Security Officer
Sheppard Pratt Health System - Baltimore, MD

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Under general supervision, ensures the security of patients, staff, volunteers, and visitors and the protection of the Hospital, grounds and property, by patrolling on foot and in automobile, and enforcing Hospital and Security policies and procedures. Investigates potential or actual security incidents and maintains required documentation. May assist in orienting new Security Officers. May function as "charge officer" on an assigned shift. Once commissioned, functions as a Special Police Officer on Sheppard Pratt Health System (SPHS) property bearing the authority and responsibility of police powers charged with the protection and preservation of good order and peace on SPHS property.

Work requires the ability to read, write, speak English, and perform arithmetic calculations well enough in order to prepare reports, keep records, and deal effectively with other people. Work requires substantial interpersonal skills sufficient to work with a wide range of patients, staff and visitors under difficult circumstances and present a model of warmth, empathy, patience and control while frequently rendering both routine and emergency assistance and exchanging information on factual matters. Work requires a continuously high level of alertness, in order to react promptly and effectively to emergencies, and visual acuity, in order to detect suspicious activities with frequent exposure to mental strain while working with a widely varied patient population, staff and the general public under highly demanding circumstances.

High school diploma and six to twelve months proven security experience required, preferably in a health care related environment. Must possess a valid driver's license in order to operate a Hospital vehicle at the time of appointment and continuously meet the standards of the SPHS Driver's Licensing Policy throughout tenure in the position.

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Sheppard Pratt Health System is a private, non-profit behavioral health organization that provides a full range of services in a variety of...