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Brookdale Senior Living, Inc. CNL Opportunities

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Exceptional Clinical Nurse Leader, Registered Nurse (RN)
Opportunity in FL, TX, and KS

Join the nation’s leading provider of senior-related services, Brookdale Senior Living, Inc., as part of an innovative, award-winning initiative that will transform patient care and make real differences in lives of others. The position offers a competitive salary, day one benefits, and a bonus plan!

About Brookdale Senior Living

As the nation’s largest owner and operator of senior living communities throughout the United States and as a leading national provider of senior-related services, Brookdale provides active retirement living and care services for thousands of seniors and their families.  Their assisted living facilities, independent living communities, and continuing care retirement communities offer trained and dedicated staff. Their commitment is to help you or your loved one achieve and maintain long-term health and wellness.

Job Summary

The Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) role focuses on quality improvement, patient safety, lateral integration of care, risk assessment of patient populations, care coordination, implementation of evidence-based practice, and inter-professional communication. The CNL has specialized knowledge in evaluating outcomes of care, identifying risks for populations, and implementation of quality improvement initiatives. In day- to-day practice, the CNL develops staff knowledge and practices that impact care coordination and transitions of care.

Ideal Candidate

  • Preferred but not required: 2 years nursing experience with experience in the Assisted Living or Skilled Nursing area
  • Master's degree or post-master's certificate from a Clinical Nurse Leader program
  • CNL certification from the Commission on Nurse Certification
  • Proficient with basic computer programs
  • Licensed as a Registered Nurse in the state in which they reside
  • Meets all other Brookdale hiring requirements

Essential Functions


  • Coordinate implementation of INTERACT program at multiple long term care communities within the assigned region
  • Review processes for transitioning patients within or between healthcare facilities, including acute care to post-acute care, post-acute care to acute care, one post-acute setting to another, and post-acute care to home.
  • Work with community care team(s) to identify gaps and areas for improvement; implement and evaluate changes made in these transition processes, with particular attention to communications, documentation, assessments, data collection, and care processes.
  • Serve as a liaison between post-acute care settings, acute care facilities, home health settings, and other care providers for Brookdale residents.
  • Collect and evaluate data on specific outcomes for the facilities in the identified region.
  • Identify disease specific risks for resident groups and work to minimize or eliminate these risks, e.g. diabetic patients, congestive heart failure patients, non-ambulatory patients, recent transfers.
  • Work with team members, including nurses, caregivers, physicians, and other disciplines to develop and trend performance improvement indicators based on national standards and best practices.
  • Assist community in the collection of data for their quality scorecard, interprets outcome results, and identifies improvement opportunities.
  • Plan, implement, and evaluate quality improvement initiatives that address areas identified for improvement

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