Sanford Health Falls Intern - Surgical Services Admin in Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Job Title: Falls Intern | Surgical Services Admin | Sioux Falls

City: Sioux Falls

State: South Dakota

Department : HR Intern Program

Job Schedule: PRN

Shift: Days

Hours Per Shift: 8 hr


Contribute to Sanford operations and processes while obtaining first hand experience that align with the mission, vision, and values of the organization. Must have good human relations and communications skills; must be able to follow procedures and instructions given by the leadership staff. Must have strong problem solving, leadership, and analytical skills. Must be proficient in Microsoft Office Products.

The fall internship session is intended to provide juniors and seniors in college an opportunity to gain valuable on-the-job experience while attending to their coursework. Individuals applying for a fall internship must be from within a 100-mile radius of the internship location. Individuals accepted into a fall internship must commit to working 20-32 hours per week on-site until the maximum of 384 hours is met or another end date is agreed upon. Fall internship session start date is September 5, 2017.


The Surgical Services administrative intern will engage in a mix of observational experiences and project-based work, and receive guidance and mentorship from experienced healthcare executives. He or she will observe the department and develop process flow maps or current processes and make recommendations for improvement. This may include creating and developing a Standard Operating Procedure for Surgical Services Administration, analyzing data to inform department strategy, participating in management meetings, and supporting administration.

Internship Responsibilities:

• Key Project: Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) and Recommendations for Improvement

o Research best practices for SOPs

o Assist management with defining goals

o Develop and prepare SOP documents and Operational Dashboard

o Identify processes to be mapped and value streamed

• Additional Projects

o 1:1 mentoring sessions with Surgical Services Administration

o Assist with daily service delivery and tasks

o Assist with report preparation

o Develop tool for quality assurance

• Ability to observe surgical cases

• Ability to strengthen your professional network and seek peer relationships

Intern Qualifications:

• Self-Motivated and Reliable

• Ability to work both independently and as part of a team

• Experience in project planning is preferred

• Must be a junior or senior pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Healthcare Administration, Public Health, Finance, Human Resources majors or an immediate graduate having received one of the previously listed majors.

• Must be able to commit to the hours scheduled during the 12-week internship.

• Strong communication skills.

• Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite


Varying levels of education based on Internship.

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: Students & Interns

Job Schedule: PRN

Shift: Days

Req Number: req9835