MUHA JD16 - Security Officer

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Entity: Medical University Hospital Authority (Medical Center)
Department: Institutional Relations - Safety and Security
Sub Department: MUHA-9899000-Safety,Security & Volunteer Svcs
Work type: Part-Time
Employee Type: MUHA-Regular
Location: Charleston, SC, Main Hospital
Categories: Security
Pay scale: MUHA- Grade 09


Entity/Organization:  MUHA (Medical University Hospital Authority/Medical Center)

Hours per week:  20

Scheduled Work Hours/Shift: Rotating nights and weekends

Fair Labor Standards Act Status: Hourly

Job Summary/Purpose: Under general supervision performs routine security duties in protecting State and personal property and maintaining security of State and written. Ability to communicate tactfully with the general public. Knowledge of methods of security in buildings and grounds institution. Performs routine and repetitive duties following clearly prescribed standards and practices as set forth by the Manager of Hospital Security. Work involves shift work and some overtime. Comes in contact on daily basis with faculty, staff, students, employees and visitors. Must be able to use tact and communicate clearly with public. Ability to communicate effectively both orally.

Minimum Training and Education: A high school diploma and two years experience in fire prevention, safety or security activities; a Bachelor's degree in a related field may be substituted for the required work experience. Eligible for certification by the Department of Public Safety in accordance with Section 23-6-240 of the 1976 South Carolina Code of Laws within the first 12 months of employment required.

Required Licensure, Certifications, Registrations: Completion and certification by the International Association for Security and Safety (IAHSS) course within one year of employment, with re-certification every three years thereafter. Valid SC Driver's license required.

Additional Duties and Responsibilities:

Physical Requirements: Ability to stand/walk for extended periods of time. (Continuous) Ability to lift, unassisted, materials to 50 pounds. (Infrequent) Ability to lift, drag, pull persons to safety, with assistance. (May involve weights to 300 lbs.) (Infrequent) Ability to exert up to 50 lbs. of force. (Frequent) Examples include: To transfer a 100 lb. patient that can not assist in the transfer requires 50 lbs. of force. For every 100 additional pounds, assistance will be required from another healthcare worker. 20 lbs. of force is needed to push a 400 lb. patient in a wheelchair on carpet. 25 lbs. of force is required to push a stretcher with a patient with one hand. Ability to hear and recognize various alarms, verbal summons and other sounds within noisy background areas. (Continuous) Ability to maintain 20/40 vision, corrected, in one eye or with both eyes. (Continuous) Ability to climb stairs to the top floor of any building within the institution. (Infrequent) Olfactory sense must be intact in order to smell unusual odors. (Continuous) Ability to carry heavy objects (i.e. persons) 15 to 20 feet in emergency situations. (Infrequent) Ability to engage in physical confrontations with suspected offenders. (Infrequent) Ability to run for extended distances. (Infrequent) Ability to sit/drive a patrol vehicle for periods of time. (Infrequent) Ability to kneel. (Infrequent) Ability to bend. (Frequent) Ability to sit. (Infrequent) Ability to climb ladders. (Infrequent) Ability to work in a latex safe environment. (Continuous) Ability to be qualified physically for respirator use, initially and as required. (Continuous) (Selected Positions)


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