• Security Technician- PM

    Job Locations US-AL-Daphne
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(4/10/2018 12:06 PM)
    Job ID
    2018-6799
    # of Openings
    1
    AltaPointe Site
    EastPointe Hospital
    Category
    Nursing/Clinical
    Position Type
    Full Time
    Shift/Hours
    7pm-7am
  • Overview

    EastPointe Hospital is a private, free-standing psychiatric hospital for adults located in Daphne, Ala. EastPointe’s clinical and medical professionals assess and evaluate adults in psychiatric crisis. Treatment focuses on stabilizing psychiatric symptoms and preventing psychiatric commitment. Adults admitted to EastPointe will have exhibited life-threatening, destructive or disabling behavior or symptoms. Each patient completes a psychiatric diagnostic evaluation and receives 24-hour clinical care for an estimated thee-to-seven-day stay. The goal is for each patient to return to home or to the least restrictive level of care.

    Responsibilities

    Security Technicians respond to crisis situations in the inpatient and residential settings, and implement proper Mindset interventions which may include the application of seclusion and restraints. Security technicians are responsible for the safety and security of all consumers, staff and visitors to the hospital or group homes.  They conduct perimeter checks both inside and outside the facilities as well as provide visitor control.  In addition they conduct searches as directed and monitor for contraband.

     

    Essential Functions

    • Responds to crisis situations throughout facility and implements proper MindSet interventions
    • Demonstrates the ability to recognize the elements of a crisis state and knows how to deescalate or resolve the situation
    • Applies seclusion and restraint per AltaPointe Policy and Procedure
    • Conducts consumer and room searches for contraband items per AltaPointe Policy and Procedure
    • Conducts Environmental Rounds on a daily basis and documents accordingly
    • Provides monitoring and interaction with consumers
    • Prepares end of shift (EOS) report
    • Performs hand-off communication at shift change
    • Effectively collaborates with the treatment team members
    • Actively participates in Security team meetings for performance improvement purposes
    • Provides staff training to staff on crisis intervention as needed
    • Models appropriate behavior including but not limited to communication skills, grooming, manners, etc.
    • Effectively demonstrates the application of adult specific competencies
    • Routinely monitors cameras
    • Maintains a presence within building and on units
    • Inquires as to reason of visit when/if visitors appear to be “hanging around”
    • Conducts routine walk through of units, outside and parking lots
    • Effectively uses wands and walkie talkies along with charging them when not in use
    • Check out van and black bag, verify driver’s license, check vehicle and charge cells
    • Provides backup support to front desk
    • Notifies management of issues that surface
    • Provides back up support during visitations
    • Provides security during legal proceedings
    • Assist with on boarding new employees
    • Seeks supervision and consultation as needed
    • Accepts and employs suggestions for improvement
    • Actively works to enhance skills
    • Treats consumers with care, dignity and compassion
    • Manages physically aggressive consumers in a manner which protects individual dignity, respect, and self-esteem
    • Respects consumers’ privacy and confidentiality
    • Is pleasant and cooperative with others
    • Assists consumers and visitors as needed
    • Personal values don’t inhibit ability to relate and care for others
    • Is sensitive to the consumers’ needs, expectations, and individual differences
    • Is gentle and calm with consumers and families
    • Actively participates in Performance Improvement activities
    • Actively participates in AltaPointe committees as required
    • Completes assigned tasks in a timely manner
    • Follows AltaPointe policies and procedures
    • Attends appropriate in-services training and other workshops

    Physical Requirements

    • Responsible for physical holds/restraints based upon direction of code leader
    • Frequent standing, walking and running
    • Frequent forward bending from the hips while kneeling to reach to the side
    • Frequent squat/lunge from a standing position
    • Strong grasp is needed to maintain constant contact with a consumer during a restraint procedure or with other hold techniques.
    • Maintaining back extension while in prone position (stomach toward floor) with one’s own body weight on forearms, thighs, knees to feet. The position is maintained from 30 seconds to extended time up to 1 hour or longer.  This physical demand is frequent by nature.
    • Ability to put one’s own body weight on one knee and one elbow on the same side of one’s body.  The position can last from 15 seconds or longer.  This physical demand is frequent by nature.
    • Ability to kneel and reach to same side of body with both hands on the floor.  This position is maintained for 30 seconds or longer.  This physical demand is frequent by nature.
    • This position requires a strong core
    • This position requires upper body strength like that required to do push-ups.
    • Have the ability to lift up to 50 pounds from floor to waist and horizontally.
    • Any of the above listed physical demands could take place inside or outside the facility.

    Qualifications

    Must be at least 18 years old. 

    Must have High School diploma or GED.

    Must have valid driver's license.

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