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Director Security & Public Safety

Req #:  127317
Facility:  Christ Medical Center
Department:  Management/Supervisory
City:  Oak Lawn
Posting Budget Status:  Day
Shift Type:  Full Time - Permanent
Posting FTE:  1

At Advocate Aurora Health we understand that a healthy environment is vital to human health. Nationally recognized for environmental excellence, we strive to mitigate environmental harm and contribute to the well being and health of our associates, patients, visitors and the communities we are privileged to serve. Be a part of a movement in health care invested in reducing its environmental impact and creating healthier spaces for our patients to heal, physicians to practice and associates to work.


Director Security & Public Safety

South Chicagoland and Central Illinois Region


The Director of Public Safety is responsible for the implementation of Security and Public Safety Department initiatives, programs, and activities within the assigned region including at multiple hospital campuses, medical offices and office buildings. This includes planning and implementing security projects, budget development, tracking and variance analysis, and monitoring the performance and compliance of Public Safety Departments. The position will be the single point of contact for developing, reviewing and updating all security technology, applications, and intranet sites. The individual will report to the Vice President of Security Services to achieve organizational goals, identify cost reduction opportunities and strategies, and ensure implementation. A Director will embody the values of Advocate Aurora Health including: compassion, equality, excellence, partnership and stewardship. In addition, this position will assist in developing and achieving KRA goals.


Position Requirements:
Bachelor degree required
7+ years of prior Security/Safety or law enforcement management experience required.
3-4 years management experience required.
State of Illinois 20 hour Basic Security Officer Course. Must have at time of hire.

Certified in MOAB Verbal De~escalation within 30 days.

Certified in PPCT Defensive Tactics within 90 days.

Valid State of Illinois Permanent Employee Registration Card (PERC).
IAHSS healthcare security officer certification at advanced or supervisory.
Possess valid driver's license.
Working knowledge of security systems, including video surveillance, access control, security alarms, and infant/pediatric abduction alarms.
Exceptional oral and written communication skills.
Political sensitivity to interplay between system and sites.
Critical thinking and analytical skills.



Directs Public Safety Operations in support of the Vice President for Security Services. Monitors the physical security, public safety, and parking programs across all types of Advocate operating units and sites in the region. Responsible for development and improvement of standards, process improvement, budgeting and cost reductions, quality control measures, customer relations, associate development, and training. Responsible for planning and direction of overall department activities to ensure provision of quality patient care and clinical outcomes within a safe, efficient and desirable environment.
Promotes the vision of the Security Services Department. Ensures requirements are understood, supervised, and accomplished. Demonstrates commitment to the vision and a spirit of enthusiasm for achieving its goals. Translates the vision for staff and encourage their engagement. Collaborates and communicates across the assigned sites and between team members and ensures that the team achieves stated goals and objectives.
Directs the development and training of Public Safety and Parking teams that are committed to the values of Advocate Health Care and prepared to perform their duties in an exemplary manner.
Leads change. Identifies needs, drives change, and addresses concerns. Implements key strategic initiatives by developing implementation plans, monitoring progress, achieving goals,


About Advocate Health Care


Advocate Health Care is the largest health system in Illinois and one of the largest Accountable Care Organizations in the country. A national leader in population health management, Advocate operates nearly 400 sites of care and 12 hospitals, including three of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals, the state’s largest integrated children’s network, five Level I trauma centers (the state’s highest designation in trauma care), three Level II trauma centers, one of the area’s largest home health and hospice companies and one of the region’s largest medical groups. Advocate trains more primary care physicians and residents at its four teaching hospitals than any other health system in the state. As a not-for-profit, mission-based health system affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the United Church of Christ, Advocate contributed $692 million in charitable care and services to communities across Chicagoland and Central Illinois in 2016. Advocate is part of Advocate Aurora Health, the 10th largest not-for-profit, integrated health system in the United States. We help people live well.




Nearest Major Market: Chicago