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Security Guard
Job Code:1314-2017
Biweekly Hours:32
FT/PT Status:Part Time
Location:Security Department-7.8425

Job Responsibilities:
  • Primary responsibility to protect and safeguard employees, patients, visitors, and property by providing a visible deterrence to crime
  • Primary station is E.R. Dept.
  • Patrols building and grounds of Hospital to prevent fires, theft and vandalism
  • Ensures only authorized personnel are admitted onto Hospital premises
  • Escorts visitors, patients, personnel to and from parking areas
  • Assists motorist who become stranded on Hospital property
  • Maintains current information in lost and found logs. Notifies individuals when items reported as missing are located.
  • Serves as a member of the Code Team and responds to Codes:  Red, Yellow, Pink, and White
  • Investigates incidents of unusual circumstances reported by Hospital personnel, visitors, physicians or patients and reports all incidents, verbally or through general incident form, by the end of each shift.
  • Writes incident reports and documents investigatory steps and results.
  • Responds to emergency calls for assistance to control disorderly conduct or combative patients
  • Patrols parking lot areas to detect any irregularities
  • Inspects outgoing parcels as necessary to prevent theft of Hospital Property
  • Reports all safety and fire hazards observed on routine patrols and inspections
  • Assists and gives courteous responses to any inquiries made by patients, visitors, or personnel
  • Monitors Hospital using electronic security equipment (closed-circuit television, alarms, etc)
  • Enforces all Hospital policies/procedures as assigned by Administration and Engineering Director
  • Liaison with local law enforcement
  • Performs all other responsibilities as directed


Job Qualifications:
  • High School Diploma or equivalent required
  • Must be 18 years of age
  • Previous experience in security or law enforcement required
  • Completed 8 Hours Pre-Assigned Training Course for NYS
  • Valid NYS Driver’s License
  • Must be willing to take CPI Training
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to deal with disorderly and combative patients and visitors
  • Ability to write reports
  • Ability to respond to questions from staff, visitors, and patients
  • Must become familiar with applicable federal, state, and local regulations

Physical Demands: Sitting, standing, walking, lifting, bending

Mental Demands: Ability to deal with high stress encountered in this job 



Other Job Information (if applicable):

Shift: 3rd Shift (10pm-6:30am)

Schedule: Friday & Saturday Nights



St. James Mercy Hospital
411 Canisteo Street
Hornell, NY 14843

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