Security Officer
Florida Hospital - Apopka, FL

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Security - Apopka

Florida Hospital Apopka seeks to hire a Security Offer who will embrace our mission to extend the healing ministry of Christ.

Florida Hospital Apopka Facility Profile:
Florida Hospital Apopka is just 12 miles northwest of Orlando, with a small, yet advanced, 50-bed campus. Florida Hospital Apopka offers employees a flexible and supportive environment that allows for hands-on experience as part of a closely connected staff that feels more like family. The size of our facility promotes a welcoming environment, where you can get to know your peers, the support staff, and our leadership team.

Security Department Profile


Together the security team works closely with administration to achieve the mission of the hospital and provide safety and security for everyone. This is accomplished by regular rounding of the hospital perimeter and all departments/locations. All officers provide staff support and the size of our facility they know peers and the leadership team by name.

Work Hours/Shifts


Monday, Tuesday 2/12s and Friday/Saturday and Sunday (2p-10:30 p.m. and 6a-2:30 p.m.)

Job Summary


The primary function of the Florida Hospital Security Officer is to protect employees, patients, visitors, and property from harm or damage. Following guidelines set forth by the Security Management Plan and abiding by local, state, and federal law, officers respond to emergency situations that could lead to potential physical harm to themselves or others involved. They perform routine patrols and tasks as assigned by the Supervisor, Manager, or Director of the department and present themselves in a manner that encourages civil behavior by others. They participate in programs to prevent theft, robbery, assurance of privacy, traffic control, and building lockdown. Actively participates in outstanding customer service and accepts responsibility in maintaining relationships that are equally respectful to all.

Knowledge, Skills, Education & Experience Required

Good verbal and written communication skills

Able to physically comply with daily tasks and training requirements

Preferred Education and Experience

40 Hour Security Officer Training

A minimum 1 year experience in hospital security

High school graduate or equivalent

Licensure, Certification, or Registration Required:
State of Florida Class D Security License or proof of completed application for State of Florida Class D Security License.

In addition to the completed application, the Class D Security License must be obtained within 90 days of date of hire with Florida Hospital. In the event a delay occurs within the State approval process, an extension of this time period may be authorized by the Administrative Director.

State of Florida Class E Driver License

Job Responsibilities

Demonstrates through behavior Florida Hospital’s Core Values of Integrity, Compassion, Balance, Excellence, Stewardship and Teamwork as outlined in the organization’s Performance Excellence Program

Performs all security related tasks as assigned by Supervisor and keeps Supervisor apprised of unusual activities and events. Has familiarization with the use and upkeep of all issued and operated equipment.

Participates in activities not directly related to Security operations as approved by Security Management. These may include transport and release of bodies from the morgue, patient escort, elevator recall checks, and special event setups.

Performs facility lockdown as dictated and screens visitors and employees seeking entry after hours.

Learns applicable systems and respond to fire alarms at facility fire alarm panels and to units both during actual alarms and drills and be proficient in helicopter fire prevention and fire response.

Exhibits good judgment during critical situations and maintains a professional and authoritative demeanor at all times.

Assesses situations with consideration for age of individuals involved. Gathers information pertaining to incidents such as thefts, accidents, etc., and accurately completes appropriate documents in the Intercede in disputes, both physical and verbal, between persons using verbal de-escalation techniques and skills and defuses potentially violent patient, employee, or visitor situations

Able to physically manage combative, violent persons without hesitation using techniques taught in the required annual aggression management training.

Security Officers at locations with Dispatch Centers may be asked to serve as Dispatchers when needed. Prior to working as a Dispatcher, the Dispatch Supervisor will provide appropriate training and orientation.

Position Location





Facilities Services / Housekeeping / Security



Florida Hospital

Primary Location









Job Level


Staff / Associate

Education Level


Technical Certification




Job Posting


Dec 29, 2013, 8:30:56 PM

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Florida Hospital is an acute-care, not-for-profit health care organization, with eight distinct campus locations in a fast-growing,...