The Public Safety Officer will be responsible for ensuring a safe and secure
working environment for employees, patients, and visitors who work and visit the
Elmhurst Hospital's outpatient and inpatient care areas, campus buildings, its
surrounding property, and parking areas. The Public Safety Officer will also be
responsible for the protection of all Elmhurst Hospital's assets.
Make patrols of the organization's buildings, grounds, and public areas as a
visible deterrent to criminal activity
Recognize, report, and investigate criminal and non-criminal incidents.
Take immediate and appropriate action to report, document, and correct
Enforce organization's policies pertaining to restricted areas, employees,
visitors, patients, and federal, state, and local laws
Maintain pedestrian and vehicular traffic control inside the organization's
buildings and outside on the grounds and parking areas
Understands and demonstrates the proper guidelines for the Use of Force.
Maintains professional competency by successful completion of all annual
departmental training (i.e., CPR, First Aid, Self Defensive, CPI, and
Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response team, and annual physical
and respiratory exams)
Physical job tasks include; able to perform frequent standing/walking;
occasional lifting, carrying, pushing/pulling up to 50 lbs; seldom lifting,
carrying, pushing/pulling of more than 101 lbs; seldom stooping, kneeling,
crouching, twisting, bending, reaching, and climbing; frequent walking up and
down stairs during routine patrols; may require running or running up and down
stairs; occasional repetitive use of hands; vehicle operation; possible
exposure to heat/cold and infectious diseases and hazardous materials; able to
perform all physical job tasks while wearing full face respirator and Saratoga
brand chemical suit
Assist patients, visitors, and employees as requested
Maintain confidentiality of all patients
Maintain confidentiality of all incident reports and occurrences
Prevent unauthorized removal of organizational property
Responsible for any other duties which may be assigned by a department Supervisor
or hospital management
Minimum age is 21.
Ability to produce a concise, accurate, well-written report.
Excellent verbal communication skills.
Good typing skills of a minimum of 25 WPM
High School Education or Equivalent (Diploma or GED)
Prefer One Year of Hospital Public Safety Experience or Equivalent
Valid State of Illinois Drivers License (upon hire)
Valid FOID (Firearm Owners Identification Card; upon hire)
CPR issued by American Heart Association (within 6 months of hire)
A Criminal Background Check and Drivers License Check will be performed
initially as part of pre-employment screening and annually thereafter.
Successful completion of the initial and annual respiratory physical examination
as set forth by the standards of Elmhurst Memorial Occupational Health Services.