Security Officer - Contingent - Henry Ford Macomb Hospital

Facility/Security/Support Services
1810240 Requisition #
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Under general supervision and in accordance with established policies, procedures, and guidelines, perform a variety of activities to ensure the safety and security of patients, visitors, and employees, and deter the loss of property.  As a member of the Safety & Security team, works in coordination with other team members to ensure quality service standards. 

1. Patrols and surveys assigned area within established policies, procedures, and guidelines to ensure safety and security of persons and premises. Responds to alarms and emergent calls, investigates unusual occurrences, and incidents, responds to requests from clinical staff to intercept or return patients to assigned areas. 
2. Directs traffic in parking lots to prevent congestion and accidents and ensure clear passage for all emergency vehicles. Secures landing location for helicopters. 
3. Prepares a variety of reports related to the documentation of incidents, Patient valuables, loss of property.   Maintains hospital ‘lost and found” services. 4. Performs preventive safety tours ensuring buildings  and security equipment are in good working order. 
5. Acts as a team member for the Safety & Security work team.  In doing so partners with Plant Operations and Environmental Services departments to ensure facilities and grounds are in good condition and customer service standards are met. 
6. Assists visitors, patients, and HFMH employees by providing directions, escort services, and assistance as needed. Acts as liaison between department and other departments and external organizations. 
7. Performs other clerical tasks such as answering phones, photocopying, relaying messages, and non clerical assignments such receiving and logging bodies in the morgue as assigned. 
8. May assist departments with locksmith services such as making keys and cores and obtaining keys that departments are missing. 
9. Performs other duties as required or assigned. 
10.Maintains a working knowledge of applicable Federal, State and local laws and regulations, the Corporate Compliance Program, Code of Ethics, as well as other policies and procedures in order to ensure adherence in a manner that reflects honest, ethical and professional behavior. 

Payrate: $14.52. This rate is the minimum pay for the position. Actual compensation will be based on years of experience, and other factors at the time of offer.
  • Ability to read and write in order to prepare reports and analytical skills in order to investigate situations at a level normally acquired through completion of high school. 
  • Approximately two years related work experience and/or equivalent education necessary in order to fully understand the role of a Security Officer and to obtain knowledge of fire and safety procedures and security surveillance equipment.    
  • Communication skills and interpersonal skills necessary to interact with a wide variety of individuals during stressful and/or emergent situations.  
  • Analytical ability necessary to conduct a thorough investigation. 

Must acquire Hospital sponsored CPI Certification (Crisis Prevention Institute) training and the International Association of Hospital Safety & Security, Basic Security Officer Certification within the first 6 months of employment. Current Michigan driver’s license in order to operate a vehicle and ability to use both manual and standard transmissions.  After 90 days of employment, must apply for and receive commercial driver’s license. 

  • Constant movement from location to location as well as frequent (up to 20 percent of work time) ability to drive in order to patrol and monitor assigned area. 
  • Exposure to weather conditions up to 20 percent of work time. 
  • Potential for physical injury when interacting with combative patients or restraining a suspect up to 10 percent of work time. 
  • Ability to lift and move patients and/or transport bodies to the morgue


       Henry Ford Health System, one of the largest and most comprehensive integrated U.S. health

       care systems, is a national leader in clinical care, research and education.  The system includes

       the 1,200-member Henry Ford Medical Group, five hospitals, Health Alliance Plan (a health

       insurance and wellness company), Henry Ford Physician Network, a 150-site ambulatory

       network and many other health-related entities throughout southeast Michigan, providing a

       full continuum of care.  In 2015, Henry Ford provided $299 million in uncompensated care.

       The health system also is a major economic driver in Michigan and employs more than 24,600

       employees.  Henry Ford is a 2011Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient.  The

       health system is led by President and CEO Wright Lassiter III.  To learn more, visit


       Whether it's offering a new medical option, helping you make healthier lifestyle choices or

       making the employee enrollment selection experience easier, it's all about choice.  Henry

       Ford Health System has a new approach for its employee benefits program - My Choice

       Rewards.  My Choice Rewards is a program as diverse as the people it serves.  There are

       dozens of options for all of our employees including compensation, benefits, work/life balance

       and learning - options that enhance your career and add value to your personal life.  As an

       employee you are provided access to Retirement Programs, an Employee Assistance Program

       (Henry Ford Enhanced), Tuition Reimbursement, Paid Time Off, Employee Health and Wellness

       and access to day care services at Bright Horizons Midtown Detroit, and a whole host of other

       benefits and services.

      Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

        Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer Henry Ford Health System is

        committed to the hiring, advancement and fair treatment of all individuals without regard to

        race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, size, height,

        weight, marital status, family status, gender identity, sexual orientation, and genetic information,

        or any other protected status in accordance with applicable federal and state laws.

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