Security Officer - Per Diem
Brigham & Women's Faulkner Hospital(BWFH)

Job Info

Schedule: Per Diem. Rotating schedule

Receiving general direction from the Security Director, Operations Manager, Supervisor or Charge Officer, the incumbent shall provide a safe and secure environment for all Hospital patients, visitors and employees by enforcing Hospital security regulations and by continuously watching for and the timely reporting of any and all safety hazards or unusual occurrences through patrol of assigned areas; furthermore the incumbent shall provide protective service and response for protection of the people and property of the Hospital; is responsible for assisting with the day-to-day operation of Department.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Provides protection to people and property through patrol, investigation, monitoring alarms and surveillance cameras
  • Provides escorts for staff, visitors and patients as requested.
  • Apprehends criminal violators when necessary and appropriate.
  • Provides emergency response to a variety of situations.
  • Patrols assigned areas, both buildings and grounds, giving attention to those areas where security problems have occurred. Identify unsafe conditions and improperly secured areas/property to help prevent theft, injuries or damages to Hospital property, patients, visitors and employees. Maintains strict confidentially at all times.
  • Prepares and submit written reports and daily events in a complete, timely and accurate manner.
  • Maintains accountability for valuables/property and other forms of evidence, ensures safekeeping and maintains documentation.
  • Acts as a first responder to HazMat incidents.
  • Creates safety awareness among patients, visitors and staff.
Working Conditions:
  • Work is fast paced and physically demanding.
  • Walks within hospital and around hospital campus; to and from parking areas and buildings on premises in all weather conditions.
  • Runs short distances when responding to stat calls and other security emergencies; interacting with patients as needed.
  • Stands for long periods of time both indoors and outdoors in all weather conditions.
  • Lifts, pulls and pushes when transporting and interacting with patients.
  • Potential hazards exist in encounters with physically aggressive patients, visitors and others.

About Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital

Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital, an affiliate of Mass General Brigham, is committed to supporting patient care, research, teaching, and service to the community. We place great value on being a diverse, equitable and inclusive organization as we aim to reflect the diversity of the patients we serve. At Mass General Brigham, we believe in equal access to quality care, employment and advancement opportunities encompassing the full spectrum of human diversity: race, gender identity, sexual orientation, ability, religion, ethnicity, national origin and all the other forms of human presence and expression that make us better able to provide innovative and cutting-edge healthcare and research.

Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital is a 171- bed non-profit, community teaching hospital located in Jamaica Plain directly across the street from the Arnold Arboretum. Founded in 1900, Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital offers comprehensive care in a wide variety of specialties. Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital is a designated Magnet hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, a recognition that fewer than nine percent of all US hospitals receive.

At Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital, we believe that everyone should have the chance to live a healthy life. From creating breakthroughs that have paved the way for treatments around the globe to training the next generation of providers, our patients, and those we may never meet, are at the center of everything we do. If you're looking for more than a career, join Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital. Our patients call it better care. Our employees call it home.

  • Minimum of a high school diploma required. A strong educational background (Associate's or Bachelor's degree) in criminal justice or related field is preferred. A combination of both experience and education will be considered.
  • Must possess and maintain a MA driver's license or valid license from the state in which the employee resides
  • Must submit to and pass an annual criminal background check.
  • No experience required, but 1-3 years of security, or related experience preferred
  • Ability to be licensed as a Special State Police Officer under the Commonwealth of MA General Laws Chapter 22 C, section 63.
  • Ability to deal with, and effectively deescalate, anxious/stressed people and manage aggression
  • Must be able to handle diverse, complex and stressful interpersonal situations and crisis management scenarios.
  • Must be able to gather, assemble, analyze, evaluate, and use facts and evidence. Interview victims, complainants, witnesses and suspects.
  • Technology: use of access control and database software, communications equipment, and first aid equipment. Able to trouble shoot systems when necessary.
  • Physically must be able to lift patients (approximately 50 pounds) with the help of others, walk at a rapid pace, walk/stand for extended periods of time and withstand adverse weather conditions.
  • Must obtain prior to end of training period and maintain throughout employment:
    • De-Escalation Training and Healthcare Defensive Tactics System (HDTS)-
    • Handcuff Tactics (HT)training
    • Pepper Spray Defense (PSD) training
    • First Aid/CPR/AED- within the first 60 days of hire
    • C-Spine Immobilization training
  • Must obtain within one year of employment and maintain throughout employment:
    • HazMat Levels 1, 2 & 3
    • International Association of Healthcare Security and Safety (IAHSS) Basic Officer Certification- As part of the career ladder
  • Massachusetts License to Carry Class A preferred

EEO Statement
Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospitalis an Affirmative Action Employer. By embracing diverse skills, perspectives and ideas, we choose to lead. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, national origin, sex, age, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation, military service, genetic information, and/or other status protected under law. We will ensure that all individuals with a disability are provided a reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment.

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