Police Officer

LCHSD Police Dept.  
Full Time
AM/PM Shift 

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.





Job Summary

The Police Officer responds to and resolves calls for service, performs law enforcement duties and patrols the District to ensure the safety and security of patients, visitors and staff.

Minimum Qualifications

•Minimum Education: High School Diploma or Equivalent
•Minimum Years of Experience: None
•Substitutable Education & Experience: None
•Required Certifications/Licensure: Possess a South Carolina Class 1 Police Officer Certification or attain certification within the first 12 months of employment. successfully complete annual requirement to maintain South Carolina Class 1 Police Officer Certification, as well as the following: firearms qualification, defensive tactics (to include intermediate weapons), Criminal Justice Information Systems Security and Awareness, Restraint Application, Crisis Intervention and any and all required training through Lexington Medical Center; Possess International Association of Healthcare Safety and Security Basic Certification or attain certification within first 12 months of employment; certified in CPR or attain certification within the first 3 months of employment; Possess a valid South Carolina driver’s license.
•Required Training: Successfully complete a psychological evaluation; Successfully complete initial and annual Department Physical Fitness Test; Successfully pass a comprehension exam as required by the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy; Experience with Windows Operating System (MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint); Ability to read and write English fluently and follow both written and oral directions.

Essential Functions

  • Patrols all areas within the District on a regular and non-scheduled basis.
  • Responds to calls for service.
  • Observes, instructs, corrects, investigates and reports persons or incidents involving, but not limited to, suspected break-ins, tampering, vandalism, thefts, property damage, safety hazards, smoke, fire obstructions and conditions or violations contrary to the best interest of the District.
  • Responds to requests for assistance of all natures to include the more serious offenses such as but not limited to; an armed individual, an active shooter situation or any crime where a weapon may be involved.
  • Conducts interviews and investigations of complaints or persons accused or suspected of illegal activities. 
  • Prepares written reports of investigation based on his or her actions.
  • Prepares for and gives legal testimony in court.
  • Operate vehicle and equipment in a safe and responsible manner.
  • Ensures compliance of accreditation standards within the District.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Participates in continuous training to enhance law enforcement skills including firearm proficiency, apprehension and arrest techniques, defensive tactics and other general law enforcement skills.
  • Checks packages and identification.  Detains and questions unauthorized persons with improper identification or those in restricted or inactive locations.
  • Provides armed escorts of arrested prisoner(s) to the Detention Center.  May also transport a prisoner(s) to court from the Detention Center.
  • Provides secure transportation for behavioral health patients throughout South Carolina.
  • Release remains of deceased patients from the Morgue to the proper funeral home(s), making sure the body is properly identified.
  • Checks parking areas for violations and issues parking citations.
  • Locks and unlocks certain entrances, offices and areas.
  • Acts as a liaison between Public Safety and different District departments under a Hospital Watch Program. 
  • May be placed temporarily in charge of a shift in the absence of a supervisor.
  • Ensures timely resolution to requests.
  • Any other request assigned by management.
  • The above is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties.

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