Median Annual Salary:


Data last updated October 2021

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Job Description

The Clinical Director directs, coordinates, and has twenty-four hour accountability for the nursing services within a specified division of the hospital. She/he evaluates employee work performance providing personnel counseling and disciplinary action in cooperation with the Head Nurse and the CNO. The Clinical Director’s responsibility includes development and maintenance of an ongoing quality monitoring improvement program. The Clinical Director communicates and collaborates with other department for problems identification and resolution. Through the Clinical Director, nursing activities are coordinated with other departments.

Patient Contact

Medium – Combination of administrative work and patient care. The clinical director could be expected to step in during an emergency patient situation.

Employment Outlook

20% Increase between 2016-2026


Bachelor Degree – 3 - 5 Years

Many schools in South Carolina offer a Bachlors of Nursing: