• Market Clinical Director

    Job Location US-WA-Tacoma
    Posted Date 1 month ago(2/7/2018 3:43 PM)
    Shift Type
  • About Us

    Emerus is a nationally recognized, innovative leader in the delivery of inpatient, surgical, and diagnostic medical health care. Specializing in the identification, development and management of improved-access community medical facilities, Emerus provides cost effective, scalable growth opportunities to large-scale, national health care systems throughout the United States. 


    By providing operationally efficient facilities and focused alignment with current health care trends, Emerus’ community-based hospitals prioritize limited inpatient stays, efficient emergency rooms and cost effective pricing in a smaller campus setting. Based in The Woodlands, Texas, Emerus has more than 1,000 employees, with expert concentrations in over 20 different fields throughout the medical industry.

    Position Overview

    The Clinical Director has administrative responsibility and accountability for the planning and direction of clinical, financial, and operational activities of a defined clinical unit/department. The incumbent designs, facilitates and directs the delivery of care and service to customers including patients, staff, physicians, family members and community representatives. The Clinical Director is responsible for the interpretation and development of unit/department patient care standards, provisions of quality health services, resource allocation and fiscal management. The Clinical Director defines and monitors the standards of nursing practice, assures availability and appropriate utilization of needed human and material resources, supports collaboration within Patient Services and among other divisions and disciplines for desired patient outcomes, provides positive timely customer service, and participates in efforts to achieve organizational goals and objectives. This position requires extensive internal and external contacts with all levels of staff, management, physicians, vendors, and other professional colleagues.

    Essential Job Functions


    Provides leadership and strategic direction for department.

      • Develops and implements department strategic plans and objectives which are aligned with organizational mission, vision and objectives. Interprets department and organizational philosophy and objectives.
      • Develops a staffing plan that assures the department has an adequate number and mix of staff to meet short- and long-term care, treatment and service needs of patients served.
      • Provides expert guidance and assistance to the Hospital Administrator in all matters related to the delivery of patient care services to assure that quality standards are maintained and improved.
      • Develops in collaboration with relevant staff and providers all policies and standards.
      • Works collaboratively with marketing to publicize services and build community relations.
      • Establishes and manages capital and operational budgets that support return on investment.
      • Allocates or adjusts resources in accordance with priorities, volumes and demands. 

    Defines quality patient care at department level by collaboration and participation across the organization

      • Investigates, trends and resolves all complaints and uses chain of command as indicated
      • Establish processes and policy that optimize patient outcomes and address bioethical, legal and patient safety issues

    Assures operational efficiency

      • Serves as a liaison among the governing bodies, the providers, and staff
      • Establishes and oversee performance improvement initiatives using benchmarks, trends and data to guide efficient use of resources and reach patient outcome goals
      • Implements budgeting and accounting systems and fiscal controls
      • Communicates with department staff, other departments and the organization concerning department operations performance

    Develops and manages teams and individuals

      • Provides leadership in planning for staff development, education, succession planning and advancements and encourages continuing education, learning and in-services for all staff
      • Supervises staff providing direction and guidance and administers management functions within the provisions of MultiCare policies and standards and local, state, and federal regulations and standards
      • Assures processes are in place to ensure staff qualifications are consistent with job responsibilities
      • Establishes processes to assure timely and information employee performance evaluations
      • Contributes to the success of the organization by meeting organizational competency expectations and core values (respect, kindness, excellence, collaboration, integrity and stewardship), continuously learning, and by performing other duties as needed or assigned
      • Adheres to MHS Attendance and Punctuality Policy and Procedure standards. Maintains reliable attendance


    • Leadership Competencies
      • Personal Competencies
      • Integrity
      • Accountability
      • Self-Development
    • Interpersonal Competencies
      • Communication
      • Collaboration
      • Fostering Teamwork
      • Developing Others
    • Organizational competencies
      • Customer Focus
      • Quality and Strategic Focus
      • Financial and Operational Management


    Basic Qualifications

    • Minimum of a bachelor's degree in related field. Master's degree preferred.
    • Current license as a Registered Nurse in the State of Washington.
    • 8 years clinical experience and mastery of professional or technical role/function.
    • 5 years progressive experience in managerial or supervisory capacity.


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