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UCLA Health Systems

Security Officer, Per Diem - Westwood




Full Time


Los Angeles, California, United States


In this position, you will protect and guard all assets, staff, patients, and visitors in and around the Ronald Reagan & Santa Monica UCLA Medical Centers, Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital, Medical Plazas and the Center for Health Sciences. Security Officers perform regular patrols and document all routine activities, incidents, and may perform in a lead capacity and other duties as assigned. Additionally, you will enforce all policies and state laws, and follow all guidelines including state regulatory agency requirements.


1. Ability to see aspects of public relations in all facets of the job and the ability to understand the effects of actions on the entire organization

2. Ability to recognize the importance of dealing diplomatically with the public, and the importance of a good public appearance

3. Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with security employees, police officers, and Medical Center, RNPH, Medical Plaza and CHS employees

4. Physical ability to handle various interventive incidents, including patient restraints and violent subjects

5. Demonstrated ability to assess problematic or emergency situations and plan / execute an appropriate solution based on established guidelines or policies

6. Ability to clearly and concisely express ideas using appropriate vocabulary and spelling

7. Ability to relay information, either in writing or verbally, in a professional manner

8. Knowledge and understanding of all Security Program operational policies and guidelines

9. Ability to independently resolve issues working within set policies and procedures

10. Knowledge of applicable geography in order to expedite calls and to be an effective information source

11. Ability to know and use available resources in order to solve problems

12. Possess and maintain current certification: Guard Card, D.O.J. Chemical Agent, CPR and driver's license

13. Knowledge of penal and radio codes and language used in radio communications

14. Physically able to perform sustained foot patrols, prolonged standing, lifting patients, and physically restrain patients or prisoners as necessary

15. Visual and hearing ability to detect and report unusual circumstances quickly and accurately

16. Working knowledge of security practices, protocols and techniques

17. Ability to complete continual training classes as required (Training provided)

18. Ability to operate security related equipment and general office equipment

19. Ability to successfully pass a criminal background investigation

UCLA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

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