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Providence Health & Services Security Officer/Emergency Medical Technician in Missoula, Montana


Providence is calling a Security Officer/EMT (Safety, Night Shift, 0.6 FTE) to Providence St. Patrick Hospital in Missoula, Montana.

We are a community of caregivers delivering every day on our Mission to provide compassionate care that is accessible for all - especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

In this position you will:

  • Patient Care: Chest compressions and ventilations during cardiac arrest, assessing patient vitals and responding to BLS calls for service to assess injured patients, guests and caregivers on our two main campuses and a 250 foot doughnut surrounding our properties Decontaminate patients or caregivers exposed to hazardous materials utilizing the decontamination shower and mass triage tent.

  • Patient Transport: Conducts Basic Life Support (BLS) patient transports in support of St. Patrick Hospital for imaging, diagnostics, special procedures, N.B.M.I, and other services necessary for patient care. Assesses and monitors patient condition in accordance with demonstrated skill level, individual level of EMS certification, transport vehicle license restrictions and patient’s needs throughout intra-facility patient transfers.

  • Emergency Response: As an EMT the Security Officer serves on the Code Blue Team, Trauma Alert Team, and Crisis Response Teams Conducts patient care under the direction of a medical physician as allowed by their level of EMS certification.

  • Communications: Maintains radio contact with the Safety Management Dispatch Center at all times.

  • Helipad Safety Officer: Serves as the Safety Officer for rotor wing aircraft landings and as patient transport Safety Officer/EMT from the helipads to the Emergency Room or other destination as required for continuum of care Perform chest compressions and ventilations as required for patient care to assist the flight team.

  • Safety Officer: Works closely with Hospital Leadership, nursing staff, Facilities Engineers, non-clinical staff, patients, and visitors to ensure a safe environment of care. Monitors Departmental Environment of Care boards. Conducts daily interior and exterior safety patrols (pedestrian & vehicle), completes Prisoner/Patient compliance checks, monthly emergency and safety equipment checks, quarterly fire drills, and addresses safety issues on the spot with available resources.

  • Serves as hospital liaison with Law Enforcement, Fire Department and Correctional Facility Officers. Carries out specific duties as required by hospital plans, policies, standing operating procedures and other duties as assigned by the Safety and Emergency Preparedness Director.

  • Staff & Patient Education: Conducts staff and patient education sessions based on a variety of safety and security issues on the patient floors, classrooms and ancillary areas of the hospital. Must maintain a working knowledge of current hospital policies and response procedures.

  • Emergency Response: Responsible for managing staff response to fire alarms, infant abduction alarms and calls for assistance during a response team, patient evacuation or hazardous material spill Directs the actions of fellow caregivers during responses to aggressive patients, hard and soft restraint application, weapon calls for service and active shooter situations.

  • Security Officer: Performs ongoing security assessments, conducts interior and exterior security patrols (pedestrian & vehicle) monitors activity in the hospital, conducts preliminary investigations, writes and submits incident reports as required Updates security procedures and informs Safety Management Staff.

  • Access Control: Maintains controlled access to the hospital facilities at all times. Locks/unlocks entrances on a specific schedule, maintains awareness of visitors, vendors, contractors and Law Enforcement Officers in the facility Monitors and restricts access to high risk areas using video surveillance system, elevator and door controls Able to restrict access to portions of the hospital, parking garages, parking lots and other property as required.

  • Staff & Patient Education: Conducts education sessions on personal security issues, property security, and emergency responses as required Must be familiar with hospital policies, standing operating procedures and have a general knowledge of city ordinances and laws.

  • Emergency Response: Must be able to immediately respond to calls for assistance and Crisis Response Teams, with other Security Officers and/or Law Enforcement Officers. Must be able to respond to and direct fellow caregivers during emergency response codes such as: Code Blue, Code Red, Code Orange, Code Gray, Code Silver, Code Amber, Code Yellow and Code Brown. Upon activation of the Hospital’s Incident Command System the Security Officer may be assigned as Safety Branch Director or Law Enforcement Liaison These responses require one on one interaction during many high risk situations, especially while working directly with anxious and violently aggressive patients and visitors with mental health and substance abuse issues.

  • Dispatch: Security Officers are trained to serve as Safety Management Dispatchers. Must be able to operate all communication devices and be proficient in overhead paging emergency notifications, dispatching inter-facility patient transport teams, Security Officers, facilities engineering, emergency Maintenance Crews, the Hospital Shuttle Service, Housekeeping and non-emergent ambulance transport teams for the Missoula Emergency Services, Inc 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.

  • Communications: Security Officers must be able to effectively communicate and relay sensitive and pertinent information vital to maintaining the Physical Security of the facilities to oncoming Security Officers, Dispatch, Facilities Engineering and Safety Manager.

  • Emergency Response: Must be able to locate Material Safety Data Sheets online utilizing the MAXCOM software Must be able to respond to a hazardous material spill and direct other staff members in isolating the spill, cleaning the area and disposing of contaminated items in accordance with established policies and procedures In the event of an external HAZMAT event, the Security Officer must be able to set up the Decontamination System according to the number of expected patients.

  • Will be able to don PPE appropriate to the level of protection required Directly responsible for the hands on decontamination of patients, visitors and caregivers exposed to hazardous materials. Will be able to serve as hospital liaison to the responding Fire Department personnel.

  • Staff & Patient Education: All Safety Officers must be prepared to present educational courses of varying length and degree of detail to hospital staff on HAZMAT Decontamination procedures.

  • Assesses vital signs for ages of patients served.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent

  • Experience military, law enforcement or private security.

  • Montana State Registry EMT-B or EMT-A Certified upon hire.

  • Valid Montana State Driver’s License. motor vehicle record. and insurance or signed insurance waiver.

  • Current Basic Life Support (BLS) card must be from the following authorized governing bodies: American Heart Association (AHA) - (BLS Provider), American Red Cross (ARC) - (BLS for Health Care Provider), or Military Training Network (MTN) – (Healthcare Provider) upon hire.

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • College degree

  • Prior typing/keyboard experience required to enter and retrieve data in an accurate and timely manner.

About the hospital you will serve.

Providence St. Patrick Hospital in Missoula, Montana has more than 250 licensed beds and serves patients from 17 counties. We have been recognized as a Thomson Reuters Top 100 Hospital and among many other awards, have earned the Premier Award for Quality award repeatedly. Missoula is halfway between Yellowstone and Glacier National Park. It is a university city of 65,000, surrounded by big sky, scenic mountains, forests and renowned rivers.

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services guided by a Mission of caring the Sisters of Providence began over 160 years ago. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Part-time

Shift: Night

Job Category: Facilities Security

Location: Montana-Missoula

Req ID: 260135