Clinical operations manager jobs generally work for organizations in the medical field and are responsible for overseeing all of the day-to-day activities for the medical portion of the organization. This includes the management of customer service, sales, and billing, as well as the general management of the operations staff. The clinical operations manager is responsible for overseeing employees and delegating work tasks throughout the department to ensure that thee tasks are completed properly and in a timely manner. They work with engineers, project managers, technicians, accounting representatives, and administrative workers. Additionally, some clinical operations managers communicate with customers or outside vendors.
Other responsibilities of a clinical operations manager include overseeing all day-to-day operations of the department; ensuring staff compliance with set standards; hiring, training, and scheduling employees; and creating and managing contracts. The clinical operations manager is also responsible for reviewing all internal policies and procedures to ensure complete compliance with regulatory requirements. A clinical operations manager usually reports to the chief executive officer of the organization.
Clinical operations manager jobs require a bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline and five to 10 years' experience working in a healthcare environment. They must be able to handle multiple projects and complete them in a timely manner, as well as have excellent organizational and multitasking skills. Knowledge of Medicare, worker’s compensation, and OSHA regulations are preferred. Clinical operations managers also must be able to lead and direct the work of other team members.
Clinical Operations Manager Tasks
Guide projects, remain sensitive to available resources, compliance and therapeutic nuances.
Assess treatment protocols internally or for formal clinical trials, including documentation and recommendations.
Track and analyze patient and staff resource utilization to increase efficiency and compliance.
Manage clinical operations, including day-to-day staffing, patient care, resource distribution and business activities.
Direct budget, reports, and contingency planning.