Secures the facility and protects patients, equipment, staff, and visitors. Helps facilitate emergency communications within health care facility.
Routine duties shall include providing health care services to individuals eligible for services in accordance with the self-governance compact and funding agreement between the Cherokee Nation and the United States executed under the authority of the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act. Assists with incoming phone calls. Facilitates communication within the facility and assists with call-backs of medical personnel. Opens secure areas for employees to work. Monitors closed circuit monitors and responds to intrusion and duress alarms. Responds to medical gas and refrigerator alarms. Provides a secure environment within the facility for staff, patients, and visitors. Coordinates emergency personnel during disaster conditions. Secures and protects possible crime scenes, dispatches officers to calls, and responds to calls requiring assistance. Restrains rowdy, belligerent, violent, intoxicated, and emotionally disturbed patients and visitors through the use of non-violent crisis intervention or by the use of force if necessary for the purpose of treatment or incarceration. Maintains security logs, documents, and files related to investigations and other activities relevant to facility security. Prepares incident reports during each tour of duty for review by supervisor. Monitors and communicates with local police, sheriff, fire departments, ambulance, and emergency management civil defense when emergencies occur to ensure preparedness by the Health Facilities for any disaster situation that may develop. Assists with disaster training for Health Services staff. Maintains a thorough knowledge of laws on a federal, state, tribal, and city level pertaining to activities within the facility; including knowledge of the departmental policies and procedures. Provides response to motorists needing assistance. Provides security for patient's personal effects. Other duties may be assigned.
This job has no supervisory responsibilities.
High school diploma or general education degree (GED).
At least two years experience in a related field.
An individual should have knowledge of Database, Internet, and Word Processing software, and Order processing systems.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
Must possess a valid driver's license with a driving history verified through a motor vehicle report that meets requirements for Cherokee Nation underwriting rating. Possess and maintains Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification. Must possess the basic CLEET or FLETC certification for unarmed security and maintain throughout employment or must obtain within ninety (90) of hire. Must complete continuing education units/requirements. May possess certification of security training awarded by the U.S. Armed Forces.
OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Must be able to communicate effectively with individuals on "one on one" bases in order to de-escalate stressful situations.
Must comply with Cherokee Nation Health Services Policies and Procedures. Must meet and maintain pre-employment and periodic background investigation and adjudication for child care. Working knowledge is also required of the general health care safety policy.