Security Officer I

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Wake Forest Baptist Health
January 5, 2021
Wake Forest, North Carolina
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Security Officer I, Winston Salem NC
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Major Duties

Wake Forest Baptist Health is a pre-eminent academic health system based in Winston Salem, North Carolina. Wake Forest Baptist’s two main components are an integrated clinical system- anchored by Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, an 885-bed tertiary-care hospital in Winston Salem – that included Brenner Children’s Hospital, five community hospitals, and more than 350 primary and specialty care locations and more than 2,500 physicians; and Wake Forest School of Medicine, a recognized leader in experimental medical education and groundbreaking research that include Wake Forest Innovations, a commercialization enterprise focused on advancing health care through new medical technologies and biomedical discovery.


To ensure a safe environment and efficient operation of the Medical Center in compliance with Medical Center policies and JCAHO requirements by performing all activities relating to the safety and security of patients, employees, visitors, hospital buildings, equipment and grounds.  Conducts investigations and completes reports and forms.  Provides security services to staff, patients, medical staff, volunteers and students using knowledge and training provided.



  • High School Graduate or equivalent plus public contact experience
  • Security, fire, EMS or Military experience preferred



  • North Carolina Driver's License (valid with no restrictions)
  • Respirator certified within 30 days
  • I.A.H.S.S. Basic Health Care Security Officer Training Certification required within first 90 days of employment
  • Ability to successfully complete department mandated skills validation and competency training to include Security Services Basic Officer Training Program (certification in crisis intervention (MOAB), defensive measures , aerosol defense, handcuffing, etc).
  • CPR certified within first 90 days of employment
  • Notary Certification within first year
  • NIMS 100/700



  1. Patrols and identifies safety hazards and unsafe conditions that could cause injury to people and/or damage to property.
  2. Provides security services to help protect people and property against injury or loss.
  3. Conducts investigations of safety and security incidents that result in loss or damage to property, potential liability, or violation of Medical Center policy, or state or federal statute.
  4. Proficient in fire safety procedures.
  5. Provides a wide range of safety/security services and assistance to include patient monitoring activity and access management.
  6. Enforces the parking policy and patrols the Medical Center parking decks and parking lots to prevent criminal activity and unauthorized parking.
  7. Maintains security of high-risk and sensitive areas.
  8. Follows established precautions, protocols and standard operating procedures.
  9. Attends all JCAHO and department training required by continuing education.
  10. Provides age/developmentally appropriate assistance in accordance with Age/Developmental Specific Care Guidelines for the specific age groups served.



  • Basic Computer skills.
  • Ability to successfully complete generic and department-specific skills validation and competency training.
  • Must be able to communicate professionally.
  • Must be able to make independent decisions with little involvement of the supervisor.
  • Must have and demonstrate problem-solving skills.
  • Security personnel are held to the standards of conduct represented in the North Carolina General Statute that regulates private security organizations: Chapter 74 C. Private Protective Services.



  • This position works a set schedule but may be called in to respond to staff shortages and emergencies.
  • May be exposed to toxic chemicals or unpleasant odors.
  • Contact with patients, visitors, and staff under a wide variety of circumstances.
  • May be required to report to, provide service to, a variety of Medical Center facilities.
  • Subject to varying and unpredictable situations.
  • Handles emergency and crisis situations.
  • Subject to many interruptions.
  • Occasionally subjected to irregular hours, subject to reassignment of shift (preferences noted).
  • Walks in all weather conditions and on many different surfaces.



  • Must be able to walk a distance of 2500 feet (indoors, level surface) within 10 minutes without apparent physical difficulty.
  • Must be able to ascend and descend 4 floors of stairs (86 steps) within 5 minutes without apparent physical difficulty.
  • Must be able to lift a 100 lb. object a minimum of 12” from floor, holding for 5 seconds without apparent physical difficulty.
  • Must be able to lift a 50 lb. object and move a minimum of 10 feet before contact with floor without apparent difficulty.
How to Apply

To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply Now" button on this page.  You must complete the application process and then submit your application by clicking on the "Submit" button located at the bottom of the page titled "Submit Online Application". You will receive the following message once you hit the submit button: "You have successfully submitted your job application".

Computers are available for applying within the lobby of the Human Resources Department located at 1920 West First Street, (on the corner of Miller and First Street) Winston-Salem, North Carolina  27104. You may also call our office for assistance at (336) 716-6464.  Office hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm.

If you are an individual with a disability and need reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process, please contact our Supervisor of Office Services by phone (336) 716-3367 or email at

Equal Employment Opportunity

It is the policy of  Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center to administer all educational and employment activities without discrimination because of race, sex, age, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran status (except where sex is a bona fide occupational qualification or a statutory requirement) in accordance with all local, state, national laws, executive orders, regulations, and guidelines.

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