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Security Guard, TOH

Business Unit:  Security Services
Career Area:  Security Guard

Ottawa, ON, CA

Are you ready to suit up?

Do you have a passion to help people? We are seeking candidates who want to make a difference in their community by working in a healthcare environment. 

GardaWorld provides support and assistance to clinical staff in healthcare facilities all over the Ontario. We are deployed to ensure the safety of patients, staff, and visitors, which requires superior listening and problem-solving skills. Our participation in the operations of these facilities is directly involved in delivering excellent patient care daily, which in turn provides a rewarding experience and fulfilling career for our Healthcare Security Officers. 

What's in it for you?

  • We offer competitive wages & comprehensive health benefits  
  • We can guarantee 40 hours/week 
  • Uniform provided free of charge 
  • Opportunities to grow alongside GardaWorld 
  • Continuing education through GardaWorld Campus like Use of Force training 

What does a Security Guard in Ottawa do?

Our Officers gain comprehensive experience in patient care, violence prevention / mitigation, and de-escalation tactics.  Many go on to careers in nursing, social work or law enforcement, as they are working alongside these professionals every day, learning the essential skills required to succeed in this field.


While every day in a hospital is different, regular duties of a Healthcare Security Officer may involve

  • Daily briefings with Clinical Leads to discuss patient care, discharge plans, etc.
  • Helping visitors find their way around the hospital
  • Providing first aid to medical incidents occurring on site
  • De-escalating high stress situations, involving people experiencing trauma
  • Performing regular audits of panic alarms, CCTV functionality, and fire extinguishers
  • Responding to ‘missing person’ reports, fire alarms, bomb threats, incidents of aggression, etc.
  • Writing detailed incident reports, while maintaining confidentiality of patient information

Qualifications to become a Security Guard in Ottawa

  • Security Licence
  • Excellent communication, both written and verbal
  • Strong de-escalation abilities and problem-solving mindsetAbility to respond to emergency situations and make decisions under pressure
  • Confidence in multi-tasking and prioritizing during fast-paced situations
  • Professional demeanor and deportment, and excellent interpersonal skills
  • Discretion when handling confidential and private information
  • Ability to pass a security clearance and obtain a BC Security License
  • Physical ability to perform the job duties, including walking up to 15km in an 8-hour shift, assisting clinical staff in the restraint of patients (lifting, holding), and patrolling up and down stairwells

GardaWorld: Make the world a safer place

GardaWorld is a global leader in the security industry, offering a wealth of opportunity to individuals looking to gain experience and develop professionally in a growing industry. We offer flexible schedules, diverse work assignments spanning multiple industries, and training and career advancement opportunities. We embrace diversity and welcome newcomers, women, students, retirees, reservists, veterans, and more to join our team, as we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

We thank all candidates for their interest; however, we will communicate only with the selected candidates.

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