Southwestern Medical Center



Southwestern is a 199 bed full service hospital with a comprehensive range of services and high quality care.

Southwestern is the oldest hospital in the region and was started in October 1907. Even from that early time, Southwestern has been an innovator in healthcare for Southwest Oklahoma. Southwestern has a history of firsts for both the state and the region. This started with the first hospital in Lawton (1906), the first school of nursing (1907), the first ambulance service in the area (1909), the first operating room (1907), the first OB services (1912), The first ICU (1959), the first cancer center (1992) and the first cardiac cath lab (1995), As you can see we have a proud tradition of being a trend setter and we continue that to today with the only CARF facility to receive a three year accreditation, the only facility in the area to receive Joint Commission accreditation as a primary stroke center, one of two hospitals nationwide recognized by The Joint Commission for Significant, Sustained Improvement, SWMC’s Sleep Services program is accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) and is the only program of its kind in Southwest Oklahoma. Along with new technologies and new procedures, Southwestern remains first in Southwest Oklahoma.

Patient satisfaction, team member satisfaction, and responsibility to our community remain our focus. We strive every day to live up to our mission “to give you and your family exceptional service and quality care at all times.” and our vision “to be a place where patients want to go, physicians want to practice and team members want to work”


Awards

Becker's Hospital Review 100 best places to work in healthcare in 2013.

Oklahoma Top Workplace 2013

Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval

Joint Commission Certified Primary Stroke Center

CARF accredited rehab center

CAP accredited lab

American Academy of Sleep Medicine accredited Sleep Center

 

 

