Are there nursing leadership opportunities at Brooks?

Clinical Expertise

Aug 13, 2021

Medical Reviewer: Joanne Hoertz, RN, MSN, CRRN
Last Updated: January 13, 2023

Brooks Rehabilitation offers many leadership opportunities for nurses.

The first step is becoming a charge nurse or a nursing supervisor. In these roles, you will be responsible to provide clinical oversight, direction and support to the nursing team members. In the charge nurse role, you will begin to develop supervisory skills, hone communication and problem solving skills. The nursing supervisor takes on even more leadership as he or she oversees multiple patient care areas and is main contact for challenges.


Brooks nurses are dedicated to providing safe, high-quality and patient-centered care.

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As an assistant nurse manager, you will lead your nursing unit and nursing staff to achieve not only patient goals but also unit-based quality goals and performance improvement activities. You also will promote evidence-based practice and guide staff through decision-making.

The next step in your nursing leadership career path is the role of the nurse manager. This person ideally is Certified in Rehabilitation Nursing and holds – at a minimum – a bachelor’s degree in nursing. This leadership role drives the team in striving for excellence in maintaining our Magnet Recognition Program principles and implements our shared governance model, focusing on professional practice and provide an empowered structure to nurses through distinct nursing councils. You will help set programmatic outcomes and goals and achieve these goals as a key member of an interdisciplinary leadership team.

Nurse leaders at Brooks highly value compassion, innovation and autonomy. Our nursing quality scores are high and our dedication to the patient and family is illustrated in our achievements.

If you want to work in a professional environment, where you are valued as a leader and recognize that the difference a leader makes is clear every day, these opportunity may be for you.


Our nurses promote patients’ highest level of participation in rehabilitation.

Ready to work at Brooks?

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Medical Reviewer

Joanne Hoertz, RN, MSN, CRRN

Senior Vice President for Nursing and System Chief Nursing Officer
Joanne S. Hoertz, RN, MSN, CRRN, currently serves as the Senior Vice President for Nursing and System Chief Nursing Officer at Brooks Rehabilitation. In this role, she collaboratively provides the clinical, financial and administrative responsibility for nursing services with local nurse leaders across all of the Brooks Rehabilitation locations. Ms. Hoertz has been practicing nursing for over 30 years. She has been working in the specialty area of Rehabilitation Nursing for over 28 years and in the senior nurse leader/nurse executive role of an organization for the past 20 years. Ms. Hoertz has progressed from a trauma staff nurse through the many positions and levels of nursing management and leadership over the years. In these roles she has lead teams through patient care redesign, Magnet designation, various state, local and specialty organization certifications/ accreditations and created new leadership teams.
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