Director of Nursing - Long Term Care & Rehab
Widows Home of Dayton - Dayton, OH

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Our Mission:
The Widows Home of Dayton is a non-profit organization, carrying forward the benevolence of its founders, since 1872, to meet the needs of its residents. The Home fosters and promotes the peace and welfare of the residents by providing them with highly competent, responsive and compassionate care in a dignified manner that meets or exceeds their expectations and those of their families. The Home serves primarily elderly men and women who have a continuing need for physical and psychological support in facilities that are cheerful, home-like, clean and safe, compatible with high-quality care.
A History of Caring:
We have a proud history that spans three centuries and has touched generations of families throughout the Miami Valley. During that time, a tradition of caring has been established that truly sets us apart from other skilled nursing and rehab facilities in the area.

Position Summary:
The Director of Nursing is responsible for the coordination of care for all Long Term Care residents, Hospice and Rehabilitation patients, including medication and case management as well as to provide leadership for care staff to ensure exceptional resident care in a cost effective manner via effective user of material and human resources.

Essential Functions:

  • Demonstrates knowledge of general, rehabilitative and restorative nursing and medical practices and procedures and the laws, regulations and guidelines governing licensed long term care and rehabilitative procedures.
  • Implements systems and procedures in compliance with Federal, State and local requirements.
  • Sets, maintains and works actively to improve resident care standards.
  • Leads the organization is attainment of higher levels of Medicare Five-Star Quality Ratings.
  • Interprets policies and regulations to all nursing personnel to ensure compliance.
  • Analyzes and evaluates nursing and related services rendered to improve quality of care.
  • Recruits, hires, supervises, sets goals for and evaluates direct care staff.
  • Conducts new employee orientation for new staff.
  • Performs all scheduling of nursing staff, finding substitutions or covering absences.
  • Communicates effectively with residents, families, physicians, and employees.
  • Successfully manages relationships with residents, families and surveyors and by ensuring the department meets or exceeds metrics associated with quality of care, resident satisfaction and staff retention.
  • Orders supplies and monitors inventory.
  • Assists in ensuring medical record keeping standards are maintained.
  • Possesses the ability to be on call, and to work nights, weekends, and holidays when required.
  • Communicates to direct supervisor any concerns or incidents that may need follow-up.
  • Communicates policies, procedures, and changes to all staff.
  • Fosters an inclusive work environment.
  • Is courteous, gives sincere attention to staff by answering questions & troubleshooting issues.
  • Provides excellent support to all staff, residents and patients, including responding to inquiries/concerns in timely manner, being courteous and giving sincere attention to all individuals, knowing individual’s names and using their names when speaking to them.
  • Maintains confidentiality of employee information and exercises discretion when dealing with sensitive information.
  • Upholds guidelines as outlined in the Employee Handbook of the Association.
  • Maintains appropriate records.
  • Attends designated meetings and trainings.
  • Carries out other duties as assigned by the Executive Director/Administrator.


Education and Certifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Nursing strongly preferred
  • Current Ohio license as a Registered Nurse
  • CPR/AED, First Aid and Oxygen certification which must be kept current


  • Five (5) years of previous nursing and staff supervision work experience.
  • Minimum three (3) years of previous nursing director experience in a rehabilitative or long term setting strongly preferred.
  • Excellent organizational skills, ability to manage people and outcomes.
  • Demonstrated experience calculating and adjusting staffing to PPD.
  • Demonstrated understanding of major funding streams including Medicare, Medicaid and private insurance.
  • Must hold a valid driver’s license, insurable drivers record according to the Widows Home insurance carriers, and have reliable transportation to travel for business meetings, training events, hospital and patient site visits, vendors and suppliers, etc.
  • Computer skills needed, particularly with Microsoft Office and email applications, along with ability to learn the internal Widows Home software.

Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The employee is regularly required to sit, stand and walk for long periods of time, to talk and hear, to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, to climb or balance, to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl, occasional bending or squatting. The incumbent is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Also required is frequent hearing and talking, in person and on the telephone. More than 90% of time is spent indoors. The condition of the air is normal/average air conditioned/ventilated. The noise level is normal to loud within an active long term care/rehabilitative environment.

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Our Mission: The Widows Home of Dayton is a non-profit organization, carrying forward the benevolence of its founders, since 1872, to...