Public Safety Officer

St. Vincent Healthcare

Date: 3 days ago
City: Billings, MT
Salary: $16 - $25 / hour
Contract type: Full time
St. Vincent Healthcare

You bring your body, mind, heart and spirit to your work as a Public Safety Officer.

You know when to move quickly. When to sit quietly. When to laugh loudly.

You’re great at what you do, but you want to be part of something even greater. Because you believe that while individuals can be strong, the right team is invincible.


St. Vincent Healthcare is part of SCL Health, a faith-based, nonprofit healthcare organization that focuses on person-centered care. Our 286-bed level II trauma center has provided care in Montana and the surrounding area since 1898, and our 30-clinic network ensures community needs are met. We offer comprehensive, specialty care, including a “hospital within a hospital” specifically for children, and are proud to extend SCL Health’s missions by treating the poor, the vulnerable, our community and each other.

Benefits are one of the ways we encourage health for you and your family. Our generous package includes medical, dental and vision coverage. But health is more than a well-working body: it encompasses body, mind and social well-being. To that end, we’ve launched a Healthy Living program to address your holistic health. Healthy Living includes financial incentives, digital tools, tobacco cessation, classes, counseling and paid time off. We also offer financial wellness tools and retirement planning.


Together we’ll align mission and careers, values and workplace. We’ll honor each other’s dignity and surpass the standards we set. We’ll encourage joy, demand safety and take pride in our integrity.

We’ll laugh at each other’s jokes (even the bad ones). We’ll hello and high five. We’ll celebrate milestones and acknowledge the value of spirituality in healing.

We’re proud of what we know, which includes how much there is to learn.

Your day.

As a Public Safety Officer, you need to know how to:

  • Provide public assistance and patrol hospital building(s) and grounds to provide a safe, secure environment for hospital staff, physicians, patients and visitors so that they may provide or receive healthcare without threat of theft, vandalism, disruptive behavior, illegal entry, or breaking of Saint Vincent Healthcare rules and regulations

  • Conduct associate and visitor accident investigations (Safety Swarms), taking the lead under the direction of the Supervisor. Additional responsibilities may include facilitating Crisis Prevention Training for associates

  • Patrol hospital grounds and campus on foot or in a patrol vehicle to detect and remove unauthorized persons or vehicles

  • Patrol interior to secure doors as needed, check emergency exits, and report safety hazards

  • Confront unwanted or unauthorized persons to determine lawful business, direct, detain, or ask to leave hospital property as needed

  • Maintain knowledge of safety and emergency preparedness plans and respond to hospital codes and alarms

  • Complete written reports for crimes and investigations, or unusual incidents that may pertain to hospital liability

  • Maintain lost and found property registry on computer

  • Facilitate and schedule Crisis Prevention Training with the appropriate personnel and leadership

  • Complete Crisis Prevention Training and ensure documentation is accurate

  • Assist and train other Public Safety Officers in proper technique and protocols concerning Crisis Prevention and investigations

  • Facilitate and schedule Safety Swarms with the appropriate personnel and leadership

  • Complete Safety Swarm Investigations and ensure documentation is accurate

  • Act as a system administrator for electronic access control system

  • Grant, change, and remove access to all staff/non-staff as needed

  • Monitor system to ensure all persons have proper level of access

  • Notify Public Safety supervisors about unauthorized access to secure areas

  • Ensure that new badge readers have correct schedule and function properly

  • Change/adjust badge reader schedules as needed

  • Train users

  • Act as backup for Human Resources for making employee ID badges

  • Assist staff, physicians, patients and visitors in matters including but not limited to vehicle assistance, violent or disruptive behavior and morgue duties (Pickup and release of deceased)

  • Act as the primary contact for the patient care departments in the event of an incident of patient “wandering” and is responsible for monthly checks of all wanderguard devices

  • Maintain liaison with local law enforcement and fire support personnel as well as any other emergency support personnel

Your experience.

We hire people, not resumes. But we also expect excellence, which is why we require:

  • Valid Montana Driver’s License (or ability to obtain Montana DL within 3 months of hire), proof of insurability and a clean driving record

  • Current Unarmed Security Officers license or ability to obtain within six months of hire

  • Current Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED certification or ability to obtain within three months of employment

  • Current certifications for Taser-Carry, ASP tactical baton, handcuffs, and pepper spray or ability to obtain within 3 months of hire

  • Ability to deal with conflict that may involve physical contact or self-defense equipment

Your next move.

Now that you know more about being a Public Safety Officer on our team we hope you’ll join us. At SCL Health you’ll reaffirm every day how much you love this work, and why you were called to it in the first place.

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