Southwestern Medical Center Lawton, OK 73505
Sep 16, 2020
Position Summary: Provides continuous observation of the cardiac monitors of the ICU/CCU and telemetry patients for the purpose of detecting and documenting all major cardiac arrhythmias. Provides clerical duties of preparing, compiling, and maintaining records. Performs duties of Unit Secretary in ICU Tasks: • Operates cardiac monitoring system continuously and effectively on assigned shift. Detects and documents all major cardiac arrhythmias of monitored patients. • Alerts appropriate charge nurses of documented rhythm changes. • Records routine rhythm strips on telemetry patients • Performs order entry of physician orders • Schedule and confirm patient diagnostic appointments, surgeries and medical consultations. • Compile and record medical charts, reports, and correspondence, using computer. • Answer telephones, and direct calls to appropriate staff. • Receive and route messages and documents such as laboratory results to appropriate staff. • Greet visitors, ascertain...
Southwestern Medical Center Lawton, OK 73505
Sep 16, 2020
Shift - 1:00 PM - 9:30 PM Maintain the facility in a clean, safe, sanitary and attractive condition daily. Project cleaning of furniture, equipment, floors, walls, ceilings, fixtures, doors, windows, and vents. Daily cleaning and replenishing of supply to patient rooms, nurse stations, lounges, bathrooms and offices which will include off site areas. Schedule cleaning of all ancillary areas, provide moving and set up services as requested. Operate all equipment consistent with Environmental services, such as floor machines, carpet extractors and vacuums.
Southwestern Medical Center Lawton, OK 73505
Sep 11, 2020
Day Shift and Night Shift Available! Possesses the specialized knowledge and clinical skills necessary to provide care for people with physical disability and chronic illness. Provides direct patient care by utilization of the nursing process in accordance with the established policies and procedures of Southwestern Medical Center and within the scope of practice of a RN according to the Oklahoma Nurse Practice Act. Participates in the planning, implementing, and evaluating of nursing care. Maintains clinical competencies through continuing education.
Southwestern Medical Center Lawton, OK 73505
Sep 11, 2020
Day Shift and Night Shift Available! The Nursing Assistant assists patients with activities of daily living, provides basic nursing care of non-acutely ill patients, and assists in maintenance of a safe and clean environment under the direction and supervision of the charge nurse on the unit.
Southwestern Medical Center Lawton, OK 73505
Sep 11, 2020
The Respiratory Therapist will provide services, timely and efficiently, at appropriate levels to all patients and in all settings served by the department. The Respiratory Therapist will also perform tasks and duties as outlined in the Respiratory Care Department’s Policy and Procedure Manual and will assist in assigned administrative tasks, The Respiratory Therapist will maintain clinical competencies through participation in Hospital and Departmental educational and orientation programs.
Southwestern Medical Center Lawton, OK 73505
Sep 07, 2020
OR Experience Required Licensure, Registration, Certifications: Current Registered Nurse (RN) license issued by the Oklahoma Board of Nursing. Basic Life Support (BLS) from an approved American Heart Association training program or CPR for the Professional Rescuer from the American Red Cross. Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) from an approved American Heart Association training program required. Education: Graduate of an accredited nursing program. Associate’s degree in Nursing preferred. Experience: One year of Perioperative nursing experience is preferred. Experience must include all phases of operating room technique and management such as preparing operating room units, preparing patients for surgery, and assisting anesthesia during surgery; and conducting instrument and equipment sterilization procedures. Qualifications and Skills: Current knowledge of perioperative nursing principles, practices and standards and basic managerial/leadership concepts. Requires good human...
Southwestern Medical Center Lawton, OK 73505
Sep 07, 2020
Works with hospital Leadership, the Board of Trustees and the Health Support Center (HSC) to develop and implement the risk management, and ethics and compliance programs. The position is responsible for Southwestern Medical Center risk management activities, which include, but are not limited to: administering the risk management program on a day-to-day basis; managing and analyzing risk management data, trending, identifying gaps in results or program aspects; identifying opportunities for improvement; participating in committees to integrate risk management into committee work product; interfacing with HSC on claims management; and minimizing loss to protect the assets of SWMC The position reviews and evaluates compliance issues/concerns within the organization, ensures leadership and employees are in compliance with the rules and regulations of regulatory agencies, that company policies and procedures are being followed, and that behavior in the organization meets the...
Southwestern Medical Center Lawton, OK 73505
Sep 04, 2020
PRN The registration coordinator will provide quality customer service timely and efficiently. Primary task is registering patients with correct insurance and personal information – ensuring physician prescriptions to ensure they are current and have not expired; current copies of cards; signature of patients; send copies of registration to medical records, patient access, and physician office; patient accounts that require pre-certification insurance verification and authorization numbers must be obtained timely. Other duties include: general clerical duties such as answering phones or ordering departmental supplies and keep work area clean
Southwestern Medical Center Lawton, OK 73505
Sep 02, 2020
The Registered Nurse provides direct patient care by utilization of the nursing process in accordance with the established policies and procedures of Southwestern Medical Center. Performs a variety of direct and indirect patient care duties within the scope of practice of a RN according to Oklahoma Nurse Practice Act. Participates in the planning, implementing, and evaluating of Nursing Care. Maintains clinical competencies through continuing education and delegates patient care priorities commensurate with the education and experience of available staff.
Southwestern Medical Center Lawton, OK 73505
Sep 02, 2020
Job Summary: The Human Resources Director serves as a strategic leader, with HR expertise, to the CEO and hospital leadership team. This role is responsible for providing HR leadership and executing the HR strategy at the local level. This role assures that fundamental HR initiatives are in place and they support the overall business plan and strategic direction of the organization. The HR Director provides strategic leadership by providing sound guidance and operationally sound HR direction. This role will serve as the broader HR liaison regarding HR policies and procedures. He/she operates independently to ensure objectivity and fairness for employees while supporting the Mission, Vision and Core Values of the company. The HR Director will report directly to the CEO and has a dotted line to the Divisional HR. This role will support and monitor implementation of company initiatives, policies and procedures, and to drive compliance and consistency across the hospital system....
