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.
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