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.
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 Athens 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 :
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 and maintains 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.
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.
Prefer Law Enforcement, TDC, or Security 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 Driver’s 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 possess manual dexterity
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.
Active listening, hearing and visual skills
Read, write, and communicate using English sufficient to perform job duties
Good problem solving skills
A personal demeanor that exemplifies courtesy and empathy
Patience and coping skills
A desire to go above and beyond in the delivery of service
A desire to learn continuously
Secondary Spanish language is preferred
Basic personal computer skills and comfort with Microsoft Windows operating system; database and word processing skills required
10-key experience preferred
Strong time management skills
Ability to think strategically and act tactically
Ability to handle multiple tasks at the same time
Ability to embrace the client relationship to guide decisions and actions
Demonstrates good team work
Certification and Licensure :
Security officer license with the Texas Board of Private Investigators and Private Security Agencies
Comply with regulatory requirements, guidelines, and policies
BEHAVIORAL STANDARDS :
Patient Centered Customer Service : Genuinely care about people.
Cultivate a compassionate environment : Changing lives for the better together.
Clinical and Operational Excellence : A relentless drive to be the best.
Holistic Approach : Think and act for the benefit of the whole.
Promote a collaborative environment : Build effective working relationships with others.
Identify and Develop Talent : Prepare others to deliver excellence.
Business Acumen : Know, own and drive our business.
Continually Simplify and Improve : Work to make everything as efficient as possible.
Foster Innovation : Seek and apply leading edge solutions.
Set Clear Direction : Tell others where you are going, how to get there and why.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS :
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 be able to perform considerable reaching, stooping, bending, kneeling, crouching
Must be able to perform work requiring visual acuity.
Now that you have 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).