Security Officer

Reports to the Security Manager and is responsible for monitoring utilization of restricted parking areas patrolling the assigned parking areas and reporting any unusual or suspicious activities to the Security Dispatcher for investigation. Protects Hospital buildings assets and premises as assigned and provides a safe and secure environment for patients employees and visitors.


Is aware of all building locations and parking areas on the hospital complex observes unsafe conditions and reports them to Security (Base) for investigation to ensure a secure and safe environment of care.

Patrols assigned areas to prevent fire theft vandalism and intruders. Monitors conduct of visitors on Hospital premises; confronts unauthorized persons for questioning as needed. Reports security and safety violations and/or fire hazards to appropriate personnel.

Challenges any individual acting suspiciously. Provides security presence for suicide/combative patients and restrains when requested by medical staff.

Participates in security investigations maintains records and prepares incident reports and other documents pertinent to security activities.

Secures offices and facilities as required. May be asked to secure certain personal articles of visitors or lost and found articles and maintain a log of items received. Checks building and department doors in Hospital complex after hours to ensure they are locked.

Controls parking and traffic flow; enforces parking regulations. Assists employees if feasible who have minor problems with their vehicles.

May assist visitors with giving directions to departments within the Hospital escorting them if necessary.

Checks people entering after visiting hours preventing entrance of unauthorized or undesirable persons. Asks for visitor�s destination with Hospital campus contracting Hospital personnel to verify appropriateness of visit. After communication with others Security personnel may forcibly eject inebriated or uncontrollable persons from premises with assistance as necessary from other Security personnel.

Provides escort services to bank for fiscal service employees depositing funds and to parking areas for employees working morning evening or night shifts. Escort services may require driving the hospital owned/leased motor vehicle including greeting passengers with courtesy and tact and providing assistance as necessary for safe vehicle entry and exit.

Responds to �Codes� according to policy and procedure.

Responsible for proper handling usage and maintenance of Hospital radio equipment including replacing batteries or arranging for repairs as needed.

Performs all duties in a safe and professional manner and in accordance with established Lifespan policy and the Fleet Risk Control Policy and procedures.

Performs other duties as necessary or assigned.


Other information:

Completion of high school or equivalent to deal effectively with Hospital employees patients and the public.

Interpersonal skills to interact with patients visitors and employees physical ability to stand and walk for long periods of time and visual acuity in order to observe activities in assigned area.

Active Driver�s License required RI Driver�s License preferred.

Manual and motor skills to drive and park security vehicles according to licensing standards of the State Department of Motor Vehicles.

Must have good driving record meet and maintain the appropriate and valid driver�s license in order to operate assigned motor vehicles as required by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations and in accordance with the Lifespan Fleet Risk Control Policy.

Alert driving training is required prior to operating a Lifespan vehicle.

Crisis Prevention Intervention Certification (CPI) is required within 90 days of employment; certification must be maintained and all criteria and standards of the CPI must be met.

Customer Service Training must be completed within 60 days of employment.


Previous training in security techniques or directly related job experience.

One to three months of on-the-job experience to become familiar with Hospital complex policies and procedures.

3+ years� experience preferred in hospital security police emergency medical or customer service.


Works in all environments within the hospital complex including offices patient care environments parking areas buildings control rooms etc.

Must be able to remain standing for long periods of time.

Capable of running up several flights of stairs to provide assistance and to be able to complete services.

Must be able to carry weights in excess of 50 lbs. for 100 feet.


Lifespan is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race color religion sex national origin age ethnicity sexual orientation ancestry genetics gender identity or expression disability protected veteran or marital status.   Lifespan is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.


Location: The Miriam Hospital USA:RI:Providence


Work Type: Part Time


Shift: 4


Union: Non-Union