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Clinical Operations Job Description

Growth Trends for Related Jobs

A clinical operations manager oversees the day-to-day clinical activities of a health-care institution such as a medical facility, a hospital or a research lab. The manager ensures that the facility and its employees adhere to established clinical protocols and government regulations.


A clinical operations manager evaluates the work of clinical operations personnel, allocates human resources to meet business needs and ensures that employees conform to policies and regulatory guidelines. (See Reference 1) The manager also identifies training needs and solves complex problems. (See Reference 2)

Skill Set and Tools

An effective clinical operations manager usually has a knack for identifying and solving complex issues in addition to good communication and leadership skills, according to O*NET OnLine. Clinical operations managers often use medical staff isolation masks and electronic records software such as eClinicalWorks.

Academic Requirements and Wages

Companies prefer job applicants with a bachelor’s degree in a clinical, scientific or health-related discipline. The job information portal Indeed shows that clinical operations managers earned an average annual salary of $80,000 in 2010.