Patrol Officer - Certified-Protective Services


Biweekly Hours: 80.00

Shift: 6pm - 630am, rotating weekends

The MetroHealth System is redefining health care by going beyond medical treatment to improve the foundations of community health and well-being: affordable housing, a cleaner environment, economic opportunity and access to fresh food, convenient transportation, legal help and other services. The system strives to become as good at preventing disease as it is at treating it. Founded in 1837, Cuyahoga County's safety-net health system operates four hospitals, four emergency departments and more than 20 health centers.


Assumes responsibility for maintaining an orderly and safe environment for MetroHealth patients, visitors, and staff. Patrols hospital buildings and campus grounds to provide service functions, protect people and assets, and enforce hospital policies, regulations; federal, state, and local laws. Upholds the mission, vision, values, and customer service standards of The MetroHealth System.


Qualifications: Required: High school graduate or passage of a high school equivalency exam. Age 21 or older. Private Security Officer's Training Course with Firearms Course with semiautomatic pistols, or Police Officer Basic Academy, both must meet requirements and be sanctioned by Ohio Police Officer Training Commission. Background check that is acceptable to the Department Director. Private security officer equivalent obtains a Cleveland Commission to carry firearms within 120 days of employment. Achieve and maintain department's qualifying firearms score for duration of employment. Maintain minimum skill-based competencies as identified by the department during term of employment. Possesses a valid Ohio driver's license and ability to obtain & maintain eligibility of insurability as determined by the MHS insurance carrier's requirements to operate MHS vehicles. Reliable transportation to report to alternate sites during shift. Knowledge of the concepts/processes of laws of arrest, search & seizure, use of deadly force and physical security systems. Understanding of the permitted actions appropriate to the commission held. High level of integrity required for handling sensitive/confidential MHS data and resources. Advanced communications skills to include following de-escalation verbal strategies and written grammar, etc. to produce professional reports and documents. Ability to interact effectively with a wide range of cultural, ethnic, racial, and socioeconomic backgrounds. Preferred: Experience in law enforcement or security enforcement in healthcare. Physical Requirements: A psychological evaluation from a MetroHealth System designated Psychologist which demonstrates satisfactory psychological fitness commensurate with the role of an armed officer. Applicants who begin employment after 11/1/2014 will be required to pass a physical agility and fitness test that is based on essential job requirements within six months. Employees must pass the test annually to maintain employment. Must maintain adequate physical fitness level to perform essential physical aspects of the job effectively with minimized risk to self and others. Full body motion, physical strength, and stamina sufficient to chase, apprehend, and/or subdue individuals. Approximately 2 minutes continuous physical conflict on an occasional basis. Physical ability to run in spurts and ascend or descend multiple flights of steps quickly. Drag loads of up to 200 lbs. on a rare basis, lift loads up to 88 lbs. on an occasional basis and lift loads of up to 40 lbs. on a regular basis. Jumping, climbing, and crawling on an occasional basis. Standing/walking up to 4 hours walking without rests, twice during an eight-hour shift. Walk approximately 5 miles per shift. Able to drive in a vehicle for extended periods of time, 60 minutes or more continuously. Manual dexterity & coordination sufficient to perform duties. Have uncorrected vision of not less than 20/100 in both eyes, corrected to 20/40 or better, with peripheral vision & color vision consistent with the occupational demands of the job. Have normal hearing in each ear. Hearing aids are acceptable if candidate can demonstrate sufficient hearing proficiency to perform the duties of the job.