Catholic Health Initiatives SECURITY OFFICER Security FT (1.0) CHI Health Immanuel in OMAHA, Nebraska

SECURITY OFFICER Security FT (1.0) CHI Health Immanuel


CHI Health is a regional health network with a unified mission: nurturing the healing ministry of the Church while creating healthier communities. Headquartered in Omaha, the combined organization consists of 15 hospitals, two stand-alone behavioral health facilities and more than 150 employed physician practice locations in Nebraska and southwestern Iowa. More than 12,000 employees comprise the workforce of this network that includes 2,820 licensed beds and serves as the primary teaching partner of Creighton University’s health sciences schools. In fiscal year 2014, the organization provided a combined $149.3 million in quantified community benefit including services for the poor, free clinics, education and research. With locations stretching from Kearney, Neb. to Missouri Valley, Iowa, the health network is the largest in Nebraska and serves residents of Nebraska and southwest Iowa. For more information, visit online at

Job Summary/Essential Duties:

  • Has regular interaction with behavioral services patients/clients, requiring mature judgement, broad experience and training specific to highly volatile personalities/situations. Works in close concert with clinical staff of behavioral units. Officers in this position will be required to quickly assess situations and take appropriate action. Must know and comply with Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA), as well as, Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Health Care Organizations (JCAHO) standards, especially those related to Seclusion and Restraint for Behavior Management.

  • While performing tours of facilities, examines access control points for appropriate security, assesses environment of care deficiencies (e.g. lights out, fire-doors broken, excessive hallway clutter, missing fire extinguishers, etc.), and observes general activity of operations for any safety and/or security concerns. Appropriately follows-up with any noted deficiencies.

  • Operates audio/visual monitoring systems, including computer-linked security and access control systems. Responds to computer system messages and alarms according to established security policies and procedures.

  • While patrolling grounds, thoroughfares and parking area, checks vehicles in restricted areas for parking authorization and ensures that all emergency access is unobstructed. Observes general condition of and activity surrounding these areas for any safety and/or security concerns. Appropriately follows-up with any noted deficiencies, including the issuance of parking citations.

  • Escorts employees, patients and visitors to and from parking lots or between buildings, as requested, and ensures the protection of employees in parking lots during shift changes.

  • Confronts persons in unauthorized areas or who are behaving in a suspicious or unruly manner. May question, give directions to, delay, or subdue individuals depending upon the severity of the circumstances; under direction of city or state police, may be required to hold or restrain individuals involved in illegal or dangerous activities.

  • Responds to all announced "Code" emergencies occurring on hospital property, such as combative patients, fire alarms, bomb threats, or other disaster situations. Emergency and "on demand" response to certain off-site clinics may also be required (see Security policies for details).

  • Monitors and escorts all Court or County Committal (Mental Health/Behavioral Services) patients processed through Mercy Hospital Emergency Services or Immanuel Medical Center Emergency Department or Mental Health Center. Also monitors voluntary patients who may be considered a danger to self or others and all patients considered chemically dependent who may or may not be seeking treatment. Searches all personal property for weapons, medications, illegal drugs or drug paraphernalia to insure the safety of patients and staff.

Hours: Days, 7a-7p, every other weekend off




Previous relevant experience in security, law enforcement, or military police work, with demonstrated ability to perform security duties in highly volatile environments and situations is preferred. Experience with healthcare security responsibilities is highly desirable.


Prefer a high school education or GED.

An Associate Degree or Bachelor Degree in Security Administration, Criminal Justice, or a related field is preferred.


Must be at least 21 years of age have a valid driver's license with an acceptable driving record required. Position requires the incumbent to be approved to drive by the CHI Health insurance provider. Must complete and pass the CHI Health Ergonomic Job Analysis.

Additional requirements:

BLS or BLS instructor certification is required upon hire. Acceptable credentialing bodies and certifications include the following: American Red Cross: CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer, American Safety and Health Institute: CPR, PRO, must say “Professional Level-with AED”, and American Heart Association: Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers.

Incumbent must maintain current certification in Pressure Point Control Tactics (PPCT). Incumbent must attain initial (PPCT) certification within nine months of hire date.

All security officers who work in the state of Iowa must complete mandatory reporter (child and/or vulnerable/dependent abuse or neglect reporting) training within 6 months of hire and recertify every 5 years.

CHI Health Ergonomic Job Analysis.

*Current incumbents have until March 1, 2010 to complete the Ergonomics Analysis.


The incumbent must have basic knowledge of security systems, procedures, and enforcement codes. Job requires excellent written communication skills for preparing reports and evaluations; comprehensive reading skills for reading procedures, policies, reports, and labels; and critical listening and verbal communication skills when communicating with patients, visitors, doctors, and co-workers. Basic competence with personal computers and limited keyboarding skills will facilitate working independently. Must possess strong time-management and organization skills. Additionally, the incumbent must demonstrate personal traits which include high-level commitment, motivation, and energy; team orientation; professionalism; trust; personal honesty and integrity; and a demonstration of placing others in a place of high value and treating them with dignity and respect.

Job Corporate Responsibility


Daily Schedule 7a-7p

Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 80

Weekends Required Every Other

Req ID: 2017-R0130401