Hospital Security

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

Monitoring entrances

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

Training personnel

Revising procedure manuals

Planning security for fundraisers and events

Acting as liaison with the San Antonio Police Department
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