Gettysburg, PA | Service and Trades | Tracking Code: 97273

Security Officer- Gettysburg Hospital- Day/Evening

Angela Solle
Angela Solle
Senior Talent Acquisition Consultant

Full time (80 hours biweekly) 

Day/Evening Shift 

Weekend and Holiday rotation


Job Description:

Under the general supervision of the Security Supervisors, provides a safe and secure environment for, and responds to the needs of patients, employees, visitors, and other customers of the System. Protects System buildings, assets and premises as assigned.


Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Accountabilities:

  1. Patrols the buildings and premises to prevent fire, theft, vandalism, and intrusion
  2. Patrol parking lots to ensure the safety of individuals and the security of parked vehicles
  3. Reports all suspicious activity, parking violations and abandoned vehicles
  4. Responds to emergency situations such as accidents and injuries, fire alarms, crimes, in progress events and safety hazards and uses the appropriate force to resolve situations by following established training, policies and procedures
  5. Provides assistance, summons proper authorities, and polices area to maintain order, safety and to protect property
  6. Employs all necessary equipment to include Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) during situations that are deemed unsafe and during interactions with precaution patients
  7. Responds to inquiries for advice or assistance from employees, students, visitors, and other customers; provides physical restraint of psychiatric patients and others as needed
  8. Monitors the conduct of visitors on premises; confronts unauthorized persons for questioning as needed; secures weapons and contraband
  9. Escorts personnel and visitors to parking lots and hospital buildings
  10. Maintains post as assigned in accordance with training
  11. Notifies police in case of theft, breaking and entering or other related criminal matters requiring notification of authorities
  12. Notifies Supervisors of events requiring further investigation and assists as directed
  13. Maintains records, prepares incident reports and other documents pertinent to safety and security activities and attends hearings
  14. Conducts routine visual inspections; reports safety and/or fire hazards or security violations
  15. Responds to on site fire drills; responds to on site fire alarms and assists the responding fire department
  16. Secures and/or unlocks offices and facilities
  17. Supports the parking policy, enforcing parking regulations, providing traffic management, and performing other related duties
  18. Complies with all department and organizational policies and procedures
  19. Assists with the care and maintenance of department equipment and supplies
  20. Performs Security Operations duties as assigned
  21. Secures patient valuables and found property
  22. Prepares clear, concise, and factual incident reports
  23. Ensures all documentation is submitted as required prior to end of shift
  24. Completes vehicle checklists

NonEssential Accountabilities:

  1. Attends meetings as required
  2. Performs other related duties as identified and assigned

Common Expectations:

  1. Remains current on all required trainings
  2. Attends trainings/educational programs as assigned
  3. Participates in department meetings and in-service meetings as directed
  4. Provides outstanding service to all customers; fosters teamwork; and practices fiscal responsibility through supporting improvement and innovation
  5. Follows established policies and procedures, objectives, quality assessment and safety standards


  • Minimum Experience:
    • No minimum experience
    • Required CertificationsShall obtain and maintain the following training certifications within 3 months of the date of hire:
    • Practical and Tactical Handcuffing
    • Oleoresin Capsicum (Gel)
    • Taser
    • Behavioral Emergency Response Training (BERT)
    • CPR/AED
    • Must possess a valid driver’s license in the current state of residence
    • Driving record must meet requirements established by WellSpan Risk Management
  • Minimum Education:
    • High School or G.E.D.
  • Required Courses:
    • Successful completion of the below training courses are required for this position. The training must be completed within 3 months of the date of hire
  • Physical Demands:
    • Prolonged, extensive, or considerable standing/walking
    • Heavy physical effort (lift/carry 26 to 50 lbs)

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