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Sanford Health Dispatcher | System Dispatch in Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Sanford Health is one of the largest and fastest-growing not-for-profit health systems in the United States. We're proud to offer many development and advancement opportunities to our nearly 50,000 members of the Sanford Family who are dedicated to the work of health and healing across our broad footprint.

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Facility: Central Patient Building
Location: Sioux Falls, SD
Address: 1305 W 18th St, Sioux Falls, SD 57105, USA
Shift: 12 Hours - Varied Shifts
Job Schedule: Full time
Weekly Hours: 36.00

Job Summary

Dispatchers must have the basic knowledge and skills necessary to assist in providing patient care and transportation. Depending on job setting, receive requests for either air and/or ground medical transport, initiating the mobilization of the appropriate teams and communicating with referring hospitals/services. Responsible for receiving and coordinating requests for air and ground medical transport requiring the use of Sanford AirMed Flight Teams. Tasks include, but are not limited to, dispatching appropriate aircraft and flight teams, communicating with referring and accepting hospitals/agencies, flight following aircraft, map reading, and data entry using Computer-Aided Dispatch (CAD) software. Communications Specialists must to be able to work in a potentially high-stress and fast-paced environment as part of a team and individually. The Communications Center is the epicenter for all Sanford AirMed communication. Comm Specs will work closely with flight teams, pilots, One-Call nurses, and administration to ensure transports are completed efficiently and patients receive the best care possible.

Applicants should possess excellent written, verbal and interpersonal skills, be proficient at typing and comfortable with a Windows-based operating system. This position requires strong skills in critical thinking, problem solving, relationship building and flexibility. Comm Specs need to be able to prioritize tasks, manage time, and work effectively with minimal supervision. Applicants must be able to work in an area of limited space with one other person for a duration of 12 hours and have the potential to work both day and evening shifts.

Department Details

Working rotating 12 hour shifts 7am to 7pm or 7pm to 7am

Small department of 10-11 people from many different backgrounds.

Strong work culture built around clear expectations and accountability.

Self-Schedule with no seniority, shift trading and rotating weekends/holidays.

Opportunity for overtime, night shift pay differential, holiday pay differential.

Management is engaged but does not micromanage. Open door policy and clear communication encouraged.


High school diploma or equivalent is required.

Depending on location of hire and job setting, formal knowledge and training of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) principles, practices, and techniques or relevant dispatch experience is helpful for this role but not required.


Sanford Health offers an attractive benefits package for qualifying full-time and part-time employees. Depending on eligibility, a variety of benefits include health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, life insurance, a 401(k) retirement plan, work/life balance benefits, sick leave and paid time off. To review your benefit eligibility, visit .

Sanford is an EEO/AA Employer M/F/Disability/Vet. If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request an accommodation for help with your online application, please call 1-877-673-0854 or send an email to .

Sanford Health has a Drug Free Workplace Policy. An accepted offer will require a drug screen and pre-employment background screening as a condition of employment.

Job Function: Emergency Medical Services
Req Number: R-42091
Featured: Yes