Director of Nursing - Med/Surg

Cincinnati, OH

$120,000 - $250,000 a year

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Type: Full Time

Director of Nursing – Med Surg

The Director of Nursing oversees daily operations for medical/surgical, stepdown & intensive care neuro, dialysis, and the Bariatric Program. Collaborating with the Chief Nursing Officer, the Director establishes and upholds standards for productivity, care, scope of service, and policies. Operational duties include managing hospital capacity and throughput and leading incident command during emergencies.


  • Manages day-to-day activities for outpatient and inpatient services in collaboration with medical and administrative staff.
  • Communicates the strategic impact promptly to the Chief Nursing Officer.
  • Prioritizes employee engagement and performance improvement in alignment with the organization's nursing vision.
  • Demonstrates a commitment to diversity, fostering an inclusive environment.
  • Coaches and develops the nursing leadership team, mentoring Nurse Managers.
  • Acts as the chief retention and recruitment leader for the designated areas of responsibility.



  • Master's degree is required.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing with a Master’s Degree in Nursing, Hospital Administration, or Business Administration.


  • Registered Nurse in the State of Ohio.


  • 3 - 5 years of relevant job experience.
  • Minimum three years of progressive hospital nursing leadership.


  • Proven leadership and performance improvement skills.
  • Excellent communication and relationship management abilities.
  • Solution-focused issue identification and problem-solving capabilities.
  • Maintains composure under pressure and fosters an inclusive and trusting work environment.
  • Possesses clinical practice knowledge and personal/professional accountability.
  • Demonstrates effective time management, organizational skills, and proficiency in computer applications.
  • Ability to ensure effective team functioning and create operational plans for strategic initiatives, quality goals, and financial targets.
If you are interested in learning more, please apply or contact the recruiter below:

Kara Scherff | Executive Search