Security Officer - Security - PRNMercy Medical Center, Dubuque, IA
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Mercy Medical Center is a not for profit Catholic hospital serving the tri-state area of Iowa, Illinois and Wisconsin since 1879. Mercy – Dubuque has 263 beds while Mercy – Dyersville is a critical access hospital with 25 beds and a 40-bed nursing home.
Mercy offers a full range of acute care services, including invasive cardiology and open-heart surgery, Level II trauma center, Level II regional neonatal intensive care unit, general and orthopaedic surgery, psychiatric services and inpatient physical rehabilitation. Mercy also operates two hospital-based skilled nursing units, extensive outpatient rehabilitation services, home health care, retail pharmacy and a wide range of outpatient, community and business services. Mercy’s 1,300 full- and part-time employees and medical staff of 230 care for more than 56,000 inpatients and outpatients each year.
The hospital is accredited by The Joint Commission and achieved Magnet designation, the gold standard of patient care, in 2004 and was redesignated a Magnet hospital in 2009.
Mercy Medical Center is a member of Mercy Health Network in Iowa and is a Ministry Organization of Trinity Health based in Novi, Michigan.
Mercy is an organization that values and encourages diversity. To learn more about Mercy and its opportunities for employment, please see the postings listed on this site or visit our website at www.mercydubuque.com.
The Security Officer will take an active role in the Security Management Program which provides for the safety and well being of all individuals associated with the facilities of Mercy Medical Center (MMC). Assists patients and visitors with directions and information. Actively demonstrates the organization’s mission and core values, and conducts oneself at all times in a manner consistent with these values.
According to prescribed procedures, patrols various areas of the Hospital facilities and grounds and acts to deter loss of hospital, associate, patient and visitor property, by intercepting unauthorized individuals and investigating unusual incidents. Assists to maintain order as needed. While on patrol, examines doors, windows and gates to ensure they are secure, inspects equipment and machinery to ascertain if tampering has occurred and reports all irregularities.
The Security Officer also provides for various lower level maintenance activities to be accomplished.
High school graduate or GED required.
Must be able to read and write English and perform basic mathematical calculations. Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice preferred.
Previous experience in private security, public law enforcement, or military duty extremely helpful but not essential. Some on-the-job training will be provided.
In lieu of Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice, 2 – 4 years of previous related experience.
Special Skills, Competencies, and Aptitudes:
Driving is a requirement. A valid driver’s license and proof of insurance must be maintained throughout employment.
Must be able to demonstrate a good driving record verifiable with the DMV in the applicant’s state of residence.
Demonstrates general working knowledge of computers and department specific software (i.e. HealthStream, Microsoft Office Suite - Word, Excel, GroupWise; internet/intranet; work order system; and building maintenance software such as Siemens Software.