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Emergency Response Officer Security Services

by Bluewater Health

Location: Sarnia, Ontario
Date Posted: Aug 28, 2013

Job Description

Emergency Response Officer
Security Services


Bluewater Health, with locations in Sarnia and Petrolia, is a 326-bed community hospital that cares for the residents of Sarnia-Lambton. With close to 2,500 staff, Professional Staff and volunteers, Bluewater Health provides an array of specialized acute, complex continuing care, allied health and ambulatory care services. State-of-the-art facilities, which opened in 2010, contribute to Bluewater Health’s Mission: We create exemplary healthcare experiences for patients and families every time. For more information about Bluewater Health, visit

The successful applicant will work in compliance with all relevant and applicable legislation and Hospital Policies and Procedures, will practice the Bluewater Health Standards of Performance Excellence and will fulfill their role within the Attendance Support Program parameters. The successful applicant will also possess effective communication and interpersonal skills, will have the ability to work independently and as part of a team, and will have strong attention to detail and accuracy.


-Licensed by the Province of Ontario under the Private Security and Investigative Services Act, 2005 required
-Diploma or degree program in Law & Security Administration, Police Foundations, Criminology or other law-based field of study at a recognized Community College or University required
-Valid certification in CPR, First Aid, and Crisis Intervention required
-Valid Ontario unrestricted Class ‘G’ Driver’s license required

Skill, Ability and Experience:

-Physical ability to meet the demands of the position required
-Basic proficiency in the use of computers required
-Previous experience as an Emergency Response Officer preferred

Principle Duties:

-Performs regular preventative security patrols, escorts, and standby
-Respond to all Emergency situations as per policies and procedures
-Respond, intervene in and/or investigate incidents of violence, crime, accident and other undesirable events
-Maintains detailed notebook of shift activities and completes detailed incident reports
-Responsible for daily and monthly fire inspections
-Respond to all chemical spills with the HAZMAT cart and follow appropriate protocol
-Routine inspection for safety hazards on patrols
-Completes maintenance requisitions for equipment deficiencies or property damage
-Participates in unit/department and Hospital Quality Improvement initiatives
-Completes continuing education requirements as necessary
-Acts as a coach, mentor, resource and positive role model for new staff and students
-Other related duties as assigned

Selection will be made on the basis of ability, experience and qualifications as per Article 11.04 of the SEIU Collective Agreement

We thank you in advance for your interest in Bluewater Health, however, only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. In accordance with Bluewater Health policy, offers of employment to prospective employees are conditional upon the successful completion and disclosure of a Police Records/Vulnerable Sector Check.

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