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Regional Clinical Director – Behavioral Health Services – Full Time


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ID: 00357050

Posted On 06/22/2022

Job Overview

The Regional Clinical Director ensures an effective departmental structure, inclusive decision-making, creative and supportive personnel policies, professional models of care that promote excellent patient services, collegial interdisciplinary relationships and professional development opportunities for nursing staff. S/he provides clinical and administrative leadership and expertise within their service area(s) in both Dubuque and Clinton. The Regional Clinical Director facilitates interactive management and the development of strong relationships among nursing personnel and with others throughout the organization and the community. S/he carries out the mission, vision, plans, and standards of the nursing organization and of MercyOne as a whole.

The Regional Clinical Director is accountable for the environment in which clinical nursing and addiction consoling is practiced in both the inpatient and outpatient settings. S/he enhances the practice environment, consistent with Magnet hospital criteria, encouraging staff accountability for their own practice, and recruiting and retaining employees with the appropriate values, experience, education and background. The Regional Clinical Director is responsible for the strategic and operational leadership of the defined service area(s) and collaborates with the nurse executive and others in organizational planning, innovation and evaluation.

MercyOne Eastern regions medical centers supports a shared leadership philosophy and encourages nursing staff to demonstrate accountability for their own practice. Therefore, the nursing organization reflects a flat structure. The Regional Clinical Director reports to the Vice Presidents of Patient Care Services within the Eastern region of MercyOne, who, in turn report to the Chief Executive Officer.


  • Assures that individual rights are honored, and that care is delivered according to those rights and to individual wishes.

  • Demonstrates ethical conduct and practice consistent with the Code of Ethics for Nurses with Interpretive Statements (2001).

  • Participates in nursing and organizational policy formulation and decision-making involving staff.

  • Accepts organizational accountability for services provided to patients and families in defined clinical service area(s).

  • Evaluates the quality and appropriateness of healthcare in defined clinical service areas.

  • Coordinates nursing care with other healthcare disciplines and assists in integrating services across the continuum of health care.

  • Participates in the recruitment, selection and retention of personnel, including staff members representative of the population diversity as possible.

  • Maintains awareness of and responds to issues in areas including the following:

  • Ethnic, cultural and diversity changes in the population

  • Political and social influences

  • Financial and economic issues

  • The aging of society

  • Ethical issues related to healthcare

  • Assumes responsibility for staffing and scheduling personnel. Assignments reflect appropriate utilization of staff members, considering scope of practice, competencies, patient needs, and complexity of care.

  • Assures appropriate orientation, education, credentialing, and continuing professional development of personnel.

  • Provides guidance for and supervision of personnel and evaluates performance.

  • Plans, implements, monitors and is accountable for the budget in defined areas of service.

  • Participates and involves the nursing staff in evaluative research activities and assures evidence-based practice.

  • Provides and/or facilitates educational experiences for nursing and other students.

  • Ensures accountability for professional practice in defined clinical service areas consistent with the ANA Standards of Professional Performance.

  • Participates in the development of innovative clinical and professional improvement initiatives in areas of accountability, across the nursing organization and within MercyOne Medical Center as a whole.

  • Serves as a professional role model and mentor to nursing staff.

  • Upholds the customer service standards in defined clinical service areas, assuring that patients, families and all customers are treated in a manner consistent with MercyOne Medical Center’s mission and values.

  • Assures nurse participation in shared governance in defined area of service.

  • Personally adheres to and holds staff accountable for behaviors that are consistent with MercyOne Citizenship Standards.

  • Meets leadership competency requirements within the Trinity Health Learning Network and carries out learning plan for ongoing personal development


The Regional Clinical Director must hold an active license to practice nursing in the State of Iowa. S/he should be prepared with a minimum of a baccalaureate degree in nursing. A master’s degree in nursing is recommended, as is certification by a nationally recognized nursing organization in nursing administration and an appropriate specialty area. The Regional Clinical Director will have clinical nursing experience and experience in a nursing administrative/leadership role. S/he is a member of an appropriate professional nursing organization and seeks continuing education and professional development opportunities consistent with the annual learning plan.

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Dubuque, IA


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Paid Sick Leave
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About the Company

MercyOne Dubuque/Dyersville Medical Center is a not for profit Catholic hospital serving the tri-state area of Iowa, Illinois and Wisconsin since 1879. MercyOne – Dubuque has 263 beds while MercyOne – Dyersville is a critical access hospital with 25 beds and a 40-bed nursing home.

MercyOne offers a full range of acute care services, including invasive cardiology and open-heart surgery, Level II trauma center, Level II regional neonatal intensive care unit, general and orthopaedic surgery, psychiatric services and inpatient physical rehabilitation. MercyOne also operates two hospital-based skilled nursing units, extensive outpatient rehabilitation services, home health care, retail pharmacy and a wide range of outpatient, community and business services. MercyOne’s 1,500 full- and part-time employees and medical staff of 230 care for more than 56,000 inpatients and outpatients each year.

The hospital is accredited by The Joint Commission and achieved Magnet designation, the gold standard of patient care, in 2004 and was redesignated a Magnet hospital for the fourth time in 2019.

MercyOne Dubuque/Dyersviile Medical Center is a member of Mercy Health Network in Iowa and is a Ministry Organization of Trinity Health based in Novi, Michigan.

MercyOne is an organization that values and encourages diversity. To learn more about Mercy and its opportunities for employment, please see the postings listed on this site or visit our website at