Join our award-winning team at University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC). Among the top medical centers in the United States as rated by U.S. News & World Report's "America's Best Hospitals," UWMC prides itself on compassionate patient care as well as its pioneering medical advances. UWMC is operated by the University of Washington (UW) and serves as a training site for UW’s School of Medicine. The University of Washington is proud to be one of the nation’s premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.
The UWMC Department of Public Safety has an outstanding opportunity for two full time day shift Campus Security Officers. The successful candidate will possess superior customer service skills, offering support and understanding in dealing with patients, staff, faculty and visitors to the medical center.
Job duties include, but are not limited to:
•Able to tactfully confront individuals and gain their trust for authority, de-escalating anger to bring about satisfactory solutions.
•Ability to connect with people, regardless of socioeconomic status or ethnicity.
•Capacity to assess situations, anticipate challenges and resolve conflicts using quick, accurate judgments.
•Possess knowledge and ability to explain circumstances with sensitivity and discretion, mitigating stressful and potentially violent situations.
•Investigate incidents and crimes with the aptitude to complete clear, concise and accurate incident reports and other documentation.
•Perform routine and emergency locking of facility, possibly assisting in crowd control.
•Patrol and inspect interior and exterior of facility, on foot or in a vehicle. Respond promptly and safely to calls for assistance and “code” calls throughout UWMC.
•Assume control of emergency situations in cooperation with medical professionals, fire/police agencies and/or senior administration.
•Effectively operate a variety of equipment including portable radios, computers, closed-circuit and access control systems.
•Effectively interview people, gather evidence and prepare reports documenting investigatory steps and results.
•Serve as a member of the Fire Control Team and respond to alarms and other emergent situations.
•Investigate and deter crime and related incidents; inspect buildings for prowlers, vagrants, fire and safety hazards.
•Control and place restraints on patients at the direction of medical staff.
•Evict, hold or detain persons when directed to do so by the appropriate law enforcement agency, clinical or administrative authority.
•Provide escorts to patients, visitors or staff 24 hours a day.
•Facilitate the securing of weapons in a safe location.
•Provide funds escorts when requested.
•Possess superior attention to detail and observation skills.
•Perform other related duties as assigned.
As an employee you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please view this page.
High School graduation or equivalent; possession of a valid driver's license; no previous felony convictions; AND two years of full-time college in police science or allied field; OR two years of police or campus security experience.
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergraduate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.