Cedarcrest Hospitals Limited was founded in Abuja in January, 2008. The hospital started as a mono specialty centre and was formerly known as Cedarcrest Orthopaedic Clinics Ltd. Within a few years the hospital expanded its scope of services and has become a leading private multispecialty hospital. The core vision of the organisation is to provide world class specialist healthcare services to patients in Nigeria and the West African sub region.
Cedarcrest Hospitals Limited currently has four hospitals located in Abuja, Lagos, Kainji and Jebba having over one hundred (100) bed capacity without patient camps in several other cities across Nigeria. Our services and facilities span several specialities and include emergency / trauma centre, radiology diagnostic centre, prosthetic manufacturing plant, oxygen manufacturing plant, modular surgical operating theatres, gastrointestinal endoscopy suite and several other facilities that make for a modern multispecialty hospital
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Chief Security Officer
Location: Abuja (FCT)
The Chief Security Officer report to the Hospital Manager and he is responsible for Developing and implementing strategic security protocols and procedures. Develop policies and protocols for securing and protecting sensitive information.
The Chief Security Officer is responsible for the organization's Security Program including but not limited to daily operations of the IT security program, oversight of the annual and ongoing risk assessment process, development, implementation, and maintenance of policies and procedures, ensuring the confidentiality, integrity and access of electronic protected health information and of monitoring program compliance as well as investigation and tracking of incidents and breaches and in compliance with federal and state laws.
Ensure effective strategic and operational planning, monitoring and reporting to enhance the decision making process of the Hospital.
Build a strategic and comprehensive information security program that define, develop, maintain and implement policies and processes that enable consistent, effective information security practices which minimize risk and ensure the integrity, confidentiality and availability of information that is owned, controlled and processed within the organization. Ensures information security policies, standards, and procedures are up-to-date.
Initiate, facilitates, promote and maintain good channel of communication and security support across various departments within the organization.
Employ suitable security management skills in managing crisis, Facilitate implementation of security policies. .
Evaluate security trends, evolving threats, risks and vulnerabilities and applies tools to mitigate risk as necessary.
Manage security incidents and events involving electronic protected health information
Secure Cedarcrest Premises and personnel by patrolling property: monitoring surveillance equipment, inspecting buildings, equipment and access points permitting entry.
Liaise seamlessly with law enforcement agencies and the Hospital security contractors. Monitor closely the access control system and make recommendation on security clearance level to management.
Collaborate with organization senior management, Privacy Officer, and Corporate Compliance officer to establish governance for the security program.
Work closely with the Privacy Officer to ensure alignment between security and privacy compliance programs including policies, practices and investigations, and acts as a liaison to the information systems and compliance departments.
You are responsible for initial and periodic information security risk assessment/analysis, mitigation and remediation. Responsible for development and implementation of security risk management plan to prevent losses and damages. Report all irregularities: restraining trespassers and violators of policy and procedures
Ensure adequate control of traffic and parking system is maintained in the hospital’s premises through the security contractor.
Complete reports by recording observations, information occurrences and surveillance activities.
Oversee, develop and/or deliver initial and ongoing security training to the workforce, initiates, facilitates and promotes activities to foster information security awareness within the organization
Establish and administer a process for investigating and acting on security incidents which may result in a privacy breach breaches.
Partners with Human Resources and Privacy Officer to ensure consistent sanctions for security violations
Maintains current knowledge of applicable federal and state security laws, licensing and certification requirements and accreditation standards.
Serves as information security consultant to all departments for all data security related issues and ensure optimal operation of equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements, following manufacturer’s instructions, troubleshooting malfunctions, calling for repairs, evaluating new equipment and techniques. Coordinate with the IT and maintenance units.
Respond rapidly to security emergencies within the hospital and all cedarcrest locations.
Be available and ready to take other assigned duties (especially security-related duties).
Bachelor degree in information systems or a related field.
Knowledge and experience in state and federal information security laws.
Recommended Security certifications
Extensive familiarity with health care relevant legislation and standards for the protection of health information and patient security.
Proficiency in the use of Microsoft packages
Ability to operate security cameras & surveillance system
Demonstrated skills in collaboration, teamwork, and problem-solving to achieve goals.
Demonstrated skills in verbal communication and listening.
Demonstrated skills in providing excellent service to customers.
Excellent writing skills.
A high level of integrity and trust
Employment is contingent on passing a medical screening conducted by the hospital
Employee will be subject to various testing including but not limited to drug and medical testing throughout the tenure of their employment
Knowledge of workflow processes.
Application Closing Date
11th March, 2021.
Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV and Cover Letter to: [email protected] using the Position Title as the subject of the email application.