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Security Officer I (Full Time/ Night Shift)


Job Description


Provides security for patients, employees, and visitors; initiates appropriate investigation and follows up.  Protects hospital buildings, assets and premises as assigned.

Week #!:
Sunday: Off

Monday: 11pm-7am

Tuesday: 11pm-7am

Wednesday: Off

Thursday: Off
Friday: 7pm-7am
Saturday: 11pm-7am

Week #2:
Sunday: 11pm-7am
Monday: Off

Tuesday: 3pm-11pm
Wednesday: 7pm-7am
Friday: Off
Saturday: Off

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Qualified individuals must have the ability (with or without reasonable accommodation) to perform the following duties:

  • Patrol assigned areas, monitoring the facility and activity to provide a safe and secure environment for patients, visitors and staff.

  • On a daily workday basis, take part in pre shift and post shift briefings to remain current and up to date with recent security events and incidents. Actively participate in this exchange of information at the beginning and completion of each tour of duty.

  • Document daily activity and security responses during a work shift through the use of a thorough and complete daily activity log.

  • Respond to requests for Security to resolve emergency situations, investigate suspicious activity, de-escalate volatile situations and take appropriate action as directed by Security Department supervisory personnel, the Nursing Supervisor or the Administrator on-call for the hospital.

  • Investigate, document and resolve security related incidents. Report abuses of hospital equipment or property to the proper authority. Complete and maintain records, notes, incident reports and other documents related to Security Department activity.

  • Respond to all intra-facility specialized alarms and Condition Codes as may be required.

  • Conduct regular security checks/audits of Penn Medicine/Lancaster General Health (LGH) properties and grounds during non-business hours.

  • Monitor all hospital premises, grounds and parking facilities for security concerns and any potential safety hazards.

  • Monitor all parking areas and associated traffic flow on Lancaster General property.


SECONDARY FUNCTIONS: The following duties are considered secondary to the primary duties listed above:

  • Make appropriate recommendations to Security Supervisors and management on methods to effectively improve the Security function.

  • Create and participate in crime prevention initiatives in a team effort to pro-actively address security related issues or problems before they occur.

  • Other duties as assigned.



  • High school diploma or equivalent.

  • Must complete the International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety Basic Certification Program within one (1) year of employment.

  • Must possess a valid State driver’s license.

  • Must complete PPCI PATH, OCAT, and Defensive Tactics within six (6)months of employment.

  • Must complete Crisis Prevention Institution (CPI) Level 4 - Advanced Physical Skills training within six (6) months of employment.

  • ​Must complete basic CPR/AED certification within six (6) months of employment.

  • Ability to interact with a wide variety of people from many diverse cultures and backgrounds.

  • Ability to function effectively within a team environment.


  • Ability to read a variety of books, magazines, instructions, atlases, and encyclopedias. 

  • Ability to prepare memoranda, reports and essays; using proper format, punctuation, spelling and grammar. 

  • Ability to communicate distinctly with appropriate pauses and emphasis; correct pronunciation (or sign equivalent) and variation in word order; using present, perfect, and future tenses.

Disclaimer: This job description is not intended and should not be construed to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with the job.  It is intended to be a reflection of those principal job elements essential for recruitment and selection, for making fair job evaluations, and for establishing performance standards.  The percentages of time spent performing job duties are estimates, and should not be considered absolute.  The incumbent shall perform all other functions and/or be cross-trained as shall be determined at the sole discretion of management, who has the right to amend, modify, or terminate this job in part or in whole.  Incumbent must be able to perform all job functions safely.

Benefits At A Glance:

PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH offers the following benefits to employees:

  • 100% Tuition Assistance at The Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences
  • Paid Time Off and Paid Holidays
  • Shift, Weekend and On-Call Differentials
  • Health, Dental and Vision Coverage
  • Short-Term and Long-Term Disability
  • Retirement Savings Account with Company Matching
  • Child Care Subsidies
  • Onsite Gym and Fitness Classes


PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to hiring a diverse workforce. All openings will be filled based on qualifications without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, marital status, veteran status, disability, age, religion or any other classification protected by law.


Search Firm Representatives please read carefully: PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH is not seeking assistance or accepting unsolicited resumes from search firms for this employment opportunity. Regardless of past practice, all resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH via-email, the Internet or directly to hiring managers at Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health in any form without a valid written search agreement in place for that position will be deemed the sole property of PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH, and no fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH as a result of the referral or through other means.

LGH Full Time Posted on 11/20/2023