Tracking Code: 201636

Security Officer- Gettysburg Hospital

Location: WellSpan Health, Gettysburg, PA
Schedule: PRN/Per Diem

RRN (As Needed)

Varying schedule 7A-3P, 3P-11P, 11P-7A

Weekend and Holiday Rotation

Pay Rate: $22/hr

General Summary

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 Functions:

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

Common Expectations:

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

Required for All Jobs:

  • Performs other related duties as identified.
  • WellSpan Health has adopted and implemented a compliance program to support WellSpan's values and standards for professionalism, integrity, and ethics. Expected to support and meet the values and standards of the organization and the performance expectations of the job, the department, and the compliance program.
  • WellSpan Health has adopted and implemented a privacy program to safeguard the patient information and the business and operational information of the organization. Expected to support and meet the values and standards of the organization to safeguard patient and business/operational information.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.

Physical Demands:

  • Standing - Frequently
  • Walking - Frequently
  • Sitting - Occasionally
  • Carrying/Lifting - Occasionally (50lbs)
  • Pushing/Pulling - Occasionally (50lbs)
  • Kneeling/Crouching - Occasionally
  • Reaching - Occasionally
  • Talking - Frequently
  • Hearing - Frequently
  • Repetitive Motions - Rarely
  • Eye/Hand/Foot Coordination - Occasionally

Working Environment:

  • Indoor/Outdoor - Occasionally
  • Occupational Hazards - Frequently
  • Bloodborne Pathogen - Exposure


Minimum Education:

  • High School Diploma or GED Required


  • Heartsaver CPR/AED within 90 days Required and

Driver's License Statement:

Must possess a valid driver's license in the current state of residence. Driving record must meet requirements established by WellSpan Risk Management.

Courses and Training:

  • FEMA ISP: IS-100.c - Intro to Incident Command System, I-100 within 90 days Required and
  • Report Writing within 90 days Required and
  • Practical and Tactical Handcuffing within 90 days Required and
  • Oleoresin Capsicum (Gel) within 90 days Required and
  • Taser within 90 days Required and
  • Behavioral Emergency Response Training (BERT) within 90 days Required

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills.

You’re unique and you belong here.

At WellSpan Health, we are committed to treating all applicants fairly and equitably, regardless of their job classification. If you require assistance or accommodation due to a disability, please reach out to us via email at We will evaluate requests for accommodation on a case-by-case basis. Please note that we will only respond to inquiries related to reasonable accommodation from this email address. Rest assured, all requests for assistance or accommodation are handled confidentially, allowing applicants to share their needs openly and honestly with us.

Brittany Allen
Brittany Allen
Talent Sourcing Specialist
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Employment Benefits

  • Sign-on incentives for new employees
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Life and accidental death insurance
  • Supplemental life insurance
  • Retirement savings plan
  • Paid time off (PTO)
  • PTO bridging
  • Short-term disability
  • Educational assistance
  • Forgivable loan
  • Flexible spending
  • Credit union
  • Employee recreational activities
  • Childcare
  • Complimentary medicine discounts
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Welcome. Respect. Value.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at WellSpan

WellSpan Health recognizes and honors the diversity of our team members, patients and neighbors, and we embrace all the human characteristics that make us similar and unique. We strive to make every person feel welcomed, respected and valued by creating a safe and inclusive environment to which we all feel a sense of belonging. We are equally committed to ensuring all team members have the opportunity to excel and are positioned for success through equitable policies, practices and resources.

WellSpan Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy and intention of the System to maintain consistent and equal treatment toward applicants and employees of all job classifications without regard to age, sex, race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, national origin, ancestry, veteran status, disability or any other legally protected characteristic. WellSpan Health does, however, have a tobacco-free/nicotine-free hiring policy.

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Quality of Life

Established in 1800, Adams County includes the borough of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Home to more than 100,000 residents, the town is a mecca for Civil War history buffs and visitors who come to tour the Gettysburg National Battlefield and Gettysburg National Military Park and see the annual Civil War reenactment.

Also located here is Gettysburg College, which has a strong academic reputation in liberal arts. The county is steeped in heritage, and offers a peaceful, country atmosphere, yet is a convenient drive to Washington, D.C., Baltimore, MD and Harrisburg, PA. The area's diversity attracts a lively local music scene and is home to numerous restaurants and wineries, fresh-produce markets, a ski resort and more. Adams County residents can find local employment in health care, tourism, agriculture and manufacturing. (Patient population: 102,000)

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