Clinical Services Director Salary
Clinical Services Directors who are practiced in their profession and carry more than 10 years of experience make up just under two-thirds of Clinical Services Directors. Pay fluctuates from $50K to $124K per year, but expected earnings average $80K per year. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number enjoy medical while the greater part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Women make up the vast majority of Clinical Services Directors (83 percent) who answered the questionnaire. For the most part, Clinical Services Directors enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
Job Description for Clinical Services Director
Clinical services directors work primarily in medical facilities to ensure that daily operations run smoothly and also oversee interactions with patients, medical personnel, and families. They may occasionally work directly with patients and their families, so compassion and customer service skills are important in this position, and they may also oversee interactions between personnel and outside agencies and companies.Read More...
Clinical services directors must ensure that all employees adhere to state and federal guidelines, and may also develop and periodically reevaluate policies for the department. They may gather and interpret data to identify areas of improvement, and some may need to be on-call and work overtime when necessary. They may walk from place to place within the facility, so good physical health is necessary in this position, and some may oversee or provide training for staff members. Current BLS and CPR certification are usually required for this position, and they must always stay up-to-date with trends and changes in the field to provide the best possible service. A bachelor's degree in nursing and current RN license are often required for this position, while some employers require a master's degree in social work and prior leadership experience.
Clinical Services Director Tasks
- Plan, develop, coordinate and supervise the delivery of patient care services.
- Hire, manage and train all internal employees.
- Manage program development, fiscal budget and performance improvement.
- Maintain medical records and all other care related documentation.
Common Career Paths for Clinical Services Director
Clinical Services Directors who go on to become Chief Executive Officers may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Chief Executive Officers is $170K annually. Clinical Services Directors most frequently become Licensed Clinical Social Workers and Non-Profit Executive Directors even though median compensation is $27K lower and $19K lower, respectively.
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Popular Skills for Clinical Services Director
Clinical Services Directors report a narrow range of specific skills. Most notably, skills in Operations Management, People Management, Clinical Supervision, and Case Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Case Management, on the other hand, is typically associated with much lower pay. Most people familiar with Clinical Supervision also know People Management.
Pay by Experience Level for Clinical Services Director
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $65K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $77K. Clinical Services Directors see a median salary of $85K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $87K.
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