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Director of Nursing (DON)

Lebanon, Ohio
Job Type
1 Aug 2022


Otterbein is a vibrant, faith-based, not-for-profit Senior Living Community that offers Independent Living, Assisted Living, Nursing Care, Memory Care and Rehabilitation in Ohio and Indiana. Otterbein Lebanon is our largest SeniorLife Community and is located on 1,200 gently rolling acres in southwest Ohio between Dayton and Cincinnati. 

Our current Director of Nursing at Otterbein Lebanon has been promoted to AVP of Clinical Quality for Otterbein's central region. That means we are looking for a strong nurse leader, who is passionate about truly making a difference in the lives of our Elders (residents) and our Partners (employees), to join our team.

The Director of Nursing (DON) requires an RN license and is responsible and accountable for the quality of nursing care given to all residents on the campus.  This is accomplished by leading the nursing team and collaborating with other departments to ensure health care services are provided in accordance to policies, procedures, and the regulations that govern our community along with the Mission and Values of Otterbein. This position is a key member of the leadership team and reports to the Executive Director.  

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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.


  • Assures the quality care of residents is provided on a 24 hour basis through training, scheduling, directing, and supervising quality and sufficient staff.
  • Oversees all day to day operations of the nursing department in all three levels of care
  • Develops and updates appropriate policies and procedures for licensed areas
  • Works with the physicians, pharmacists, and other health care professionals and suppliers that are part of the health care team to ensure exceptional care and service is provided
  • Works closely with residents, families and responsible parties of the person who resides in our care in all areas of the campus, addressing their concerns, meeting their needs, and exceeding their expectations.
  • Assists and leads partners in utilizing appropriate techniques for effective assessment, planning, intervention, and evaluation of residents and their needs.
  • Develops and implements strong systems to ensure goals are met and medical, psychosocial, emotional, and spiritual needs of residents are addressed by the team
  • Ensures the area and its equipment and supplies are neat, clean, safe and utilized appropriately at all times.
  • Ensures community and department policies, procedures, and guidelines, as well as local and state regulations, are met and followed by everyone in the area.
  • Manages the nursing department budget
  • Leads the quality assurance and improvement efforts
  • Coaches and teaches partners and works with them to create the Otterbein Experience


  • Education: Graduate of approved nursing program
  • Licensure/Certification: Valid Ohio Registered Nurse (RN) license
  • Experience: The successful candidate will have strong clinical skills, effective communication and leadership skills, a commitment to exceptional customer service and previous management experience. The candidate will also need to demonstrate alignment with Otterbein mission and values and have a passion for serving others. At least five years in a nursing leadership role preferred.


  • Medical insurance with free virtual doctor visits
  • Vision and dental insurance
  • Paid Time off that accrues immediately
  • Paid Holidays
  • Life insurance
  • Retirement Savings with a 401(k) or 403(b) with company match
  • Get access to 50% of your wages before pay day through PayActiv
  • Employee sponsored fund for employees in need
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Tuition Assistance

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

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  • Job Reference: 673844323-2
  • Date Posted: 1 August 2022
  • Recruiter: Otterbein Senior Life
  • Location: Lebanon, Ohio
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Permanent