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Full time
Job Category:
Information Services
Health Care & Medicine
Security Systems & Technology Coordinator
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Job Description


 Minimum Education
Associate's Degree

Specific Requirements and Preferences
Bachelor's Degree preferred.

Minimum Work Experience
5 Year(s)

Specific Requirements and Preferences
A minimum of 5 year's experience working with access control, video management and other physical security systems is required.

Required Skills/Knowledge
Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written skills required. Ability to work in a fast paced environment necessary. A self-starter able to work independently in order to meet project timelines is required. Skilled at collaborating on cross-functional teams to accomplish the project goal is required.

Working knowledge of healthcare industry regulations and standards as they relate to security technology preferred.

Required Licenses and Certifications

Functional Accountabilities

Physical Security Technology 1 Maintain security equipment in accordance with industry and Children's National standards
2 Perform system tests to proactively evaluate the security system for potential issues; evaluate/investigate issues reported by end users with security equipment and determine appropriate actions to resolve.
3 Attend training programs, security manufacturer sponsored training, webinars, and other forms of educational opportunities to keep abreast of emerging security technologies.
4 Ensure that security system software is up to date and works with IT Services to ensure the proper maintenance of security databases
5 Keep abreast of manufacturer changes within the industry which may impact the security systems operations of Children's National.
6 Must be able to read and interpret blueprints
7 Oversee the periodic testing of security system equipment and maintain appropriate documentation regarding the status of the various components of the security system.
Safety 1 Oversee the activities of contracted security equipment installation personnel to ensure that installation activities are in accordance with CN standards.
2 Submit repair service requests, as appropriate, through the vendor’s service request system and monitor the status of submitted repair requests for positive resolution; appropriately escalate vendor installation and repair performance issues as appropriate to resolve problems.
3 Facilitate assurance testing to validate that newly installed security equipment is functioning properly.
4 Provide security system repair-related updates to users impacted by malfunctioning security equipment.
5 Manage contracted security technician personnel to ensure that the installation of and timely repair to security system equipment is in accordance with Children's National specifications, standards and expectations.
Position Responsibilities 1 Speak up when team members appear to exhibit unsafe behavior or performance
2 Continuously validate and verify information needed for decision making or documentation
3 Stop in the face of uncertainty and take time to resolve the situation
4 Demonstrate accurate, clear and timely verbal and written communication
5 Actively promote safety for patients, families, visitors and co-workers
6 Attend carefully to important details - practicing Stop, Think, Act and Review in order to self-check behavior and performance
Other 1 Maintain awareness of industry best practices and recommend physical security additions, upgrades
and improvements
2 Evaluate the effectiveness of existing physical security systems and recommend/implement system enhancements.
3 Maintain fiscal oversight of physical security system projects and service agreements to ensure good/services are delivered on time and within budget
4 Make periodic inspections of all Children's National locations where security system components are installed to perform systems evaluations and to perform preventative maintenance as needed.

About Children's National Health System

Childrens National Medical Center is the only exclusive provider of pediatric care in the metropolitan Washington area and is the only freestanding childrens hospital between Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Norfolk, and Atlanta. Serving the nations children for more than 130 years, Childrens National is a proven leader in the development and application of innovative new treatments for childhood illness and injury.

Childrens National is proudly ranked consistently among the best pediatric hospitals in America by US News & World Report.

Our Culture

Children's mission is to be preeminent in providing pediatric health care services that enhance the health and well-being of children regionally, nationally and internationally. Through leadership and innovation, Children's creates solutions to pediatric healthcare problems. Children's excels in Care, Advocacy, Research, and Education to meet the unique needs of children, adolescents and their families. Children's leadership realizes that our employees are the heart of our medical center and the soul of our mission. One of our greatest assets is the diversity of our workforce, which adds to the richness of our culture. Teamwork, dedication, and professionalism are essential values and characteristics that make our employees unique.

Childrens internationally recognized team of pediatric healthcare professionals care for more than 360,000 patients each year who come from throughout the region, nation and world. Our employees share a sense of pride and commitment to the patients and families we serve. We aspire to provide patients and their families with the highest quality of care and service in a family-centered environment. In essence, we are a team of "Great People Providing Great Care."

Nursing Students

As a nursing student, you might already be craving hands-on experience at a highly respected hospital. You may be thinking about where or with which population you want to work after graduation.

At Childrens, a world-class teaching hospital and internationally-recognized leader in pediatric health, we invite nursing students at all stages of learning to explore the real world of working in a hospital setting and experience first-hand the challenges and rewards of this career.

Internship Program

The internship program provides the novice nurse with the knowledge base and skill set needed to transition to competence in clinical nursing practice. While providing the needed skills to meet the organization goals and mission, the program provides nurses with the leadership skills to work collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team. The program bridges the gap between undergraduate education and real-life professional nursing practice, delivering state-of-the art pediatric care.

The program is offered to new graduate nurses from an accredited nursing program with a passion for children. All new graduates, with less than one-year acute care experience, are eligible to participate in the program after obtaining licensure.