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Brookdale Senior Living RN Area Nurse Manager in Topeka, Kansas


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Brookdale Senior Living is seeking a dynamic RN Area Nurse Manager to join our District!

The RN Area Nurse Manager will support our Community based Health and Wellness Directors in 8 of our fabulous Assisted Living and Memory Care Communities in Kansas and Missouri.

Previous experience within a leadership position (Director of Nursing, DON, HWD) and knowledge of the Assisted Living and Memory Care regulations and functions is preferred.

Are you passionate about teaching and coaching others...?

Do you love to travel and have no problem jumping in...?

Are you passionate about senior living and an expert in this area...?

If you answered YES - we want YOU to join our team at Brookdale!

Apply Today!

We would love to bring your teaching, coaching and leadership skills to this exceptional opportunity with Brookdale Senior Living.

Make Lives Better Including Your Own.

If you want to work in an environment where you can become your best possible self, join us! You’ll earn more than a paycheck; you can find opportunities to grow your career through professional development, as well as ongoing programs catered to your overall health and wellness.

Full suite of health insurance, life insurance and retirement plans are available and vary by employment status. Additional benefits offered include, but are not limited to:

  • Tuition Reimbursement

  • Pet Insurance

  • Adoption Reimbursement Benefits

  • Variety of Associate Discounts

This is an incentive based position, which may include bonuses, incentive or commission plans.

Veterans, transitioning active duty military personnel, and military spouses are encouraged to apply.

To support our associates in their journey to become a U.S. citizen, Brookdale offers to advance fees for naturalization (Form N-400) application costs, up to $725, less applicable taxes and withholding, for qualified associates who have been with us for at least a year.


Supports the District Director of Clinical Services (DDCS) in managing the healthcare operations of the communities in an assigned district. Helps ensure residents’ healthcare needs are met in compliance with state and federal regulations as well as Brookdale standards. Travels within the district as assigned to support management vacancy, training, auditing and any other area identified to ensure clinical excellence and meet state requirements.

  • Travels throughout the district weekly to communities as assigned by the DDCS.

  • Fills the role of HWD in assigned communities when an HWD is on leave, extended vacation or the position is vacant.

  • Provides clinical support and guidance for communities with regulatory deficiencies.

  • Audits community clinical compliance and partners with other leaders to design and implement action plans as needed.

  • Provides root cause analysis and hands on support to ensure clinical outcome are meeting standards and key areas are current, which may include: service plans, orders, PCC compliance, MAR clarification, weights, skins, etc. Ensures compliance post-cleanup as needed.

  • Supports clinical initiatives and roll-outs by leading training for the district and/or individual communities as assigned by DDCS.

  • In some states coordinates and signs resident assessments. This may include completing comprehensive assessments including personal interview with the resident and other if the resident due to any impairment needs assist with history, etc.

  • Facilitates RN Delegations for medications and care per state regulations.

  • Participates in a variety of meetings with the division, district and individual communities.

  • Provides training, coaching and guidance to clinical leaders and front line staff.

  • Participates in clinical training and audits compliance; including facilitating Med Tech/QMAP/Med. Aide training and competency evaluations.

  • May assist DDCS in clinical Quality Assurance (QA) site visits.

  • Provides insight to DDCS on overall assessment of community strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats (SWOT). May be asked to provide regular reports.

  • Provides support in clinical investigations and may participate in disciplinary actions.

  • Supports DDCS with special projects as assigned.

  • Provide district clinical support when DDCS is unavailable which may include responding to questions, support move in/out discussions etc.

  • Ensures proper and timely documentation in accordance with Brookdale policies and procedures and federal and state requirements.

  • Maintains a working knowledge of and adheres to company policies, procedures and Clinical Systems.

  • Utilizes the nursing process (assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation) in applying nursing knowledge in accordance with state nursing regulations.

This job description represents an overview of the responsibilities for the above referenced position. It is not intended to represent a comprehensive list of responsibilities. An associate should perform all duties as assigned by their supervisor.


Education and ExperienceAssociate’s degree in nursing, health education or related field or Diploma RN. Two or more years of direct nursing experience with older adults.

Certifications, Licenses, and Other Special RequirementsCurrent nurse (RN) license, issued by appropriate state licensing agency. Must have a valid driver’s license and access to a private vehicle for business use.

Management/Decision MakingApplies existing guidelines and procedures to make varied decisions within a department. Uses sound judgment and experience to solve moderately complex problems based on precedent, example, reasonableness or a combination of these. If serving in single community, may directly supervise associates who are certified or trained to pass medications.

Knowledge and SkillsPossesses extensive knowledge of a distinct skill or function and a thorough understanding of the organization and work environment. Has working knowledge of a functional discipline. Basic typing skills along with a working knowledge of personal computing and word processing software are required, preferably in a Microsoft Windows environment. Ability to read and interpret documents. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or associates of company. Ability to effectively communicate in English and understand and follow written and oral instructions.

Physical Demands and Working Conditions

  • Standing

  • Walking

  • Sitting

  • Use hands and fingers to handle or feel

  • Reach with hands and arms

  • Climb or balance

  • Stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl

  • Talk or hear

  • Ability to lift: up to 50 pounds

  • Vision

  • Requires interaction with co-workers, residents or vendors

  • Occasional weekend, evening or night work if needed to ensure shift coverage

  • On-Call on an as needed basis

  • Possible exposure to communicable diseases and infections

  • Potential injury from transferring, repositioning, or lifting residents

  • Exposure to latex

  • Possible exposure to blood-borne pathogens

  • Possible exposure to various drugs, chemical, infectious, or biological hazards

  • Requires Travel: Frequently

Brookdale is an equal opportunity employer and a drug-free workplace.

Salary Range Information

$90,000.00 - $95,000.00 / year

Job LocationsUS-KS-Kansas City | US-KS-Kansas City | US-MO-Kansas City | US-KS-Overland Park | US-KS-Lenexa | US-KS-Lawrence | US-KS-Topeka


Sub-CategoryClinical Leadership

Position Type (Portal Searching)Regular Full-Time

Shift1st Shift


Location : NameKansas City, KS 66106

Location : LocationUS-KS-Kansas City

Work LocationOn-Site