Sanford Health Executive Director, Acute Care Applications - IT Clinical Applications in Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Job Title: Executive Director, Acute Care Applications | IT Clinical Applications | Sioux Falls

City: Sioux Falls

State: SD

Department : IT Business Management Leadership Affiliate/Vendors

Job Schedule: Full Time

Shift: Days

Hours Per Shift:


The Executive Director, Acute Care Applications leads the implementation, operation, and maintenance of all components of the applications that support all acute care functions (Ambulatory, Inpatient, Ancillary, and Clinical Departmental applications). The role is expected to promote quality, and drive business value in compliance with internal and external policies and procedures. This role works closely with appropriate governing bodies and other IT leaders to ensure high quality service delivery, ongoing strategic partnership and application support. The role partners with acute care functions and other end users to support and inform the financial and strategic management of clinical applications used to enable the enhanced performance of acute care functions. Finally, this role serves as a resource to leadership within and beyond technology services to proactively identify, assess, and prioritize meaningful opportunities to use clinical applications within clinical or non-clinical settings, and to develop the people, processes, and technologies to achieve that objective. Implement and champion a robust professional development program, and continuously up skill team members to keep them current. Evaluate team members' performance, provide candid feedback and high impact coaching that enables and motivates employees to achieve departmental as well as enterprise goals.


Leads discussions on the future vision of the organization to inspire others to embrace new situation's, opportunities and challenges. Communicates with tact and candor in complex situations. Champions behaviors that inspire cohesiveness and move the organization to reach a vision. Champions the value of teams in accomplishing organizational goals. Relates well to people at all levels of the organization. Provides customer focused vision, strategy and leadership that exceeds customer expectations. Sets clear expectations of self and team. Develops enhancements to product and service offerings based on continuous improvement to process capabilities. Supports new ideas and technologies that produce competitive advantage. Cultivates effective cross-boundary relationships focused on shared strategic interests.



Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, MIS, Business or a related field; Master’s Degree preferred in Business or a related field.

Ten years of experience and related management experience in technology, application support and development, preferably in a healthcare environment. Deep expertise in Epic’s clinical application as well as the Revenue Cycle applications (e.g. Billing, HIM, EpicLink, ADT, Cadence). Proven experience in vendor relationship management, financial and budget planning, resource management, and project management. Proven experience in developing and maintaining effective relationships with customers.

Preferably certified in Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) Foundation or willing to be trained in ITIL Foundation.

About Sanford Health:

At Sanford Health, we are dedicated to the work of health and healing.

Every day, we show that commitment by delivering the highest quality of care to the communities we serve.

We are leaders in health care and strive to provide patients across the region with convenient access to expert medical care, leading-edge technologies and world-class facilities.

In addition to strong clinical care, we are also committed to research, education and community growth.

We engage in medical research to not only discover innovative ways to provide care, but also cures for common diseases.

We continuously seek new ways to achieve our vision of improving the human condition here in your community, across the region and around the world.

The entire team at Sanford Health recognizes the value of healthy families and communities.

We continue to gain momentum and expand our reach. Together, we can make a positive difference now, and in the future.

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City: Sioux Falls

State: SD

Job Function: Leadership

Job Schedule: Full Time

Shift: Days

Req Number: WD01468