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Sanford Health Clinical Quality Specialist in Canton, 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: Canton-Inwood Medical Center
Location: Canton, SD
Address: 440 N Hiawatha Dr, Canton, SD 57013, USA
Shift: Varies
Job Schedule: Full time
Weekly Hours: 32.00

Job Summary

Shall be a representative of nursing administration and shall perform necessary delegation and coordination of clinical, operational and managerial activities to accomplish the objectives of the assigned area(s) of nursing. Will incorporate responsibilities related to the quality risk and risk score adjustment programs. Assist with the quality improvement review and audit related to potential quality risk issues and adverse events as part of the quality risk program. Will complete chart reviews, documentation of findings, referral for medical director review and required reporting. Will perform healthcare effectiveness data and information set (HEDIS) record reviews and assist with clinical questions related to chart reviews. Must work collaboratively with internal and external departments to ensure all aspects of workflow are completed. Will review the risk score adjustment information for medical chart record requests and potential medical chart review. Manage the chart review process by reviewing the record request list, collaborating with information technology (IT) for file accuracy, coordinating the record requests with providers or vendors and collaborating with the chart review vendor, if applicable. Review the medical visit file to determine individuals requiring outreach to coordinate medical services. Assist members in the coordination of appointments for services. Required to complete tracking documentation of medical record requests, chart reviews and medical visit appointments to ensure status is current. Must be analytical and have critical thinking, problem solving and decision making skills. Must be organized and able to multi-task. Must be proficient in computer software such as Word and Excel.

Department Details

Monday thru Friday job. 64 hours per pay period so there is 1 day off per week. Lot of Flexibility and room to grow in the position.


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 preferred.

Minimum of five years of nursing experience. Experience and knowledge of accreditation and regulatory agency standards preferred. Quality, medical coding, and/or risk adjustment experience is preferred.

Currently holds an unencumbered RN license with the State Board of Nursing where the practice of nursing is occurring and/or possess multistate licensure if in a Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) state. Obtains and subsequently maintains required department specific competencies and certifications. Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ) or medical coding certification preferred, but not required. Quality improvement/assurance personnel with nursing backgrounds can maintain their license without seeking additional hours based on role’s responsibilities.


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-35974
Featured: No