Behavioral Health DN Job Opening in Ohio

Job opening in a Psychiatric Hospital in the Dayton, OH region, for a Director of Nursing to join their team.

Job Summary:

  • The Director needs to be a “hands on” Director. The Director is part of the management team however it’s a small facility so it’s not an Executive level job.
  • The Director needs to be involved with the staff and the department and know what’s happening on a daily basis. They want someone who is willing to be involved with the staff and not just sitting in the office.
  • This position will oversee approximately 50 FTEs consisting mostly of RNs and Aides/Techs.
  • They will be overseeing all areas of inpatients as well as the outpatient support services.
  • They are a JCAHO accredited facility and they just passed the JCAHO certification for this year.
  • They are looking for someone who is a strong leader, a team player, someone able to get them through JCAHO inspections, and someone who understands the struggle between patient care and compliance and can manage that as well.
  • This is a working DON position, requiring training and educating staff and working directly with the disciplinary team, including psychiatrists, therapists, social workers and outpatient services.
  • Requires knowledge of positions for MHTs and Nurses and recreation therapy. 
  • Does all HR functions for IPU employees, including interviewing and selection of candidates.
  • This is a leadership position, requiring previous experience in a psych setting, management preferred.
  • Knowledge of State, federal and joint commission standards highly preferred.
  • This person will also assist in overseeing the agency infection control process and procedures, and well as be the contact for any nursing decisions in the agency.


  • BSN required.
  • Master’s Degree required in Nursing preferred.
  • A MBA will not be considered.
  • 5-7 years of experience in psychiatric/behavioral health nursing.
  • 2-5 years of leadership experience.

Competitive Salary Range!

How to apply for the Behavioral Health DN Job: contact or

Tina Roberts
Executive & Management Recruitment Services
(415) 770-1200 – call/text

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