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Security Assistant- Per Diem

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Job ID: 214313
Category: Security
Work Type: PER DIEM
Location: West Chester, PA, United States
Work Schedule: Per Diem. 2nd shift.

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Penn Medicine is dedicated to our tripartite mission of providing the highest level of care to patients, conducting innovative research, and educating future leaders in the field of medicine. Working for this leading academic medical center means collaboration with top clinical, technical and business professionals across all disciplines.

Today at Penn Medicine, someone will make a breakthrough. Someone will heal a heart, deliver hopeful news, and give comfort and reassurance. Our employees shape our future each day. Are you living your life's work?


  • Provide assistance and protection to persons and property. Ensures hospital regulations and procedures are followed and takes appropriate action to ensure the safety of all.


Weapon Detection Operation: 

  • Operate weapon detection equipment at designated checkpoints, entrances or areas to scan individuals, bags, packages and other items. 
  • Monitor the display and alarms of the weapon detector to identify and differentiate between harmless and potentially prohibited objects in the shape of a weapon.
  • Communicate with individuals passing through the weapon detection system, providing clear instructions and ensuring compliance with screening procedures.

Threat Identification:

  • Detect and respond to alarms triggered by the weapon detection system, verifying the source of the alarm and taking appropriate actions based on established protocols.
  • Identify potential threats, such as weapons, sharp objects, or other prohibited metal items and report findings to appropriate security personnel. 

Communication and Collaboration: 

  • Work closely with Public Safety personnel, law enforcement or relevant staff to address any security concerns or potential threats identified during screening. 
  • Provide assistance to visitors, employees and other individuals passing through weapon detection areas, maintaining a courteous and professional demeanor. 

 Record Keeping: 

  • Maintain accurate records of individuals screened, items detected, and any incidents that occur during the screening process. 
  • Prepare and submit daily activity reports, incident reports, and other documentation as required. 
  • Adherence to Policies and Procedures: • Follow established Public Safety protocols and guidelines while conducting weapon detection screening. 
  • Stay updated on company policies, security procedures, and any changes in regulations related to metal detection. 
  • Must be of good character and neat and clean in appearance. 
  • Must comply with departmental dress code and standards. 

Customer Service: 

  • Interact with the public, visitors, and employees in a friendly and professional manner, ensuring a positive experience during the screening process.
  • Provide assistance to individuals who may require special accommodations during the screening process. 
  • Performs duties in accordance with Penn Medicine and entity values, policies, and procedures 
  • Other duties as assigned to support the unit, department, entity, and health system organization

Education or Equivalent Experience:

  • H.S. Diploma/GED (Required)
  • Previous experience operating Evolv or similar weapon detection equipment, or working in a security-related role. (Preferred) 
We believe that the best care for our patients starts with the best care for our employees. Our employee benefits programs help our employees get healthy and stay healthy. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits program that includes one of the finest prepaid tuition assistance programs in the region. Penn Medicine employees are actively engaged and committed to our mission. Together we will continue to make medical advances that help people live longer, healthier lives.

Live Your Life's Work

We are an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, familial status, genetic information, domestic or sexual violence victim status, citizenship status, military status, status as a protected veteran or any other status protected by applicable law.

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