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Sanford Health Clinical Microbiologist - Reference Lab - FT in Sioux Falls, South Dakota

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Facility: Sanford Center Building
Location: Sioux Falls, SD
Address: 2301 East 60th St N, Sioux Falls, SD 57104, USA
Shift: Varies
Job Schedule: Full time
Weekly Hours: 40.00

Department Details

Opportunity to work in a new reference lab which opened in 2020. Works onsite with Clinical Pathologist and Clinical Chemist; partners across the organization with other Clinical Microbiologists and Technologists.

Job Summary

Provides clinical and technical consultation in laboratory methods, instrumentation, quality control, test selection, and interpretation of laboratory testing to ensure the delivery of services in accordance with the Sanford mission, vision, and strategic goals. Maintains strong relationships with members of the medical staff and other health care professionals to provide information related to the laboratory. Acts as a liaison between the clinical laboratory and clinicians and serves as a consultant to clinical providers to aid in education and interpretation of laboratory test results. Collaborates with partners in the healthcare system, public health, and/or industry to improve clinical laboratory services. Attends national and international conferences in specific area of discipline to maintain expertise in focus area and updated credentialing. Provides expertise on appropriate laboratory and institutional committees. Provides a key role in the community as it pertains to the institution and provide influence on national regulations and/or guidelines. May be responsible for serving as a Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) Laboratory Director.


Doctorate degree (PhD) in a specific clinical laboratory discipline is required.

One year experience or fellowship training required. Other credentials may be required depending upon accrediting agency.

Certification as a diplomat of specific laboratory discipline required. If incumbent does not have certification, must obtain within five years from date of hire into position. If performing testing and working in the state of North Dakota (ND), must be licensed by the ND Board of Clinical Laboratory Practice. Other credentials may be required depending upon accrediting agency.


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, sick leave and paid time off. To review your benefit eligibility, 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.

Req Number: R-47167
Job Function: Allied Health
Featured: No