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Allied Universal Security Officer- Hospital Environment in Columbia, South Carolina

Allied Universal Services is currently searching for a Hospital Security Officer to work in a hospital/health care environment for Allied Universal Services. Our Hospital Security Officers allow us to accomplish our company’s core purpose which is “to serve, secure and care for the people and businesses in our communities”.

The Hospital Security Officer is responsible for the safety and security of the facilities they protect. They act as a visible deterrent to crime and client rule infractions, as well as detect and report suspicious, unsafe or criminal acts at or near their assigned posts, which may be a threat to the property, clients, guests or employees at the site.

*Note: This position involves high risk patient watch on a 12 hour rotating shift at an hourly pay rate of $14.00. Experience is required (see below)

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must be at least 21 years of age

  • Education and Experience:

  • Meet Allied Universal Security Services hiring qualifications

  • Required Experience in security, law enforcement, Corrections or military.

  • Working knowledge of applicable accreditation standards and regulations impacting security programs in a healthcare environment to include: CMS, TJC, HIPAA, EMTALA, OSHA, and NFPA.

  • Ability to identify problems and assist in determining root causes and results oriented solutions.

  • Good interpersonal and communications skills (verbal and written), to effectively communicate with patients, patient families, and staff members; and documenting of incidents.

  • Ability to handle typical and crisis situations efficiently and effectively.

  • Demonstrated ability to safely and responsibly use, store, and maintain assigned equipment.

  • Background Check Requirements:

  • Must be able to pass a criminal background check to meet Allied Universal standards (to include a Nationwide Criminal History Search)

  • Must be able to pass a motor vehicle check with not more than three (3) moving violations within the past year

  • License and Credential Requirements:

  • Ability to achieve and maintain South Carolina SLED licensing requirements (unarmed)

  • Valid guard card/license, as required in the state for which you are applying.

  • Valid guard card/license, as required in the state for which you are applying.

  • License to operate a motor vehicle in the state of South Carolina with less than 3 moving violations within a year.

  • Ability to work in a team-oriented environment and work independently.

  • Ability to maintain satisfactory attendance and punctuality standards.

  • Neat and professional appearance in accordance with set standards.

  • Ability to provide quality customer service with a friendly and professional demeanor.

  • Ability to make decisions and handle situations effectively.

Minimum Physical Requirements:

With or without reasonable accommodation, the physical and mental requirements of this job may include the following: seeing, hearing, speaking, and writing clearly; occasional reaching with hands and arms, stooping, kneeling, crouching and crawling. Frequent sitting, standing and walking, which may be required for long periods of time, and may involve climbing stairs and walking up inclines and on uneven terrain; frequent lifting and/or moving up to 10 pounds and occasional lifting and/or moving up to 25 pounds. In addition:

  • Must be able to identify the following colors: red, green, pink and blue

  • Must maintain a level of physical and emotional health to cope with periods of high stress and working hours that may extend beyond the standard work week.

  • Cognitive abilities must be unimpaired to deal with the intellectual demands of the position.

  • Ability to use PPE and adaptive equipment where work requires protective equipment and close visual and auditory attention to detail.

  • Movement around the building will be necessary to monitor personnel, the condition of facilities and equipment, and response to emergent situations and events.

  • Moderate physical effort required to physically restrain patients, respond to emergencies on upper floors without the use of an elevator, assist in patient evacuations, and respond to other emergency and non-emergency situations.

Working Conditions:

On a regular basis this position will be required to:

  • Routinely change work areas on client property via foot or vehicle during all environmental conditions.

  • Interact with patients, employees, visitors, physicians, and the general public during normal and emotionally charged situations.

  • Work both independently and in team situations.

  • Defuse potentially violent situations with verbal or physical skills.

  • Assist in restraining patients in support of clinical needs.

  • Work multiple tasks simultaneously.

  • Work with material which may be hazardous.

  • Must have ability to cope well under emergency and stressful situations while making sound decisions and recommendations to physicians, nursing and professional staff relative to issues involving safety and security.

Allied Universal provides unparalleled service, systems and solutions to the people and business of our communities, and is North America’s leading security services provider. With over 200,000 employees, Allied Universal delivers high-quality, tailored solutions, which allows clients to focus on their core business. For more information: www.AUS.com at http://www.aus.com/ .

We proudly support the Veteran Jobs Mission, a group of over 200 companies that have committed to collectively hiring a total of one million military veterans. EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability Allied Universal Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce.


Job ID: 2020-454751

Location: United States-South Carolina-Columbia

Job Category: Security Officer, Hospital Security