**Job Title:** Senior Accreditation Specialist | Quality & Safety | Sioux Falls **City:** Sioux Falls **State:** SD **Department** **:** Quality and Safety - Sioux Falls **Job Schedule:** Full Time **Shift:** Days **Hours Per Shift:** 8 hr **JOB SUMMARY** Maintains programmatic oversight of a regional accreditation program. Collaborates with operational and executive leaders ensuring compliance with regulatory bodies to include, but not limited to: Department of Health (DOH), Center for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) Conditions of Participation, and standards of The Joint Commission (TJC) as applicable. The Senior Accreditation Specialist facilitates regulatory readiness activities. Works with staff, evaluating care, to ensure regulatory compliance (tracers). Evaluates patient safety systems ensuring safe reliable care. Promotes systems designed to reduce the opportunity for human failure in order to achieve a goal of zero harm. Understands and supports an organizational culture of safety. Participates in robust process improvement, utilizing a systematic approach to change management, focused on reducing patient safety and regulatory risk. Supports process change from education through sustainability. Collaborates with all levels of leadership to communicate needs and remove barriers for staff. Presents regulatory perspective to committees as applicable. Organizes system education and strategies towards achieving a constant state of regulatory readiness. Requires a self-motivated individual who values patient and staff safety as the top organizational priority. Knowledge and/or an interest in safe systems and High Reliability Organizations necessary. Periodic overnight travel is required. **POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES** Maintain current knowledge base of existing and emerging regulations, standards, or guidance documents. Helps solve business problems and meet business goals through collaborative processes. Analyzes situations or conditions with potential legal implications in a particular healthcare practice area. Educates others on inter-dependencies and integration of safety and quality standards. Consults to senior business executives on own functional specialty. Trains others on main considerations and issues related to laws and regulations in the implementation of healthcare practices. Monitors regulatory compliance of all healthcare practices to ensure no violations. Implements programs as needed to comply with diverse healthcare laws or regulations. **QUALIFICATIONS** Graduate from an American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) or National League for Nursing (NLN) accredited college of nursing. Master's Degree in nursing or a health related field preferred. Three years of experience in regulatory compliance, quality management, and performance improvement preferred. Experience in a management or leadership position in healthcare preferred. Current Registered Nurse (RN) License is required or multi-state licensure privileges. Certified Joint Commission Professional (CJCP) preferred or must obtain within four years of date of hire. Valid Driver's License required. Must maintain good driving record. **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. 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 email@example.com . **City:** Sioux Falls **State:** SD **Job Function:** Legal and Compliance **Job Schedule:** Full Time **Shift:** Days **Req Number:** WD08100
About Sanford Health
Sanford Health is an integrated health system headquartered in the Dakotas. It is the largest, rural, not-for-profit health care system in the nation with 45 hospitals and 289 clinics in nine states and three countries. With 28,000+ employees, including 1,300+ physicians in more than 80 specialty areas of medicine, Sanford Health is the largest employer in the Dakotas.
Nearly $1 billion in gifts from philanthropist Denny Sanford have allowed for several initiatives, including global children’s clinics, genomic medicine and specialized centers researching cures for type 1 diabetes, breast cancer and other diseases.