An exempt position reporting directly to the Assistant Vice
President of Facilities, responsible for regular strategic
assessment and ongoing operational excellence of organization-wide
safety and security programs. Performs a variety of management
functions in planning and implementing security programs, asset and
equipment loss prevention, visitor management and traffic/parking
policies and procedures. Director provides direct supervision over
Security and Parking staff in order to maintain a safe environment
for patients, visitors, volunteers, and staff, including offsite
Develop and communicate vision for organization safety and
security. Prepare 3-5 year strategic plan; refresh every two years
based upon formal safety and security assessment along and
monitoring of industry technology and standards.
Develop, identify and recommend new procedures and approaches to
safety and loss prevention based on reports of incidents,
accidents, and other relevant information.
Conducts security awareness programs for the hospital staff
including new employee orientation, department in-service, as well
as the security staff continuing education.
Develop relationships and collaborate with representatives of
local government to ensure cooperation and coordination of hospital
activities with law enforcement, fire-fighting and EMS
Plan, coordinate and direct activities such as: detect and
identify staff assistance with patient restraint and intervention
in disruptions by patients, visitors and staff; traffic control;
guard and patrol physical property; escort service for visitors and
staff; monitor systems response; orient and monitor personnel
working in high risk areas; and investigation of accidents and
Develop and implement security procedures and compliance with
hospital policies and procedures and applicable state and federal
Review and evaluate reports prepared by security staff regarding
investigations of reports of criminal activities. Conduct follow-up
investigation of reports of criminal activity.
Detect and analyze traffic and parking problems and make
recommendations for new or revised programs, policies and
Provides oversight to the department of security and its staff,
participate in the interviewing and selection of applicants for
employment, utilizing sound judgment, review employee performance
and recommend promotion and salary adjustment, and apply hospital
and human resource policy to daily operations.
Detect, determine and intervene whenever conditions exist that
pose an immediate threat to life or health, or poses a threat to
equipment or the facility.
Assist department managers/directors and administrators in
enforcing safety regulations and codes.
Measure and evaluate effectiveness of safety program, using
May be assigned as member and/or chair of entity safety/security
related committees on findings, recommendations, actions and
Support safety/security committee meetings by collecting and
formulating relevant information in such a way that decision making
Conduct building and grounds hazard surveillance surveys on a
periodic and regular basis to detect code violations, hazard, and
incorrect work practices and procedures
Identify, develop, review and participate in safety training for
Maintain administrative control of records related to safety and
Conduct regular security risk assessments, including offsite
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Understands and adheres to the WPH Performance Standards,
Policies and Behaviors
Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred with
background in criminal justice, business administration, safety
education or related discipline.
Seven years’ experience in law enforcement or security field
including two years supervisory experience or a combination of
education and experience as a director or assistant director of
security and safety in a healthcare facility.
A current New York State Unrestricted Concealed Carry Handgun
License. A copy of this license must be kept in their personnel
Adaptability Attention to Detail Stress Tolerance