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Security Officer, Lexington Medical Center

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Winston Salem, NC, United States
Job ID: 119444
Job Family: Protective Services
Status: Full Time
Shift: Variable
Job Type: Regular
Department Name: 12521085341814-Security



Ensures a safe environment and efficient operation of the medical facility in compliance with Medical Center policies and JCAHO requirements by performing all activities relating to the safety and security of patients, employees, visitors, hospital buildings, equipment, and grounds. Conducts investigations and completes reports and forms. Provides security services to staff, patients, medical staff, volunteers, and students using knowledge and training provided.


  • High school diploma or GED equivalent.
  • Security, fire, EMS, or Military experience preferred.


  • Valid North Carolina driver's license with no restrictions required.
  • Respirator certified within 30 days.
  • I.A.H.S.S. Basic Health Care Security Officer Training Certification required within one year.
  • Ability to successfully complete generic and department specific skills validation and competency training to include Security Services Basic Officer Training Program to include subject certification in crisis intervention, pepper foam, handcuffing, etc.
  • Notary Certification within first year.


  1. Patrols and identifies safety hazards and unsafe conditions that could cause injury to people and/or damage to property.
  2. Provides security services to help protect people and property against injury or loss.
  3. Conducts investigations of safety and security incidents that result in loss or damage to property, potential liability, or violation of PTRP, or state or federal statute.
  4. Proficient in fire safety procedures.
  5. Provides a wide range of safety/security services and assistance to include patient monitoring activity and access management.
  6. Enforcers the parking policy and patrols the facility parking areas/lots/decks to prevent criminal activity and unauthorized parking.
  7. Maintains security of high-risk and sensitive areas.
  8. Follows established precautions, protocols, and standard operating procedures.
  9. Attends all department training required by continuing education.
  10. Provides age/developmentally appropriate assistance in accordance with Age/Developmental Specific Care Guidelines for the specific age groups served.


  • Basic computer skills
  • Ability to complete generic and department-specific skills validation and competency training successfully
  • Ability to communicate professionally and make independent decisions
  • Demonstrates problem-solving skills
  • No criminal record


  • Prolonged standing and walking; constant mobility
  • Walks in all weather conditions and on many different surfaces
  • Works a set schedule, but may be called in to respond to staff shortages and emergencies
  • Contact with patients, physicians, and staff in sometimes stressful situations
  • Subject to varying and unpredictable situations
  • Handles emergency and crisis situations
  • Subject to many interruptions Occasionally subject to irregular hours
  • Exposure to danger of assaults
  • Pushing, pulling and lifting patients
  • Potential exposure to bloodborne diseases, infectious and communicable diseases
  • Possible exposure to toxic chemicals or unpleasant odors