Security Officer
Req #: 44333
Full Time
Shift: Days
WMC Security
United Health Services Hospitals
Johnson City, NY
Weekly hours: 40

Security Officer, Wilson Hospital

United Health Services is seeking a Security Officer to join our Wilson Medical Center team in Johnson City, NY. This is a benefits-eligible position.

Shift: Days
Hours per week: 40
Salary range: $15.00 - $20.25/hour, depending on experience


Security Officer Position Overview

As a part of the Security team you will perform a variety of security and safety related functions while being involved in the safeguarding of employees, patients, visitors, physicians, and property.

UHS Wilson Medical Center is a 280-bed hospital and Level II Trauma Center. In this position, you’ll serve a medical facility that is a regional leader in cardiac surgery, neurosurgery and neurosciences, cancer care, maternity and high-risk obstetrics, neonatal intensive care, blood disorder treatment, and physical therapy and rehabilitation. Wilson is a bustling hospital and is a 24-hour designated stroke and chest pain center.

Security Officer Responsibilities and Expectations

    • Provides a positive experience to all customers
    • Acts as a deterrent to theft and vandalism
    • Acts to resolve safety-related issues
    • Assists in conducting all fire drills within the hospital, (stands guard at their entrance – Visitor Management)
    • Responsible for the collection of all lost and found items, including but not limited to proper documentation, assists in determining location of the owner(s) of property when possible
    • In addition to the above, the Security Officer and/or Visitor Management position perform the following essential functions:
      • Performs a variety of duties to include, but not limited to, continuous patrols within the hospital as well as medical offices owned, operated and/or leased by UHS|
      • Conducts continuous exterior patrols including parking areas
      • Is present in parking areas during hospital shift changes
      • Routinely provides escorts to staff and visitors upon request
      • Provides motor assist vehicle assistance to staff and visitors, including but not limited to jump start of vehicles, assist with flat tires
      • Responds to calls for morgue duty, including but not limited to, transport of deceased patients to the morgue, proper release of deceased patients to funeral homes
      • Upon request, collects and inventories patient valuables and secures them in the Hospital safe until called for
      • Conducts inventories of all possessions for mental health-related patients, upon request to secure and/or return patient valuables
      • Conducts daily lock and unlock of numerous doors in several buildings on and/or off campus
      • Responds to all alarm activations and emergency codes, investigates cause, and acts appropriately
      • Upon request, provides patient transport of diabetic care patients
      • Provides one on one observation of psychiatric/behavioral patients when requested
      • Assists in patient restraints
      • Acts as Hazmat first responders and Code Green Response team members
      • Responsible for enforcement of all parking regulations and traffic control
      • Removes snow and ice from hospital entrances, sidewalks and/or parking lots
      • Recommends call-in of Snow Teams in the event of unsafe conditions in parking areas as a result of snow or ice
      • Provides after-hours visitation escorts
      • Provides comprehensive documentation on a variety of incidents using Security forms and submits for review by Security and Hospital Administration
      • Keeps a daily activity log of all activities and calls for service
      • Understand the Security Department Performance Improvement Plan and conducts safety inspections and tests to include but not be limited to ID Badge Check, Maternity Intercom Checks, and Parking lot/Sidewalk Checks (lighting concerns, potholes, trip hazards, etc.)
      • Assists with providing Valet Services to patients, staff, and visitors upon request
      • Provides after-hours linen, medical records and other Internal Transport-related services
      • Escorts and/or transfers pharmaceutical supplies and medications
      • Hangs and retires flags
      • Provides initial investigation for all theft-related incidents
      • Understands report writing system and completes all reports timely
        • Adheres to the Visitor Management Policy and all other UHS policies and procedures
        • Uses the United Health Services scripts to communicate information to all persons
        • Conducts oneself in a professional manger to all persons who enter the facilities
        • Maintains a presence at entrances at all times while doors are unlocked
        • Understands the Security Department Performance Improvement Plan and conducts safety inspections to include but not be limited to ID Badge Check, Issuance of Visitor Badge
        • Assesses the needs of the person entering the facility (ie wheelchair, escort)
        • Coordinates after-hours visitation escorts (from the Emergency Room entrance)
        • Responsible for the collection and documentation of lost and found items turned into them, and assist in determining location of owner of property, when possible
        • Assists with providing Valet Services to patients, staff and visitors upon request

Position Qualifications


  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • One year experience in a customer service related field
  • Must have valid driver’s license and good driving record
  • Must be able to successfully pass a background investigation
  • Must meet requirements of New York State Security Guard Licensing Program


  • One year experience in a Security related field

Employee Benefits at United Health Services

When you work at United Health Services, you become part of our family. We’re proud to offer competitive benefits and compensation to our employees who make an impact every day.

  • Health, dental, and vision insurance
  • Voluntary benefits, including cancer, pet, and life insurance
  • 403(b) retirement plan with company match model
  • Immediate accrual of paid time off
  • Wellness program rewards and insurance discounts
  • Employee Assistant Program (EAP) counseling and concierge services
  • Free, extensive online training through HealthStream
  • Tuition reimbursement and education incentive programs to further your education, particularly in nursing or allied health fields

About United Health Services

United Health Services is a not-for-profit healthcare system serving more than 500,000 people in Upstate New York’s Southern Tier region. We offer integrated healthcare services across 60 locations, including four hospitals, three walk-in centers, and 22 primary care offices, in addition to home care services and senior living facilities. The United Health Services system employs more than 6,300 people and comprises 600+ providers who are all committed to providing and supporting the delivery of exceptional patient care.

United Health Services employees and providers are “LOVED!” This means we’re Living Our Values Every Day. Here, you’ll join a team that is dedicated to values-based, coordinated patient care. Every day, we outwardly live our Values of Compassion, Trust, Respect, Teamwork, and Innovation.


United Health Services in an Equal Opportunity Employer.

United Health Services, Inc. and the members of the UHS System neither are affiliated with, sponsored, endorsed nor approved by, nor otherwise associated with, Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE: UHS), UHS of Delaware, Inc. nor their affiliates, which can be found at

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Benefits That Make A Difference

While you’re making a difference in the health and well-being of our patients and communities, United Health Services takes care of you. We are proud to be able to offer our employees and providers a comprehensive benefits package that supports their needs today and for the future with a competitive retirement plan; comprehensive health, dental, vision and health savings and spending accounts; wellness programs that empower our employees to stay healthy and balance work and life goals; group life and disability options; and a generous paid time off (PTO) program. On top of that, we invest in you by offering tuition reimbursement and other programs designed to help you grow your career. The majority of these benefits are available to you for working at least 24 hours per week.

These are just a few of the perks and benefits you can expect when you join the United Health Services team. Be sure to ask your recruiter about all the benefits associated with the position you’re applying for.

Why United Health Services?

We are one of the region’s top employers with an excellent reputation for the care we provide. Our pay, benefits and perks are very competitive. We’re compassionate about patients and respectful of each other. We offer you the stability, size, scope and capabilities of big city health systems, but with the trust and familiarity of more personalized care. We’re engaged with our communities. And, we recognize the importance of work-life balance. Discover the difference you can make, here with us, at United Health Services.

About Our Region

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