Hospital Security Guards

Hospital  Security Guards   must  complete a state licensed training program before they can be assigned to their post.  Each state will have their own  training program to complete before they receive their certification.   All our employees have gone through a stringent background check, drug and alcohol screening, and are required to attend intensive training .  This training ensures a quality services to our clients and reduces liability by instilling confidence in our officers to handle situations appropriately.

Hospital Security Guards

  • Does not provide treatment to patients, but is a very visible hospital employee, often greeting patients when they enter the facility.

  • Main duty is to protect people, property, information, and reputation.

  • Responds rapidly to security emergencies within the hospital or health care setting.

  • May help people into and out of their cars, receive hospital deliveries at night, and escort patients as needed.

  • Typically has completed a basic security officer’s program covering subjects from laws of arrest to weapon safety. Requirements beyond this program vary by state.

  • Reports to a shift supervisor, operations chief, or hospital security supervisor.

  • Becomes involved with patients when assistance is requested by medical or nursing staff, or when patients or their families ask for assistance or information.

Hospital Security Guards

Hospital Security Guards

Unlike other health care employees, the Hospital Security Officer makes no product and provides no treatment to patients. However, the Security Officer is a very visible hospital employee. Most people entering a hospital for the first time feel uneasy, if not scared. This fear can be lessened considerably when they are greeted by professional Security Officers who offer help, clear directions, and, most importantly, a safe environment where they can receive care.

Hospital Security Guards

Hospital Security Guards

Hospital Security Officers are charged with protecting:

  • people

  • property

  • information

  • reputation

Preventive patrol or inspectional service is the method employed by Security Officers to determine that conditions are normal in a given area and to provide a visible deterrent factor. This function takes on greater importance at night by providing a feeling of safety for staff, patients, and visitors. While on patrol, Security Officers routinely turn lights off as an energy conservation measure. They also check windows and doors to afford better protection to building occupants and to safeguard unoccupied buildings.

An especially important function of Security Officers with respect to hospital staff is their rapid response to security emergencies within the hospital. Whether for psychiatric or medical reasons, patients sometimes become violent or threaten medical or nursing staff. Residents should never put themselves or other staff at risk in these situations but should immediately call for Security Officers’ assistance in subduing or restraining such patients. Security Officers may also be called upon for external emergencies, such as assisting in providing aid for disaster victims.

Security Officers give directions to hospital patients and visitors. They may also help people into and out of their cars, or assist them with dead car batteries. Security Officers may also be involved in receiving hospital deliveries at night and escort duties.

Security Officers spend a good deal of their time enforcing the rules and regulations of the hospital, which is one of their primary responsibilities.