Security Coordinator

Priory Education and Children's Services
11 Sep 2018
18 Sep 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
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We don't just talk about putting employees first. We know that Priory wouldn't exist without their combined energy, expertise and effort. So we invest heavily in training, provide first-class support, promote collaborative teamwork and give everyone on our team the opportunities and resources to achieve their full potential.

Mildmay Oaks is a low secure and locked rehabilitation service for men with learning disability and autism spectrum disorder, and for women with learning disability.

Main Duties:
-To manage the keys on wards (staff and patient keys), by ensuring systems in place that maintain security, whilst promoting patients' privacy & dignity by ensuring they have access to keys for their bedrooms.

-To ensure provision of personal alarms on the wards for staff, ensuring the system is working and making arrangements for maintenance and repairs of the alarms/system as required

-To support wards with the role of radio responder by ensuring wards always have a radio responder on shift, staff know how and when to use the radios, radios are maintained and working, and supporting documentation and checks are completed

-Respond to radio calls from wards requesting backup in emergencies and incidents

-Ensure the CCTV system is working day-to-day and liaise with IT if any problems that need rectifying

-Keep abreast of legislation relating to the use of CCTV in hospital, and advise service manager if there are any changes which impact on the hospital's use

-Deliver mandatory training to staff in relational, physical and procedural security

-In conjunction with HR, organise and provide ID badges/fobs for staff

-Provide security briefings/inductions to new staff as they commence employment

-Ensure that new staff receive their ward security induction, by collating paperwork from ward managers which evidences this

-Support the security nurses on each ward to ensure that they are undertaking the role competently and completing necessary checks and documentation

-Undertake security checks on the wards, including addressing raising areas of maintenance that may present as a security/safety risk

-Ensure random room searches for secure wards are undertaken in conjunction with the security nurses/ward managers

-Work alongside the multi-disciplinary team to ensure that the security aspects of the low secure standards are fully adhered to, contributing to action plans to brings services up to standards (as needed)

-Audit services against the security aspects of low secure standards

-Understand and follows risk management plans undertaking all aspects of risk assessment/management competently and accurately

-Report any security concerns to the ward manager in order to maintain the safety of patients, staff and others.

-Attend and contribute to ward team meetings, Patient Safety meeting and Clinical Governance, as required.

-Contribute to critical incident reviews when incidents involve breaches of security

-Act as a role model to staff members allocated to the role of security nurse, and promote security to all staff

About us
From education to hospitals, care homes and secure facilities, the Priory Group of Companies offers individually tailored, multidisciplinary treatment programmes for those with complex educational needs or requiring acute, long-term and respite mental healthcare.

The integrated strength of each service provides a seamless transition for the individual as they progress between higher and lower dependency care and across services. This unique approach ensures that every individual has the opportunity to achieve the best possible outcomes and quality of life with the Priory Group.

As 85% of our services are publicly funded and delivered in partnership with commissioners, our teams work with commissioning bodies across the country to provide transparent pricing models and evidence-based care programmes.

All roles will be subject to a successful disclosure at an appropriate level from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), Access NI or Disclosure Scotland. We are an equal opportunities employer.

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