Job Description

Job Title: UPMC Police Officer
Job ID: 2081425
Hours: 40
Facility: UPMC Passavant
Department: NHPSV-Security and Safety
Location: 9100 Babcock Blvd, Pittsburgh PA 15237

Job Summary

UPMC Passavant is hiring a full-time Security Officer to help support the Security and Safety Department for its McCandless location. This position will be scheduled for the 3pm to 11pm shift. Responsible for maintaining a safe and secure environment for patients, visitors, staff and all UPMC owned and adjacent properties. Enforces UPMC rules and regulations to both employees and the public. Patrols UPMC hospitals, buildings, grounds and associated areas to prevent, investigate, and document arson, theft and vandalism and any other criminal activity. Monitors security, fire, and environmental alarms. Assists in follow-up as necessary. Responds to and resolves problems, disputes and unusual circumstances as necessary. Provides customer service to patients, families, visitors and staff to maintain a safe and secure environment.


- Performs in accordance with system-wide competencies/behaviors. - Tasked with the ability to issue PA state citations for certain criminal and traffic offenses, using specific law enforcement applications such as the PA Justice Network, and performing other law enforcement duties as necessary. - Could be required to carry and deploy a defensive weapon such as a taser, pepper spray, batons, etc. - Provides customer service to patients, families, visitors and staff and maintains a safe and secure environment through protection and enforcement of local laws, UPMC policies, procedures, rules and regulations. - Handles disruptive visitors, patients, and staff by verbal communication, physical intervention and/or arrests as necessary. - Assists with traffic control as necessary. - Maintain security and safety of UPMC buildings, persons, property, and assets. - Serves as a member of the fire response team and responds to various security-related alarms. Responds to emergency calls for assistance, and disasters. - Investigates incidents of unusual circumstances reported by UPMC staff, visitors, physicians and patients. - Completion of reports and incident documentation as necessary. - Control evidence, valuables, lost/found as necessary. - Inspects incoming / outgoing parcels as necessary to prevent theft of hospital property. Checks permission slips to remove discarded material from UPMC property. - Operate UPMC vehicles in accordance with the rules and regulations of the Pennsylvania Vehicle Code and maintain any issued equipment. - Testifies in legal proceedings as required. - Prepare and complete all mandatory training programs as per departmental guidelines.

Basic Qualifications

- High school graduate or equivalent required - One year experience as a proprietary UPMC Security professional required with no disciplinary action and an overall solid, strong, good performance evaluation with no individual competency performance ratings of less than marginal on the candidate's most recent UPMC performance review or three to five years of experience in law enforcement. - Associate degree in Criminal Justice preferred - Excellent customer service skills required to handle all levels of personnel, patients, and visitors - High level of integrity required for handling sensitive/confidential UPMC information. - Ability to defuse and handle distraught or hostile person(s) in a professional manner required - Good oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills - Good interpersonal skills; able to deal with stress and potentially dangerous conflict situations. - All applicants will be subject to a thorough background and criminal record check - Must be available for all shifts - Guards/Officers are required to wear a bullet proof vest


- Act 235 - Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation OR Basic Life Support - Driver's License - UPMC Physical Fitness Standard - Valid Pennsylvania driver's license required - PA Act 501 certification required within 90 days of appointment as UPMC Police Officer.

Salary Range: $ to $

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