Director, Clinical Services Salary
Directors of Clinical Services in the United States tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt — just under two-thirds have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $57K to $130K per year, median earnings come to $83K per year. This group's pay is mainly influenced by geographic location, followed by the company and tenure. Most Directors of Clinical Services report high levels of job satisfaction. A fair number enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Women account for the majority of Directors of Clinical Services who took the survey — 88 percent to be exact. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
Job Description for Director, Clinical Services
The director of clinical services provides clinical leadership, consultation and support in a health care setting. This is a managerial position that is responsible for developing and directing a team of professional and support staff to provide quality clinical care. The director of clinical services is responsible for supervising all nursing staff, other clinical professionals, and office staff. They are responsible for recruiting, training, and providing continuing education for staff.Read More...
The director of clinical services also develops budgets; sets and monitors staff achievement; ensures the company meets federal, state, and local laws; and keeps the company informed regarding accreditation policy and procedures. These directors oversee auditing of clinical services and clinical record reviews to establish uniformity, precision, and quality recordkeeping.
The director of clinical services ensures staff maintain empathetic and professional attitudes toward all patients and loved ones, as well as to fellow employees.
Candidates for this position should have at least a bachelor's degree in nursing and be a licensed nurse in this state. A master’s degree in nursing is often preferred. Candidates should have at least five years of supervisory and progressive leadership experience in a similar healthcare setting. The director of clinical services position requires flexibility of scheduling, which may include travel to other company locations and/or availability to alternate shifts, but they are generally located at a main site working daytime shifts.
Director, Clinical Services 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.
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Popular Employer Salaries for Director, Clinical Services
Salaries are easily beat at Maxim Healthcare Services, where median pay comes to just $62K, the lowest in the field. What's more, with base pay starting at $53K and ending at $87K, range in salary is rather small.
Popular Skills for Director, Clinical Services
Directors of Clinical Services generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, skills in registered nurse, Clinical Psychology, Operations Management, and Training Program Development are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 9 percent. Those educated in Clinical Supervision tend to be well versed in Operations Management.
Pay by Experience Level for Director, Clinical Services
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $70K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $81K on average — a distinctly larger sum. After working for 10 to 20 years, Directors of Clinical Services make a median salary of $88K. Directors of Clinical Services who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $92K.
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