Security Officer - Ephrata Community Hospital - Nights

Ephrata, PA | Service and Trades | Tracking Code: SECECH-3

Position Summary:

Temporary Security Officer - 6 Month Contract

40 Hours per week

Weekend Rotation 

Eligible for Benefits 



General Summary:


Under the general supervision of the Manager-Security Operations and 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:


1 Patrols buildings and premises to prevent fire, theft, vandalism, and intrusion. Patrols parking lots to ensure the safety of individuals and the security of parked vehicles. Reports all suspicious activity, parking violations and abandoned vehicles.
2 Responds to emergency situations such as accidents and injuries, fire alarms, crimes in progress and safety hazards. Provides assistance, summons proper authorities and polices area to maintain order, safety and to protect property.
3 Employs all necessary equipment to include Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) during situations that are deemed unsafe and during interactions with precaution patients.
4 Responds to inquiries for advice or assistance from employees, students, visitors, and other customers; provides physical restraint of psychiatric patients and others as needed.
5 Monitors conduct of visitors on premises; confronts unauthorized persons for questioning as needed; secures weapons and contraband.
6 Escorts personnel and visitors to parking lots and hospital buildings.
7 Notifies police in case of theft, breaking and entering or other matters requiring notification of authorities. Participates in investigations; maintains records, prepares incident reports and other documents pertinent to safety and security activities and attends hearings.
8 Conducts routine visual inspections; Reports safety and/or fire hazards or security violations.
9 Coordinates and/or responds to on site fire drills; responds to on site fire alarms and assists the responding fire department.
10 Secures and/or unlocks offices and facilities.
11 Supports the parking policy, enforcing parking regulations, providing traffic management and performing other related duties.
12 Provides administrative support for programs and policy implementation and maintenance as assigned.
13 Assists with care and maintenance of department equipment and supplies.
14 Performs Security Operations Technician duties as assigned.
15 Secures patient valuables and found property.
16 Prepares clear, concise and factual incident reports.

Required Skills

High School or G.E.D.

Must be 21 or older

Valid Driver's license 

Strong customer relations skills


Must obtain the following certifications through IAHSS within 12 months of employment

Basic Security Officer

CPR/AED certification

Hazmat Operations


OC Spray

Nonviolent Crisis Intervention (Training will be provided within 12 months of hire if needed)  

Required Experience

Minimum Experience 

3 – 6 months Security Officer experience

Experience with situation deescalation 

Expertise should be in Criminal justice, law enforcement, military experience or similar fields

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Why WellSpan Health?

WellSpan Health is an integrated health system that serves the communities of central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland. The organization comprises a multispecialty medical group of more than 1,600 physicians and advanced practice providers, a regional behavioral health organization, a home care organization, eight respected hospitals, more than 20,000 employees and 200 patient care locations. WellSpan is a charitable, mission-driven organization committed to exceptional care for all, lifelong wellness and healthy communities. We are committed to transforming the health of the communities we serve and to educating the next generation of clinicians, staff and leaders.

Employment Benefits

  • Sign-on incentives for new employees (click here for details)
  • 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

Diversity & Inclusion

Know, Respect, Include

WellSpan Health believes that diversity includes all the human characteristics that make each of us similar as well as different. We strive to make every person feel welcomed, respected and valued, while creating a safe and inclusive environment where we all have the individual freedom to express our uniqueness in a respectful manner.

WellSpan Health is an equal opportunity employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to sex, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color or any other protected class. WellSpan Health does, however, have a tobacco-free/nicotine-free hiring policy.

Quality of Life

Lancaster City was the capital of Pennsylvania from 1799 to 1812. Today, Lancaster County includes a vibrant downtown business district, desirable suburban neighborhoods and sprawling agricultural farms. Life in Lancaster County offers affordable housing, options for higher education, a thriving arts and cultural community, historical attractions, parks and recreational resources, an independent professional baseball team, fine dining and more. When visiting Lancaster, one can't help but recognizing the influence of the Pennsylvania Dutch — farm-to-table and beyond.

Conveniently located in southcentral Pennsylvania, Lancaster is within an easy commute to major cities and has ready access to public transportation. Residents can find local employment in healthcare, tourism, public administration, manufacturing, and both professional and semi-professional services. (Patient population: 535,000)