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Lexington Medical Center to Host Employment Fair

Lexington Medical Center will host an employment fair on Saturday, June 24 on the hospital campus in West Columbia. The hospital is looking to fill numerous positions in nursing, allied health and professional support services.

“As Lexington Medical Center continues to grow to meet the health care needs of the Midlands community, it’s important for us to expand our workforce,” said Brian Smith, vice president of Human Resources at Lexington Medical Center. “Our hospital has an outstanding workplace culture with high employee morale and exemplary patient satisfaction, and we offer excellent employee benefits.”

The jobs the hospital is looking to fill at the employment fair include Emergency department nurses, inpatient nurses, perioperative nurses, nurse technicians, medical assistants, patient sitters, surgical technologists, respiratory therapists, radiology transport assistants, phlebotomists, sterile processing technicians, pharmacy technicians, information services specialists, lab workers, food services and environmental services.

Attendees at the employment fair should bring a current resume and three professional references with contact information. They can complete an application on site and meet for a face-to-face interview with a recruiter or manager during their visit. To streamline the process, they can fill out an application on LexMed.com/careers/job-listings before the employment fair. Applicants can also schedule a 15-minute interview in advance by calling 1–800–724–0439. The website also has a full listing of open positions at the hospital.

The employment fair will have two sessions: 8:00 – 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. It will be inside the Lexington Medical Park 1 auditorium at 2728 Sunset Boulevard in West Columbia on the hospital campus. For more information, contact Lexington Medical Center Human Resources at (803) 791 – 2131.

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