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Security Communication Spec

Company: Mercy
Location: Springfield
Posted on: March 26, 2020

Job Description:

We're a Little Different

Our mission is clear. We bring to life a healing ministry through our compassionate care and exceptional service.

We don't believe in jobs at Mercy, we believe in careers that match the unique gifts of unique individuals; careers that not only make the most of your skills and talents, but also your heart.

At Mercy, you'll feel our supportive community every step of your day, especially the tough ones. We're a team and love working that way. That team is expanding, and we currently have exceptional opportunities to help our communities grow.

Under general supervision will perform tasks related to the operation of communication equipment used in receiving, sending, and relaying information in response to Emergency/Non-Emergency calls according to the goals of Mercy Health System, the philosophy of the Sisters of Mercy Standard of Care and Employee Code of Conduct. Determine exact location of each incident or request. Dispatch and track location of Public Safety Officers. Provide pre-arrival and post-dispatch instructions when applicable. Maintain necessary documentation and records. Coordinate with various law enforcement agencies, the fire department, the House Nursing Supervisor, EMS, the operators, alarm companies, administration, maintenance, EVS, guest services, and the Public Safety officer in charge. Performs related duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Each career at Mercy represents unique members of our caring ministry's "body", working together for the health and strength of the whole. To achieve our goals, we need all the parts functioning at their best and this requires the specific qualifications that you'll bring with you:

* Education: High school diploma or equivalent.

* Licensure: Emergency Police Dispatch (EPD) certified by NAED within 90 days of date of hire and Emergency Telecommunicator course (ETC) or successful completion during initial orientation.

* Other: Skills, Knowledge and Abilities: Ability to handle highly stressful situations while having extremely good multitasking and communication skills. Ability to prioritize information with logical and rational approach to solving problems. Possess a high degree of self discipline and confidence to control the actions of others in emergency situations. Ability to process information quickly and make decisions that have a direct impact on the safety of patients, visitors, and co-workers. Proficiency with call-creation of emergency and non-emergency incidents to include the following: 1) Make decisions quickly and accurately based on prior guidance provided to you. 2) Enter data or information (such as names, telephone numbers, license plate sequences, etc.) into a computer using a keyboard. 3) Hear, comprehend, summarize, and/or answer questions about information told verbally in short story form. 4) Use written information provided on lists (such as an alphabetically-sequenced telephone book). 5) Recognize if bits of information, such as addresses or names, are similar or different. 6) Quickly learn and later recognize information that is shown in writing, such as descriptions (e.g., red car, blue boat, green shirt). 7) Hear and remember pieces of information, such as telephone numbers or license plate numbers, for a short period of time. 8) Evaluate information provided in order to prioritize or categorize incidents. 9) Evaluate information and identify the most correct solution based upon that information. 10) Determine routes and/or locations using very basic maps. 11) Correctly spell commonly-used words that might delay emergency assistance if misspelled. 12) Communicate using sentences or phrases that clearly express the intended meaning. 13) Read and comprehend written passages.

* Working Conditions, Mental and Physical Requirements: Patience, emotional stability and the ability to work in high stress situations are required. Works indoors with adequate temperatures, ventilation, and lighting. Average indoor exposure to noise and disruptions, normal indoor exposure to dust/dirt, and above average stress. Periodically works beyond normal hours and works on an as needed basis. Must be able to sit or stand for long periods throughout the workday, with intermittent period of walking, bending, twisting and reaching. Dexterity ranges from simple coordinated movements of fingers/hand, feet/legs, and torso. Sedentary work, with occasional lifting/carrying objects

We'll Support You at Work and Home

Our foundations are built on dignity and respect. Modern Healthcare Magazine named us as a "top 100 places to work." We go out of our way to help people feel welcomed. We offer day-one comprehensive health, vision and dental coverage, PTO, tuition reimbursement and employer-matched retirement funds to benefit-eligible co-workers, including those working 48 hours or more per pay period!

What Makes a Good Match for Mercy

Compassion and professionalism go hand-in-hand with us, along with exceptional quality care. Having a positive outlook and a strong sense of advocacy is in perfect step with our mission and vision. We're also collaborative and are not afraid to do a little extra to deliver excellent care - that's just part of our commitment. If that sounds like a fit for you as well, we encourage you to apply.

Emergency Communications;

Mercy has determined this is a safety-sensitive position. The ability to work in a constant state of alertness and in a safe manner is an essential function of this job.

EEO/AA/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans

Keywords: Mercy, Springfield , Security Communication Spec, Other , Springfield, Missouri

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