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Director, Security

Company: Swedish Medical Center (SMC)
Location: Seattle
Posted on: September 18, 2020

Job Description:

Swedish Medical Center is looking for a Director, Security (1.0 FTE, Days) to work in General Medicine Administration at Swedish Shared Services in Seattle, WA.

The Director of Security is accountable for the management and regional oversight of Security Services for all Swedish Health Services locations including hospitals, clinics, and satellite locations in the Swedish region to protect staff, patients, and visitors. The Director is accountable for developing and implementing strategic planning of annual budgets, operational standardization, daily operations, personnel and financial activities of Security Services in the Swedish Region. The Director ensures that the Security Management Plan and security vulnerability assessment is properly and effectively developed and implemented in applicable service areas.

In this position you will:

Leads the development and adoption of security best practices, principles, policies, standards and procedures for the region. Possesses strong working knowledge of these and act as an expert reference and leader across the region. Provides regional leadership and expertise across the area to include hospitals, ambulatory and urgent care centers, and business occupancies to include high-risk settings such as behavioral health settings, emergency departments, pediatric settings, NICUs, Women and Newborn services. Collaborates with community emergency/law enforcement response agencies to promote interoperability and coordinated crisis response and recovery plans

Oversee and ensure quality professional service is provided by Regional Security staff. Ensures there is an operational standardized approach to Security.

Develops and maintains effective communication with Security Managers and other departmental managers and administrators by encouraging the free exchange of information and ideas.

Assesses needs and develops long-term goals and strategic plans that address security issues, including new security approaches and technology relevant to Swedish's vision and values.

Develops and oversees the Security Management Plan; and functions as an informational and technical expert for the Swedish regional management team.

Ensures that Security functions and documentation are in compliance with all regulatory requirements and hospital policies including, Environment of Care. Responsible for coordinating those systems necessary for investigation, identification, evaluation, monitoring, reduction and/or elimination of professional and general liability risk exposures.

Assumes overall responsibility directly or through delegation for the training, education and orientation of SMC/SMG personnel in the areas of Security. Presents in-service education and orientation as required.

Leads teams and has direct leadership responsibilities for Regional Security staff. Hires and manages a team responsible for delivering Security Services for impacted region and service areas. Assumes overall responsibility, directly or through delegation to others for the management of Security Services caregivers including: recruitment, interviewing, hiring, scheduling, coaching, counseling, mentoring, evaluating, promoting, disciplining and discharging employees in the Swedish Region.

Promotes and encourages professional growth and development of security caregivers through the attendance and participation in in-services, workshops, and seminars.

Participates on system and regional councils and committee's representing Security Services as appropriate.

Maintains professional affiliations; and attend outside conferences and seminars. Consults with other security professionals and organizations as necessary. Maintains positive and collaborative relationships with local law enforcement agencies regulatory organizations by sharing information and ideas.

Ensures a secure environment for the patients, staff, physicians, volunteers, and community through the development and implementation of a Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan (CEMP) and Business Continuity response plan to enable to the Healthcare System to continue with clinical/business operations should disruptive geopolitical events, natural disasters, crime and computer/human errors occur.

Responsible for coordinating all Security Officer Training including investigation, report writing, risk assessment and analysis necessary for identification, evaluation, monitoring, reduction and/or elimination of professional and general liability risk exposures.

Qualifications:

Required qualifications for this position include:

Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice, Business, Leadership or related field

5 years management experience in healthcare security or law enforcement

5 years progressive leadership experience in a multi-facility based organization

Current driver license including a safe driving record per organizational policy

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

Master's Degree in Criminal Justice, Business, Leadership or related field

Additional certifications such as; Master Exercise Practitioner, Certified Disaster Recovery Planner (CDRP), Emergency Management (FEMA), Project Management (PMP), Certified Business Continuity Planner (CBCP) or Associate Disaster Recovery planner

About Swedish Shared Services.

Swedish is the largest, most comprehensive, nonprofit health provider in the Greater Seattle area. Our expanding network of facilities currently includes three hospital locations in Seattle, a hospital in Edmonds and the new Swedish Issaquah campus. It also consists of Swedish Medical Group’s network of primary care clinics, and affiliations with suburban hospitals and specialty clinics throughout Greater Seattle.

Each campus has a local operations leadership team, supported by centrally located and led corporate services, such as Human Resources, Financial and Information Services.

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits — see our website for details

https://caregiver.ehr.com

Our Mission

Our nonprofit Mission is to improve the health and wellbeing of each person we serve. Our Vision is to demonstrate the highest-quality, best-value healthcare to all we serve.

About Us

Swedish is the largest nonprofit health care provider in the greater Seattle area. It is comprised of five hospital campuses (First Hill, Cherry Hill, Ballard, Edmonds and Issaquah); ambulatory care centers in Redmond and Mill Creek; and Swedish Medical Group a network of more than 118 primary care and specialty locations throughout the Puget Sound. Swedish employs more than 13,300 employees and 3,100 physicians and allied health professionals. Whether through physician clinics, education, research and innovation or other outreach, we’re committed to caring for the people in our region and beyond. Swedish is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Swedish does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, protected veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Non-Clinical Director/Executive

Location: Washington-Seattle

Work Locations: Cherry Hill Main Bldg (WA150) 500 17th Ave James Tower Seattle, 98122

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