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Sanford Health
Sioux Falls, South Dakota, United States (on-site)
23 days ago


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

Department Details

The Operations Director of the Sanford Reference Laboratory in Sioux Falls, SD, oversees an exciting and growing laboratory. Current testing includes Infectious Disease, Special Chemistry, and Molecular with the planned implementation of Mass Spec and Microbiology Automation. Additional leaders that assist in the oversight and operations of the laboratory include a Chemistry PhD, a Microbiology PhD, and a Clinical/Molecular Pathologist. Pathology resident, MLS students, and MLT students are all an integral part of our teaching and learning environment. Partnering with an Operations Director for laboratory client services, the two leaders function as the drivers of growth and innovation for the laboratory.

Job Summary

Responsible for providing administrative leadership, expertise, and direction to the Laboratory Departments. Develops and monitors appropriate indicators for quality and continuous improvement. Manages the operations of the laboratory departments including human resources, budget and finance, and legal and regulatory compliance. Expected to effectively interview, hire, counsel, discipline and, when needed, terminate employees. Supports and mentors managers and supervisors when dealing with staffing, personnel, or process issues. Serves as a resource and primary laboratory contact and represents the laboratory on an interdisciplinary and enterprise level. Has major responsibility for implementing the vision and mission of the organization within the departments. Expected to contribute to the strategic planning process and attainment of goals of the organization.



Bachelors degree in medical laboratory science or related field required. Master's degree preferred.

Five years of management experience desired.

Possess a national laboratory certification or laboratory specialty certification through an approved Health and Human Services (HHS) agency, for example American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP); or be registry eligible. If working in North Dakota (ND), must be licensed by the ND Board of Clinical Laboratory Practice. Maintain continuing education credits equivalent to the state requirements as needed for license and certifications. May be required to have Basic Life Support (BLS) certification.


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, and a generous time off package to maintain a healthy home-work balance. For more information about Total Rewards, 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.

To protect our patients and our staff, Sanford Health and The Good Samaritan Society require employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 as a condition of employment, subject to accommodation.

Req Number: R-0144413
Job Function: Allied Health

Job Information

  • Job ID: 69197478
  • Workplace Type: On-Site
  • Location:
    Sioux Falls, South Dakota, United States
  • Company Name For Job: Sanford Health
  • Position Title: Director, Laboratory Operations
  • Job Function: Administration / Executive
  • Job Type: Full-Time

Sanford Health, the largest rural health system in the United States, is dedicated to transforming the health care experience and providing access to world-class health care in America's heartland. Headquartered in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, the organization serves more than one million patients and 220,000 health plan members across 250,000 square miles. The integrated health system has 47 medical centers, 2,800 Sanford physicians and advanced practice providers, 170 clinical investigators and research scientists, more than...

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