Hospitals and medical centers can be a big market for those outside the Healthcare arena. Hospitals are, after all, large complexes that have steady streams of visitors and activity; they have a clientele that is often frightened and sometimes inebriated, disorderly, or even violent. Ultimately there is a higher than average need for order in a Healthcare setting as hospital corridors enclose materials and equipment that can't be disturbed, areas that can't be accessed… and more than their share of hazardous materials.
Knights Templar Responsibilities are:
Maintaining a visible patrol
Making sure that the premises are locked and secure
Monitoring alarm and security systems
Maintaining security equipment
Executing emergency procedures
Interacting with the public, providing customer service
Using verbal de-escalation techniques to manage conflicts
Assisting with restraining individuals who pose a safety risk
Calling for law enforcement
When a person does become potentially combative, the security officer will need to consider factors such as age and condition.
A security position will entail some paperwork. There may be safety/ security checklists and daily written reports as well as incident logs.
Hospital positions frequently combine security and dispatch. The employee may perform some duties that are not truly security, for example, patient escort or monitoring of basic non-security equipment.
A Templar Ranking Official may take on any of the following duties:
Initiating and maintain property protection programs
Ensuring currency of evacuation plans and maps
Assisting in the maintenance of the Haz/Com (hazard communication) program
Revising procedure manuals
Planning security for fundraisers and events
Acting as liaison with the San Antonio Police Department