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Hartgrove Hospital • Chicago, IL 60644

Posted 2 weeks ago

Job Description

Hartgrove Hospital is a 160-bed leading psychiatric hospital dedicated to providing quality behavioral health services for its diverse population of children, adolescents and adults. As a leader in behavioral health within UHS and in the Chicago area, Hartgrove Hospital is a state-of-the-art facility offering some of the most advanced technologies and programs found in the behavioral health field. We are dedicated to our teamwork approach and provide a compassionate and therapeutic environment, as well as offering a continuum of specialty programs throughout our inpatient, partial and outpatient services.

Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) knows what it takes to lead, inspire and succeed. One of the nations largest and most respected hospital companies, UHS owns and operates through its subsidiaries acute care hospitals, behavioral health facilities and ambulatory centers in the United States, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the United Kingdom.

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JOB SUMMARY: Assures safe and secure environment. Guards, patrols, or monitors premises to prevent theft, violence, or infractions of rules. Patrols premises to prevent and detect signs of intrusion and ensure security of doors, windows, and gates. Answers alarms and investigate disturbances.

Monitors and authorizes entrance and departure of employees, visitors, and other persons to guard against theft and maintains security of premises. Writes reports of daily activities and irregularities, such as equipment or property damage, theft, presence of unauthorized persons, or unusual occurrences. Calls police or fire departments in cases of emergency, such as fire or presence of unauthorized persons. Circulates among visitors, patrons, and employees to preserve order and protect property. Warns persons of rule infractions or violations, and apprehends or evicts violators from premises, using force when necessary. Operates detecting devices to screen individuals and prevents passage of prohibited articles into restricted areas.

Performs duties while maintaining good service excellence and service recovery skills at all times. Practices the principles outlined in the document "Hartgrove's Rules of Engagement".

JOB SPECIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each primary duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required.

Education: High School Diploma. Some College or Higher Education preferred.

Experience: Minimum 1 year experience in security at a psychiatric hospital preferred. Minimum 1 year experience with Chicago Police Department preferred.

Licensure/Certification: Police Officer or Security Guard licensure/certification preferred.

Knowledge: Ability to communicate effectively. Ability to interact effectively and politely with hospital staff, visitors, doctors, etc.

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