Location: Newport, RI Category: Education Posted On: Fri Oct 9 2020 Job Description:
POSITION DESCRIPTION This is a hybrid, multi-role position. Primary responsibility of University Safety and Security Officer/EMT, with additional responsibilities as EMS Instructor Coordinator.
SAFETY AND SECURITY OFFICER: A University Safety and Security Officer will promote lawful behavior and protect the welfare of students, faculty, staff and visitors as a uniformed presence on campus. A Safety and Security Officer performs foot, vehicle and bicycle patrols of the university campus to monitor behavior, secure buildings and property, investigate disturbances, maintain order during events and enforce regulations. They will monitor the physical safety of campus buildings by locking and unlocking doors, patrolling university property or monitoring buildings using video surveillance systems, and reporting suspicious behavior. Officers are also tasked with enforcing traffic and parking regulations and ticketing offenders in accordance with the university's parking policy.
In emergency situations, Safety and Security Officers will respond to the scene, provide first aid, and alert additional police or emergency personnel as appropriate. They maintain radio communication with other security personnel on campus, and at times with the Newport Police and Fire departments, helping to coordinate emergency plans. Safety and Security Officers will write and submit detailed incident reports to department supervisors or law enforcement agencies as appropriate.
EMT: Under general direction of the Director of Safety and Security and the EMS IC, responds to medical emergencies and delivers patient care, support, and evaluation in a pre-hospital setting on scene during calls for service in the Salve Regina Community on campus. This generally includes assessing the patient, determining the proper emergency care, and administering treatment.
EMS IC: Under general direction of the Director of Safety and Security, coordinates, plans and monitors training related to Emergency Medical Services (EMS) as provided by the Salve Regina University Office of Safety and Security/EMS and in concert with the RI Department of Health. Administer and conduct education programs in accordance with the National Emergency Medical Services Education Standards, 2009 edition, published by the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration of the U.S. Department of Transportation. Promotes health and safety awareness of the department and community through education, and instruction and through the coordination of activities with other departments, community members and outside agencies to include, but not limited to, planning & organizing EMS training sessions, setting department goals, maintenance of EMS training programs and training criteria, customer service and support. Performs related work as required.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The essential functions/duties and/or responsibilities listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties and/or responsibilities does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar; related or a logical assignment to the position.
SAFETY AND SECURITY OFFICER Serve as primary guardian of University personnel and property. Reduce the opportunity for the commission of crime through preventative patrol and other measures. Patrol interior and exterior of administrative, academic and residential buildings. Makes log entries of broken windows, open doors, and other observances that require attention or repairs. Be thoroughly familiar with the assigned route of patrol, including location of residential, administrative and academic buildings. Special attention should be given to the location of fireboxes, telephone and other emergency operational services. Identify criminal activity and notify local police authorities of such activities. Operate the radio in accordance with FCC Regulations and departmental procedures, keeping radio equipment operational at all times and make frequent radio contact with Dispatch. Regulate University parking and traffic patterns. Serve as radio dispatcher. Dispatch campus patrols when necessary. Monitor police and fire department radio channels and emergency phone lines. Dispatch and supervise University campus transportation systems. Identify safety and security problems that are potentially serious in nature and report same. Lock and unlock buildings at specified times. Check the operating condition of the campus intrusion and fire alarm systems. Assist in fire safety education drills. Check on the operating condition of heating and hot water systems. Monitor Card Access and RAVE Guardian system, responding to alerts. Training additional security officers and serving as crowd control at special events.
Respond to medical emergencies and deliver patient care. Document patient information, condition and treatment. Maintain patient confidentiality in the performance of care. Provide basic life support and document treatment and care with the Rhode Island Department of Health and the Office of Safety and Security/EMS as required.
Develops and maintains training plans for all EMT's in the department, by researching, developing, and delivering educational training programs to the University Community, in efforts of promoting and enhancing fire safety and education consistent with contemporary practices and in accordance with current educational objectives. Coordinates the delivery of EMS refresher programs, scheduling on/off site instructors as necessary. Implements and administers Emergency Response training programs, C.P.R. and First Aid training consistent with national, state, and local standards as well as contemporary practices and trends. Evaluates EMS training needs of the department based on discussion with Officers and EMT's. Prepares and reviews EMS personnel training reports to ensure that all records are accurate and complete; ensures that EMS personnel are maintaining certifications, licenses, accreditations and are performing required patient care benchmark skills. Plans, implements, direct and monitor training and drill activities in coordination with the Director and Assistant Director of Security. Instructs educational classes on a variety of Fire Science topics ranging from entry-level to advanced level course work; plans individual training sessions as necessary. Coordinates, plans, schedules and monitors training for the recertification of personnel pertaining to EMT and C.P.R.; develops lesson plans consistent with current standards, practices and trends to maintain a consistent level of training for all EMS and department personnel. Conducts weekly review of all EMS run reports to check for completeness and proper documentation of assessments and procedures ensuring Quality Assurance and Quality Improvement. Assists with the development, implementation and maintenance of EMS related department Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). Acts as Incident Safety Officer, when available, for all major Fire alarms, scheduled campus fire evacuation drills in residence halls, working fires, and major incidents as required or needed; acts as incident Safety Officer for planned events (such as concerts and special University functions) and reports information to the Director or Assistant Director of Security. Attends educational courses, workshops, conferences, and meetings to maintain contemporary trends and practices; attends department meetings when necessary; attends the Department of Health Regulatory and Ambulatory meetings; may represent the Salve Regina EMS Office on local, state and federal boards and committees as deemed beneficial to the University.
QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and Experience: High School diploma or GED/Associate or BA/BS preferred Minimum 5 years of experience in EMS/Firefighting or related field, supplemented by in-service training courses in fire science and administration. A Rhode Island Emergency Medical Technician License (EMT) and EMS instructor credentials are required. Successful completion of twenty-four (24) hours of student teaching, which must include five (5) different cognitive sessions and three (3) different psychomotor training sessions, under the direction of at least three (3) different RIDOH-licensed EMS Instructor-Coordinators. Successful completion of a RIDOH EMS IC administrative orientation session. Successful completion of FEMA Incident Command Systems (ICS) 100, 200, 300, and 400 courses. Must possess a valid driver's license from any US state. Ability to read and transcribe data accurately. Must be able to prepare and type detailed reports and possess strong interpersonal skills. Must possess good verbal and written communication skills and the ability to handle confidential information with discretion. Must have ability to interpret institutional policies, plans, objectives, rules and regulations, and communicate interpretations to subordinates and others. Candidates must provide their own transportation to and from work. They must accept that they are "essential personnel" and be able to report for duty in adverse weather conditions. Must be willing to participate in campus emergency drills with local authorities, as well as other emergency exercises deemed necessary by the university in accordance with current training requirements. Must be able to perform duties of a physical nature. Requiring constant walking, climbing stairs, lifting objects up to 25 pounds, entering and exiting vehicles and other required duties of a physical nature, consistent with the duties described within. This position requires the candidate to submit to psychological and physical examinations along with having a Rhode Island State Police campus security personnel nationwide criminal records check conducted on him/her.
Knowledge, Ability and Skill:
Extensive knowledge of the Incident Command System and ability to apply emergency medical techniques/operations; knowledge of and skill in applying effective instructional techniques to large and small audiences; knowledge of the modern goals, objectives and principles/practices of Salve Regina University EMS; extensive knowledge of the use and maintenance of EMS equipment; extensive knowledge of the effective operation of departmental policies and procedures; knowledge of modern national and international trends and developments related to fire service organization, management and administrative principles; extensive knowledge of the University's geography, addressing systems, key buildings and target hazards, water supply systems and hydrants, fire hazards and EMS resources, such as minimum staffing requirements, department equipment and communications, and EMT, CPR and first aid; knowledge of community and public education needs
ability to effectively provide instructional techniques; ability to meet and deal with the public in a courteous and professional manner and promote a positive image of the department; ability to work alone and with limited supervision; ability to adapt using independent judgment and initiative; ability to train, supervise and motivate personnel; ability to perform work requiring good physical condition; ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing and to follow verbal and written instructions; ability to exercise sound judgment in identifying and evaluating situations and to take appropriate corrective actions or refer to higher authority when needed; ability to lead and train personnel and to plan, layout and direct their work and to maintain a comprehensive EMS training program; ability to keep records and prepare detailed reports. ability to interpret institutional policies, plans, objectives, rules and regulations, and communicate interpretations to subordinates and others. ability to participate in campus emergency drills with local authorities, as well as other emergency exercises deemed necessary by the university in accordance with current training requirements. ability to perform duties of a physical nature. Requiring constant walking, climbing stairs, lifting objects up to 25 pounds, entering and exiting vehicles and other required duties of a physical nature, consistent with the duties described within. Candidates must provide their own transportation to and from work. They must accept that they are "essential personnel" and be able to report for duty in adverse weather conditions.
Skill in administering directives; skill in determining priorities and organizing work; skill in compiling, organizing and recording information accurately; skill in operating computer equipment using various software packages (i.e. Outlook, Word, Excel, etc.); skill in the operation, methods and techniques used with the use of tools and equipment used in EMS ambulance service;
CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES Possession of current NREMT and RI EMT License required Certificate of completion from an EMS IC educational program approved by RIDOH.
Salve Regina University offers generous benefits to eligible employees including:
health and dental coverage life insurance long-term disability 403B plan tuition benefits and more
Salve Regina University strives to provide equal opportunity in employment and education to all employees, students and applicants. No employee, student or applicant shall be discriminated against or harassed on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, age, marital or parental status, military or veteran status, genetic information or any other basis protected by applicable federal or state law, in the administration of Salve Regina's employment policies, education policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic and other University administered programs. In accordance with Title IX, it does not discriminate on the basis of sex in any of its educational programs or activities. Salve Regina is also committed to making its programs and campus accessible to its visitors and compliant with all applicable non-discrimination laws.
Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1947, Salve Regina is a private, coeducational university offering a comprehensive and innovative liberal arts education in the Catholic tradition. We empower students to explore their talents through our diverse academic offerings, student organizations, service initiatives and athletic teams. Our collaborative learning environment and vibrant campus community inspire the pursuit of excellence and breach the limits of personal potential.