Protective Services Officer III

Website UNC Health

Looking for a new opportunity in healthcare? UNC Health is currently recruiting for a Protective Services Officer III position in Clayton, NC. This role is responsible for providing a safe and secure environment for patients, visitors, and staff.

If you have a passion for protecting others and have experience in security or law enforcement, this could be the perfect fit for you. Apply now and join the team at UNC Health in Clayton, NC.

What are the Duties & Responsibilities

  • Monitor the Metal Detector and take action if something is detected by the Metal Detector, following all protocols set in place for Metal Detector assignment.
  • Will assist Armed Officers with the day-to-day operations of the hospital Metal Detector.
  •  Responds to unusual or emergency situations using the appropriate escalation of force level up the use of an appropriate weapon by following established protocol.
  •  Maintain proficiency in the use of all assigned protective equipment, restraint devices, Metal Detectors, and Weapons.
  • May act as a liaison with Law Enforcement and Fire Departments.
  • Collaborates with Emergency Department Director or Designee to ensure appropriate communication with EMS.
  •  Patrols buildings and grounds of hospital, and observes for unsafe or illegal activity, and for doors/areas which are not secured.
  • Ensures that only authorized persons are permitted on hospital grounds.
  • Provides escort and assistance for visitors, patients and employees to and from all areas within the hospital property.
  • Responds to emergency calls for assistance to control disorderly conduct or combative patients, and participates in de-escalation of situation, including physical restraint if necessary.
  • Appropriately and effectively intervenes when unruly, abusive, combative, threatening or armed persons are encountered, ensuring that the safety of victims and bystanders.
  • Serves as a member of the Fire Team and responds to various alarms.
  • Investigates incidents of unusual circumstances of a civil and criminal nature reported by hospital staff, visitors, physicians or patients.
  • Provides assistance to patients, visitors and employees when vehicles won’t start, with flat tires or persons are locked out of their cars.
  • Writes incident reports and documents investigation steps and results.
  • Inspects outgoing parcels as necessary to reduce theft of hospital property.
  • Reports and/or removes all safety and fire hazards observed on routine patrols and inspections.
  • Transports cash, checks, other documents, equipment, supplies, and runs errands when requested.
  • Participates in, and responds to, all disaster alerts including Active Shooter, Bomb threats, external emergency, severe weather plans, and internal disaster plans.
  • Assists with traffic control by keeping fire lanes, fire hydrants, and ambulance entrances free of vehicles.

Q: What are the educational qualifications needed to apply for this job?

A: The job requires a high school diploma or equivalent. Advanced schooling in Law Enforcement, Criminology, or a related program is preferred.

Q: What experience is needed for this job?

A: The job requires a minimum of 3 years of experience in security or a related field.

Q: Where is the location of this job?

A: The job is located in a hospital in North Carolina, USA.

Conclusion: If you have a passion for protecting the safety and security of others and have the necessary education and experience, this could be the perfect job for you.

With the opportunity to work in a hospital setting and be a part of an inclusive organization with a mission to improve the health and well-being of the community, this job can provide a sense of purpose and fulfillment. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to make a positive impact in your community.