Officer II, Public Safety & Security

Job Description

Officer II, Third Shift, Public Safety & Security

UC Health is hiring a full-time Officer II for the Public Safety & Security department for the third shift at University of Cincinnati Medical Center.

The Public Safety & Security Department will support the Medical Centers and deliver high-quality care to patients based on assessed needs, established standards of care and according to policy and procedures.

About University of Cincinnati Medical Center

As part of the Clifton Campus of UC Health, Greater Cincinnati's academic health system, University of Cincinnati Medical Center has served Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky for nearly 200 years. Each year, hundreds of thousands of patients receive care from our world-renowned clinicians and care team. Our experts utilize the most advanced medical knowledge and technology available, providing a level of specialty and subspecialty medical care that is not available anywhere else in Greater Cincinnati.

UC Medical Center is also home to medical breakthroughs- our physician experts conduct basic, translational and clinical research, leading to new therapies and care protocols, and connecting patients to the latest and most advanced treatments. UC Medical Center houses Greater Cincinnati's only Level I adult trauma center, which includes the right mix of specialist and medical resources available at a moment's notice for a wide variety of the most complex medical conditions and injuries.

Unit Details:
  • We are a hybrid department with security and police functions to provide utmost protection of people, places and assets.
  • Comparable work hours to enjoy a personal/work life balance
  • Opportunities for growth and development within our department. We work towards a culture of preparedness, providing in-house training to include a Private Security Academy commissioned by OPOTA.


Job Responsibilities
  • Patrol property and/or facilities by foot, bike or patrol vehicle in an effort to ensure a safe and secure environment, respond to alarm activation's and radio dispatched calls. In performance of their duties, officers are to cooperate with co-workers and other employees, be respectful and conduct themselves in a courteous, friendly, and professional manner. Treat all patients, visitors, and associates in a fair professional manner.
  • Investigate and document all reports of criminal or unusual activity, crisis incidents and policy violations, following up when necessary. Complete appropriate incident report, as outlined in department policy. Reports must be complete, clear, concise, accurate, and professional.
  • Conduct inspections and document potential and real security, health and safety hazards. Upon discovery, officers shall conduct initial investigation if needed and submit a Plant Operations work request.
  • Enforce UC Health policies, procedures, and regulations. Assist in enforcing all Federal, State and Local laws as indicated in the Ohio Revised Code. Appear in court, if necessary to testify in court cases.
  • Performs safety checks throughout the facilities, and grounds. Performs monthly checks of the fire extinguishers, panic alarm systems.
  • Maintains knowledge of current trends and developments in the field by reading appropriate journals, books and other literature, and attending related seminars, conferences and in-services.
  • Additional duties: Officers are required to perform all other duties assigned by department management. These duties include, but are not limited to: locking/unlocking doors and gates, handling lost and found property, motorist assists, medical assists (patient restraints), package/mail delivery, helicopter landing safety, etc.


Education and Experience Requirements:
  • High school diploma or GED. Associate degree in criminal justice or security management, preferred. Graduation from Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy (OPOTA) or other state certified training academy as a security or police officer, preferred.
  • Obtain the IAHSS security officer certification within 12 months of employment.
  • Two years experience in law enforcement/public safety/security/military police, minimum required. Willing to certify, license or graduate within 12 months, IAHSS certified, preferred.
  • Basic police training preferred, experience with multiple computer programs such as Microsoft office required.

At UC Health, we're proud to have the best and brightest teams and clinicians collaborating toward our common purpose: to advance healing and reduce suffering.
As the region's adult academic health system, we strive for innovation and provide world-class care for not only our community, but patients from all over the world. Join our team and you'll be able to develop your skills, grow your career, build relationships with your peers and patients, and help us be a source of hope for our friends and neighbors.
UC Health is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable, and diverse place of employment.

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About UC Health

UC Health is an integrated academic health system serving Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. In partnership with the University of Cincinnati, UC Health combines clinical expertise and compassion with research and teaching-a combination that provides patients with options for even the most complex situations. Members of UC Health include: UC Medical Center, West Chester Hospital, Daniel Drake Center for Post-Acute Care, Bridgeway Pointe Assisted Living, University of Cincinnati Physicians and UC Health Ambulatory Services (with more than 900 board-certified clinicians and surgeons), Lindner Center of HOPE and several specialized institutes including: UC Gardner Neuroscience Institute and the University of Cincinnati Cancer Center. Many UC Health locations have received national recognition for outstanding quality and patient satisfaction. Learn more at