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
“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.
Her 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.”
The 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