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Security Officer II

Public Safety 
Full Time 
Regular 
AM/PM Shift 
6 AM - 6 PM or 6 PM - 6 AM, rotating weekends


Rated as one of the Top 25 Best Hospitals to Work for in the U.S., the heart of LMC is our 508-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 Security Officer responds to and resolves calls for service, monitors patients as necessary 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 Law Enforcement Division Security Officer License or attain license within the first month of employment. Successfully complete annual requirement to maintain South Carolina Law Enforcement Division Security License, as well as the following: 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 initial and annual Department Physical Fitness Test; 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 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 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.
  • 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. 
  • 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)
  • Eligible employees may also enroll in LMC's retirement plans on their date of hire, including the South Carolina State Retirement System (SCRS)
  • Supplemental 401(k)
  • 457(b) retirement plans
  •  Free life insurance – equal to 1x salary
  • Adoption assistance
  • 401(K) Match – LMC matches dollar for dollar up to 6% 
  • LMC provides its full-time employees short-term disability and long-term disability coverage after 90 days of eligible employment
  • 529 College Savings
  • 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.

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