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By overseeing day-to-day administrative, clinical, clerical and management activities, clinical managers ensure healthcare facilities operate smoothly. In these positions, managers are responsible for developing and implementing policies and procedures to generate maximum operational output.
Clinical manager jobs encompass a variety of managerial responsibilities. In addition to being in charge of facility policies and procedures, clinical managers are also tasked with budgeting and recruiting. They are also in charge of keeping employees up-to-date with the latest healthcare trends. Even though these roles are not patient-facing, clinical managers have to complete regular continuing education in order to stay current with the changing healthcare landscape.
To qualify for clinical manager jobs, candidates need at least a bachelor’s degree in medical services administration, healthcare administration or a related field. Some facilities prefer candidates with a master’s degree. Critical thinking and decision making skills are paramount. Clinical managers should also be strong communicators with the capacity to lead and motivate a team.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, all medical and health services manager jobs are expected to grow 22% by 2020. To find open clinical manager positions in your area, start your search here at ADVANCE Healthcare Jobs. Check out our Career Resource Center for the latest interview tips that can help you land the job.