How to Become a Critical Care Director

Step 1: Understand the job description and responsibilities of a Critical Care Director

What does a Critical Care Director do?

A Critical Care Director directs the staff and programs of the critical care unit. Develops and introduces approved standards and guidelines for critical care services and programs. Being a Critical Care Director ensures quality care to patients. Requires a bachelor's degree. Additionally, Critical Care Director typically reports to top management. The Critical Care Director manages a departmental sub-function within a broader departmental function. Creates functional strategies and specific objectives for the sub-function and develops budgets/policies/procedures to support the functional infrastructure. Deep knowledge of the managed sub-function and solid knowledge of the overall departmental function. To be a Critical Care Director typically requires 5+ years of managerial experience.

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Administrative, C-Suite, Director of Case Management, Director of ED, Director of Human Resources, Director of ICU/Critical Care, Director of Laboratory, Director of Med/Surg, Director of Pharmacy, Director of Surgical Services, Director of Womens and Childrens, Mgmt./Supervisory, New Openings.

01/29/2020: Washington, DC

Director of Cardiovascular, Director of ICU/Critical Care.

12/06/2019: Fayetteville, AR

The Medical Director will collaborate with system leaders and the ICU and eICU care teams as well as providing clinical, programmatic, and strategic oversight of service line activities across Health First’s Integrated Delivery Network (IDN).

02/15/2020: Allentown, PA

The ideal candidate is someone who has served in a medical director position within an ICU.

12/04/2019: Everett, WA

It is a remotely-located tele-ICU program providing high-quality critical care support using A/V technology and predictive data analytics, along with increased vigilance to improve clinical practice and patient outcome.

02/14/2020: New Britain, CT
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Step 2: Learn best tips to become a Critical Care Director

Best tips for those who want to become a Critical Care Director

Here are some tips to become a Critical Care Director.

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Earn Your Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN).

12/28/2019: Baton Rouge, LA

Pass the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN).

01/26/2020: Mobile, AL

Earn a Master’s Degree from an Accredited MSN Program.

11/30/2019: Rochester, NY

Get Certified as a Critical Care Nurse by the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN).

02/11/2020: Hartford, CT

Search for Jobs and Enter the Workforce.

12/10/2019: Durham, NC
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Step 3: View best colleges and universities for Critical Care Director

Best colleges and universities for Critical Care Director

  • Butler University
  • Carroll College
  • Cooper Union
  • High Point University
  • Princeton University
  • Providence College

Step 4: Think about whether is it worth to be a Critical Care Director

Is being a Critical Care Director Worth it?

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12/21/2019: Montgomery, AL

Reporting directly to the Vice President, External Relations (VPER), the Senior Director, External Relations will have the responsibility for building a….

02/01/2020: Duluth, MN

Develop and lead end-to-end projects and ensure on-time delivery of critical Support initiatives.

02/15/2020: Fort Lauderdale, FL

2 years of experience in transitional care and acute care settings (critical care, acute hospital care, long term acute care, skilled nursing care, long term….

02/09/2020: Terre Haute, IN

Mission Hills Post Acute Care is a skilled nursing facility and is looking for a motivated Admissions Assistant to work Full time….

01/15/2020: Topeka, KS
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Step 5: Prepare relevant skills for being a Critical Care Director

What skills do you need to be a Critical Care Director?

This role is not a beginner's role, as such, there are many skills required.  It is vital to the role to command: Critical Care, Manage Staff Scheduling, Clinical Operations, Patient Care Quality Standards, Quality Standard Development, Patient Experience, Operational Policy Development.  For this position, you need to be experienced with: Electronic health records (EHR) Software, Medical Practice Management Software.  Management isn't easy, if it were, everyone would have the competenticies to execute the role with success.

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Board certified, or board eligible, Pulmonary/Critical Care Specialist.

01/22/2020: Des Moines, IA

Must be willing to assume twenty-four hour responsibility for patient care and a leadership role with the health care team….

01/18/2020: Elyria, OH

Knowledge of managed care, quality improvement, contracting.

01/18/2020: Wichita Falls, TX

Ability to build and maintain good relationships with community agencies and other critical….

01/18/2020: Nassau, NY

Recent experience as an Interim ICU Critical Care Director/Manager.

12/02/2019: Bradenton, FL
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Step 6: View average salary for Critical Care Director

How much does a Critical Care Director make?

The average salary range for a Critical Care Director is from $121,963 to $152,849. The salary will change depending on your location, job level, experience, education, and skills.

Salary range for a Critical Care Director
$121,963 to $152,849

Step 7: Find relevant Critical Care Director jobs, and apply.

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Step 8: Explore Career Path of Critical Care Director