Clinical Supervisors (CS) are medical professionals employed by hospitals, clinics, doctor’s offices, nursing homes, and other health care facilities. There are various duties that these professionals can have, and all of them are vitally important to how a doctor’s office, nursing home, or other healthcare facility operates. Clinical supervisors help run and oversee the departments they work in – from patient care and records to billing and recordkeeping. Some of the duties involved in supervising these departments include checking on the status of patients, ensuring that all paperwork is correct and up to date, and communicating with doctors and other staff members.
Clinical Supervisors Training will usually last between six to twelve weeks of classroom instruction and one or two hours of clinical supervisor training. The classroom part of the course is typically led by a Clinical Nurse Educator (CN). They will teach students how to supervise nurses, doctors, and other medical professionals properly as they perform their duties in a doctor’s office, clinic, nursing home, or another medical facility. Most graduates of this type of program will go through either an internship or job placement in the field, which should last anywhere from six months to one year. During the job placement, clinical supervisors will need to complete CE hours to meet state board requirements.