Archive | Job Opportunities RSS feed for this section

A Day in the Life: Surgical Technologist Wandra Wise

Lexington Medical Center employees are some of the finest health care professionals in the nation. In this new feature on our hospital blog, we’re going to showcase them and the great jobs they do taking care of the people of our community. We call it “A Day in the Life.”

No day on the job is ever the same for Wandra Wise, surgical technologist at Lexington Medical Center.

LMC Surgical Technologist Wandra Wise

LMC Surgical Technologist Wandra Wise

“There’s nothing else I’d rather do,” she said.

Wandra has been a surgical technologist at Lexington Medical Center for 12 years. Her day begins at 6:30 a.m. in the Surgery department at the hospital. After a quick morning meeting to review the cases for the day, Wandra is assigned to an operating room where she prepares instruments for the day’s surgeries.

“We have a great group of doctors, nurses and techs,” she said. “We also do a lot of great surgeries that are always on the cutting edge. From neurology to orthopaedics to gynecology, there’s always a variety.”

Strickland_120424_104 RetouchedWandra is responsible for at least three surgeries daily. On the day we met with her, the list included removal of a neck lump, a colon removal and a laparoscopic colon resection. During the procedures, her responsibilities include holding a camera, passing instrumentation and helping with stitches.

“There’s no greater feeling than to help someone who’s been dealing with a problem for a long time – to get them here and make them feel better through surgery, and watch everything turn out right,” Wandra said. “It’s great to be able to help someone.”

A Newberry native, Wandra received her surgical technologist certification at Piedmont Tech. She is married with four children and one grandchild.

She’s a valued member of the Lexington Medical Center team.

Lexington Medical Center is hiring more certified surgical technologists! Apply online at LexMed.com/Careers

A Day in the Life: Surgical Technologist Lenae Scott

Lexington Medical Center employees are some of the finest health care professionals in the nation. In this new feature on our hospital blog, we’re going to showcase them and the great jobs they do taking care of the people of our community. We call it “A Day in the Life.”

Lenae Scott’s workday begins while many of us are still sleeping.

As a surgical technologist in the Surgery department at Lexington Medical Center, she arrives at work before sunrise at 6:30 a.m. Lenae plays an integral role on a top-notch surgical team that provides innovative, state-of-the-art treatments to patients each day.

LMC Surgical Technologist Lenae Scott

LMC Surgical Technologist Lenae Scott

“It’s very rewarding knowing you’re helping someone in their time of need,” Lenae said.

After a team huddle, Lenae receives her schedule of cases, usually three to four each day, and is dispatched to an operating room. On the day we visited with her, she was assigned to a hernia, carotid artery procedure, needle lumpectomy and an amputation.

surgery toolsHer responsibilities include setting up supplies for each case and ensuring all needed equipment is there, draping the patients, putting a gown and gloves on the doctor, passing instrumentation during the procedure and holding equipment including cameras or suction tools.

She’s happy to work at Lexington Medical Center, noting there’s a family-style atmosphere, coupled with outstanding facilities.

“The Surgery department here has so much space and the technology is state-of-the-art,” Lenae said. “Lexington Medical Center also has great benefits including state retirement and wonderful insurance.”

LSA_Harmon_Surgery_3The Surgery department inside the hospital has 23 operating rooms with at least two surgical technologists per case. The team embraces a culture of safety, collaboration, passion and respect.

Lenae, who is a Lexington native, decided to enter the surgical technologist field when she was still in high school.

“I was always interested in medicine. I’m also a very hands-on person, so I liked the idea of working with instruments and helping patients.”

She received her degree at Midlands Technical College. Today, she lives in West Columbia with her husband Kevin and 16-month-old daughter.

Her work day usually ends around 3:00 p.m. Lexington Medical Center is the only place she has worked as a surgical technologist, and she adds she never wants to leave.

Lexington Medical Center is hiring more certified surgical technologists! Apply online at LexMed.com/Careers

We’re Hiring! “Nurse Notes.” Webisode 3

“Nurse Notes” is a new feature on our blog that showcases outstanding LMC nurses and highlights job opportunities in nursing at our hospital.

LMC is hiring nurses with at least one year of experience in Med/Surg, Critical Care and Labor & Delivery to work night shifts with a $2,500 signing bonus. Apply online by clicking here.

Cindy Arneson is a Labor & Delivery nurse and recipient of the LMC Gold award for excellence in nursing. In this video, she talks about what it’s like to be with a family as they welcome a new baby.

Cindy is recognized by her peers for sustaining her knowledge base through research and studying trends in her specialty. Certified in inpatient obstetrics she uses her more than two decades of experience to prioritize, organize and facilitate care for patients. Thanks for everything you do for our patients, Cindy!