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Position Summary: The Security Officer and K9 Handler utilizes a canine animal in the performance of his/her duties to provide a secure environment for patient care functions of the MultiCare Health System, Puget Sound Region sites by protecting patients, visitors and staff through the patrol of buildings, property and grounds. The Officer participates in searching activities in response to threats of explosive materials, illegal drugs or missing persons; responds to, evaluates and assists with mitigating any security related issues; trains and cares for the dog, at work and home and responds to any urgent situation in the assigned facility or to any request for assistance by fellow Security Officers. The Officer patrols multiple locations considered a security risk such as emergency departments, main entrances, inpatient care units, behavioral health units, exterior building and grounds, parking garages, pediatric units, and medical and office buildings. The nature of duties requires the ability to report to assigned location upon notification, generally within 60 minutes of primary assigned location.
Minimum Requirements: Two (2) years of experience in law enforcement or public contract security, or one year of healthcare security experience Will consider similar experience in law enforcement or military in lieu of hospital setting Experience with and knowledge of security/law enforcement canine handling is preferred
Education/Licenses/Certifications: High School graduate or equivalent preferred Valid Washington State driver's license and proof of a safe driving record (which meets established MHS Standards) obtained by a motor vehicle report from the appropriate state. Successful completion of K-9 Handlers course within 3 months of assignment to K-9 Officer position Completion of K-9 Handlers course as identified by the Director of Security within 45 days of assignment and successful maintenance of certification ongoing
MultiCare is a not-for-profit health care organization with more than 20,000 team members, including employees, providers and volunteers. MultiCare has been caring for our community for well over a century, since the founding of Tacoma’s first hospital and today is the largest community-based, locally governed system of health in the state of Washington, serving communities across Washington and Northern Idaho.
MultiCare’s comprehensive system of health includes numerous primary care, urgent care and specialty services — including Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital & Health Network; MultiCare Indigo Urgent Care; Pulse Heart Institute; MultiCare Medical Associates, affiliated physicians; MultiCare Rockwood Clinic, the largest multispecialty clinic in the Inland Northwest region; and MultiCare Connected Care, our Accountable Care Organization.
Eleven hospitals complete the organization: Allenmore Hospital, Auburn Medical Center, Capital Medical Center, Covington Medical Center, Deaconess Hospital, Good Samaritan Hospital, Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital — the Puget Sound region’s only children’s hospital and state-designated Level II Pediatric Trauma Center for Western Washingt...on — Navos Behavioral Health Hospital, Valley Hospital, Tacoma General Hospital — which is home to the South Puget Sound region’s only Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit — and Wellfound Behavioral Health Hospital.
Our core values of Respect, Integrity, Stewardship, Excellence, Collaboration and Kindness, serve as our guiding principles and impact every aspect of our organization, including how we provide patient care and what we expect from each other.
MultiCare is also proud of our commitment to workforce diversity and culturally competent care. This commitment is led by our CEO and supported through employee education and community outreach.