Providence St. Joseph Health

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St. Joseph Health / Covenant Health Associate Security Officer - Internal Only in Apple Valley, California

We are looking for an Associate Security Officer for the Department of Public Safety Department at St. Mary Medical Center.

Location: Apple Valley, CA

Work Schedule: Part Time - 40 Biweekly Hours

Shift: 8-hour, Days (Variable)

Job Summary:

Provides a safe and secure environment for all caregiver medical staff, patients, and visitors on the St. Mary Medical Center campus; 24 hours a day.

Essential Functions:

  • Responsible for locking and unlocking the Medical Center, to include outbuildings.

  • Patrol all areas of the medical center, primarily high traffic areas to include the Emergency Department, patient floor areas and parking lots as a uniformed presence to detect and deter criminal activity. Be alert to, look for and report any safety hazards or security concerns.

  • Public Safety Officer II will staff the stationary posts, monitoring activity around the vicinity, complete appropriate logs and check visitors in to the facility.

  • Public Safety Officer II shall follow state law and hospital regulations when performing DPS duties.

  • Any negative incidents involving SMMC caregivers observed by any Public Safety officer shall be reported to a DPS manager or Lead, House Shift Supervisor or the Administrative Coordinator.

  • All Public Safety Officers will maintain an incident log while on duty and report all major incidents to the manager of DPS as soon as possible after occurrence.

  • Makes necessary arrests and/or complete an accurate report when a criminal act is committed or a reportable incident occurs on the Medical Center campus. When appropriate, a PSO II will transfer arrestees or detainees to the Apple Valley Police Department for disposition.

  • Public Safety Officer II will monitor the front lobby area to assist visitors and secure SMMC property.

  • Public Safety Officer II shall take direction from the Public Safety Officer III on duty.

  • Ensures movement of deceased persons is in a dignified manner.


  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • Ability to take direction from senior staff.

  • Ability to deal with physically and emotionally difficult situations

Minimum Position Requirements:

Education: H.S. Diploma or GED or equivalent educ/experience


  • California Guard Card.

  • Current BLS certification within 30 days of hire

Preferred Position Qualifications:

Education: Coursework/Training - Attended an accredited law enforcement training program.

Experience: 1 year Patrol experience.

Licenses/Certifications: California Peace Officer Basic POST Certificate or level one Reserve Peace Officer Basic POST Certificate.

St. Mary Medical Center (SMMC) is an acute care hospital with 213 beds and over 1,750 employees making it one of the region's largest employers serving communities of the High Desert. The facility was constructed in 1956 and joined the St. Joseph Health System in 1992.

This facility has the only Neonatal Care Unit in the High Desert Accredited by California Children Services and has been granted approval as a Special Hospital with the California Children's Services Community Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. St. Mary was accredited as a primary Stroke Receiving Center in 2018, the only stroke-receiving center in the High Desert.

The Services and Clinical Specialties offered at this Hospital are Diabetes Education, Emergency Services, Heart and Vascular Services, Imaging Services, Rehabilitation Services, Respiratory Services, Robotic Surgery Services, Surgical Services, Women & Children's Services and Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine.

Company: St. Mary Medical Center

Category: Facilities Security

Req ID: R335814