Security & Disaster/ HPP Grant Coordinator in Gardena, CA at Avanti Hospitals

Date Posted: 11/7/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Memorial Hospital of Gardena

Job Title: Security & Disaster/ HPP Grant Coordinator  

City: Gardena / State: California    


Day Shift

From 8:00 AM

To 4:30 PM


Job Description and Job Responsibilites

Job Title: Security & Disaster/ HPP Grant Coordinator

Job Summary:

Manage and direct the development, implementation and evaluation of the hospital-wide security program and risk minimization programs to ensure a secure facility, physical security and security of hospital assets, intellectual assets, information technology/computer systems and a secure environment. In conjunction with the Director of Facilities & Safety ensures the development, implementation and monitoring of the required safety management plans including but not limited to those related to emergency preparedness, in accordance with TJC (The Joint Commission), DHS (Department of Homeland Security), and OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) standards, as well as the requirements of Title 22, and HPP (Hospital Preparedness Program) Grant. This position reports to the Associate Administrator, Administration.

Essential Job Duties:

  • In conjunction with the Director of Facilities Management & Safety ensures the development, implementation and monitoring of the required safety management plans including but not limited to those related to emergency preparedness, in accordance with TJC, DHS, and OSHA standards, as well as the requirements of Title 22.
  • Responsible for the ongoing implementation of the HPP grant including: Partner with umbrella hospitals, clinics, providers, and county to develop systems for mutual aid for bed capacity, staffing, business continuity planning, community outreach Committee, and other resources.
  • Purchase and maintenance of the inventory of disaster and decontamination equipment, and supplies.
  • Maintain decontamination team and training and ensures manpower available to set up surge and decontamination tents, implement at least one bio-terrorism disaster exercise a year.
  • Participate in County programs to develop other programs i.e. credentialing, mental health, burn care, trauma care, develop and implement education and training programs for health care professionals responding to terrorist incidents.
  • In conjunction with the Director of Facilities Management & Safety coordinates the hospital’s emergency preparedness activities and disaster plan, including required disaster drills, ensuring the facility’s readiness for TJC and internal / external disasters.
  • Serves on committees such as Environment of Care, Infection Control, Disaster Preparedness and PI. Committee, Responsible for implementation of NIMS 17 elements for hospitals, and Attends 100% of the DRC umbrella meetings and reports to the EOC Committee on a monthly basis.
  • Manages and monitors the security department budget and annual long range Facilities Improvement budget planning cycle.
  • Monitors security conditions and conduct ongoing analysis of data received from both external and internal sources, and advise administration on appropriate risk mitigation strategies.
  • Provide training to all new employees regarding the Security Management Program. This includes the type of incidents security department staff can respond to, how to report incidents, obtain assistance in an emergency and training the staff in designated sensitive areas.
  • Oversees and directs security efforts across the hospital to identify security initiatives and standards. Provides technical expertise and facilitates implementation.
  • Provides hospital wide guidance regarding "best practice" business security standards, solutions and guidance to maintain a secure environment for the protection of personnel, property and information.
  • Interprets security laws, regulations, and contract requirements; directs subordinates in enforcing compliance; and maintains relationships with law enforcement, regulatory agencies, and other issuers of security requirement.
  • Oversees security incident response planning and investigation of breaches; assists with disciplinary and legal matters associated with such breaches.

Behavioral Standards:

  • Exhibits customer and service oriented behaviors in every day work interactions.
  • Demonstrates a courteous and respectful attitude to internal workforce and external customers.

Communication/ Knowledge

  • Provides accurate and timely written and verbal communication of information in a manner that is understood by all.
  • Able to listen, understand, problem-solve, and carry-out duties to ensure the optimal outcome.
  • Able to use IT systems in an accurate and proficient manner.


  • Contributes toward effective, positive working relationships with internal and external colleagues.
  • Demonstrates cooperation, flexibility, reliability, and dependability in all daily work activities and a willingness to collaborate with others for the good of the customer and the organization.

Job Requirements


  • Graduate of a police academy with experience in police/security or Associate Degree in Security Management, or closely related discipline.
  • Ability to use MS Power Point, Word and Excel required, including the ability to sort data, input excel formulas and create tables and graphs.
  • A minimum of five years’ experience in health care safety, security and or police work.


  • IS-100HC, IS-200, IS-700, IS-800. For Healthcare Certifications.
  • Current Guard Card
  • Current BLS (CPR )
  • Current CPI (AB508)

ADA/Physical Demands:

  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Such accommodations must be requested by the employee/applicant in order to be considered.
  • Required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to fingers, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk and hear; and may taste and smell. The employee is regularly required to lift, push and/or pull weights in excess of 10 pounds, with assistance. Visual abilities, auditory abilities, must be intact to perform duties.