Jump to Page Content (will bypass menus and search fields)


Career Paradise

ca·reer par·a·dise | /ke’rir ,pere’dīs/ noun

Patient Safety Officer

Job Details

Fort Myers, FL

Public Safety/Security



Job Ref:

Location: Gulf Coast Medical Center


Department: Public Safety


Workdays/Nights: Days

13681 Doctor's Way


Shift: Shift 1


7:00:00 AM to 7:00:00 PM

Fort Myers, FL 33912


Work Type: PRN


Exempt: No

Job Summary


The Lee Health Public Safety Department consists of more than 135 officers throughout our hospital and community based care locations. Patient Safety Officers work along-side a squad of Public Safety Officers and supervision. Together the team functions as a holistic Public Safety team in support of the Lee Healths mission, vision and values. Patient Safety Officers conduct activities in direct support of maintaining a safe environment for patients most at risk for harm, including patients being treated under a Baker Act. Duties include, but are not limited to: 

Providing continual, direct observation of an assigned patient(s). 

Ensuring the patients environment is free of items that may cause harm. 

Escorting patients to/from medical procedures within the healing environment. 

Observing the patients visitors to ensure no harmful items are introduced to the healing environment. 

Completing logs every 30 minutes and other documentation related to the care given to the patient. 

Engaging with Public Safety colleagues to prevent elopement and injury/harm. 

Identifying and report safety and security hazards within the healing environment. 

Support Public Safety Officers during emergency and non-emergency calls for service 

Display compassion, empathy, and respect toward patients, staff, and visitors. 

Possess a strong desire to be part of an organization that requires a commitment to teamwork. 

Job Requirements


Educational Requirements


  • High school or equivalent (GED)



  • 1 year Security Officer related experience preferred.

State of Florida Licensure Requirements


  • Valid Florida drivers license or Identification Card within30 daysof employment
  • Class D Security License within90 daysof employment (department to provide training)

Certifications/Registration Requirements

  • IAHSS Basic Level Certification (CAHSO) within1 year of employment (department to reimburse fee)
  • Successful completion of MOAB de-escalation verbal and physical response certification (department provided)
  • Successful completion of Mental Health First Aid/First Aid for Youth certification (department provided)

 Other Requirements:

Basic computer skills including keyboarding and the use of public safety report writing software. 

Ability to write concise, detailed reports utilizing proper spelling and grammar. 

Ability to learn digital video management and access control systems. 

Effective and professional written and verbal communication skills. 

US:FL:Fort Myers

Join Our Talent Network
Follow Us on LinkedIn Logo(link will open in a new window)
Amobee Tracking Pixel