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Nurse Supervisor

Full Time 
AM/PM Shift 

Rated as one of the Top 25 Best Hospitals to Work for in the U.S., the heart of LMC is our 557-bed modern state-of-the-art facility. Winning the prestigious, "Summit Award" from Press Ganey for outstanding patient satisfaction, "Consumer Choice Award" from the National Research Corporation, all contributing to our reputation for giving our patients the highest quality care.  Lexington Medical Center was voted one of South Carolina’s “Best Places to Work” for 2019!

We are located in heart of the Midlands, right outside of Columbia, SC, and one of the most successful integrated healthcare systems in the Southeast. As the third largest employer in the Midlands, we invite you to be a part of our ongoing success and join our LMC Family.

Job Summary

The Nurse Supervisor is responsible for the operational functions of all staff within their assigned perioperative department and coordinates the daily activities pertaining to nursing care in all areas. All responsibilities are carried out in accordance with the mission, vision, strategic imperatives and standards of Lexington Medical Center (LMC), American Nurses Association Standards and in accordance with the provisions set forth by the South Carolina Nurse Practice Act.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education: Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Minimum Years of Experience: 3 Years of Perioperative Nursing Experience
Substitutable Education & Experience (Optional): None.
Required Certifications/Licensure: Current RN license to practice in the state of South Carolina;

National nursing certification in specialty of area assigned or must obtain within 1 year of hire date into the position.
Required Training: None.

Essential Functions

  • Works in a cooperative manner, which fosters relations between employees and patients, patients' families, visitors, fellow employees, and the medical staff. Accepts chain of command, supervision, and constructive criticism.
  • Exhibits commitment and pride through personal example by speaking positively about LMC, the department employees, and guests.
  • Must be competent in all areas of assigned specialty and able to assist with all procedures across the entire department. Willing and able to demonstrate the ability to perform all procedures working alongside the staff.
  • Contributes to teamwork and  creates harmonious, effective and positive working relationships with others by:
    • Responding to requests in a cooperative and responsive manner.
    • Speaking respectfully of/to other employees and guests by minimizing criticism and adversarial behaviors.
    • Assuming responsibility without making excuses, offering assistance whenever possible without being asked.
    • Communicates clearly and in a timely manner both verbally and in writing.
  • Responsible for resolving conflicts and problem-solving by:
    • Remaining calm when confronted.
    • Listening carefully.
    • Acknowledging that the problem is valid to the other person's perception.
    • Attempting to identify solutions and/or referring person to the appropriate authority.
    • Attempting to deliver more than is expected.
  • Exhibits telephone courtesy by:
    • Answering promptly with proper name and department.
    • Speaking with a pleasant tone while focusing attention to caller.
    • Transferring calls correctly and promptly.
    • Attending to calls on hold in a timely manner.
  • Maintains confidentiality by:
    •  Discouraging gossip.
    • Using discretion when discussing patient, work or LMC related information with others.
    • Discussing employee information.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Business Acumen:
    • Demonstrates proficiency in using technological applications.
    • Assesses equipment and technology needs of the department.
    • Demonstrates good time management and ability to prioritize.
    • Demonstrates proficiency in human resource management to ensure safe and effective operations.
    • Documents staffing and scheduling changes.
    • Assesses daily staffing needs and makes daily staffing assignments as needed.
    • Accurately completes and maintains records and reports.
  • Leadership by:
    • Identifies and recognizes individual strengths and contributions verbally with ongoing feedback and formally through LMC Gold and Award of Excellence.
    • Establish and maintain ongoing coaching and mentoring role with assigned staff to include annual evaluations, performance improvement and clinical education needs assessments.
    • Involvement in recruiting, interviewing, hiring and orientation processes.
    • Involvement in investigation and resolution of patient, visitor and staff concerns.
    • Represents Nurse Manager in their absence.
    • Involvement in Unit Base governance.
    • Demonstrates knowledge and ability to address LMC guidelines and policies.
    • Following the appropriate chain of command in dealing with issues
  • Caring Practice by:
    • Embracing diversity by recognizing differences in cultures and patient needs and striving to meet the needs of patients, visitors and staff.
    • Coordinating the care of patients within the assigned department and across department boundaries.
    • Oversees compliance and adherence to patient Bill of Rights.
    • Functions as a positive agent of change by communicating and implementing  practice changes and upholding standards in a positive manner.
  • Professional Practice by:
    • Reviewing trends and recommending opportunities for improvement.
    • Demonstrating personal effectiveness and manages emotions.
    • Acquiring appropriate leadership and clinical education credits as dictated by designated specialty certifying agency.
    • Assessing staff performance at critical interval, reviews disciplinary action with employees and completes annual Performance Appraisals.
    • Promoting staff and patient satisfaction.
    • Utilizing the service recovery process to resolve complaints (GIFT).
    • Mentoring of assigned staff on an ongoing basis, with structured periodic feedback.
  • Hospital-wide responsibilities by:
    • Completing yearly safety training and other mandatory classes.
    • Completing employee health workup and mandatory check-offs.c. Maintains all certifications current.
    • Ensures staff compliance with all LMC requirements and certifications.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned.

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