Float RN

Inpatient Services 
Full Time 
Night Shift 

Sign-On Bonus: 20,000 

Consistently named best hospital, Lexington Medical Center dedicates itself to providing quality health services that meet the needs of its communities. Ranked #2 in the state and #1 in the Columbia metro area by U.S. News & World Report, Lexington Medical Center is the only hospital named one of the Best Places to Work in South Carolina.


The 607-bed teaching hospital anchors a health care network that includes five community medical centers and employs more than 8,000 health care professionals. The network includes a cardiovascular program recognized by the American College of Cardiology as South Carolina’s first HeartCARE CenterTM and an accredited Cancer Center of Excellence affiliated with MUSC Hollings Cancer Center for research and education. The network also features an occupational health center, the largest skilled nursing facility in the Carolinas, an Alzheimer’s care center and nearly 80 physician practices.  Its postgraduate medical education programs include family medicine and transitional year residencies. 

Job Summary

Functions in a role that provides supplemental staffing to units as assigned. Promotes and restores patients' health by completing the nursing process; collaborating with physicians and multidisciplinary team members; providing physical and psychological support to patients, , and families; supervising assigned team members. Identifies the needs of patients and families using the nursing process across practice settings and across the continuum of care. All responsibilities are carried out in accordance with the mission, vision, strategic imperatives and standards of the Lexington County Health District, American Nurses Association Standards and in accordance with the provisions/statues set forth by the South Carolina Nurse Practice Act.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education: ADN, Diploma or Bachelors of Science in Nursing
*New graduate RN’s who acquire their generic RN education through an on-line program will not meet LMC minimum qualifications
Minimum Years of Experience: 3 Years of acute care experience, with at least 1 year of Critical Care or Intermediate Care experience in the past 5 years
Substitutable Education & Experience: None
Required Certifications/Licensure: Current RN license to practice in the State of South Carolina; Current certification in Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certification (or within 6 months of hire into the role.)
**Refer to Mandatory Certification Requirements P&P for required education/certification for various nursing specialties.
Required Training: None

Essential Functions

Patient Care and Support           

  • Establishes positive rapport with patient and family;  Establishes a compassionate environment by providing emotional, psychological, and  spiritual support to patients, friends, and families;  Promotes patient's independence by establishing patient care goals; provides  education to patient, and family in a manner they can understand their condition,  medications, and self-care skills, etc. and provides them ample opportunity to ask  questions;  Serves as patient/family advocate;  Maintains continuity among nursing teams by documenting and communicating  actions, irregularities, and ongoing needs;  Uses a systematic critical-thinking approach to guide data gathering, assessment,  nursing judgement, intervention and evaluation of human responses to actual and  potential health problems;  Identifies, synthesizes and interprets sources of data using reasonable clinical  judgement to respond to dynamic situations in a timely and effective manner;  Maintains patient confidence and protects operations by keeping information  confidential;  Uses ethical decision making processes and advocates for acceptable patient outcomes;  Provides supplemental staffing to Medical Surgical or Critical Care Units as assigned;  Maintains competencies in areas of specialty such as Medical Surgical areas or  Critical Care.

Clinical Work Quality           

  • Assures quality of care by adhering to therapeutic standards; measuring health  outcomes against patient care goals and standards; making or recommending  necessary adjustments; following hospital and nursing division's philosophies and  standards of care set by state board of nursing, state nurse practice act, and other  governing agency regulations;  Resolves patient problems and needs by utilizing multidisciplinary team strategies;  Participates in process/performance improvement activities and initiatives utilizing  evidence based practice to maintain and/or improve quality of care and safe patient  care systems and processes;  Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules,  and regulations; calling for assistance from health care support personnel;  Protects patients and employees by adhering to infection-control policies and  protocols, medication administration and storage procedures, and controlled substance regulations;  Documents all patient care activities accurately and timely;  Provides safe, appropriate, quality of care and support to patients and family  members;  Protects patients and employees by adhering to infection-control policies and  protocols medication administration and storage procedures, and controlled substance regulations.

Duties & Responsibilities


  • Ensures operation of equipment by completing preventive maintenance  requirements; following manufacturer's instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions;  calling for repairs; maintaining equipment inventories; evaluating new equipment and  techniques;  Appropriately utilizes all nursing supplies and equipment;  Demonstrates effective teamwork skills and maintains a cooperative relationship among health care teams by communicating information; responding to requests;  building rapport; participating in team problem-solving methods;  Promptly responds to all communication devices in order to meet patient needs;  Assists in performing and documenting environmental checks as required by LMC  policy and regulatory agencies.


  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops;  reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in  professional societies;  Meets or exceeds all LMC requirements for attendance and service expectations;  Maintains required certifications;  Completes yearly safety training and other mandatory classes;  Complies with all annual employee health requirements;  Earns a minimum of 20 hours of continuing education annually within specialty;  Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Ensure Hazardous Waste or Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals are discarded, stored, and managed with other compatible waste streams in containers that are properly labeled and closed prior to being shipped offsite for proper disposal.  Initial RCRA training is received within 6 months of the hire date and continuing with annual RCRA training.

We are committed to offering quality, cost-effective benefits choices for our employees and their families:

  • Day ONE medical, dental and life insurance benefits 
  • Health care and dependent care flexible spending accounts (FSAs)
  • Employees are eligible for enrollment into the 403(b) match plan day one.  LHI matches dollar for dollar up to 6%.
  • Employer paid life insurance – equal to 1x salary
  • Employee may elect supplemental life insurance with low cost premiums up to 3x salary 
  • Adoption assistance
  • LHI provides its full-time employees employer paid short-term disability and long-term disability coverage after 90 days of eligible employment
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Student loan forgiveness

Equal Opportunity Employer
It is the policy of LMC to provide equal opportunity of employment for all individuals, and to remain compliant with applicable state and federal laws and regulations. LMC strives to provide a discrimination-free environment, and to recruit, select, on-board, and employ all employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, veteran status, or pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, including but not limited to, lactation. LMC endeavors to upgrade and promote employees from within the hospital where possible and consistent with the employee’s desires and abilities and the hospital’s needs.

Nearest Major Market: Columbia
Nearest Secondary Market: South Carolina