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UT Health East Texas: Security Officer, Full Time – Athens

UT Health East Texas

This is a Full-time position in Athens, OH posted July 16, 2020.

Job DescriptionDetails: Advancing Healthcare Together The Future of Healthcare is in East Texas Why UT Health East Texas?

Our People.

Our people truly are our greatest strength.

They make a massive difference in the amazing care we provide every day.

We work closely together to create a positive experience for our patients and each other.

Our Purpose.

We will build on your experience and provide meaningful and purposeful career growth for your future.

You will have the opportunity every day to make a difference in someone’s life and change the course of healthcare.

Our Place.

Athens, Texas is a small town with a huge heart where you will have the privilege of caring for your neighbors.

Everybody is somebody here.

Representing the very best in healthcare, UT Health East Texas is comprised of 10 hospitals and more than 50 clinics across east Texas.

With nearly 7,500 employees and over 1,000 licensed in-patient beds, UT Health East Texas provides healthcare services to thousands of patients annually through our hospitals, clinics, Level 1 trauma facility, air emergency fleet and EMS service in a metropolitan service area of a quarter-million people.

Our UT Health Tyler hospital is seeking an experienced Security Officer.

We are looking for your experience, knowledge and patient care skills in our Security Department where you will be responsible for: What You Will Be Doing: * Performs regular security patrols inside and outside of the hospital, maintaining vigilance to ensure the safety and security of hospital facilities, patients, visitors, and staff.

* Projects a positive, professional demeanor while providing protection and assistance for the hospital customers and personnel.

* Performs regular patrols inside and outside hospital facilities, taking notice of and correcting safety or security violations to include: unlocked doors; unsecured alarms; improperly stored valuables; suspicious persons; disturbances; smoking policy etc.

* Conducts on-scene investigations of incident and accident reports including interviewing of employees and witnesses * Performs other duties as needed to include: assisting with disaster calls, fire calls, and bomb threats according to policy; * Properly utilizes andmaintains all hospital vehicles and equipment in a safe and efficient manner according to prescribed safety standards.

* Provides good customer service by utilizing good communication skills and technical knowledge to ensure UTHET and departmental objectives are maintained.

Details: So what experience are we looking for in our Security Officers?

* High School diploma or equivalent required * Some college education preferred * Prefer minimum two to three years experience in Law Enforcement, security related armed service, institutional security program, or honorable military service.

* Must be able to obtain a Security Officer license with the Texas Board of Private Investigators and Private Security Agencies.

* Prefer Law Enforcement, TDC, or Military experience.

* Knowledge of local, state and federal laws * Must be able to qualify to carry firearms * Ability to work well with the public * Ability to work without direct supervision * Ability to effectively communicate with others * Must possess a current Texas Drivers License * Must possess current Auto Liability Insurance in accordance with Texas Law * Must be able to qualify for company insurance * Must be able to perform the duties of a security officer to include subduing and legally detaining suspects * Must be able to perform considerable standing and walking * Must be able to climb flights of stairs * Must be capable of heavy physical effort (lift/carry up to 50 lbs.) * Must possess manual dexterity * Must be able to perform considerable reaching, stooping, bending, kneeling, crouching * Must use written, verbal auditory and non-verbal visual sources of information.

* Must use oral communication to perform work.

* Must make general decisions in the absence of specific directions.

* Must be able to perform work requiring visual acuity.

Now that you read about what you will be doing and the experience we seek, it is time to apply and make a difference in the lives of our patients.

UT Health East Texas is an equal opportunity employer (including veterans and persons with disabilities).