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K9 Security Officer- Full Time- Evenings- Thompson Peak Medical Center
HonorHealth    SCOTTSDALE, AZ 85258


HonorHealth is a non-profit, local community healthcare system serving an area of 1.6 million people in the greater Phoenix area. The network encompasses six acute-care hospitals, an extensive medical group, outpatient surgery centers, a cancer care network, clinical research, medical education, a foundation and community services with approximately 12,300 employees, 3,700 affiliated physicians and 3,100 volunteers.

HonorHealth was formed by a merger between Scottsdale Healthcare and John C. Lincoln Health Network. HonorHealth’s mission is to improve the health and well-being of those we serve.


Job SummaryPatrols hospital property with K-9, screens visitors and performs other activities relating to the safety and security of staff, patients, and visitors. Some activities can involve elements of danger or risk of injury. Protects hospital property against fire, theft, vandalism, or other illegal or unauthorized activities.

In order to be classified in this position, staff member must successfully complete an approved K-9 training program, fully understand and comply with the K-9 Security Program Policy and sign the "Conditions of Employment as a K-9 Security Officer".

+ Patrols, inspects buildings and grounds, with a K-9, to watch for and guard against fire, theft, illegal or unauthorized entry, infractions of safety regulations, and other irregularities. Prepares and maintains well-written, complete, and comprehensive reports and logs relating to this accountability. Gives obedience and protection commands to K9 as situation dictates.

+ Assists employees, visitors, and patients as requested. . Accountabilities will include, when necessary, well written, complete and comprehensive reports and logs.

+ Conducts security investigations and assessments. Documents findings and recommends corrective actions and preventive measures. Prepares and maintains well- written, complete, and comprehensive reports and logs relating to this accountability.

+ Acts as First Responder to disturbances/emergencies such as Infant Abduction alarms, fire alarms, panic alarms, intruder alarms, restraint calls anywhere in hospital or on hospital grounds. Must respond to urgent security calls immediately, which may require rapid stair climbing, running/sprinting, moving of heavy equipment and other associated tasks. In the event of emergencies, must take charge of policing to maintain order, safety and to protect personnel and property. Some activities can involve interacting with and controlling hostile, belligerent, aggressive individuals involving some element of danger or risk of injury. Gives appropriate commands and controls security K-9 as situation dictates.

+ Subdues, resisting, aggressive, combative and distressed individuals and when ordered by proper medical authority, and in compliance with hospital policy/procedure the application of appropriate restraint equipment to prevent injury to individual or others. This activity can involve some element of danger and/or risk of injury. Gives appropriate commands and controls security K-9 as situation dictates.

+ Participates in security training and continuing education programs including, but not limited to, mandatory K-9 training, Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Techniques, Self Defense Tactics & Techniques leading to certification in the use of specialized equipment, i.e., handcuffs, OC Spray and Baton.


EducationHigh School Diploma or GED RequiredExperience1 year 1 year of experience in a field related to law enforcement or security (healthcare setting preferred). Required Licenses and CertificationsDriver License Required

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