Tufts Medical Center Clinical Nurse Director in Boston, Massachusetts

Clinical Nurse Director

Department: Nursing Administration

Schedule: Full-Time Regular

Shift: Day Rotation

Grade: 15

Hours: 8a-5p

Job Details:

  • Certification Required

  • Licensure Required

  • Supervisory experience is required

  • The Clinical Nursing Director assumes accountability and responsibility for translating the philosophy, objectives, policies and procedures of the hospital and nursing service into effective action. Responsibility is centralized within six major areas: leadership, clinical practice, professional development, strategic planning, and management of the environment and resource management. The Clinical Nursing Director creates an environment and provides the leadership so that staff can develop and integrate their visions, ideas and passions about nursing practice so that together they can achieve high quality, effective, and efficient patient care.


Leadership: Manages systems in order to accomplish patient, unit, and departmental and institutional goals

Clinical Practice Development: Monitors and ensures excellence in the clinical practice of nursing and the delivery of patient care on unit

Professional Development: Creates an environment that supports and celebrates the professional growth of the nursing staff

Strategic planning: Provides leadership in setting the direction of the unit and is responsive to changing internal and external factors

Management of the environment: Maintains open communication with managers whose departments provide support services to the clinical area in order to ensure appropriate level of service at all times

Resource Management: Accountable for managing human, fiscal, and other resources needed to support clinical nursing practice and positive patient outcomes


Master's Degree Required in Nursing or Health Care related field, i.e. Master's in Business Administration or Health Policy

Current Commonwealth of Massachusetts Registered Nurse License required

Must have demonstrated clinical competence in nursing practice. Demonstrate leadership qualities.

Managerial or Supervisory experience required

Ability to work collaboratively with nurses, physicians and administrative colleagues

Excellent communication skills. Strong commitment to the nursing profession