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Providence Health & Services Security and Safety Officer *0.0/Variable* in Polson, Montana


Providence is calling a Security and Safety Officer ( Safety, Variable Shift, 0 FTE) to Providence St. Joseph Medical Center Polso in Polson, Montana. 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 that meet qualifications will receive a text with some additional questions from our Modern Hire system!

In this position you will:

  • Maintain radio contact with the Facilities or Dispatch Center at all times.

  • Serve as the Safety Officer for rotor wing aircraft landings and as patient transport from the helipads to the Emergency Room or other destination as required for continuum of care.

  • Work closely with Hospital Leadership, nursing staff, Facilities Engineers, non-clinical staff, patients, and visitors to ensure a safe environment of care.

  • Serve as hospital liaison with Law Enforcement, Fire Department and Correctional Facility Officers. Carries out specific duties as required by hospital plans, policies, standing operating procedures and other duties as assigned by the Safety and Emergency Preparedness Director.

  • Conduct staff and patient education sessions based on a variety of safety and security issues on the patient floors, classrooms and ancillary areas of the hospital. Must maintain a working knowledge of current hospital policies and response procedures.

  • Responsible for managing staff response to fire alarms, infant abduction alarms and calls for assistance during a response team, patient evacuation or hazardous material spill Directs the actions of fellow caregivers during responses to aggressive patients, hard and soft restraint application, weapon calls for service and active shooter situations.

  • Perform ongoing security assessments, conducts interior and exterior security patrols (pedestrian & vehicle) monitors activity in the hospital, conducts preliminary investigations, writes and submits incident reports as required Updates security procedures and informs Safety Management Staff.

  • Maintain controlled access to the hospital facilities at all times. Locks/unlocks entrances on a specific schedule, maintains awareness of visitors, vendors, contractors and Law Enforcement Officers in the facility Monitors and restricts access to high risk areas using video surveillance system, elevator and door controls Able to restrict access to portions of the hospital, parking garages, parking lots and other property as required.

  • Conduct education sessions on personal security issues, property security, and emergency responses as required Must be familiar with hospital policies, standing operating procedures and have a general knowledge of city ordinances and laws.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Prior typing/keyboard experience required to enter and retrieve data in an accurate and timely manner.

  • Valid Montana State Driver’s License. motor vehicle record. and insurance or signed insurance waiver.

  • Current Basic Life Support (BLS) card must be from the following authorized governing bodies: American Heart Association (AHA) - (BLS Provider), American Red Cross (ARC) - (BLS for Health Care Provider), or Military Training Network (MTN) – (Healthcare Provider) within six months of hire.

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Associate's degree

  • 2 years of experience military, law enforcement or private security.

  • Management of Aggressive Behavior Certification

  • Basic Hazardous Material and Decontamination Awareness Course

  • Rotor Wing Ambulance Emergency Procedure & Safety Training

  • Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) ICS 100 & 200

  • Montana State Registry EMT-B or EMT-A Certified - Preferred

About the hospital you will serve.

Providence St. Joseph Medical Center is a 22-bed critical access hospital in beautiful northwest Montana employing nearly 250 employees, including physicians. With expanding services, building renovations and outstanding technology, our community hospital is the heart of medical care in Polson, Montana and the large, sparsely populated surrounding area. We have close ties to St. Patrick Hospital, Providence's tertiary center located 66 miles away in Missoula.

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: On Call

Shift: Variable

Job Category: Facilities Security

Location: Montana-Polson

Req ID: 312207