Sentara Healthcare is currently recruiting for an experienced Corporate Director of Security
The Corporate Director of Security is the leader of the system-wide protective services function for Sentara Healthcare. This position works collaboratively across Sentara Healthcare to create a safe and secure environment for patients, visitors, staff and physicians accessing organizational services. Facilities within the scope of responsibility may include a variety of healthcare settings such as hospitals, ambulatory surgical centers, administrative and medical office buildings, call centers and other types of facilities. Primary responsibilities include the development and integration of system wide healthcare security services strategies, staffing, technology, and ensuring the consistent implementation and performance of the frontline security team across all Sentara Healthcare locations.
Principal accountabilities of the Director will be to serve as a single-source security subject matter expert for the system. This individual provides security solutions, alternatives, and recommendations across the full spectrum of the system, to include (but not limited to) threat management/preventing workplace violence, staff training, emergency procedure planning, access control, technology integration, risk-based staffing, training, contract management, policy-development, investigation & loss prevention, incident reporting/critical notifications, data analysis and tracking, program development and education, enhancing community partnership, crime prevention, risk assessment & mitigation, regulatory agency and law enforcement liaison, special event and V.I.P support, leader development, and governance. The North Star for this position is to mitigate reasonably foreseeable risks for the ultimate purpose of providing a safe environment to enable the delivery and receipt of high-quality healthcare.
Build, guide, direct, resource and lead the Sentara Healthcare Security Team.
Serve as a single-source security subject matter expert to provide security solutions, alternatives, and recommendations across the full spectrum of the service line.
Support operating units and system / freestanding entities with the full array of security services.
Develop education and orientation that focus on efforts to achieve key program outcomes: reduced crime, lost time injury events and property loss, improved employee perceptions of safety.
Manage security staffing and other vendor contracts while leveraging national competencies and cross-regional Best Practices to deliver superior results in the areas of service and quality while operating with high levels of employee engagement and cost effectiveness.
Actively manage threats and risks along the full spectrum of workplace violence (inclusive of all types/sources); implement workplace violence prevention programs to achieve compliance and to achieve risk-mitigating capabilities/effectiveness in all parts of operation.
Ensure Facility Security Plans are current, relevant, understood, comprehensive, compliant, and operationally useful.
Partner with key stakeholders to conduct and manage Risk Assessments and work aggressively to mitigate risks identified in assessment recommendations.
Implement daily shift reviews, incident reporting, incident inquiry, and use of analytical results to optimize security staffing, technologies, and processes.
Develop, maintain and monitor security services plans, policies, protocols, guidelines and risk assessments.
Integrate and apply security services organizational competencies.
Develop and implement design build security standards which are integrated into new construction and renovations.
Create and adopt relevant policies, to include providing training and ensuring operational integration of policy requirements.
*Job Summary :
Accountable for the planning, organizing, directing, and controlling of all aspects of the security program, systems, and personnel to ensure the adequacy, efficiency, and cost effectiveness of all systems. Responsible for delivery of high quality services that meet or exceed customer expectations. Performs a wide variety of duties to ensure compliance with hospital physical security and loss prevention strategies, including but not limited to vulnerability assessments, liaison with local, regional, state and federal jurisdictions, fire safety and parking regulations. Provides a safe working environment; pursues reasonable safety measures and ensures the safety and welfare of patients and others. Coordinates the development and marketing of new services within the business unit. Contributes to the success of the hospital through achievement of system, and hospital goals and objectives. Provides leadership in a multi-skilled, multi-functional environment.
Required: 7 years healthcare security management experience or a combination of 5-7 years management experience, plus 3 years healthcare security experience.
QUALIFICATIONS: •Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s Degree preferred, in area of study relevant to this position such as criminal justice, law enforcement, intelligence, or security. •7+ years’ experience leading corporate physical security; large healthcare system experience a plus. •Certified Healthcare Protection Administrator (CHPA) or Certified Protection Professional certification PREFERRED. •Understanding of physical security strategy, architecture, technologies and policies. •Capable of working in a matrixed environment with ability to communicate and collaborate up, down and across organizational structures and achieve positive results. •Excellent written and verbal communication skills. •Conceptual and critical thinking skills and the ability to present ideas in a clear and compelling manner. •Proficiency with computers, data management, incident reporting software and spreadsheet software such as Microsoft Office products. •Ability to perform duties while maintaining a high degree of judgment, discretion, and confidentiality. •Ability to demonstrate consensus building and negotiation skills within an organizational climate of collegiality and diverse operational activities. •Ability to function with strategic orientation and act tactically as required.
Bachelor's Level Degree. Master's degree preferred. Certified Healthcare Protection Administrator (CHPA) or Certified Protection Professional (CPP) certification PREFERRED
De-escalation and physical intervention training within 30 days of hire. Equivalent experience in Security Leadership may be considered in lieu of degree
Internal Number: 130048
About Sentara Healthcare
For more than a decade, Modern Healthcare magazine has ranked Sentara as one of the nation's top integrated healthcare systems. Our not-for-profit system proudly includes advanced imaging centers, nursing and assisted-living centers, outpatient campuses, physical therapy and rehabilitation services, home health and hospice agency, a 3,800-provider medical staff and four medical groups. In addition, we provide medical transport ambulances and Nightingale air ambulance, and we extend health insurance to 445,000 people through Optima Health, our award-winning health plan.
Among our many strengths, we are a national leader in heart and kidney care, stroke care, and infection prevention. We were also the first in the nation to pioneer and develop the eICU, a remote monitoring system for intensive care. Our dedication to improving and increasing medical options for our patients is reinforced by our ongoing participation in national and international research. These vital medical trials help us advance toward our mission of improving health every day.