Public Safety Officer (Full Time, Day Shift) – Nicklaus Children’s Health System – Miami, FL

Public Safety Officer (Full Time, Day Shift) 20415


Job Summary

Polices hospital buildings, grounds, and offsite locations to prevent fire, theft, vandalism and to prevent injury and accidents. Works under the direction of the Shift Supervisor and the Manager.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • American Heart Association AED – maintain active and in good standing throughout employment

  • Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI) required within 90 days of hire- maintain active and in good standing throughout employment

  • Successfully complete and sustain the Basic Security Officer Healthcare Training Course (only once) IAHSS within 6 months of hire

  • Security D FL License required within 90 days of hire – maintain in good standing throughout employment

  • Active and valid State of Florida driver’s license with an approved driving record pursuant to our policy and maintained throughout employment

  • 3-5 years of experience in healthcare security


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Adheres to attendance policy, guidelines, and expectations as outlined ensuring proper handoff, coverage for shift, team collaboration and patient/staff safety.
  • Provides exceptional customer service to all customers, patients, and co-workers, as measured by the shared department result customer service survey.
  • Escorts visitors, patients, and employees to different areas within the main hospital grounds when needed.
  • Investigates incidents of unusual circumstances reported by hospital staff, visitors, physicians, or patients. Writes incident reports and documents investigations based on hospital standards.
  • Maintains logs/checklists (including security call, dispatcher, cameras, doors, etc).
  • Patrols and secures buildings on the main campus. Limits after hour accessibility to hospital and areas designated as sensitive by making sure that all doors are locked and secure.
  • Reports all safety and fire hazards observed on routine patrols and inspections.
  • Responds to calls from medical staff that requires a Public Safety Officer & provides support per hospital guideline & CPI training (Baker acts, restraining patients for medical treatment, etc.).
  • Responds to alarms such as panic alarms and all emergency codes within the appropriate timeframes.
  • Writes detailed narrative incident reports and document investigations based on hospital standards and maintains daily activity reports.
  • Conducts Fire Watches for areas under construction every 1 to 2 hours, or 24 hours depending on projects.
  • Conduct ALSM Rounding for areas under construction once a day depending on project duration.
  • Responds to elevator malfunctions ensuring safety of patients, families, and employees.
  • Monitors visitor registration areas ensuring proper sign-in procedures for FastPass systems ensuring safety and security for all patients, families, and employees.
  • Responds to any and all emergency situations alerted timely and following all of the guidelines depending on Codes called. i.e. Code Red, Code Strong, etc.
  • Escorts medical staff with the transporting of deceased patients.
  • Escorts and monitors psych evaluation patients to ensure they are not a threat to themselves or others as per hospital standards & Baker Act guidelines to include assistance with holding.
  • Secures helipad for the helicopter when patients are flown in.
  • Conducts monthly AED checks during 2nd or 3rd shift or as needed to meet compliance.
  • Provides continuous supervision, observation of behavioral health patients, and adheres to non-violent crisis intervention strategies (CPI).


  • High school education or equivalent preferred
  • Able to adhere to Alpha/Bravo assigned schedule
  • Experience with customer service within a hospitality industry highly preferred
  • Basic proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English both verbally and in writing; Bi-lingual highly preferred

: Security

Primary Location
: Florida-Miami-Nicklaus Children’s Hospital – Main Hospital Campus

: SECURITY-2100-842000

Job Status
: Full Time

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