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Providence Health & Services Security Officer I *$1,000 Sign-On Bonus* in Spokane, Washington


$1,000 Sign-On Bonus for eligible external candidates who meet all conditions for payment – this is in addition to the fantastic benefits and compensation package offered by Providence that begin on your first day of employment.

Providence is calling a Security Officer I (Security, Variable Shift, 1.0 FTE, 40 hours per week) to Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center & Children's Hospital in Spokane, Washington. We are a community of caregivers delivering every day on our Mission to provide compassionate care that is accessible for all - especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

Apply Today! Applicants who meet qualifications will receive an email and text with some additional questions from our Modern Hire system.

In this position you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Follow and maintain a working knowledge of current department policies, standard operating procedures, and Spokane Municipal Codes. Enforces Providence Health Care and facility policies such as identification badging, access, loitering, smoking, parking, forbidden articles, weapons, etc.

  • Patrol assigned area including hospital units, clinics, Providence property and adjacent areas on foot or in a vehicle to deter criminal activity, to detect unauthorized activity and to identify needs for assistance. Monitors radio broadcasts by Dispatch and other officers to provide assistance as needed. Identifies, reports, and responds to suspicious activities.

  • Accurately complete reports including case/incident reports, accident reports, property slips and others documents in accordance with Security Services policies.

  • Investigate thefts, shortages and other complaints involving potential criminal misconduct; notify appropriate law enforcement agencies and detains suspicious individuals when authorized; participate in subsequent court proceedings as required.

  • Maintain accountability for valuables/property and forms of evidence.

  • Use security equipment to detect inappropriate or illegal behaviors. Promptly reports any system malfunctions.

  • Liaisons with County Medical Examiners, Coroners and Funeral Homes authorizing the release of deceased and their belongings in accordance with regulations and organizational policies.

  • Liaisons with law enforcement, fire department, emergency medical services, public relations and other PHC stakeholders to ensure appropriate assistance is provided and threats are identified and appropriately communicated.

  • Provide prompt and effective response to panic buttons and alarms. Respond to emergency Codes per existing procedures.

  • Respond to requests to address and de-escalate difficult or combative individuals; physically detains, restrains, or disarms individuals as necessary. Escort unruly individuals off premises. Assists with the handling of high security risk patients.

  • Assist during specific emergencies, including the establishment of a Hospital Command Center as needed.

  • Attend training sessions and maintains required department certifications. Skilled in the use of security and protective equipment including Expandable Baton, OC/Pepper Spray, Tasers, Cameras, Restraint Devices, etc.

  • Complete assigned inspections of safety equipment and promptly reports and/or corrects any fire or safety hazards.

  • Report for duty on time and maintains post assignments at times specified.

  • Accept direction from the Nursing Service Supervisor in the absence of the Lead Security Officer or Security Supervisor.

  • Follow Providence Security Operations Center (PSOC) policies and procedures including monitoring and responding to radio traffic, checking in service, and providing timely updates.

  • Follow Access Control policies and procedures including maintaining visitor documentation. Conduct safety searches of patients, visitors, and belongings consistent with facility search and seizure policies.

  • Maintain and secure confidentiality of records and medical center information. Comply with HIPAA requirements.

  • Report to work during emergencies and during inclement weather conditions since security personnel are considered essential staff. Emergency call back may be required and subject to mandatory overtime when required when operationally needed.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Valid driver’s license with a good driving record

  • 1 year of Law Enforcement/Security/Military or two years of work experience in a healthcare setting, or related college coursework deemed relevant to position

  • Security Academy, Department Field Training Officer Program, AVADE Levels I, II, & III, OC/Pepper Spray, Baton, CEW/Taser, Handcuffing, CPR/AED and Basic Healthcare Security Training within 90 days of hire

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Associate's Degree in Criminal Justice, History or English

  • Prior experience in healthcare setting

About the hospital you will serve.

Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center & Children’s Hospital has a commanding presence in Spokane, Washington and is a beacon of hope and healing for patients throughout the region. We have over 600 beds and are chosen by people from across the state for the da Vinci surgical robotic for heart surgery and parents from all over the Inland Northwest who have children with life-threatening conditions know they’ll find the care and comfort they need at Providence Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital.

We offer comprehensive, best-in-class benefits to our caregivers. For more information, visit

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Variable

Job Category: Facilities Security

Location: Washington-Spokane

Req ID: 330534