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Rush University Medical Center Security Officer - Full Time, Night Shift in Chicago, Illinois

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Security Officer - Full Time, Night Shift






Active Regular FT (72 to 80 hours per pay period)



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Job Description:

Rush University Medical Center Security Department Vacancy Announcement

Security Officer

This is a Full Time position

80 hours every two weeks, benefit-eligible

Night Shift: 10:30 PM to 7:00 AM

Weekends Included

This is a Union position: Illinois State Security Services Association

Position Highlights:

Under the general supervision of a Security Supervisor, the Security Officer will provide physical Protection for all Rush Medical Center patients, visitors, students and employees. The Security Officer will report and document all infractions of rules, regulations and policies of Rush, Federal, State and local laws and ordinances. Exemplifies the Rush mission, vision and values and acts in accordance with Rush policies and procedures.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Patrols buildings and grounds including fixed posts, walking patrols and/or mobile patrols.

  • Reports and documents any conditions that might constitute a security or safety hazard.

  • Prepares incident reports.

  • Obtains written or oral statements.

  • Assists local police agencies during investigations or emergencies.

  • Controls and enforces vehicular and pedestrian traffic patterns in the Medical Center as assigned.

  • Provides escort services as assigned.

  • Participates in property control procedures (accepts, records, stores, returns, or releases to authorized persons).

  • Responds to emergency situations i.e. Code Red, Blue, Code Triage, Code Orange, etc.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Position Qualifications Include


  • High School graduate or GED equivalent required.

  • Previous hospital Security experience preferred but not required.

  • Valid Driver's (Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin) license required. Must have a prior driving record deemed acceptable to Rush based upon the results of a Motor Vehicle Report check conducted by Human Resources.

  • Must possess and be responsible for maintaining current Permanent Employee Registration Card (PERC).

  • Must have completed 20 hours firearm training as demonstrated through a certification of successful completion of Firearms Training Course.

  • Must be eligible to obtain a Firearm Control Card (FCC) within six months of employment.

  • Illinois Firearm's Owner's Identification Permit (FOID) required.

  • International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety ("IAHSS") certification required within six months of employment and maintained thereafter.


  • Ability to handle confidential matters.

  • Ability to exercise independent judgment; excellent customer service skills.


  • Must be able to stand or walk during the majority, if not entire tour of duty and be able to withstand weather extremes for external assignments.

  • Physically able to perform required responsibilities.

  • Must be able to qualify for and successfully demonstrate the use and maintenance of firearms and departmental equipment.

  • Must be able to wear body armor.

Company Highlights :

  • Rush's new14-story hospitalis the cornerstone of the Rush Transformation, an ongoing effort to build new facilities, renovate existing buildings and adopt new technology.

  • Rush University Medical Center is a five time Magnet facility located in Chicago, IL

  • Leading academic medical center, acute care hospital w/ 676 licensed beds.

Rush is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.