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Special State Police Officer 40 hours Days

Job ID: 2205031273 Date posted: 09/06/2022 Facility: Saint Vincent Hospital
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Saint Vincent Hospital offers a whole new experience in health care. By combining our advanced, state-of-the-art facility with our commitment to providing the best quality of life to the many members of our Worcester community. Saint Vincent Hospital excels at offering the best care in a friendly atmosphere. From our advanced heart and vascular services, to our comprehensive orthopedics and rehabilitation programs, our robust surgical facility including our Da Vinci robotic surgery and Cyberknife technology, to our comfortable and compassionate women & infants programs - you don't have to travel far for high-quality health care: We're right here, in the heart of Worcester.


The position of Police Officer will support the overall mission of the St. Vincent Police Department to provide a safe and secure living and learning environment for all members of, and visitors to, our community. Members of the St. Vincent Police Department play a direct role in promoting an inclusive and welcoming environment that recognizes, respects, and values diversity in its many forms.

St. Vincent Police embraces a collaborative community police relationship and strives to maintain a working philosophy of Integrity, civility and dedication as the foundation of our values.

In addition to all patrol duties, the Police Officer is required to perform all of the duties and must be able to work any shift, during all weather conditions, including nights, weekends, and overtime as assigned.


Duties and Responsibilities:

The statements below are intended to describe the principal duties of the Police Officer and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties and responsibilities.

  • Patrols Hospital properties by vehicle and foot to deter and investigate crimes in accordance with authority granted under Massachusetts General Law Chapter 22C Section 63.
  • Ability to detain suspects and make lawful arrests when necessary.
  • Responds to administrative and emergency calls for service within the Hospital patrol area.
  • Provides first-responder medical assistance and directs advanced medical personnel as necessary.
  • Renders assistance to those in need
  • Authors' well-written and highly detailed incident reports.
  • Performs traffic control and parking enforcement.
  • Demonstrates the ability to analyze emergency situations and quickly develop incident actions plans to mitigate such incidents.
  • Maintains compliance with the Department policies, procedures, and regulations.
  • Provide information to the general public and Community members while promoting positive police - community relations.
  • Works closely with municipal police and fire agencies as well as local public and private businesses in the interest of fostering a cooperative and coordinated effort in matters of campus safety and security.
  • Works closely with all St. Vincent Staff Members in an effort to enhance public safety, with specific emphasis on crime prevention and awareness.
  • Has the ability to testify before the Commonwealth Judicial Systems.
  • Participates in ongoing personal development program to include all trainings activities i.e. on-the-job and in-service training initiatives.
  • Provides protective service to employees, patients, physicians and visitors including escorts
  • Assists nursing and medical staff with difficult patients or visitors
  • Assists medical staff with insuring patient safety.
  • Responds to emergency alarms, code blues and other calls for emergency assistance.
  • Enforces hospital policies.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Candidate Selection and Certification Overview

St. Vincent Police considers academy-trained officers.

  • Trained officers must have attended the bridge or full-time academy authorized by the Massachusetts Municipal Police Training Committee (MPTC).

All candidates must obtain certification as a law-enforcement officer by the Massachusetts Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Commission. In addition to POST certification, all candidates must obtain their warrant of appointment as a Special State Police Officer (SSPO).

St. Vincent Police will work collaboratively with candidates to facilitate any necessary POST certification, and SSPO appointment.

Required Minimum Qualifications:

  • Associate's Degree in a criminal justice or related field.
  • Highly efficient oral & written communication skills.
  • Applicants must be age twenty-one (21) at time of application.
  • Must possess and maintain a Massachusetts Class A Large Capacity License to Carry Firearms
  • All candidates must have a valid Massachusetts Class D operator's license at time of appointment.
  • Must possess and maintain First Responder and CPR certifications
  • Must provide three written letters of reference.
  • Must possess the ability to work in all types of weather conditions, shift assignments, and holidays.
  • Must be able to follow written and verbal instructions.

Employment practices will not be influenced or affected by an applicant’s or employee’s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other legally protected status. Tenet will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship.
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