The Clinical Director is accountable for the 24-hour operations of the assigned departments and/or units. Responsible for clinical care delivery, the leadership of Associates, fiscal stewardship of the department's/unit(s)' resources and the creation of a positive clinical and Associate work environment. Contributes to the organization's and the system's success in clinical outcomes, service to all customers (patients, families, physicians, and Associates), and to a positive financial state. Models appropriate behavior as exemplified in MLH Mission, Vision, and Values.
Bachelor’s degree or higher in Nursing from an accredited program
MSN is the preferred degree
Effective 4/1/2016, all Associates entering this job must have three (3) years of experience in the current unit or specialty OR four (4) years of experience in an acute care hospital setting or comparable specialty area.
Licensed to practice as a professional nurse in the state where work is performed or compact license
Effective June 1, 2018: All new hires and transfers must have BLS certification.
Nursing Administration or National certification in the clinical specialty.
- Identified leadership competencies.
- Use of PC and applications, including word processing.
- Ability to use data, interpret reports, analyze, draw conclusions, and make appropriate plans.
Key Job Responsibilities
- Clinical Operations: Is accountable for the assigned service areas 24 hours/7days. Responsible for the delivery of effective patient care through staff Associates. Leads development and implementation of strategies for the safety of patients. Responsive to the outcomes of clinical care by participation in the development and implementation of improvement solutions. Responsive to the outcomes of customer satisfaction by participation in the development and implementation of improvement solutions.
- Associate Management: Hires, coaches, develops and evaluates the performance of associates. Works through Patient Care Coordinators to ensure effective deployment of the care delivery system. Coaches PCCs in the leadership of associates. Creates positive work environments. Accountable for associate retention and engagement outcomes. Ensures effective and efficient use of human resources. Appropriately plans staffing and scheduling. Collaborates across appropriate system resources for the education and development of Associates.
- Fiscal Management: Participates in planning activities regarding the services. Develops budgets for human, other operating and capital budgets. Effectively deploys the fiscal plan for the scope of responsibility. Understands and analyzes fiscal variances and initiates appropriate plans for management. Effectively uses data and outcome information from various systems and sources.
- Environmental Management & General Management of the Business: Ensures continued readiness regarding accreditation and regulatory requirements. Responsible for the general upkeep of the physical facilities and patient care equipment. Leads implementation of technology and other assigned projects.
- Professional Practice Leadership: Serves as a professional role model for the discipline of nursing and models high-level professionalism through knowledge and actions. Completes high-level professional designations, such as board certifications, and actively participates in professional leadership both locally and regionally.
- The physical activities of this position may include climbing, pushing, standing, hearing, walking, reaching, grasping, kneeling, stooping, and repetitive motion.
- Must have good balance and coordination.
- The physical requirements of this position are: medium work - exerting up to 50 lbs. of force occasionally and/or up-to 25 lbs. of force frequently.
- The Associate must have close visual acuity, including color, depth perception, and field of vision to perform an activity, such as assessing patients, preparing and analyzing data and figures, transcribing, viewing a computer terminal, or extensive reading.
- Frequent invasive and non-invasive patient contact.
- Exposure to patient body fluids and exposure to hazardous or poisonous materials.
- Ability to react quickly to emergency situations.