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POLICE OFFICER - MAIN HOSPITAL

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Job Description

Location: Main Hospital, Chapel Hill

Shifts: Days and Nights, all rotations.

The primary purpose of this position is to provide protection, law enforcement, and security services to Health Care System patients, visitors and staff. People in this position investigate criminal acts on hospital grounds, protect life and property, patrol hospital buildings and grounds and prevent theft and vandalism.

1. Patrol- Patrols assigned areas to promote an absence of crime. Properly documents and reports security or safety hazards. Escorts employees, patients, and visitors to parking areas. Provides after-hours access to secured areas for authorized personnel. Collects, inventories, and secures patient property when cashier’s office is not open. Maintains, compiles, and transports patient commitment documents to the magistrate’s office. Interacts with personnel in patrol areas and challenges all suspicious persons encountered. Assures that deceased bodies are entered and properly released from the morgue with proper identification. Serves warrants, orders, and subpoenas. Assists with intervention and redirection of persons observed to be in violation of the UNC Healthcare Tobacco-Free Workplace policy.

2. Communications: Communicates effectively via two-way radio, computer, email, telephone and via verbal communications within the Hospitals Police Department, as well as with other law enforcement agencies, Hospitals staff members, visitors and patients.

3. Investigations and Incident Report Writing- Enters incident reports into the Police-Pak system in a complete, concise, and proper manner. Investigates and documents all incidents of a criminal nature, including follow up investigations. Apprehends and arrests criminals. Submits all paperwork for arrest, felony prosecution reports, and uniform citations in a timely manner. Runs criminal history checks and utilizes NCIC/DCI/CJ Leads/NCAWARE. Takes custody of found items, secures them properly, and attempts to return property to its rightful owner. Investigates lost/stolen/damaged property. Initiates risk assessments on D.O.C. inmates, patients, and employees as required. Assists and coordinates activities of outside police agencies. Follows departmental and NC criminal justice standards for the collection and maintenance of evidence.

4. Traffic Control- Conducts parking surveys when requested or required. Enforces applicable parking regulations and writes citations for illegally parked or unauthorized vehicles in a “proactive” manner. Initiates towing of vehicles as required.

5. Emergency Response- Responds appropriately and in a timely manner to any and all emergency situations as well as activated security and panic alarms. Participates as a functioning part of the Emergency Response Team to provide or prevent access to the involved area as required in emergency situations. Maintains a working knowledge of emergency codes and UNC Hospitals Police response procedures. Assists with mental health patient custody issues and also assists in both arranging transportation to other facilities as well as escorting patients to units within UNC Hospitals. Controls disruptive patients.

6. Fixed Post Functions Emergency Department/Hospital Concourse- Controls patient and visitor entry as appropriate. Operates metal screening system to prevent weapons or other contraband from being brought into the patient treatment areas. Controls the entrance of visitors and employees after hours at the UNC Hospitals designated night entrance as well as screens for proper authorization and identification. Duties will include completing and processing Involuntary Commitment paperwork, acting as a liaison between other agencies during exchange of patient custody and diffusing potentially violent subjects.

7. Policy and Procedures/General Statutes- Maintains a familiarity with departmental policies and procedures as well as hospital policies to include the Departmental Policy Manual, the Hospital Administrative Policy Manual, Environmental, Health, and Safety Policy Manual, and Human Resources Policy Manual. Must be able to locate the hard copy of the departmental manual as well as online copies of the others. Must have a good working knowledge of both Federal and N.C. Criminal Statues and be able to apply them as required in the course of investigations or while on patrol. Must have a working knowledge of what probable cause is and how it affects various arrest situations. Must understand the Use of Force Policy and apply force in the performance of duty in a proper and reasonable manner. Communicates effectively and in a timely manner with all appropriate members of the Police Dept. and Hospital Community.

8. Special Areas of Responsibility-Proactively manages specific assigned areas of responsibility to include the following: Security sensitive area management, Light surveys, Airway box surveys, Panic alarm inspections, Access control inspections, Special events coordination, etc.

Qualifications

High School diploma or GED. Successful completion of Basic Law Enforcement Training or the equivalent. OC Spray (Pepper Spray) certification, TASER certification, and CIT certification within the first nine (9) months of hire (the Probationary Period). Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI) certification. Must qualify with a passing score with issued duty weapon on the department's qualification course of fire within the first nine (9) months of hire (the Probationary Period). Must be at least 20 years old and be a US Citizen. Valid NC Driver's license.

Primary Location: Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States

Department: U-54010-HOSPITAL POLICE DEPARTMENT

Shift: Day Job

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