The role of the Public Safety Security Officer is to promote lawful behavior and protect the welfare of students, faculty, staff, patients, and visitors through uniformed presence on campus and in the hospital environment. Officers perform uniformed foot and vehicle security patrols, monitor using surveillance systems, secure buildings and property, respond to and make report of suspicious behavior, disturbances, and thefts. Security officers maintain order as assigned or until law enforcement personnel are available. Provide security as necessary for special events. This is a full time position in a 24/7 operation. Availability for work must be conducive to our responsibility for 24 hour coverage. This includes but is not limited to the ability to work days, evening, and overnight shifts, weekends, holidays, mandatory overtime, and pre-scheduled special events. Work hours are initially assigned to accommodate training and immediate scheduling needs. Schedule is then determined by periodic bid process. Officers respond to emergencies within hospital and clinic areas. They fit test and train in the use of specialized protective gear used when responding to calls for service where there is a potential for communicable illnesses. This special protective gear requires contact with smooth skin, therefore officers must not wear beards.
A vital enterprise in the nation’s heartland, the University of Nebraska Medical Center has its eye on improving the future of health care in Nebraska and beyond. As Nebraska’s only public academic health sciences center, UNMC is committed to the education of a 21st century health care work force, to finding cures and treatments for devastating diseases, to providing the best care for patients, and to serving our state and its communities through award-winning outreach. UNMC also is committed to embracing the richness of diversity, and is a major economic engine for the state of Nebraska. Led by Chancellor Jeffrey P. Gold, M.D., UNMC has six colleges, two institutes and a graduate studies program, serving nearly 4,000 students in more than two dozen programs. Our physician assistant program was recently ranked ninth in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, and our primary care program was ranked 17. The university’s physical therapy, pharmacy and public health programs also are ranked among the top in the country.
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