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Security Officer I- Part-Time, Nights

Northwestern Medicine
Employment type: 
Part Time
Required degree level: 
Remote Position: 

Under the direction of the Security Leadership this position is responsible for adhering to established policies and procedures to protect the hospital from theft and damage; provides protection for patients, visitors, Associates, and medical staff; investigates and quells disturbances; restrains patients upon proper direction and assistance of medical/clinical staff.

This position adheres to and is responsible for the safety standards of Northwestern Medicine including the completion of the mandatory organizational safety standards on an annual basis.

Investigates and quells hospital incidents and disturbances to maintain patient, visitor, and Associate security. Notifies appropriate city officials (police and fire) and prepares descriptive reports for supervisory personnel.

Performs regular perimeter and internal patrols of the hospital buildings and grounds to assure protection of patients and property and to prevent the entry of unauthorized persons into the hospital.

Conducts investigations into incidents of hazardous conditions, reported theft, criminal activity, and any other security or safety issues as reported.

Attends to the closed circuit TV system per shift assignments.

Attends to the Access Control System per shift assignments.

Monitors fire and distress alarms in accordance with post and shift assignments.

Controls traffic as necessary to assure access by emergency vehicles at all times and access by patients and visitors accordingly.

Maintains security of restricted areas by checking and locking doors according to pre-set schedules or as required by special circumstances.

Provides escort service for Associates to their vehicles as requested.

Delivers deceased bodies to the morgue and releases same to authorized persons in accordance with established policies.

Responds to all emergency codes in accordance with department specific guidelines.

Alerts the department Manager of any activities or deviation from departmental standards
that may require disciplinary action or follow-up.

Enforces all hospital policies and procedures as directed.

Officers must display a competent and professional service image yet be approachable and service minded at all times. This image should encourage people to freely ask for assistance or convey information that may allow the officer to prevent problems or reduce exposure of the hospital to damage or loss.

This position performs other duties as assigned.
Requires a high-school diploma or GED

Successful completion of IAHSS Basic Modules within 60 days of hire.

Current BLS through AHA within 8 mo of hire

Experience in healthcare security, police work, or military service is preferred.

Interpersonal and communication skills necessary to interact effectively with a variety of individuals including Associates, medical staff, patients, visitors, police, and etc.

Writing skills necessary to complete reports and paper work that meets departmental standards.

Physical ability to stand and walk during much of your work shift patrolling hospital buildings and grounds.

Physical ability to respond quickly to emergency situations that may include stair climbing or other physical exertion in the protection of patients, visitors, and staff.

Physical ability to lift/assist with heavy objects occasionally.

Valid drivers license.

Northwestern Medicine is dedicated to providing the most advanced healthcare to the communities and patients we serve. The Northwestern Medicine clinical and administrative staff, medical and science faculty and medical students come together everyday with a shared commitment to superior quality, academic excellence, scientific discovery and patient safety.

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