IamA security officer at a Lvl. III Trauma hospital in the U.S. AMA!
Basically, I'm a twenty-something female security officer. Currently, this is my seventh year working in the security industry. In the beginning I worked pretty much any job in the business; access control, bouncing, bodyguard work, but I've settled in working in hospitals. I've trained to be in law enforcement since I was fifteen through the police explorers program, though I dropped out long before skills because I wanted to be a paramedic instead. Currently trying to get the means to go back to school.
I've worked in a few hospitals so far, though I'm currently working as a sergeant/supervisor at a lvl. III trauma hospital, one of the largest around here.
It can be pretty boring, but sometimes, things get really crazy. Though I do work mostly with the Emergency Department, especially on behavioral health holds/health officer holds... psych patients.
Thing is, security gets a bad rep. There are security guards, then there are security officers. Basically, there's the jokes, then there's the professionals. I've dealt with life or death situations. I've seen people at their best and their worst (usually their worst, sadly). I'm comforted mothers who've lost a child. I've been a listening ear for a suicidal patient with no one to talk to. I've helped deliver babies in cars outside the ER. I've been assaulted, spit on, jumped, called every name in the book, been ridiculed and demeaned all for a job that pays shit, but I still come into work every day ready to do my job.
Ask me anything about the job, within reason of course. Things like names, HIPPA information, etc, I will not answer.
My proof was sent confidentially as to protect my identity and the identity of any patients, staff, and their stories. Mod approved and everything! So! Go ahead, ask me anything.