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

Job Title: Fall Intern | Surgical Services Administration | Sioux Falls

City: Sioux Falls

State: SD

Department : HR Academic Affairs - Intern Program

Job Schedule: PRN

Shift: Days

Hours Per Shift: Other


Contribute to Sanford operations and processes while obtaining first hand experiences that align with the mission, vision, and values of the organization. Work collaboratively with organization leadership, enhancing knowledge and skills and improving the delivery of quality healthcare. Assist in the completion of projects and administrative duties while developing skills related to the assigned function and/or location. Attend training and development opportunities, learning about various processes and functions within the organization.


Demonstrates an ability to meet own responsibilities. Describes opportunities for taking initiative in the organization. Demonstrates the ability to respond to change. Demonstrates an expectation that there will be ongoing shifts in demands and priorities. Identifies tasks or outputs that require accuracy and detail-level attention. Delivers formal and informal stand-up presentations or demos to audiences of all kinds. Demonstrates the ability to speak, write and present clearly. Demonstrates a basic understanding of organizational project management practices and tools. Researches business related data and generates and interprets basic analytics. Collaborates with departmental associates and management.


The Surgical Services Intern will assist with coordination and implementation of an improved process for returning sterile surgical supplies for the Surgical Processing Department. The Surgical Services intern will also assist in the continued development of inventory solutions. The project is non-clinical, but you will collaborate with clinical teams in patient care areas. Internship Responsibilities: Assist with improvement processes for SPD department to decrease the quantity of surgical supplies that are not used in the operating room (OR); Review current inventory strategies and recommend strategies to better manage inventory, including but not limited to: cost savings and standardization initiatives; Assist with quality improvement initiatives; Maintain inventory of surgical supplies; Work as a liaison to Supply Chain Management and Surgical Services; and, Participate in the value analysis committee & assist in resolution of backorder items.


Current enrollment or recent graduate of an Associate's or Bachelor's degree program from an accredited college or university, with preferred majors related to Business, Math, Accounting, Finance, and/or Health Administration. Must have excellent problem-solving and organization skills. Must be able to commit to hours scheduled during the 12-week internship. Must have strong communication skills. Knowledge of healthcare industry preferred. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office products.

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: SD

Job Function: Students and Interns

Job Schedule: PRN

Shift: Days

Req Number: WD07605