Security Officer

  • Conway Medical Center
  • 300 Singleton Ridge Road Conway South Carolina 29526 United States
  • Posted: Jan 29, 2019
As needed Service/Skilled Workers

Job Description

Position Summary:
The Security Officer (SO) will be responsible for the safety of personnel and patients on hospital premises. The SO will perform a variety of duties to include, but not limited to floor patrols within the hospital as well as medical offices owned/operated by Conway Medical Center. Upon request the SO will collect patient valuables and secure in the Security office safe until called for. The SO will routinely provide escort service to staff and visitors, daily lock and unlock of numerous buildings on campus, provide motor vehicle assist to staff and or visitors (i.e. jump start vehicles and assist with flat tires). The SO will respond to all alarm activation's and investigate cause; conduct monthly testing of alarms. At time will provide one on one observation of psychiatric patients. And assist in patient restraint (i.e. Emergency Department, Psychiatric unit) The SO will be responsible for the collection of all lost and found items and produce the proper documentation and location of owner of property when possible. The SO will keep a daily activity log of all activities and calls for service. The SO must be willing to report back to work during any emergency situation, this includes if needed during inclement weather, mass casualty, internal disaster, etc. The SO will complete other duties as assigned.    

All organizational staff, including this position, are specifically required as a condition of continued employment to make advance preparations for their families and pets in the event of weather emergencies such as Hurricanes and flooding threats.  Any staff member can be determined as essential staff required to report to the facility during these events. In many cases this means reporting and sleeping at the facility before, during and after a weather emergency. By signing this job description, the staff member accepts this responsibility of readiness to report to work during any designated emergency staffing situation. CMC staff members operate as one team meeting the healthcare needs of our communities, thus this position will on occasion complete other duties as assigned beyond those designated in this primary job description which may include “float” coverage at an alternate facility, department or assignment.

  • High school diploma or equivalent required
  • Previous law enforcement/security experience preferred
  • South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) certification as South Carolina Certified Private Security Officer required.
Special Skills:
  • Exemplary core customer service skills strongly required
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills required
Working Conditions:
  • Occasionally works in outside weather conditions.
  • Occasional exposure to difficult patients.
  • Potential exposure to blood borne and airborne pathogens
  • Physical surroundings generally pleasant and comfortable
  • Works near moving machinery.
  • Temperature fluctuations occur frequently.
  • Prolonged standing and walking required.                                                                                             
Physical Requirements:
Medium - While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of the time) required to stand, sit, and walk; occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of the time) to use hands, fingers; and frequently to talk or hear. The employee must exert 20 to 35 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 10 to 15 pounds of force frequently, and/or greater than negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.  Ability to hear to process instructions and safety code and alarms required.  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job and will be assessed by post offer Employee Health fit-for-duty review.