Sanford Health Quality Improvement Advisor - Quality and Safety in Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Job Title: Quality Improvement Advisor | Quality and Safety | Sioux Falls

City: Sioux Falls

State: South Dakota

Department : Quality and Safety

Job Schedule: Full Time

Shift: Days

Hours Per Shift: 8 hr


The Improvement Advisor works with leadership to organize, assist, and coordinate planning and implementation of systematic, organization-wide approaches to improving outcomes. The advisor will support corporate and local strategic plans that achieve high impact and significant improvements in organizational performance by providing oversight to performance improvement components and activities. The Improvement Advisor must have demonstrated ability in problem solving, critical thinking, conflict management, and team building skills in order to ensure a productive work environment and achievement of goals.


The responsibilities of the advisor include data project management, analytical reasoning, interpreting and evaluation of complex information, identifying patterns and essential issues, while measuring and evaluating the attainment of results. The advisor is also responsible for utilizing and teaching continuous improvement methodologies to support informed decision making for operational efficiencies and effectiveness that align with system strategies.Knowledge of and conformance to regulatory requirements, contractual obligations, and the organizations policies is essential, along with the ability to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information. The Improvement Advisor serves as communication link and resource person with regard to performance improvement and patient safety for departments and management throughout the organization, therefore the advisor must be able to write and verbally communicate the English language in a legible and understandable manner, have strong computer skills, possess the ability to make independent and timely decisions when circumstances warrant, and possess the ability to demonstrate interpersonal skills, such as interacting effectively with other health care professionals, physicians, upper-level management, regulatory agency staff, and the general public. Other desired traits of the Improvement Advisor include familiarity with the basic tools of continuous improvement, work process redesign, or reengineering, knowledge of medicine and medical terminology, and ability to work with minimal supervision.Occasional evening and weekend hours, and potential for greater than 40-hour work weeks when circumstances warrant.


Bachelors Degree in Nursing and active South Dakota nursing license required.


CPHQ preferred. If a Registered Nurse, must be licensed with the residing states Board of Nursing or other applicable license or multi-state licensure privileges. Engineer: Bachelor's degree in Engineering required. Minimum of 2 years experience in operational/process improvement or healthcare management is preferred. Registered Nurse: Graduation from a NLN or AACN accredited nursing program is strongly preferred. Bachelors Degree in nursing preferred. A minimum of 2 years clinical experience is preferred. Other: Bachelors Degree required - healthcare related field preferred. Minimum of 2 years experience in operational/process improvement or health care management preferred.

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: South Dakota

Job Function: Quality & Risk Management

Job Schedule: Full Time

Shift: Days

Req Number: req20250