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Lead Security Specialist

To us, it's about living life to the fullest while serving our patients, teammates, neighbors and friends. We are dedicated and passionate in everything we do, seeking challenge and appreciating the routes that got us here. Whether our path is clinical or not, we all came to find balance and meaning in our lives within the work we are passionate about and the adventures we live.

Vail Health has become the world’s most advanced mountain healthcare system. Our updated 520,000-square-foot hospital opened in December 2020.  This state-of-the-art facility provides exceptional care to all of our patients, with the most beautiful views in the area, located centrally in Vail. 

Some roles may be based outside of our Colorado office (as stated in the Job Title). Roles based outside of our primary office can sit in any of the following states: AZ, CO, CT, DC, FL, GA, ID, IL, KS, MA, MD, MI, MN, NC, NJ, OH, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, and WI. Please only apply if you are able to live and work full-time in one of the states listed above. State locations and specifics are subject to change as our hiring requirements shift.

POSITION PURPOSE:

Protect property, assets and people, and deter the occurrence of crime at VH -owned and - operated facilities and grounds. This is accomplished through the implementation of a hospital-wide security program developed in accordance with Joint Commission guidelines, industry standards, and hospital policies and procedures.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  1. Patrol and monitor VH facilities for unsafe facilities, grounds and people or suspicious activities.
  2. Respond to alarms, emergency codes, and other requests for assistance.
  3. Document all activities related to patrols, investigations, police assists, response activities, and other calls for service.
  4. Communicate with patients, staff, visitors and supporting agencies to conduct education, investigation, and de-escalation.
  5. Monitor and enforce parking regulations.
  6. Conduct patient watches for mental health, substance abuse, or at-risk patients in coordination with clinical departments.
  7. Provide confidential support and assistance to all VH visitors, patients, staff, and supporting outside agencies (e.g. law enforcement).
  8. Maintain the physical security of VH through access control software, security alarms, key control, and other physical and electronic controls.
  9. Monitor and coach security team on needed training.
  10. Responsible for training new hires as well as needed training for existing staff.
  11. May be asked to participate in management of patients behavior, i.e. application of restraints, observation, physical management to assist clinician.
  12. Role models the principles of a Just Culture and Organizational Values.
  13. Perform other duties as assigned.  Must be HIPAA compliant.

This description is not intended and should not be construed to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills and efforts or work conditions associated with the job. It is intended to be an accurate reflection of the general nature and level of the job.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Experience:

  • Two years of previous security-related experience preferred. Experience in a healthcare setting preferred.

License(s):

  • Current Valid Driver's license and ability to pass Vail Health's Department of Motor Vehicle Report criteria

Certification(s):

  • NA

Computer / Typing:

  • Must possess, or be able to obtain within 90 days, the computers skills necessary to complete online learning requirements for job-specific competencies, access online forms and policies, complete online benefits enrollment, etc.

Must have working knowledge of the English language, including reading, writing, and speaking English.

Education:

  • N/A

 

 

 

 

Benefits at Vail Health 

  • Competitive Wages & Family Benefits: Competitive wages, parental leave, housing programs and childcare reimbursement to support the cost of living in a mountain community.
  • Comprehensive Health Benefits: Top-quality health care package including vision, dental and medical with options of flexible spending and health savings accounts.
  • Education Assistance: We are proud to offer tuition and student loan assistance programs.
  • Paid Time Off: Roughly five weeks in your first year of employment and continues to grow each year.
  • Retirement & Supplemental Insurance: 403(b) Retirement plan with matching potential, life insurance, short and long-term disability, and more.
  • Recreation Benefits, Wellness & More: Recreation discounts, pet insurance and a $1,000 annual wellness reimbursement program.

 

As a condition of employment, Vail Health requires COVID-19 vaccination of all clinical and non-clinical staff.

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