What does a Clinic Director do?

Clinic Managers are responsible for overseeing the daily operations of outpatient or medical facilities. They provide administrative support and oversee the hiring and training of staff members, liaise with patients and healthcare professionals and coordinate patient care plans. There are many different routes one may take to become a Clinic Manager, but working in a healthcare or clinical setting is the most common way. Many Clinic Managers begin their careers as Medical Office Assistants or even Registered Nurses.

Most Clinic Manager positions require a bachelor's degree, ideally in healthcare administration or a similar field. A master's degree in public health or health administration is a strong asset. Because this role features many administrative responsibilities, Clinic Managers must have excellent organizational and communication skills in order to ensure the clinic runs smoothly.

  • Recruit, hire and coordinate the training of new staff members
  • Design and implement business strategies to help the clinic meet organizational goals
  • Manage staff by assigning and delegating tasks as needed
  • Develop protocols and procedures to improve staff productivity
  • Act as a liaison between patients, their families and additional care staff
  • Plan and manage the clinic's budget and approve payroll
  • Perform quarterly and and annual employee reviews and provide constructive feedback on their performance to help them meet professional goals
  • Ensure that all policies and procedures function in accordance with state and federal laws
  • 5+ years prior experience working in a clinical or healthcare setting
  • 5+ years of proven success in leadership roles is required
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Analytical thinking skills and the ability to exercise sound judgement when making decisions
  • Must be customer service oriented and prepared to liaise with patients, their families and other care providers
  • Extremely organized and detail oriented
  • Ability to delegate tasks as needed
  • Ability to spend long periods of time sitting at a desk
  • Knowledge of a second language is an asset
Work/Life Balance
3.5 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.8 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

Clinic Director Salaries

Average Base Pay

£86,909 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: £87K
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“Client experience is our focus and taking care of the team is the best way to make sure that happens!”

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Hospital Supervisor
1 Aug 2019

“Excellent organization to work for if you care about upward mobility and advancing in your career.”

Clinic Manager
1 Aug 2020

“There is a great degree of mistrust that you aren’t doing what you’re supposed to be doing.”

New Haven : Residential Treatment CenterNew Haven : Residential Treatment Center
Clinical Director
18 Oct 2019

“As a clinician I love working with families and this has been the best opportunity to put into practice what I love to do.”

Lindora ClinicLindora Clinic
LVN Clinic Nurse/Clinic Manager
4 Sep 2020

“I started as a per diem LVN with Lindora and worked my way into a Clinic Manager position.”

Behavioral Health Services NorthBehavioral Health Services North
Clinical Supervisor
14 Oct 2021

“I have been able to work with so many amazing professionals and I have learned so much along the way.”

Optima HealthOptima Health
Clinical Manager
20 Feb 2020

“I initially started as an Occupational Health Advisor and was recently appointed as a nurse manager.”

Jefferson Dental & OrthodonticsJefferson Dental & Orthodontics
Clinical Manager
5 Feb 2020

“I have worked at multiple Dental offices before and this is by far the best one.”

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