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Regional Director of Nursing (DON)

Company: Otterbein Senior Life
Location: Lebanon
Posted on: October 14, 2021

Job Description:


This position is designed to serve as a Transition Nurse Leader when an opening occurs at any Otterbein location in the Director of Nursing (DON) or Health Care Coordinator (HCC) Positions. The Nurse Leader will give leadership and supervision to licensed health care areas and staff at assigned location. When an Interim role is not needed, then the Nurse Leader will be assigned special projects by the VP Clinical Quality.  At times the Nurse Leader may serve as an Interim Nurse Leader while completing project work.

Preferably based in Northwest Ohio.

Otterbein is searching for a strong, mission driven nurse leader to join the dedicated and compassionate team committed to enhancing the quality of life and holistic growth of older persons we serve.

Travel:  up to 100% depending on transition leadership needs. 

  • Lodging provided if over 1 hour commute from home.

Apply from your phone! Text OTTER to 89743

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we supply PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) to keep you and our residents safe. Additionally, we have implemented stronger infection control and testing procedures in all Otterbein locations.


Director of Nursing/Health Care Coordinator

  • Obtains daily report from the nurses (daily rounds are effectively conducted)
  • Discusses observations/concerns about clinical compliance with the nurses or care coordinator
  • Monitors compliance of collection and submission of MDS data
  • Reviews and assures that staff is compliant with in-service requirements and program for self-development
  • Monitors Quality Measures and coordinates Quality Improvement
  • Monitors clinical budget and acts as a fiscal steward
  • Completes incident reporting and follow up
  • Acts as a liaison with the Medical Director(s) and completes Monthly Reports and Quarterly QA initiatives
  • Effectively supervises staff in all areas of employment in partnership with Human Resources
  • Acts as a liaison with healthcare vendors
  • Works on the floor when needed
  • Acts as a liaison with families when appropriate


  • Education: BSN
  • Licensure/Certification: Current OH RN license; RN license in IN a plus.
  • Experience: Minimum 5 years’ of Director of Nursing experience in long-term care//nursing home environment required. Experience as an MDS nurse is a significant plus Experience in post-acute environments also a plus

Special Skills and Requirements:

  • Must have a proven track record of strong OH Department of Health survey results
  • Must have a track record of recruiting and developing high quality clinical talent.
  • Ability to be flexible and adapt quickly to change.
  • Experience with Electronic Medical Records; PCC experience highly preferred
  • Must be detailed oriented and have excellent literacy and writing, documentation, communications and interpersonal abilities.
    Must be able to cope with mental and emotional stress related to working with persons who are ill, disabled, elderly and/or emotionally upset.
  • Must be able to communicate in English.

Apply today and begin a meaningful career as an Regional Director of Nursing (DON) at Otterbein!


Keywords: Otterbein Senior Life, Dayton , Regional Director of Nursing (DON), Other , Lebanon, Ohio

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