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Special Police Officer - Atrium Health FT Days

$ Sign-On Bonus Eligible
Charlotte, NC, United States
Job ID: 117939
Job Family: Protective Services
Status: Full Time
Shift: Variable
Job Type: Regular
Department Name: 51011028341814-Security


Sign-On Bonus 

This position is Sign-On Bonus eligible.  In addition to the Sign-On Bonus, new teammates at Atrium Health are eligible for robust benefits packages and paid time off. 

Job Summary

Performs patrolling, surveillance, escorting, investigation and intervention services in an effort to protect the safety and security of patients of all ages, visitors, employees and property.

We have FT Day positions at the following Atrium Health locations in North Carolina:

  • Carolinas Medical Center
  • Levine Children's Hospital
  • University City
  • Mercy
  • Pineville
  • Cabarrus
  • Union
  • Union West
  • Stanly
  • Anson
  • Lincoln

Job Summary

Performs protective, law enforcement and security services in an effort to protect the safety and security of patients, visitors, teammates, and property. Investigates criminal acts on hospital grounds, makes arrests, protects life and property, patrols hospital buildings and grounds and prevents theft and vandalism. Acts as first responder to any imminent threat to life or safety.

Essential Functions

  • Appropriately and effectively intervenes when unruly, abusive, combative, threatening, or armed persons are encountered.
  • Apprehend and arrest individuals for criminal activity.
  • Complete investigations of any criminal activity occurring within assigned jurisdiction, make arrests, and process criminal defendants as per NC criminal proceedings.
  • Respond to routine and emergency calls for assistance. Complete uniform incident reports and other assigned documentation.
  • Assist teammates with and serve as subject matter expert in criminal process.
  • Communicate in a calm, factual, objective, and courteous manner with all persons with whom communication or collaboration are necessary. Coordinates and communicates with community police agencies as appropriate.
  • Provide armed response to any imminent situation that threatens the life or safety of anyone on Atrium Health property. 
  • Prepare criminal cases for court proceedings, attend court, and testify in criminal proceedings.

Education, Experience and Certifications

  • License/Registration/Certification:  General Law Enforcement Certification 
  • Issued by (Governing Body):  NC Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards (or ability to transfer laterally)
  • Level of Education:  Basic Law Enforcement Training
  • Field of Study (if applicable):  Criminal Justice 
  • Years of Experience:  2 (preferred)
  • Describe Type Experience:  General law enforcement or public safety experience (preferred)

Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to work independently and respond calmly in complex, stressful situations 
  • Knowledge of and ability to apply federal, state and local criminal statutes and case law
  • Knowledge of criminal process
  • Demonstrate proficiency with a firearm to meet Atrium Health and North Carolina standards
  • Ability to obtain and maintain NC General Law Enforcement Certification 
  • Ability to perform under stressful, emergency conditions
  • Valid Driver’s license 
  • Ability to pass rigorous background check, polygraph and/or psychological testing
  • Ability to pass Atrium Health mandated Taser, CPI, and self-defense training

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to hear clearly and communicate clearly with others 
  • Ability to run, and exert intense physical effort in moving, controlling, or restraining combative subjects 
  • Possess close and intermediate visual acuity 
  • Spends majority of time standing or walking with a reasonable amount of bending, stooping, kneeling and reaching
  • May be exposed to unfavorable weather conditions
  • Exposed to hazardous work conditions and combative subjects