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Security Officer I

NYU Winthrop

Security Officer I

Mineola, NY
  • Responsibilities

    NYU WINTHROP is a 591-bed university-affiliated medical center, which offers sophisticated diagnostic and therapeutic care in virtually every specialty and subspecialty of medicine and surgery. We are a major regional healthcare resource with a deep commitment to medical education and research, offering a full complement of inpatient and outpatient services.

    POSITION SUMMARY: We have an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Full Time Security Officer. In this role, the successful candidate patrols Hospital buildings and grounds or holds post on an assigned shift protecting patients, visitors, volunteers, employees, and property. Responds to Hospital emergencies and provide staff support on access control and special activities as required.


    • Greets patients, visitors, and employees in a courteous manner. Identify yourself, if requested, by name clearly and concisely. Respond to inquiries politely and promptly. Provides directions to visitors as needed. Refer matters outside the scope of own duties to appropriate other as necessary, keeping patients and others informed as needed.
    • Protect and safeguard various hospital properties and installations, as assigned. Patrol surrounding areas to ensure orderliness of environment i.e. lock and/or open doors, secure restricted areas, check fire hoses, stairwells, etc. in accordance with established procedure. Operate and/or monitor various security systems (alarms, TV surveillance, etc.). Provide security escorts as directed, i.e. safe corridor to parking garages.
    • Observe visitors to hospital, answer questions, and investigate reported losses, suspicious and/or unusual situations in a courteous efficient manner. Escort unruly or unauthorized personnel from hospital premises in a tactful and professional manner. May require restraining skills to appropriately subdue violators and/or emotionally disturbed individuals. Prepare and submit appropriate incident reports to supervisor.
    • Explain hospital security policies and procedures to visitors, staff, etc., as necessary. Assist other departments in controlling visitor traffic as required. Maintain hospital package control policy in accordance with established procedure.
    • Respond promptly to fire alarms, and other emergencies using established communication system in accordance with established procedure. Unlock doors, direct immediate and affected population to a safe area, assist fire brigade or appropriate other in a timely and efficient manner.
    • Detain law violators and represent the hospital in legal cases as necessary. Direct traffic, guard celebrities, and police official ceremonies, etc. as assigned. May drive hospital vehicles.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: To qualify you must have a High School Diploma or GED. Current and valid NYS Security Guard License. Current and valid Basic Life Support (BLS) to include Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Automated External Defibrillator (AED). Current and valid First-Aid training certificate or documented equivalent training evidence. Current and valid Crisis Prevention/Intervention (CPI) certification(Must be obtained within 90 days of Hire date). 1-2 years Safety or security operations. Demonstrated knowledge of fire apparatus and equipment. Strong communication (both oral and written), interpersonal, and customer service skills.

    PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Some College. Current and valid NYS Drivers License. 1-2 years Safety or security operations in a Hospital or Healthcare related facility. Basic computer skills including MS Office.

    Qualified candidates must be able to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization. NYU Winthrop provides its staff with far more than just a place to work. Rather, we are an institution you can be proud of, an institution where you'll feel good about devoting your time and your talents. NYU Winthrop is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender dysphoria, national origin, age, religion, disability, military and veteran status, marital or parental status, citizenship status, genetic information or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision. We require applications to be completed online.

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