Position Description

Public Safety Officer - Northshore University Health System, Skokie, IL
Location Skokie, IL
Job Function Security
Employer Name NorthShore University Health System
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Position Overview  

NorthShore is currently seeking a Public Safety Officer.   The purpose of this job is to provide security services with professionalism, fairness, and compassion in even challenging circumstances and in accordance with policies, procedures, and training.  

Requirements for consideration :  

  • Must have valid drivers license   

  • Must be able/willing to obtain PERC card within 1 year of employment   

  • Must have open availability to work on weekends

Position Highlights:  

  • Position :  Public Safety Officer  

  • Location(s) :  One of the following locations:  Highland Park Hospital / Glenbrook Hospital / Skokie Hospital / Evanston Hospital   

  • Full Time  

  • Hours : we hire for all three( 3) shifts:   

  • 1 st Shift : 6am – 2:30pm  

  • 2 nd shift : 2pm – 10:30pm  

  • 3 rd shift : 10pm – 6:30am  

What you will do  

  • Inspire confidence in patients, visitors, and team members by presenting a professional, approachable, and service oriented appearance and demeanor.     

  • Has the ability to exercise critical thinking skills and work collaboratively with clinical and non-clinical staff to determine best course of actions to preserve patient, visitor and staff safety  

  • Be alert, observant, and ethical.    

  • Complies with and enforces all safety and security rules and regulations.   

  • Maintains department uniform and keep equipment in good repair.   

  • Performs routing responsibilities during interior and exterior patrols to ensure safety and security, including but not limited to:   inspections to identify vulnerabilities, hazards, and fire conditions, audits of Interim Life Safety Measures, and patient valuables  

  • Demonstrate ability in verbal and written communications.  

  • Ability to use a computer to document work such as (Microsoft Word, Excel, navigating a web page, and database entry).  

  • Ability to meet and maintain current Department training standards in radio communications, verbal de-escalation, stabilization, CPR, application of clinical restraints, etc.   

  • Ability to collaborate with clinical and non-clinical personnel to evaluate the appropriate course of action.  

What you will need :  

  • Education :  High School Diploma or GED  

  • Experience : 3-5 years of experience in security, related public safety, law enforcement, prior military service, or customer service equivalent, where primary responsibility includes responding to emergent situations and identifying and resolving issues that pose potential risk to patients/customers, visitors, staff, and/or property is strongly preferred   

  • At least one year of security or service related experience is required  

  • Prior experience in healthcare preferred.  

  • Certification :  Valid Driver’s License Required and PERC Card (Permanent Employee Registration Card) issued by State of Illinois (IL)  


NorthShore – Edward-Elmhurst Health is a fully integrated healthcare delivery system committed to providing access to quality, vibrant, community-connected care, serving an area of more than 4.2 million residents across six northeast Illinois counties. Our more than 25,000 team members and more than 6,000 physicians aim to deliver transformative patient experiences and expert care close to home across more than 300 ambulatory locations and eight acute care hospitals – Edward (Naperville), Elmhurst, Evanston, Glenbrook (Glenview), Highland Park, Northwest Community (Arlington Heights) Skokie and Swedish (Chicago) – all recognized as Magnet hospitals for nursing excellence. Located in Naperville, Linden Oaks Behavioral Health, provides for the mental health needs of area residents. For more information, visit NorthShore.org , SwedishCovenant.org , NCH.org and EEHealth.org .   


When you work for NorthShore – Edward-Elmhurst Health, you will be part of an organization that encourages its employees to achieve career goals and maximize their professional potential.  

Please explore our website ( www.northshore.org ) to better understand how NorthShore – Edward-Elmhurst Health delivers on its mission to “help everyone in our communities be their best ”.  

NorthShore – Edward-Elmhurst Health is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. Please refer to the main career page for more information.  

Diversity, equity and inclusion is at the core of who we are; being there for our patients and each other with compassion, respect and empathy. We believe that our strength resides in our differences and in connecting our best to provide community-connected healthcare for all.   

EOE: Race/Color/Sex/Sexual Orientation/ Gender Identity/Religion/National Origin/Disability/Vets, VEVRRA Federal Contractor.   


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