Security Officer (part-time)
Department Security
Location La Crosse
Schedule/Shift 12 Hour Shift, 8 Hour Shift, Days, Nights, PM, Rotate, Weekends
FTE 0.5 FTE
Benefit Eligible Yes
Temporary Position No
Salary $15.49
Job Details

This position will be working 40 hours every two weeks. Typical 2nd shift schedule is 3:00pm - 11:00pm and 3rd shift is typically 11:00pm - 7:00am.


The Security Officer provides safety and security for patients, employees, and visitors; and protects Gundersen Health System assets.  The Security Officer also protects the hospital's property and assets.

Job Responsibilities
  • Enforces and reports organizational policy and procedure violations.

  • Monitor and troubleshoot security systems (i.e., video surveillance equipment, card access system, alarm monitoring systems, etc).
  • Maintains and inspects fire protection and suppression systems. Monitors fire alarm system to ensure compliance with NFPA 72 - National Fire Alarm Code and protection of Gundersen Health System property from loss due to fire.

  • Serves as a liaison to local law enforcement, and fire department officials.
  • Consults with and keeps Security department leadership informed of activities, needs, and problems in assigned areas. Conducts basic security/safety investigations as directed by the Security Supervisor. Maintains records and prepares incident reports and other documents pertinent to security activities.

  • Conducts security/safety briefings and instruction to Gundersen Health System staff, employees, guests, and patients.

  • Provides for the security and safety of clinical staff and patients for medical chapters in accordance with state laws.
  • Maintain accountability of patient valuables and ensure for the release of the valuables back to the patient.
  • Patrols Gundersen Health System properties to prevent fire, theft, vandalism, and intruders.

  • Responds to inquiries for advice or assistance from personnel, patients, and visitors.
  • Administers security access and clearances for Gundersen Health System staff, contractors, vendors, and guests.

  • Responds to emergency calls for services, priority calls and emergency events. Implements emergency response plans. This includes notifying and dispatching emergency services, local police and fire departments, state and federal officials, facility emergency services, facility operations, and various others.
  • Participates as a member of the Gundersen Health System Hazardous Material Emergency Response - First Receiver Team.

  • Performs other job-related responsibilities as assigned.
  • Scope of the Job
    Age Specific Population Served Pediatric (1 - 12 years)
    Adult (18 - 64 years)
    Geriatric (65 years & older)
    Adolescent (13 - 17 years)
    OSHA Category Category I - All Employees in this job title have a reasonably anticipated risk of occupational exposure to blood and/or other potentially infectious materials.
    Position Qualifications
    Education and Experience:
    Required High School Diploma or equivalency 
    Desired Associate degree in   Police Science or a related field 

    Work Experience:
    Required 2 years customer service related work experience.
    Desired 1 year previous experience in Law Enforcement, Security, and/or in the Military sectors. First Aide; IAHSS Certification - Basic Training; OSHA Hazardous Materials Emergency Response - Operations Level (within 6 months of hire). Self-defense, handcuff, and OC (Pepper Spray) training.
    Skills:
    Required Ability to...
    Computer Systems/Software/Applications identify advantages of computer applications
    Computer Systems/Software/Applications interpret computer data
    Computer Systems/Software/Applications operate computer
    Computer Systems/Software/Applications use Microsoft Office Products, Adobe and other similar applications
    Communication excellent oral and written communication skills
    Communication answer telephone inquiries timely and effectively
    Communication have effective expression in individual or group situations including gestures and nonverbal communication
    General - All Positions direct people
    General - All Positions work cooperatively with a wide variety of people
    General - All Positions perceive and respond sensitively to the needs of others
    General - All Positions provide excellent customer service to people both inside and outside the organization
    General - All Positions motivate people
    General - All Positions use listening skills to identify important information in oral communication
    General - All Positions formulate objectives
    Leadership manage conflict
    Leadership problem solve - evaluate, analyze, negotiate and recommend alternatives
    Leadership use effective time management
    Leadership be sensitive to other employees' needs
    Leadership company/organization goals, policies, procedures
    Leadership decision-making skills
    Reasoning/Decision Making have a broad range of interests including concerns for personal, organization and community environment
    Reasoning/Decision Making be decisive
    Reasoning/Decision Making self-direct
    Reasoning/Decision Making be professional, honest and have personal integrity
    Reasoning/Decision Making appreciate people whose values, goals, and cultures are different from your own
    Reasoning/Decision Making have positive attitude
    Reasoning/Decision Making develop new skills and keep abreast of new knowledge
    Desired Ability to...
    License and Certifications
    Required Valid Driver's License (DL) and 
    Current American Heart Association (AHA) Healthcare Provider CPR certification; Heart Saver, Rescue and Military training network CPR; or the American Red Cross CPR certification (CPR) except Citizen and Animal classes 
    Desired
    Physical Requirements/Demands of the Position
    Sitting
    Static Standing
    Walking/Standing Continually (67-100% or 8 hours)
    Driving
    Stooping/Bending Frequently (34-66% or 5.5 hours)
    Squatting
    Kneeling/Half Kneel Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours)
    Climbing Stair Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours)
    Climbing Ladder
    Reaching - Shoulder Level
    Reaching - Below Shoulder
    Reaching - Above Shoulder
    Repetitive Actions - Pinch Forces Pounds of force:
    Repetitive Actions - Grip Forces Pounds of force:
    Repetitive Actions - Fine Manipulation
    Balance - Right Leg
    Balance - Left Leg
    Lifting - Floor to Waist Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours) Number of lbs:
    Lifting - Waist to Overhead Number of lbs:
    Lifting - Other Number of lbs:
    Carrying - Long Carry (>50 feet) Number of lbs:
    Carrying - Short Carry Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours) Number of lbs:
    Carrying - Right Carry Number of lbs:
    Carrying - Left Carry Number of lbs:
    Carrying - Push/Pull (Static Force) Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours) Number of lbs:
    Other:
    Number of lbs:
    Environmental Conditions
    Exposed to infectious diseases.

    Security Officer (part-time)

    Equal Opportunity Employer