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Security Guard - UPMC Presbyterian


Description - Internal

This position will work rotating shifts and does include working rotating weekends and holidays. 

Full-time positions are eligible for a generous sign-on bonus!  
(external candidates eligible)
•    $750 sign-on bonus available with a one-year work commitment

Responsible for maintaining a safe and secure environment for patients, visitors, staff and all UPMC owned and adjacent properties. Establish a security presence by maintaining an assigned post or by patrolling UPMC hospitals, buildings, grounds, garages, and associated areas to deter criminal activity, document activities, and contact UPMC Police Officers or other appropriate law enforcement when necessary. Monitors security, fire, and environmental alarms. 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. Document incidents on appropriate reports as required.


  • Establish a presence at an assigned post or by patrolling UPMC hospitals, buildings, grounds, garages and associated areas to deter criminal activity, may carry a watch tour clock or similar device to record the patrol of a designated area.
  • Has awareness of unauthorized persons, unusual physical factors, and mechanical malfunctions; reports or resolves problems, as appropriate.
  • Report and document activities and contact UPMC Police Officers or other appropriate law enforcement regarding incidents, suspicious activities and hazards when 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.
  • Monitor security, fire, and environmental alarms, respond to alarms, and assist when needed.
  • Directs traffic on hospital property; enforces traffic and parking regulations; assists patients, visitors, and employees with vehicle problems per policy and training.
  • Escorts, assists and/or directs patients and visitors to areas within the hospital or facility, furnishes information, as requested.
  • May aid handicapped, and elderly persons upon arrival and departure from the hospital or facility and assures an adequate supply of wheelchairs are at the hospital entrance.
  • Works cooperatively with local police departments and authorities.
  • Responds to requests for assistance in the assigned locations; assists in locating patients.
  • Locks all doors, in designated areas, after regular business hours; unlocks doors at the start of business hours.
  • Maintain required certifications and licensing.
  • Complete all mandatory training programs per departmental guidelines.
  • Performs in accordance with system-wide competencies/behaviors.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.



  • High School diploma or equivalent preferred.
  • High level of integrity required for handling sensitive/confidential UPMC information.
  • Must possess strong interpersonal skills, especially the ability to effectively interact, communicate, and diffuse potential combative situations with persons from all walks of life.
  • Able to effectively deal with stress and potentially dangerous situations.
  • Physical fitness requirements to deal with typical physical demands that require full body motion and physical strength and stamina sufficient to respond to crisis interventions and medical emergencies.
  • Be able to effectively communicate both orally and in written format.
  • 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.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation certification required within 30 days of hire. Successfully pass UPMC Physical Fitness Standard prior to hire.

  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • UPMC Physical Fitness Standard
  • Act 34

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

COVID-19 Vaccination Information

Individuals hired into this role must comply with UPMC’s COVID vaccination requirements upon beginning employment with UPMC. Refer to the COVID-19 Vaccination Information section at the top of this page to learn more.

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