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Director Of Security, Penn Presbyterian
  • Job ID: 85231
  • Job Category: Security
  • Specialty Area: Security
  • Primary Shift: Day
  • Work Schedule: Day Shift
  • Penn Medicine Entity: Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
  • Location: Philadelphia, PA
  • Address: 59 N 39th St
  • Education Required: Per Position Description
  • Experience Required: Per Position Description
  • Employment Type: Full-Time Regular


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?

Position Description:
The Director of Security is responsible for leading Penn Presbyterian Medical Center's continuous security effort to provide for the protection of the lives, well-being, and property of the patients, students, visitors and employees.  Consistent with local, state and federal regulations, the Director develops, implements, and monitors security policies, activities, and programs in order to provide an environment that deters the presence of criminal activity, provides for a safe patient care and learning environment and provides for expedient assistance and investigation in the event of a security incident or security emergency. The Director is responsible for the direction, planning and implementation of the security technology functions including, but not limited to identification badging, access control modalities, badge readers, camera surveillance, duress alarms, security screening systems, staff tracking, visitor management systems and alarms.

Minimum Requirements:
Bachelor's Degree Criminal Justice, Public Safety or Business Management and 5+ years of direct security or law enforcement management experience with a Federal, State, or city Law Enforcement Agency as an office, detective or other related field, preferably with at least 3 in a healthcare/hospital setting.

Must have, or obtain prior to start of employment, certification in handcuffs. Must have or obtain within 45 days of start date.

5+ years of proven experience with management of Enterprise Class Physical Access Control, Intrusion Detection, Video Management, and Visitor Management Systems required.
5+ years Progressive responsible management experience required.
3+ years Working with senior executive management required.

Driver's License Required.

CHSO, CAHSO, CHSS, or CHPA certification through IAHSS Preferred

Additional Information:

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.


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