Security Officer

Dominican Hospital
July 30, 2022
Santa Cruz, CA
Job Type



Dominican Hospital (a member of Dignity Health) is a 222-bed facility that offers a wide range of services to residents of Californias Central Coast. With 24/7 emergency care comprehensive care in cardiac orthopedics oncology womens and childrens services we continue to lead the region in medical innovation and excellence in healthcare. Comprehensive CareDominican offers emergency services and is a Certified Stroke Center and Chest Pain Center. Dominicans services include the only comprehensive Cancer Center in Santa Cruz County a Total Joint Replacement program and advanced neurological and endoscopic services. Dominican regularly receives A grades for hospital safety from Leapfrog Group and has received national recognition for superior patient safety cardiac care and stroke treatment from Healthgrades a leading provider of comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals.As Santa Cruz Countys heart attack (STEMI) receiving center Dominican Hospital provides cutting edge cardiac care. The hospitals heart attack treatment times consistently beat the national average and the hospital offers two cardiac catheterization labs available 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Groundbreaking cardiac procedures at Dominican include the Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) procedure which allows for heart valve replacement without opening a patients chest.Dominican Hospital has forged significant partnerships with area hospitals to bring exceptional care to Santa Cruz County. The hospital offers a level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) through a partnership with Lucile Packard Childrens Hospital Stanford. Neurosurgery at Dominican is also offered through a partnership with Stanford Health Care.


Position Summary:

The Security Officer is expected to provide a reasonably safe and secure environment for all who enter Dignity Health properties and to assure the physical security of buildings and grounds.  It is expected that the security officer will demonstrate behavior consistent with Dignity Health core value and humankindness.  The security officer shall support Dignity Healths strategic plan and the goals and direction of the quality improvement/process improvement activities.use appropriate emergency and radio codes in dispatching security officers while knowing hospital campus to ensure that those dispatched are to right location.

Responsibilities include:

  • Protecting staff, patients, and visitors by responding to calls for assistance in a timely and prudent manner such as violent or unruly patients, visitors, crimes committed or in progress, opening doors, and responding to emergency codes.
  • Patrol the facility and grounds by foot or vehicle; monitor security alarms and dispatch officers promptly to location(s) where needed, and report unsafe acts or conditions.
  • Knowledge of emergency procedures, equipment, supplies, reports HIPPA breaches if witnessed; investigate security breaches, conduct follow-up investigations, and write incident reports.
  • Log all activities in a daily log to accurately record events; and (2) complete clear, concise, and legible reports in a timely manner.




  • Six (6) months experience as security officer in a hospital or healthcare setting, prior law enforcement or military service; OR One (1) year experience as a security officer required.
  • High school diploma or equivalent; OR Three (3) years experience as a security officer required.
  • CA security officer license, showing no disciplinary actions required.
  • American Heart Association approved Basic Life Support (BLS) certification within 90 days of employment required.
  • Must be able to speak English, communicate clearly orally, and in writing required.
  • Understand and use de-escalation techniques required.
  • Workplace violence training required annually.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Current drivers license issued by the state wherein the position is posted with satisfactory DMV report on file or the ability to obtain one within 30 days of hire, preferred.
  • Completion of IAHSS Basic Training for Healthcare Security Officer within 90 days, preferred.
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