Healthcare and Social Services face an unspoken epidemic of workplace violence. BluWater Security Services assists with the entire process of creating a successful workplace violence prevention program through:
Hospital Workplace Violence
Dr. Austin leads KLA Risk’s hospital workplace violence division. Her responsibilities include all facets of providing workplace violence consulting and training for our hospital clients. Dr. Austin is the author of our Hospital Workplace Violence Protocol™. The Protocol includes KLA Risk’s hospital-specific, evidence-based training, Hospital Assault Response and Prevention (HARP™).
Dr. Austin speaks at healthcare associations across the country on various topics within the realm of workplace violence. In 2018, she was appointed a member of the Emergency Nurses Association Institute of Quality, Safety and Injury Prevention Advisory Council for a two-year term.
Kelly is an active member of the following organizations:
International Association of Healthcare Security and Safety (IAHSS)
Emergency Nurses Association (ENA)
Association of California Nurse Leaders (ACNL)
Ohio Hospital Association’s Safety Leadership Council
Jeffrey A. Jenkins has been in the Security and Emergency Management arena for over 30 years. His career began in 1989 as a Security Police Airman in the U.S. Air Force. After three years of service, he accepted a position with the Federal Government as a Federal Police Officer for the Department of Defense, where quickly advanced to the rank of Sergeant in just two years. Three years later he was promoted to Lieutenant as a Watch Commander. He continued his education and training over the next several years.
After 15 years in uniformed police work, he changed career paths and became a Federal Security Specialist. His expertise in Security, Law Enforcement, and Security Assessments was recognized by his peers and he was detailed to the Department of Homeland Security as a liaison. After four years he accepted a position as Security Specialist within the Department of Homeland Security Headquarters Division. He is recognized as a subject matter expert in several fields, including Crime Prevention / Workplace Violence / Active Shooter, Security Assessments, Public Speaking, Project Management, Continuity of Operations, and Risk Management.
In January 2015, he retired from the Federal Government to pursue a career with the State of Florida Health Department. During his time with the Health Department, he revamped the Cities Readiness Program, completed the CDC regulatory review, and created a benchmark employee tracking, assignment, and accountability system called “The Central Staff Staging Area”. The system was adopted by King County Washington (Seattle) and was recognized as a Best Practice by the CDC. After two years with the Health Department, he accepted a position with Orlando Health. He managed two hospitals, two skilled nursing facilities, two cancer centers, two surgical centers, and the National Training Center emergency management programs. Currently he is the Co-owner and Manager for The BluWater Group, BluWater Security Services.
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