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Sanford Health System Executive Director - Quality and Safety 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: Sanford Center Building
Location: Sioux Falls, SD
Address: 2301 East 60th St N, Sioux Falls, SD 57104, USA
Shift: Day
Job Schedule: Full time
Weekly Hours: 40.00

Job Summary

Implement new or updated programs or portions of large scale quality and safety initiatives. Project impact costs, quality, efficiencies and achievement of objectives across departments, often with enterprise-wide impacts.

Apply advanced technical and clinical knowledge to solve complex problems which may impact service lines or corporate service sub-functions across the enterprise. Facilitate and manage strategic plans that achieve high-impact and significant improvements in organizational performance throughout the enterprise by providing oversight to performance improvement initiatives.

Manage the coordination and completion of projects and programs associated with quality initiatives, safety standards, and continuous improvement initiatives.

Assist in the effort to better understand the cause of patient or medical outliers, and assist with reducing the number of outliers through improvements in care.

Oversee enterprise value-improvement activities and support population health plans, prioritizing the tactics and the leadership to ensure the implementation of the plan.

Work in close cooperation and collaboration with executive leadership across the enterprise.


Bachelor’s degree required. 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). Master’s degree preferred.

Minimum of five years of applicable experience required.

If they hold an unencumbered RN license with the State Board of Nursing it must be 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) preferred.


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: Leadership
Req Number: R-57915
Featured: No