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Security Manager

at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Posted: 5/15/2019
Job Reference #: 13142
Keywords: manager

Job Description

  • Job ID
    Regular Full-Time
    Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
  • Overview

    The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA), located in Seattle, Washington, is part of a dynamic collaboration among three organizations known nationally and internationally for their patient care and research: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, University of Washington, and Seattle Children's. Over the past 25 years, these institutions have worked together to support their mission of adult and pediatric oncology patient care services, research and education.

    The Security Manager is responsible for managing the Security Department, making independent decisions that lead to the development and delivery of an efficient department to meet safe environment of care standards for patients, visitors, medical staff, staff and affiliates that work in or enter any SCCA facility. The manager provides the institution with a command presence in situations that require negotiation and decision making in crisis situations so that events are handled professionally, diplomatically and compassionately.


    • Manages physical security responsibilities at the SCCA to protect patients, staff, visitors and property from harm. Includes oversight of cameras, access control, CPTED, disruptive behavior response and any other assigned duties and tasks toward successful outcomes.
    • Maintains policies and provides performance improvement plans and updates to Environment of Care Committee as required. Maintains focus on regulatory requirements in preparation for surveys and inspections in area of responsibility.
    • Ability to sensitively manage unique patient populations such as incarcerated persons or VIP’s
    • Conducts investigations and/or follow-up in crisis intervention situations involving patients, visitors and/or staff so that situations are handled professionally, diplomatically and compassionately. Maintains appropriate levels of privacy while providing sufficient levels of information to concerned audiences such that they feel safe in their environment. Through command presence and negotiating toward successful outcomes gains the trust of parties involved.
    • Manages budgets, to include expense, capital and contracts consistent with sound fiscal principles. Documents variances such that they can be readily explained and approved by appropriate leaders. Submits capital project materials in a clear, concise and meaningful manner such that routine and emergency projects are undertaken with sound financial rationales. Negotiates and monitors successful contracts within areas of responsibility.
    • Establishes staff training guidelines, monitors compliance with training objectives and reports out results to appropriate leadership and committees. Mentors staff and future leaders toward achieving high levels for potential growth and success.
    • Ability to negotiate and manage large contracts, and effectively partner with outsourced security firm.
    • Establishes workplace violence practices, preventive measure and training for staff to provide a positive safety culture using established industry standards and best practices.
    • Participates in an active manner in committees and task forces in areas of responsibility as well as special requests. Provides consultation and advice, useful and acts upon those recommendations that are approved for action.
    • Knowledge of local, state and federal laws relative to security and proper response with police, fire, national guard, etc in emergency situations
    • Knowledge of management of no-contact orders
    • FEMA incident command structure and response.
    • Ability to manage data and reporting to identify trends, threats, opportunities
    • Advises leadership and others on areas of expertise so that best possible outcomes can be reached. Compromises when appropriate on procedural areas while maintaining a solid footing on policy needs.


    • Bachelor’s Degree (preferably in Business, Justice, or Safety), or 4-6 years of relevant healthcare experience
    • Certified Healthcare Protection Administrator (CHPA) or Certified Protection Professional (CPP) at appointment or ability to achieve within 2 years of employment
    • Security management expertise with direct staff and contract staff
    • Familiarity with physical security systems.
    • Ability to quickly learn and navigate new technology.
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
    • Excellent teamwork skills. Ability to effectively collaborate with others to achieve a goal.
    • Ability to think critically and use sound judgement under stressful circumstances.
    • Familiarity with The Joint Commission (Environment of Care), Department of Health, and other critical regulatory standards and elements
    • Create and present training curriculum and PowerPoint presentations to large groups
    • Lean/Continuous improvement
    • Service oriented partnering with various stakeholders
    • Community Involvement

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