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Security Officer - Health Central Hospital


Security Officer - Health Central Hospital - Health Central Hospital

Orlando Health is one of Floridas most comprehensive private, not-for-profit healthcare systems providing access to nearly two million Central Florida residents and has provided care for more than 4,600 international visitors annually. Our physician practices, diagnostic centers, hospitals and advanced medical treatments and procedures, along with our highly qualified team of medical specialists, have distinguished Orlando Health as a healthcare leader. We are one of Central Floridas largest employers with more than 15,000 employees and nearly 3,000 affiliated physicians supporting our philosophy of providing a continuum of care that revolves around patients needs. As a leading healthcare resource, providing world-class medical care as well as training our future healthcare providers, Orlando Health will continue to foster growth and development throughout the region for generations to come. We are looking for talented individuals to be part of our team.

Position Summary
Provides security services to ensure order and safety of patients, visitors and hospital personnel.

Essential Functions
Escorts for visitors, employees, and students upon request.
Patrols all areas of the hospital internally and externally on foot, bicycle, and/or vehicle 24 hours a day in all weather conditions. (Only security officers who meet the drivers license standards for operating an Orlando Health owned vehicle listed in the licensure/certifications section of this job description will be permitted to perform motor vehicle patrols.)
Provides key assists to all areas of the hospital, including sensitive areas to authorized personnel.
Detects suspicious activities within the campus and handles the situations appropriately.
Reports criminal activity to supervisor and law enforcement, as appropriate.
Investigates accident scenes, searches for and preserves evidence; investigates and interviews witnesses; makes oral and written reports; responds to varying situations with tact and diplomacy and deals with stressful, hostile or irrational person(s), whether due to physical or mental disability, drugs, or socio-economic differences or other factors and recommends legal action if needed.
Assists medical staff with the enforcement of Baker Act (F.S. 394.463) and Marchman Act (F.S. 397.675-397.6775) patients with the use of approved medical restraints as requested by physicians under Florida Statutes.
Works with law enforcement/correction officers dealing with patient/prisoner intake and status during the duration of their stay in the hospital. In addition, officers will assist the Patient Care Coordinator with securing the status of non-publicity/high risk patients.
Reports all safety and security violations throughout the campus.
Responds to all inbound and outbound helicopter flights by ensuring the safety of the helipad and assist flight crew in handling and transporting of patient(s) as needed.
Uses and understands the operation of walk-through and hand held metal detectors.
Maintains reasonably regular, punctual attendance consistent with Orlando Health policies, the ADA, FMLA and other federal, state and local standards.
Maintains compliance with all Orlando Health policies and procedures.

Other Related Functions
Responds to threats or acts of violence towards patients, staff, and/or visitors; hostage situations; adult/child abductions to include cordon of perimeter area; patient elopement; person down; emergency intake; fire alarms by responding to the location of incident and assist in fire suppression; severe weather; access control; hospital system failure; bomb threat or suspicious package and assist personal in searching area(s) in which the threat was made; hazardous materials/chemical spills.
Documents through an Event Report and photograph slip/trip and fall events for liability mitigation.
Enforces injunctions established by the state of Florida.
Responds to disturbance calls such as domestic disputes, disorderly conduct, fights in progress, and/or similar calls.
Assists department managers by escorting terminated employees.
Officers may be required to testify or be subpoenaed by any court proceedings.


High school graduate or equivalent. Basic knowledge of Microsoft Word for report writing purposes.

Valid Florida drivers license and must be insurable under the Orlando Health insurance carriers requirements and standards.(1Security officers, who are unable to maintain this requirement after at least 90 days of employment must sign a No Driving Document which will be maintained in the officers department file and remain in effect until the approval to drive is given by the insurance carriers as determined during routine driving records checks.)

Must obtain a State of Florida Class D Security Officer License through the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services within 90 days of hire renewed biannually.
Must obtain Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI) Certification within 90 days of hire renewed annually.


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