Sanford Health

Lead Learning and Development Specialist

Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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Nov 17, 2020
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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: Cherapa Place Building

Location: Sioux Falls, SD

Address: 300 N Cherapa Pl, Sioux Falls, SD 57103, USA

Shift: Day

Job Schedule: Full time

Weekly Hours: 40.00

Job Summary

Provides leadership in improving job performance that assists in advancing the skills and expertise of Sanford employees, students, and/or community members. Leads the development of system wide associate education programs and onboarding strategies. Utilizes performance technology/consulting and improvement strategies while partnering with the organization and key stakeholders to identify and analyze performance gaps to design the most effective educational interventions. Strives towards successful development of coursework for ideal learning experience. Evaluates demographics, trends and issues affecting specific focus area, market, and/or facility setting and needs; makes recommendations accordingly. Sets an example by developing strong working relationships, management and overseeing of projects, facilitate change processes and effectively communicate to achieve organizational goals. Demonstrates successfully working with diverse groups of people in order to accomplish a common goal. Exhibits flexibility with acceptance of variable work schedules/assignments. Participates in activities to promote the department and Sanford Health. Effective communication skills are essential: personal, verbal, written, and electronic. Ability to function in a collaborative, fast-paced, customer-driven organization. Demonstrable expert knowledge in Microsoft Office/Windows applications, analytical decision-making, information gathering, presentation, project management, group facilitation, innovative problem solving, and demonstrable training skills. Expected to demonstrate leadership to employees, serving as a role model, and encouraging vision and change projects. Assists in the training of new staff members and the development of existing staff members. Practices positive collaboration and converts difficult interactions into productive ones. May also participate in serving and or chair departmental/organization committees and task forces as needed. May be asked to assist with other projects or work assignments as needed by organization, department or leadership.


Master's degree required. Field of study preference based on department training focus and specialties.
In lieu of Master's degree, will consider minimum eight years working experience equivalency. In addition, minimum of five years’ experience in a healthcare environment providing education/training, including the use of automated software applications. Additional experience related to teaching courses, conducting and leading learning experiences, evaluating training achievements, providing input into curriculum development, policy and procedure formulation, and evaluation of program effectiveness preferred. Education level may expand and vary, based specifically on required clinical license related to regulator and federal standards for contract learning and development specialist roles. For Bismarck State College (BSC), Master's or Doctoral degree and at least three years of experience in clinical laboratory science/medical technology education that includes teaching courses, conducting and supervising clinical laboratory learning experiences, evaluating student achievement, providing input into curriculum development, policy and procedure formulation, and evaluation of program effectiveness.
When a clinical license is applicable, must possess unencumbered license with the applicable state(s) administered examiners and awarded by a governmental licensing agency. Obtains and subsequently maintains required department specific competencies and certifications based on program training needs of the department and population focus. This role is also identified and utilized in Bismarck State College (BSC) for clinical laboratory. This contract position requires a certification by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists, or a certification agency of equal status, i.e., the National Certification Agency for Medical Laboratory Personnel. This position is classified as a Program Director and must hold a faculty appointment in each affiliated academic institution. The appointment may be a regular one, a non-salaried clinical or courtesy appointment, or an adjunct appointment, depending on the regulations of the institution. At this time, no license is required.
Sanford is an EEO/AA Employer M/F/Disability/Vet.
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Job Function: Human Resources

Req Number: R-34216

Featured: No

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