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UnityPoint Health Supervisor Public Safety-Grinnell in Grinnell, Iowa

Assists the Public Safety Manager to lead and manage the Public Safety program and the Public Safety Officers for UnityPoint Health - Grinnell Regional Medical Center (GRMC) to achieve specific operational, quality, safety, security, service and financial goals while providing a safe and secure environment for visitors, patients, physicians and staff. Assists with the hiring, termination, daily staffing, performance management and staff development while building positive customer relationships and utilizing open communication. Responsible for conducting quality audits with customers and developing improvement strategies for increasing customer satisfaction. Responds to all disaster and/or emergencies, both internal and external, while working in collaboration and cooperation with the Public Safety Manager at UnityPoint Health – Des Moines.

This position shall have direct oversight and management of GRMC’s Emergency Preparedness operations. The Public Safety Supervisor at GRMC shall manage all plans, direct and coordinate a comprehensive emergency management and education program to maintain a constant state of readiness for emergency situations that may significantly impact the resources and capabilities of the hospital (i.e. mass casualty, bioterrorism, weather related incidents, hazardous material situations). The Public Safety Supervisor shall work in coordination with Risk Management in the development of organization-wide programs to protect the health and safety of patients, visitors, and staff during an emergency event. Emergency preparedness policies shall be in accordance with all local, State, and Federal regulations and standards. The Public Safety Supervisor shall have full responsibility to develop and administer the emergency preparedness budget.

The Public Safety Supervisor shall have oversight and responsibilities for environmental safety that include inspections and evaluations of the environment, equipment and processes to ensure compliance with government safety regulations and industry standards. The Public Safety Supervisor shall assist in identifying potentially hazardous biological, chemical and radiological materials and provide measures to safeguard team members, patients, and visitors. The Public Safety Supervisor shall recommend changes to protect workers and educate team members on how to prevent injuries through the use of safety training programs.

Public Safety Management:

• Responsible for all Public Safety operations within the hospital campus and property owned or operated by GRMC.

• Maintains training and education files for Officers, mentors the team on proper security concerns and risk mitigation. Ensures Officers are meeting all regulatory agency requirements relating to safety and security measures within the organization.

• Monitor quality of services through documented inspection tours and customer focused interactions through a continuous improvement approach. Develop and implement quality improvement strategies.

• Maintain department budgets to meet financial obligations.

• Manages and monitors the Public Safety Department payroll/timekeeper program.

• Assists with oversight of internal investigations at GRMC at the request of the UPHDM Public Safety Manager or Administration.

• Demonstrates the ability to meet the department work schedule. Performs as a working Supervisor, filling in as an Officer when required to meet scheduling needs.

• Demonstrates the knowledge that patient and workplace safety is a priority by preventing errors, accidents and infections and reporting potential or actual concerns immediately.

Emergency Management:

• Coordinates activities related to emergency preparedness planning for GRMC and Clinics

• Serves as the GRMC Emergency Preparedness representative for Community planning initiatives, including participation in the Poweshiek County Multidisciplinary Committee, Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP), community exercise planning, and other community initiatives as necessary

• Utilizing an All Hazards approach, plans and coordinates internal emergency drills necessary to ensure facility readiness and regulatory compliance.

• Co-chairs the Emergency Preparedness Committee and related subcommittees as necessary.

• Represents GRMC for Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP) grant. Ensures that required activities are completed for grant funding. Assists in determining emergency preparedness expenditure priorities.

• Coordinates the hospital incident command system, including staff training, activation/deactivation procedure development, job action sheet review, and all aspects of incident command operations as required for success in organizational emergency response.

Key Accountability

• Evaluate, assess and alter safety procedures and policies for the benefit of team members, patients, and visitors.

• Coordinate with team member’s relating to workplace injuries to identify, prevent, or reduce environmental safety hazards.

• Prepare and conduct safety training sessions for team members and vendors.

• Ensure compliance with all regulatory bodies and standards (including OSHA, EPA, etc.).

• Research environmental regulations and policies and institute changes to ensure compliance.


• High School education or equivalent required.

• Education in criminal justice, business, or emergency management preferred.


• Medical, public safety, law enforcement, military or EMT/fire fighter background preferred.

• Customer service or public relations experience preferred.

• Previous supervisory experience in a public safety environment, law enforcement or the military is preferred.

• Previous investigative experience with knowledge of investigative techniques is preferred.

• Minimum keyboarding/computer knowledge.


• Valid driver’s license when driving any vehicle for work-related reasons.

• Must be certified in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), a candidate will complete the course during the first six (6) months of employment.

• Must be certified in the Automatic External Defibrillator (AED), a candidate will complete the course during the first six (6) months of employment.

• Must be certified in “Management of Aggressive Behavior” (MOAB) course, a candidate will complete the course during the first six (6) months of employment.

• Must be certified in ASP and Handcuffs course, a candidate will complete the course during the first six (6) months of employment.

• Must be certified in Pepper Spray or OC (Oleoresin Capsicum) course, a candidate will complete the course during the first six (6) months of employment.

• This position requires that non-certified Officers must successfully pass the “Basic Officer Training Course” through the International Association of Healthcare Safety and Security (IAHSS) during the first six (6) months of employment.

Requisition ID: 2020-80404

Street: 210 4th Ave

Name: 3020 UnityPoint Health Des Moines

Name: Safety & Security

FTE (Numeric Only; Ex. 0.01): 1.0

FLSA Status: Exempt

Scheduled Hours/Shift: Days (M-F) 0630-1430

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