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SoutheastHEALTH security guard in Dexter, Missouri

security guard

Dexter, MO

Security Full-Time



Variable ShiftProvide a range of security services in a health care environment that includes being alert for criminal activity, performing patrols on foot and by motor vehicle, assisting hospital staff in a wide array of activitiesBegin

  • Responsible for protecting the buildings and grounds, including the contents, occupants, and visitors from fire, theft, vandalism, disruption, and illegal entry

  • Perform walking and motor vehicle patrols of hospital facility, off-campus sites, and parking lots, seeking out and taking protective action against hazards or conditions which may cause damage, injury, or interference through fire accident, theft, or trespass

  • Enforces security regulations where applicable

  • Assists in handling lost and found articles

  • Gives directions to patients, visitors, and hospital guests

  • Directs traffic on the premises, assists public in locating parking places, and enforces parking regulations

  • Makes bank deposits and picks up mail on an as needed basis

  • May make special deliveries of hospital document supplies, patients, or staff as required

  • Prepares daily shift reports

  • May prepare special reports of incidents or take written statements from witnesses

  • Provides directions to fire department in a fire alarm situation

  • Responds and investigates fire alarms

  • Assists in helicopter landings and departures

  • Answers requests for assistance on a timely basis

  • Directs vehicle traffic

  • Controls abusive or combative patients, visitors, or employees

  • Perform heavy lifting of patients and medical devices

  • Monitors severe weather

  • May have to implement disaster plan

  • Conducts fire drills and fire watches as requested

  • Documents fire drill/fire watch evaluations as requested

  • Inspects fire extinguishers

  • Any other duties as assigned

  • Duties require interaction with different patient age groups, i.e. neonate, child, adolescents, adult, and the elderly, and requires recognition that different age groups require specialized attention or care


  • High School Graduate or equivalent required, Bachelors degree preferred.

  • Experience in law enforcement, military service, or security services accepted.

  • Qualify for Dexter Security Guard License (Must be 21 years of age), free from convictions of moral turpitude, no felony convictions or convictions by military court martial.

  • Must be able to read, write and speak English.