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Security Officer - Objective at University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics

Posted in Health Care 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Madison, Wisconsin

Job Description:

Play a critical role in keeping patients, visitors and staff safe at the #1 hospital in Wisconsin!

We’re seeking someone with a passion for Criminal Justice and Safety to join UW Health as a Security Officer, you will:

  • Patrol hospital grounds and act as the first responder to emergencies and disturbances

  • Interact with law enforcement, patients, visitors and staff regarding any security or safety issues

  • Assist the Department of Corrections with moving inmates throughout the building

  • Properly document daily activities and incident reports

  • Monitor security and alarm system


Minimum: High School Diploma or equivalent required.

Preferred: Associate Degree or progress towards a degree in criminal justice field or a Bachelor’s Degree in any other field of study preferred.


Work Experience:

Minimum: One (1) year relevant experience or appropriate preferred education requirements required

Preferred: Experience in healthcare security, corporate security, or law enforcement preferred.


Licenses & Certifications:

Minimum - Valid Driver’s License, completion of IAHSS Basic Certification within 6 months of hire. Security Officers must complete and be granted access through an application for unescorted access designed by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to determine trustworthiness and reliability as defined in the NRC’s regulations in Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations Part 37. Security Officers must maintain unescorted access authorization throughout employment with Security Services department (this requirement does not apply to Security Officers based out of The American Center).


Required Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:

·    Ability to be insured by Hospital’s risk management insurer which requires (1) a valid Wisconsin Driver’s License and (2) successfully passing a driving background check.

·    Knowledge of and skill with computer systems, including spreadsheets, word processing, e-mail, computer-aided dispatch, alarm systems, access control databases, and surveillance cameras.

·    Knowledge of radio equipment for communications.

·    Skill in oral communications, especially listening and recalling information during high stress conditions. 

·    Knowledge of verbal and non-verbal tactics to safely de-escalate emotional individuals. 

·    Ability to use non-violent crisis intervention techniques, trained defense tactics, restraint tactics, and a working knowledge sufficient to assist law enforcement, corrections, or fire personnel as needed. 


Physical RequirementsMedium: Ability to lift up to 50 pounds maximum with frequent lifting/and or carrying objects weighing up to 25 pounds.


Work Schedule100% FTE, 40 hours per week. 11:00PM - 7:00AM with rotating weekends and holidays required. Hours may vary based on the operational needs of the department.


University Hospital in Madison is a Magnet®-designated facility that’s ranked Wisconsin’s #1 hospital and considered one of the nation's leading hospitals, teaching institutions and referral centers.



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UW Hospital and Clinics benefits

UW Health values and embraces diversity and is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.