This position is a sworn member of BSWH Public Safety and is responsible for a variety of law enforcement, security, loss prevention, customer service-related duties, and a visual presence to deter hospital threats. Their duties include maintaining law and order on hospital grounds; patrolling and protecting hospital buildings and grounds; checking for unauthorized movement of patients, breaches of security, and unsafe conditions; conducting administrative and criminal investigations; making arrests; testifying in court; and enforcing vehicle traffic and parking regulations and issuing citations when necessary. Incumbents also monitor patient and visitor activities on hospital grounds; assist nursing personnel in controlling severely combative patients; and carry out standard search procedures in cases of unauthorized patient absences.
The primary purpose of the DETECTIVE position is to provide investigative expertise and oversight on a wide variety of criminal investigations. The role is responsible for conducting investigations while enforcing criminal laws and institutional regulations that promote the protection, safety and welfare of students, employees, patients, visitors, and all property within the areas under the control and jurisdiction of BSWH.
Prepares case files, reports, and evidence for submitted and the office of District Attorney or City Attorney.
Interviews witness, victims, and complainant; take depositions and/or statements
Writes arrest and searches warrants.
Conducts searches and collects physical evidence
Performs complete preliminary and follow-up investigations of crimes and crime scenes either independently or as a member of a team.
Patrols assigned areas in vehicle, on bicycle, and on foot to detect and deter crime.
Apprehending subjects committing crimes.
Respond to emergency calls, safety escorts, and calls for assistance.
Intervenes as necessary to confront and restrain hostile and abusive persons to reduce the risk of injury to the public and themselves.
Take appropriate legal action and renders emergency care.
Investigates and reports on crimes, suspicious activity, disturbances, and accidents.
Responds to crimes in progress. Produces complete, accurate and concise reports, to includes but is not limited to criminal offenses, false fire alarms, safety hazards and general information, consistent with internal processes and as prescribed by law.
Serves in specialized units such as investigations, fire safety, crime prevention, and training as assigned and emergency management.
Completes initial investigations and follow-up investigations as assigned.
Participates in crime prevention strategies and special programs as assigned.
Enforces state laws, policies, procedures, and forwards the mission of the organization.
Transports legal documents, valuables, medical instruments, supplies other secure articles as assigned to ensure the safe and timely transfer of valued articles.
Stays current with applicable rules, regulations, policies, laws and guidelines that impact or govern the department and organization. Stays abreast of the latest developments, advancements, and trends in the security field by attending training, reading security literature and professional journals.
Knowledge, Skills, And Abilities
REQUIRED: Six years’ experience as a commissioned peace officer, with three years as an investigator or detective.
Must have excellent interpersonal and public relations skills.
Must be able to react well in stressful situations.
Must be willing to work any shift for several locations throughout the DFW area.
Must possess written and oral communication skills to effectively communicate with all levels, both inside and outside of BSWH Public Safety.
Analytical and creative skills to find solutions to complex problems.
Proficient using PC and various software applications.
A valid Texas DL with a good driving record OR for out of state residents: A good driving record, copy of your valid state-issued driver’s license AND must obtain TXDL within the State of TX new resident guidelines below.
Has never been convicted of an offense above the grade of a Class B misdemeanor or a Class B misdemeanor within the last ten years;
No more than three (3) moving violation convictions within last 36 months.
Prefer - High School Diploma or GED Equivalent with sixty (60) completed college semester credit hours (or more) will meet the education requirements. With two (2) years law enforcement experience.
OR - High School Diploma or GED Equivalent with a minimum of thirty-six (36) months active service in the Armed Forces of the United States of America with an Honorable Discharge will meet the education requirements. With four (4) years law enforcement experience.
OR - High School Diploma or GED Equivalent with thirty (30) completed college semester credit hours will meet the education requirements. With four (4) years law enforcement experience.
OR - High School Diploma or GED Equivalent with six (6) years law enforcement experience where primary responsibilities included performing Texas Peace Officer duties with a Police Agency.
Ability to walk extensively, bend, carry and lift in excess of fifty (50) pounds.
Continuously stand/walk or lift/handle/carry material or equipment of moderate weight (20 to 50 lbs.) Examples: Nurses, LVNS, and physical therapist.
Must be able to: continuously work outdoors in all kinds of weather; drive or sit in a patrol car for prolonged periods of time while remaining alert; understand verbal communication over the radio with background noise; and read and write under low light conditions.
Pass physical (medical) examination which includes a drug screen.
Must be Tobacco free.
Incumbents are subject to random alcohol and drug testing as a condition of continual employment.
Must have vision of no less than 20/40 in each eye (with any corrective lenses) for effective visual surveillance and correct identification of surrounding environment. Candidates must not have moderate or strong impairment of depth or color perception.
Successful completion of selection process including but not limited to psychological evaluation, background investigation, and criminal history check..
Our competitive benefits package includes the following - Immediate eligibility for health and welfare benefits - 401(k) savings plan with dollar-for-dollar match up to 5% - Tuition Reimbursement - PTO accrual beginning Day 1
Note: Benefits may vary based upon position type and/or level
- EDUCATION - Associate's or 2 years of work experience above the minimum qualification
- EXPERIENCE - 6 Years of Experience
- CERTIFICATION/LICENSE/REGISTRATION - Basic Life Support (BLS): BLS within 30 days of hire.
Licensed Peace Officer (LPO): Lic Peace Officer required within 90 days of hire.
Drivers License (TXDL): If moving from out of state must obtain valid TX DL within 90 days of hire.
Baylor Scott & White Health (BSWH) is the largest not-for-profit health care system in Texas and one of the largest in the United States. With a commitment to and a track record of innovation, collaboration, integrity and compassion for the patient, BSWH stands to be one of the nation’s exemplary health care organizations. Our mission is to serve all people by providing personalized health and wellness through exemplary care, education and research as a Christian ministry of healing. Joining our team is not just accepting a job, it’s accepting a calling!