University of Utah Security Officer - Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 03/21/2017

Requisition Number PRN13815B

Job Title Security Officer - Hospital

Working Title Security Officer - Hospital

Job Grade B

FLSA Code Nonexempt

Patient Care Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Rotating

Work Schedule Summary

Rotating shifts and weekends.

VP Area President

Department 00471 - Public Safety

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $12.00 to $14.00 per hour DOE

Close Date

NOTE: May close at anytime.

Open Until Filled

NOTE: May close at anytime. Yes

Job Summary

Protects and provides security and safety for the patients, visitors and staff at the University of Utah Health Sciences Center and Hospital and/or Huntsman Cancer Institute and Hospital. Performs a wide variety of security functions, including but not limited to: patrolling, camera surveillance, crime prevention, traffic control, motorist and citizen assists, patient intervention and other duties as required.

Required Training:

The incumbent will be required to obtain Crisis Prevention Institute certification (CPI) after being hired. The incumbent will also be required to attend other mandatory trainings as determined or required by the Department of Public Safety; Hospital Security Division and/or University Hospitals and Clinics after being hired.


• Patrols all of the University Medical Center and/or Hospitals internally and externally as part of a proactive program for the safety and security of the facility. May patrol otherHSC/HCIareas as needed, inspecting buildings, examining doors and windows and checking for intrusions.

• Controls access to the hospital facilities, checks identification, vehicles, packages and administers the limited access for internal doors.

• Locks and unlocks buildings and doors and secures University property as needed.

• Assists the Fire Department by responding to fire alarms in order to unlock buildings and barriers to permit entry.

• Assists the University Police Department by investigating disturbances and referring the call to police if a violation of the law has occurred. Provides assistance to other police agencies as needed.

• Maintains appropriate logs and reports to advise department heads of potential security risks and problems.

• Provides citizen and motorist assists, directions, and any other special services requested.

• Monitors security through closed-circuit hardware and software television systems which includes dispatching, alarms, and phones.

• May assist hospital staff with patient emergencies or interventions, crowd control and other situations as requested.

• This list is not inclusive for all the responsibilities of the job. Additionally, depending on the department or area of service the following may apply:

• The incumbent is exposed to potentially stressful or dangerous situations that result from human behavior and hostile situations that may become assault threatening, necessitating the use of physical force. Incumbents may need to determine when to restrain combative patients, detain persons suspected of criminal activity or trespassing and/or contact University Police for assistance

• The incumbent is frequently required to stand, walk, sit, climb or run up/down stairs, kneel, crouch or crawl and occasional use of hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls. Incumbents occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds and must be physically capable of restraining a combative patient or trespasser potentially with the use of handcuffs. Specific vision requirements include close, distance, color and peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust vision with corrective measures.

• The incumbent is expected to participate in a rotating on-call schedule, 24-hours a day, seven days a week, work weekends and holidays, and to handle emergencies particularly during special events on campus. The incumbent may also be required to respond and work planned or unplanned assignments with short notice

Work Environment and Level of Frequency typically required:

Nearly Continuously: Infectious Diseases (frequent exposure to contagious or infections diseases)

Often: Office environment, outdoor environment, extreme cold, extreme heat, noise (there is sufficient noise to cause you to shout in order to be heard above the noise level), exposure to animals, atmospheric conditions (conditions that affect the respiratory system, such as fumes, odors, dusts, mists, gases, or poor ventilation)

Seldom: Oils (there is air or skin exposure to oils or other cutting fluids)

Physical Requirements and Level of Frequency that may be required:

Nearly Continuously: Hearing, listening, walking

Often: Sitting, repetitive hand motion (such as typing), repetitive foot motion (such as using foot controls), bending, twisting, kneeling, squatting, crawling, balancing, reaching overhead, pulling, pushing, lifting – up to 50 pounds, lifting – over 50 pounds

Minimum Qualifications

High school diploma,GEDor equivalency and one year security experience or equivalency; successfully pass a background check; demonstrated communications skills; and a commitment to providing excellent customer service required. A valid Utah Driver’s License also required.

The incumbent will be required to obtain Crisis Prevention Institute certification (CPI) after being hired. The incumbent will also be required to attend other mandatory trainings as determined or required by the Department of Public Safety; Hospital Security Division and/or University Hospitals and Clinics after being hired.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.


One year security experience is preferred but not required.

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran’s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law.

To inquire about this posting, email: or call 801-581-2300. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/ TDD ), email: .

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). To be eligible for retirement contributions, you must be hired into a benefit-eligible position. Certain new hires are automatically assigned to the URS retirement plan and other employees with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in the URS within 30 days of hire. Regardless of whether they are hired into a benefit-eligible position or not, individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS must notify the Benefits Department upon hire. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801)366-7770 or (800)695-4877 or the University’s Benefits Department at (801)581-7447 for information.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.