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Sanford Health Lead Infection Prevention Strategist 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: GSS National Campus
Location: Sioux Falls, SD
Address: 4800 W 57th St, Sioux Falls, SD 57108, USA
Shift: 8 Hours - Day Shifts
Job Schedule: Full time
Weekly Hours: 40.00

Department Details

Opportunity for remote work.

Come join our growing team and really make your mark on our infection prevention program! We are looking for someone interested in making meaningful impact on our patients health by researching and guiding infection prevention processes.

This informal leadership position will work closely with five regional infection prevention teams.

Job Summary

Work collaboratively with multiple roles and entities within Sanford to support the research, development, and deployment of Infection Prevention and Control strategies across the enterprise. Works closely with leadership to establish best practices based on industry standards and published guidelines. Orchestrate and influence the work of others to enhance Sanford's mission and vision and to achieve evidence-based clinical practices that focus on the infection prevention and control throughout the Sanford enterprise. Accountable to develop programmatic planning and project management to achieve the strategic goals of Sanford pertaining to Infection Prevention and Control. Collaborate with local Infection Prevention teams to ensure standardization of practice. Mentor colleagues to manage effective programs and build leadership skills.

Creates a vision for enterprise Infection Prevention and Control that is consistent with the ongoing needs and growth of the integrated health system. Identify opportunities to improve outcomes and communicate findings to appropriate leadership. Inform leaders within each market to develop strategies to reach top performance. Possesses the ability to deal effectively with personnel, patients, family members, visitors, clients, regulatory agencies/personnel and the public. Possesses leadership ability and maintain the willingness to work harmoniously with professional and non-professional personnel.

Knowledgeable of nursing and medical practices and procedures, as well as laws, regulations, and guidelines that pertain to infection prevention and control. Extensive knowledge of epidemiology, microbiology, infectious disease, and principles of asepsis, disinfection, and sterilization. Ability to apply principles of epidemiology to conduct infection surveillance so as to identify, analyze, recommend, and evaluate quality improvement measures to ensure successful programs.

Able to apply knowledge of acute care practices relevant to infection prevention and control and epidemiology to small rural acute care settings, non-traditional health care settings, such as long-term care, home health, hospice, correctional facilities, clinics, outpatient settings, and ambulatory surgery centers. Possesses the ability to plan, organize, develop, implement and interpret the programs, goals, objectives, policies, and procedures that are necessary for a comprehensive Infection Prevention and Control program. Have patience, tact, a cheerful disposition and enthusiasm, as well as the willingness and ability to handle difficult situations. Willing to seek out new methods and principles and be willing to incorporate them into existing practices. Ability to work with growth and development needs of unique client population.


Graduate from a nationally accredited nursing program preferred, including, but not limited to, Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), and National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (NLN CNEA).

Bachelor’s degree in nursing required. Master’s degree preferred.

If applicable, an additional RN state licensure of graduate from an approved Masters of Public Health program may be required, when applicable for practice environment.

Prior work experience must include five years clinical work experience in healthcare field and five years’ experience practicing infection control.

Currently holds an unencumbered RN license with the State Board of Nursing where the practice of nursing is occurring and/or possess multi-state licensure if in a Licensure Compact (NLC) state. Obtains and subsequently maintains required department specific competencies and certifications. Board certification in Infection Control (CIC) by the Certification Board of Infection Control, Inc. (CBIC) is 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: Quality and Risk Management
Req Number: R-59431
Featured: No