UnityPoint Health

Security Safety Officer

Requisition ID
Safety and Security
US-IA-Sioux City
2720 Stone Park Blvd
7520 UnityPoint Heath SC St Lukes
Sioux City
Security- SLRMC
Scheduled Hours/Shift
Work Type (Portal Searching)
Full Time Benefits


UnityPoint-St. Luke's


Hours Vary


As a member of the interdisciplinary team, contributes professional security knowledge and skills in the provision and management of safety and security for patients, visitors, staff, physicians, volunteers, students and others coming to the facility.  Maintains a safe/secure environment that reflects the NFPA Fire Codes for Life Safety and Security Management and UnityPoint Health Safety and Security related policies, procedures and protocols.


Why UnityPoint Health?

  • Culture – At UnityPoint Health, you matter. Come for a fulfilling career and experience a culture guided by uncompromising values and unwavering belief in doing what's right for the people we serve.
  • Benefits – Our competitive Total Rewards program offers benefits options like 401K match, paid time off and education assistance that align with your needs and priorities, no matter what life stage you’re in.
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Commitment – We’re committed to ensuring you have a voice that is heard regardless of role, race, gender, religion, or sexual orientation.
  • Development – We believe equipping you with support and development opportunities is an essential part of delivering a remarkable employment experience.
  • Community Involvement – Be an essential part of our core purpose—to improve the health of the people and communities we serve.


    Hear more from our team members about why UnityPoint Health is a great place to work at https://dayinthelife.unitypoint.org.


Safety and Security duties

  • Patrols buildings and grounds looking for; safety hazards to report/correct, security deficiencies (hazards, suspicious activity, trespassers, theft, violence, parking issues etc.)
  • Ensures the security sensitive areas are secure and campus lockdown hours are observed and security lockdown equipment is functional.
  • Maintains Hot-work process.
  • Conduct fire and other emergency related drills.
  • Completes construction/renovation safety inspections.
  • Maintains and completes lost and found reporting and follow-up.
  • Investigates unusual circumstances.
  • Provides emergency response to security incidents or potential threats.
  • Provides computer generated reports of all activity and calls received during shift.

Patient Assistance or workplace violence assistance

  • Assist with At Risk searches or potentially violent or aggressive patients and provide a safe environment to include requesting Strong Team response if situations escalate.
  • Provides stand-by support for violent or potential violent situations.

Basic UPH Performance Criteria         

  • Demonstrates the UnityPoint Health Values and Standards of Behaviors as well as adheres to policies and procedures and safety guidelines.
  • Demonstrates ability to meet business needs of department with regular, reliable attendance.
  • Employee maintains current licenses and/or certifications required for the position.
  • Practices and reflects knowledge of HIPAA, JCAHO, DNV, OSHA and other federal/state regulatory agencies guiding healthcare.
  • Completes all annual education and competency requirements within the calendar year.
  • Is knowledgeable of hospital and department compliance requirements for federally funded healthcare programs (e.g. Medicare and Medicaid) regarding fraud, waste and abuse.  Brings any questions or concerns regarding compliance to the immediate attention of hospital administrative staff.  Takes appropriate action on concerns reported by department staff related to compliance.







High School Graduate

Hazmat certified

Criminal Justice degree

Police Science degree

Law Enforcement certified

DOT Hazmat certified 

Security Certificate of training







Prefer one (1) year of hospital experience

Military honorable service







Valid driver’s license when driving any vehicle for work-related reasons.

Same as above

Expandable baton is optional defensive weapon. Officers choosing to carry must provide at least a Nonprofessional Permit to Carry Weapons and pass competency.  

Obtain CPI/MOAB (Management of Aggressive Behaviors) Certification within 6 months of hire and maintain certification by-yearly

BLS Certification







Writes, reads, comprehends and speaks fluent English.

Multicultural sensitivity.

Microsoft Office – basic computer skills.

Customer/patient focused.

Critical thinking skills using independent judgment in making decisions.

Pass competency training for use of defensive weapons; hand cuffs and pepper chemical spray.








Use of usual and customary equipment used to perform essential functions of the position.

Will require overtime during situations when staff is needed to provide a safe and secure environment 



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