Sanford Health

Summer Intern - Patient Experience

Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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Feb 28, 2018
Job Type

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 patient experience intern will work to support caregivers throughout the medical center and clinics to drive higher level of service and exceptional patient care. The work is based on patient feedback (surveys and real time), opportunities identified by leadership, and strategy. Part of the role includes project management, curriculum development, and creation of tool kits to support messaging, communication, and implementation of patient experience across the enterprise. The candidate will be responsible for developing presentations, collateral, and report outs for the department. Each day is exciting and challenging as we work to maneuver a large and complex system to drive consistencies around experience for those we serve. The candidate will be able to network across the enterprise and medical center and will work in a fast-paced environment. The ideal candidate will possess strong communication skills and superb organizational capability. Internship Responsibilities:
  • Project: Customer service training
  • Project: Communication and empathy curriculum
  • Mentor/Preceptor specific activities: department specific training
  • Attend meetings, help with agendas and minutes
  • Project timelines and collateral


    Varying levels of education based on Internship.
  • Must be a Junior or Senior pursuing a Bachelor's Degree in a healthcare field or an immediate graduate.
  • Must be able to commit to the hours scheduled during the 12 week internship.
  • Strong communication skills

    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 1-877-243-1372 or send an email to .

    In compliance with federal law requiring employers to verify new employees' U.S. employment eligibility, Sanford participates in E-Verify. To learn more click here for English Version at or here for Spanish Version at .
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