Security Officer - Safety and Security - Full Time/Days

Company: Antelope Valley Hospital ( Learn More )

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Job Objective:

Provides safety and security services, protecting customers, employees, and property by enforcing the laws of the State of California and the policies of Antelope Valley Hospital under the direction of lead officers, supervisors, and the Director of Safety and Security. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

A.  Actively participates in and implements the security management program

  1.  Monitors hospital CCTV system, alarm systems, and communication equipment, dispatching staff as needed
  2. Implements hospital access control procedures at all hospital entrances
  3. Responds to emergency calls, making initial assessments of situations using tact, diplomacy, and judgment
  4. Resolves violent and potentially violent situations
  5. Intervenes with individuals attempting to impose physical harm to themselves or who are posing a threat to others or to hospital property
  6. Provides security and protection to Hospital patients, visitors, employees and customers by patrolling areas
  7. Completes necessary departmental forms, reports, and logs in a timely and detailed manner

B.  Enforces the laws of the State of California and the policies and procedures of the

C.  Greets all customers, offering assistance as needed

D.  Maintains and wears complete and neat uniform per department dress code

E.  Observes and reports faulty and/or unsafe equipment including fire and safety related Items

F.  Carries out safety and infection control procedures to ensure customer and employee

G.  Supports and participates in the Hospital's performance improvement process

 Non-Essential Duties:

  • Fuels security vehicles, checks fluids levels as needed, and conduct a preliminary safety inspection of vehicle before each use
  • inspection of vehicle before each use
  • Keeps locker room, SecOps and personal locker clean
  • Other duties as may be assigned
  • Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


  • Basic knowledge of safety & security management
  • Basic knowledge of security monitoring
  • Knowledge of basic reporting skills
  • Skills

  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Develops writing skills required for compiling detailed reports
  • Abilities

  • Ability to speak and communicate with customers clearly and effectively
  • Ability to use basic computer applications such as Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Ability to meet the core competencies developed for all employees of the hospital
  • Core Competencies: All AVH employees will effectively demonstrate these behaviors:


    Action Oriented

    Customer Focused


    Effective Communication 


    Ethics & Values

    Integrity & Trust

    Education and Experience:


  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  •  Experience

  • 1 year of hospital security or related experience
  •  Required Licensure and/or Certifications:.

  • Possession of a valid California driver’s license
  • Current California Guard Card
  • Valid First Aid and CPR card maintained at all times
  • Certified Healthcare Security Officer (CHSO) designation from the International Association
  • for Healthcare Security and Safety (IAHSS) within 90 days of hire
  • Certified Advanced Healthcare Security Officer (CAHSO) designation from IAHSS within
  • 180 days of hire
  • Nonviolent Crisis Intervention 8 hour course from the Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI) within
  • 90 days of hire and recertification annually
  • Health Stream coursework within 60 days of hire on:
  • Workplace Violence
  • National Incident Management System (NIMS)
  • Emergency Management
  •  A detailed description of the physical requirements of this job is maintained in the Employee Health Department. 

    Closing Statement

    Looking for an opportunity to work in healthcare the way you always dreamed you could? At Antelope Valley Hospital, our employees are at the heart of what we do best – delivering high quality, patient-centered healthcare.

    Antelope Valley Hospital, a 420 bed acute care facility, located just 60 miles north of Los Angeles, the Antelope Valley is one of Southern California’s fasted growing communities. We are a Level II Trauma Center and Joint Commission Primary Stroke Center Accredited. Serving the community for over 50 years, our non-profit hospital has grown to be the preeminent healthcare facility for our district’s nearly 1.2 million residents. 


    An Equal Opportunity Employer.

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