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Security Officer

Work Schedule/Days:  Variable / Saturday; Sunday; Tuesday
Employment Type:  Full-Time
Location:  Scottish Rite 
Requisition #:  83602


MANDATORY COVID-19 VACCINATION: In accordance with Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) rules, Children's requires all employees to be fully vaccinated or receive an approved exemption.


Works as empowered employee within established guidelines, procedures, and protocols to provide administrative and dispatching support for the care, welfare, safety, services, and security of hospital personnel, visitors, patients, and property. Proactively supports efforts that ensure delivery of safe patient care and services and promote a safe environment at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.


  • High school diploma or equivalent


  • Valid Georgia driver’s license with clean driving record
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) at orientation or within 3 months of employment
  • Successfully pass crisis prevention and handcuffing training within 12 months of employment
  • International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety basic certification within 6 months of employment


  • 2 years of experience in security, law enforcement, military, or public relations


  • Some college


  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to write complete, accurate, and concise incident reports
  • Ability to function independently of constant supervision
  • Ability to provide sound judgment and confidentiality in handling of sensitive information
  • Attention to detail and organization
  • Calm under stress
  • Problem-solving
  • Empathic listening
  • Alertness and Observation
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word and the use of a personal computer


  1. Patrols assigned location on foot or in vehicle, checking and reporting irregularities of security and safety issues, policy compliance, parking concerns, and other important matters.
  2. Observes and reports activities and incidents within assigned location, providing for the security and safety of the hospital.
  3. Preserves order and may act to enforce regulations and directives for the hospital pertaining to personnel, visitors, patients, and premises.
  4. Protects evidence or scene of incident in the event of accidents, emergencies, or security investigations.
  5. Responds and acts as first responder to incidents of fire, medical emergencies, bomb threat, flooding, hazardous materials, inclement weather, and other incidents.
  6. Responds and intervenes in high stress crisis situations such as officer/medical staff needing assistance, patient elopement, physical assaults, and baby abductions.
  7. Assists Division of Family and Children Services, Risk Management, Safety, Nursing, Administration, law enforcement, and social workers in the protection and safety of personnel, patients, visitors, and property.
  8. Investigates incidents reported by employees, visitors, physicians, and patients and reports all incidents verbally or through incident reports by end of shift.
  9. Writes accurate, clear, concise, and grammatically correct incident reports and documents investigatory steps and results.


Safety: Practices proper safety techniques in accordance with hospital and departmental policies and procedures. Responsible for the reporting of employee/patient/visitor injuries or accidents, or other safety issues to the supervisor and in the occurrence notification system.


Compliance: Monitors and ensures compliance with all regulatory requirements, organizational standards, and policies and procedures related to area of responsibility. Identifies potential risk areas within area of responsibility and supports problem resolution process. Maintains records of compliance activities and reports compliance activities to the Compliance Office.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by the personnel so classified.


Ability to lift up to 15 lbs independently not to exceed 50 lbs without assistance
Bending/Stooping - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Climbing - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Hearing/Speaking - Effective communication with employees, supervisors/managers and staff. Effective communications with patients and visitors, as required.
Lifting - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Pushing/Pulling - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Sitting - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Standing - Constantly (activity or condition exists 2/3 or more of time)
Walking - Frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of time)


Some potential for exposure to blood and body fluids


Address:  1001 Johnson Ferry Road NE, Atlanta, GA  30342 
Function:  Facilities - Security

Nearest Major Market: Atlanta

Job Segment: Medical, Patient Care, Medicare, Medicaid, Healthcare