Generally, a clinical supervisor is the person responsible for the operational activities of a clinic. In that managerial role, the clinical supervisor performs a variety of operational and human resource-related tasks. They schedule, coordinate, and direct the activities of clinic employees; often, they schedule employees' hours and delegate the tasks to clinic employees to perform. The clinical supervisor oversees employees' activities to make sure they are of sufficient quality and meet the standards of all applicable laws and regulations. The clinical supervisor may also be in charge of ordering supplies for the clinic, monitoring the clinic's inventory, and aiding and supervising the maintenance of any clinic equipment.
Administrative duties are also common tasks for clinical supervisors. Often clinical supervisors maintain clinic records, fill out clinic forms, and file timely reports. The clinical supervisor also is in charge of maintaining a high degree of patient care at the clinic, ensuring that patients have the best experience possible to help grow the clinic's client base. They also screen potential new employees, recruit candidates, and provide or oversee training for new and veteran employees.
Clinical supervisors are often registered nurses due to the technical and medical nature of their profession. Clinical supervisors are rarely required to travel
Clinical Supervisor Tasks
- Manage budget, operational metrics, and performance reviews.
- Audit charts, schedules, and patient records to confirm documentation and safety needs are met.
- Lead, coach, mentor and instruct clinical staff, providing orientation and ongoing training.
- Oversee health workers in day-to-day operations, ensuring compliance and high quality of care.
- Cover shifts when staffing challenges arise.