Level
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Sparrow Hospital

Lansing , MI