Crisis Stabilization Officer (Hospital Security Officer)-Behavioral Health

University Of Iowa Iowa City , IA 52246

Posted 2 months ago

The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics department of Safety and Security is seeking a Crisis Stabilization Officer (Hospital Security Officer) to perform duties needed to maintain a safe and secure environment for patients, visitors, and staff in the buildings and grounds of the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.

  • Provide surveillance of Behavior Health and potentially combative patients

  • Respond to and resolve emergencies such as fire, HazMat, security alarms and patient/visitor/staff assists

  • Maintain a working knowledge of computers to process data, operate fire alarm systems, and security systems

  • Respond to and assist in controlling combative patients

  • Provide effective oral and written communication

  • Perform security checks, patrol facility, and monitor special assignments

  • Conduct incident investigations and provide documentation for follow-up

  • Report and follow-up on all safety and fire hazards

  • Respond to lock/unlock doors, troubleshoot elevator problems, and extricate as needed, and assist in traffic/parking enforcement

  • Perform safekeeping procedures

  • Assist with information to patients/visitors/staff

  • Escort to parking ramps and outlying areas

University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics-recognized as one of the best hospitals in the United States-is Iowa's only comprehensive academic medical center and a regional referral center. Each day more than 12,000 employees, students, and volunteers work together to provide safe, quality health care and excellent service for our patients. Simply stated, our mission is: Changing Medicine. Changing Lives.®

Percent of Time: 100%, Schedule: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd shifts available

Pay Grade: 8

Benefits Highlights:

  • Regular salaried position located in Iowa City, Iowa

  • Fringe benefit package including paid vacation; sick leave; health, dental, life and disability insurance options; and generous employer contributions into retirement plans

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1.Two years' experience in security and safety, or fire safety, or law enforcement; or

  • One year of post-high school education related to security and safety and one year of experience in security and safety; or

  • Two years of post-high school education related to security and safety.

2.Possession of appropriate driver's license and ability to meet UI Fleet Safety Standards.

3.Ability to obtain basic certification from International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety (IAHSS) within 6 months of hire and maintain certification for duration of employment

Desirable Requirements

  • Experience working with Behavioral Health patients

  • Experience using Epic

  • Crisis Prevention Institute Instructor certified

Application Process: In order to be considered, applicants must upload a resume (under submission relevant materials) that clearly address how they meet the listed required and desired qualifications of this position. Job openings are posted for a minimum of 10 calendar days. Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check. This position is not eligible for University sponsorship for employment authorization. With additional questions, please reach out to

Additional Information

  • Classification Title: Hospital Security Officer

  • Appointment Type: Merit

  • Schedule: Full-time

  • Work Modality Options: On Campus


  • Pay Level: 8
  • Starting Salary Minimum: $35,984

Contact Information

  • Organization: Healthcare

  • Contact Name: Austin Bullock

  • Contact Email:

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Crisis Stabilization Officer (Hospital Security Officer)-Behavioral Health

University Of Iowa