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Relief Shift Supervisor

LCHSD Police Dept. 
Full Time 
AM/PM Shift 
6a-6p or 6p-6a

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 Relief Shift Supervisor 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.  Trains, schedules and supervises the daily operations of Police and Security Officers within the District. In the absence of the shift supervisor he/she will act as a liaison between Officers and the Senior Staff.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education: High School Diploma or Equivalent
Minimum Years of Experience: 1 Year of law enforcement/public safety or related experience such as military service;
1 Year of supervisory or progressively responsible leadership experience.
Substitutable Education & Experience: A Bachelor’s Degree may be considered in lieu of one year of law enforcement/public safety experience.
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 Advanced 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

  • Supervises the daily operations of the Police and Security Officers.
  • Acts as a liaison with department leadership to resolve occurrences/incidents. 
  • Supervises and evaluates job performances of the Police and Security Officers, i.e., probation evaluations and performance evaluations.
  • Provides leadership, motivation and direction to staff, building teamwork and fostering team cohesion.
  • Assists in developing, monitoring and maintaining budget with comprehensive justification for requests with the ability to provide supportive documentation for variations.
  • Assists in development and modification of policies and procedures to correspond with changes in practice.
  • Ensures operation compliance with Federal, State, County, District and Department standards.
  • Ensures accurate and timely dissemination of information to subordinates and supervision.
  • Ensures proper manpower and duty post coverage.
  • Approves documentation, i.e. Incident Reports, etc.
  • 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.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • 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.
  • 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 the Shift Supervisor.
  • Performs the duties of the Police Officer, if necessary.
  • Ensures timely resolution to requests.
  • Any other request assigned by management.
  • The above is not intended to be an all-inclusive list. 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