Director of Nursing

Bittersweet Farms is currently seeking a full time Director of Nursing to oversee our nursing team. Located in Whitehouse, OH on a picturesque 80-acre farm, Bittersweet Farms serves individuals with autism through a day program and residential services. Our Director of Nursing will manage the health, nutrition and well-being of our ICF residents and day program participants to maintain a healthy quality of life.


Additional responsibilities include:

  • Manage all health and medication oversight on residents
  • Supervises nursing staff including scheduling and performance to assure resident needs and regulatory and budgetary standards are met
  • Oversight of delegated nursing training for our staff
  • Maintain compliance with all governing regulations for an ICF, including Medicaid and Lucas County Board of DD
  • Reviewing all Incident Reports and addressing any medical issues
  • Provide education to participants and staff regarding detection of illness, disease prevention, infection control, hygiene, sanitation, wellness etc. as needed
  • Collaborate with our Medical Director, physicians, pharmacists, parents/guardians, community agencies and other parties to improve the quality of services and to resolve identified issues
  • Develop, maintain, and implement nursing policies and procedures that conform to current standards of nursing practice, Bittersweet philosophy, and programmatic policies while maintaining compliance with state and federal laws and regulations



  • ADN required; BSN preferred
  • Current Ohio RN license required
  • Three years’ experience in nursing administration or a comparable management position
  • CPR/ AED/ First Aid Certificate
  • Must be flexible to meet nursing coverage and available on an “on call” basis
  • Candidates should have strong critical thinking skills, possess a positive work ethic with patience, compassion, and flexibility required in an environment serving those with developmental disabilities.
  • At least one year of experience preferred working with individuals with autism and/or other developmental disabilities.