Southwestern Medical Center Lawton, OK 73505
Sep 02, 2020
The registered Sonographer will provide ultrasound services, timely and efficiently, at appropriate levels to all patients and in all settings served by the department. The registered Sonographer will also perform tasks and duties as outlined in the Imaging Services Department’s Policy and Procedure Manual and will assist in assigned administrative task. Verifies patient and procedural information; prepares patients for exams; educates patients and family members; performs exams; processes films and communicates and transmits reports to physicians; complies and organizes data for radiologist; files films, stocks, prepares and cleans exam rooms; may schedule patients for procedures and transport patients. The registered Sonographer will maintain clinical competencies through participation in Hospital and Departmental educational and orientation programs. Tasks most commonly performed include: • Review and evaluate developed x-rays, video tape, or computer generated information to...
Southwestern Medical Center Lawton, OK 73505
Sep 02, 2020
The Registered Nurse provides direct patient care by utilization of the nursing process in accordance with the established policies and procedures of Southwestern Medical Center. Performs a variety of direct and indirect patient care duties within the scope of practice of a RN according to Oklahoma Nurse Practice Act. Participates in the planning, implementing, and evaluating of Nursing Care. Maintains clinical competencies through continuing education and delegates patient care priorities commensurate with the education and experience of available staff.
Southwestern Medical Center Lawton, OK 73505
Aug 20, 2020
Possess considerable knowledge of principles and practices of infection prevention and surveillance and assume responsibility for the implementation and coordination of the hospital’s IC program. This position requires effective oral and written communication skills, and excellent interpersonal skills. Assists in the evaluation of reports, decisions, and results of department in relation to established goals. Recommends improvement of guidelines and procedures to effect continual improvements in efficiency of department and services performed. Ensures compliance with federal standards, state regulations, Joint Commission and hospital policies and procedures. Tasks • Apply epidemiologic principles and statistical methods, including risk stratification, to identify target population, analyze trends and risk factors, and design and evaluate prevention and control strategies. • Conduct on-going surveillance using Center of Disease Control (CDC) infection criteria, documentation, and...
Southwestern Medical Center Lawton, OK 73505
Aug 12, 2020
Aggressive pay structure and top work environment! The Registered provides direct patient care by utilization of the nursing process in accordance with the established policies and procedures of Southwestern Medical Center. Performs a variety of direct and indirect patient care duties within the scope of practice of a RN according to Oklahoma Nurse Practice Act. Participates in the planning, implementing, and evaluating of Nursing Care. Maintains clinical competencies through continuing education and delegates patient care priorities commensurate with the education and experience of available staff.
Southwestern Medical Center Lawton, OK 73505
Aug 07, 2020
PRN Position/PTO, Weekend, Call-in Coverage The Respiratory Therapist will provide services, timely and efficiently, at appropriate levels to all patients and in all settings served by the department. The Respiratory Therapist will also perform tasks and duties as outlined in the Respiratory Care Department’s Policy and Procedure Manual and will assist in assigned administrative tasks, The Respiratory Therapist will maintain clinical competencies through participation in Hospital and Departmental educational and orientation programs.
Southwestern Medical Center Lawton, OK 73505
Aug 07, 2020
Position Summary:  Under clinical supervision, the surgical technologist functions as a member of the sterile team, creating and maintaining a sterile field, supplying the surgeon with needed instruments and supplies in accordance with established policies and procedures of Surgery Center.  This position also performs decontamination, preparation, and sterilization of instruments and equipment for the facility.  Assists in transportation and nursing care of surgical patients of all ages, as well as assisting with and assuming general departmental duties and responsibilities.
Southwestern Medical Center Lawton, OK 73505
Aug 07, 2020
Night Shift Position The Mental Health Technician (MHT) performs select patient care activities. The MHT is a member of the interdisciplinary treatment team and provides support for the patient’s therapeutic treatment plan. Primary responsibilities include maintaining safety and structure of the milieu, observing and recording patient information pertinent to the treatment plan and reporting this information to unit charge nurse and team members. Must be capable of verbally and physically assisting patients with everyday activities and emergency situations including application of physical holds on aggressive patients. The MHT is also responsible for providing education to patients in groups and individually as delegated by the unit charge nurse.
Southwestern Medical Center Lawton, OK 73505
Aug 07, 2020
Provides assistance and support by performing various confidential secretarial, administrative and assistant responsibilities for the SWMC physician services management team and staff.
Southwestern Medical Center Lawton, OK 73505
Aug 07, 2020
The Registered Nurse has accountability to provide direct patient care in accordance with scope of nursing license and the established policies and procedures of Southwestern Medical Center. Maintains clinical competencies through on-going continuing education. Monitors and ensures delivery of patient care commensurate with the education and experience of available staff.
Southwestern Medical Center Lawton, OK 73505
Jul 17, 2020
4K Incentive! $4K inventive with a 2-year commitment. Paid $2K at 90 day anniversary and $2K at year anniversary. The Medical Technologist performs phlebotomy, hematologic, chemical, microscopic, morphologic, immunologic, and microbiological testing in a prompt, accurate, and reliable manner according to established hospital and departmental policies and procedures. The Medical Technologist assists section supervisors in setting up new methodologies and in training lab personnel in the use of instrumentation. The MT also participates in Quality Control, Quality Assurance, and Performance Improvement activities and supports the hospital in meeting Joint Commission and CAP accreditation standards while adhering to CMS billing compliance regulations.