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University of Utah UHealth Security Professional I - $20/hr. Training Provided in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 10/13/2023

Requisition Number PRN36653B

Job Title PS UHealth Security Professional I

Working Title UHealth Security Professional I - $20/hr. Training Provided

Job Grade C

FLSA Code Nonexempt

Patient Sensitive Job Code? Yes

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Rotating

Work Schedule Summary

Rotating shifts, including some nights and weekends as well as holidays and University closure days.

VP Area President

Department 02119 - Public Safety-Hospital Security

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range Starting Salary $20.00/hr.

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

About University Safety

Safety is a top priority for the University of Utah. The Chief Safety Officer is the Director of Public Safety and is responsible for overseeing the University of Utah Department of Public Safety, which includes the following operational divisions: University Police, Campus Security, U Health Security, Emergency Management, Emergency Communications, and the central administrative Office of the CSO .

Safety looks and feels different to each person, and the University Department of Public Safety is committed to working with the community to foster a safe environment where all individuals feel empowered and equipped to succeed in their work, education, and other business with the university. As such, it is important that all staff stay aware of, and demonstrate support for, issues related to safety, equity, diversity, and inclusion, both locally and nationally.

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This position has a competitive compensation package includingexceptional employee benefits. ( Visit:

This is a hands on position where providing customer service is priority number one. Employees start at $20 an hour and are under the command of the Chief Safety Officer. There are positions in the University Medical Center, Huntsman Cancer Institute, Huntsman Mental Health Institute, Madsen Health Center, Orthopedic Health Center and our Community Clinics. We work in a 24/7 workday environment that includes mornings, swings and graveyards, level 1 trauma center environment, Dispatch, Investigations Units, Risk Assessment and Administration Team. You will receive training to work withpatients . Tuition reduction of 50% for employees attending the University of Utah, state benefits with a great retirement, as well as medical and dental coverage.

This position is considered Category I: Mandatory and required on campus or health care facilities to support on-site operations. Employees hired into this category will be required to be physically located at the assigned University Hospital property, Clinic or Research Center if they are healthy and without COVID -19 symptoms.



This job description is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.

Job Responsibilities

  • Secures buildings to avoid theft and property damage within the University Hospital and Clinics and throughout the University as needed. Applies preventive measures to insure possible hazards are minimized.
  • Foot and vehicle patrols all of the University Hospital and Clinics, a Level 1 Trauma Center Hospital environment, as part of a proactive program for the safety and security of the facility. May patrol other University buildings including off campus University Hospital properties, Clinics and Research Centers as needed, inspecting buildings, examining doors and windows, and checking for intrusions.
  • Controls access to the University Hospital and Clinics; checks identification, vehicles, packages, administers the limited access program for internal doors.
  • May unlock University buildings at the beginning of each work day and secure University property by locking buildings and turning off lights and other electrical devices unintentionally left on after office hours.
  • Assists the Fire Department by responding to fire fighters and unlocking buildings and barriers to permit entry.
  • Assist Police Department by investigating disturbances and referring the call to police if a violation of the law has occurred.
  • Maintains appropriate logs to advise department heads of potential security problems.
  • Provides special services to the University community such as locking and unlocking offices, escorting individuals and assisting patrons and visitors with directions.
  • Monitors the security of controlled substances and expensive equipment through closed-circuit television to prevent theft.
  • May assist hospital staff during medical emergencies by managing crowd control.
  • Respond to threats and risks along the full spectrum of workplace violence.
  • Addresses patient/family/visitor aggression that disrupts or has potential to disrupt patient care or which threatens the safety of UHealth staff, patients, and visitors.
  • Conduct and support investigations into allegations of criminal acts, theft/property loss, assaults, workplace violence, and other activities that disrupt or have the potential to disrupt the delivery of healthcare and supporting operations.
  • Responds to situations involving threats to public safety and making emergency decisions affecting the lives and health of others.
  • Places own personal safety at risk.
  • Prepares a variety of reports and records.
  • Able to obtain certification in Non-violent Crisis Intervention via Crisis Prevention Institute.
  • Able to obtain certification in Healthcare Defensive Tactics System via Personal Safety Training Institute.
  • Able to obtain Basic level certification from IAHSS .


Work Environment and Level of Frequency typically required

Nearly Continuously: Infectious Diseases (frequent exposure to contagious or infectious 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, GED or equivalency (one year of education can be substituted for two years of related work experience).
  • Ability to successfully pass a background check
  • Demonstrated communications skills and a commitment to providing excellent customer service
  • A valid Utah Driver’s License to be obtained within 6 months of hire.
  • This position is patient-sensitive and must fulfill all associated vaccination requirements, or be approved for an exemption, prior to the first day of work. We protect our patients, coworkers and community by requiring all patient-sensitive employees to be immunized according to CDC standards and hospital policy. Limited exemptions may be made for documented medical contraindications or religious beliefs that object to vaccinations.


Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

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

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students and patients from all backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education and quality healthcare for historically underrepresented students and patients.

All qualified individuals are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA). More information, including the Director/Title IX Coordinator’s office address, electronic mail address, and telephone number can be located at:

Online reports may be submitted at This report includes statistics about criminal offenses, hate crimes, arrests and referrals for disciplinary action, and Violence Against Women Act offenses. They also provide information about safety and security-related services offered by the University of Utah. A paper copy can be obtained by request at the Department of Public Safety located at 1658 East 500 South.