The Lead Field Educator's primary responsibility is to educate and train staff to enable them to carry out their job responsibilities in a complete and efficient manner.
Dialysis Staff Educator (In-Center)
Satellite Healthcare, Inc. has been among the nation’s leading not-for-profit providers of kidney dialysis and related services since 1974. Through its affiliated services, Satellite Wellbound, Satellite Dialysis and Satellite Research, Satellite Healthcare, Inc. provides unparalleled early patient wellness education, personalized clinical services, and a complete range of dialysis therapy choices. In addition, Satellite Healthcare, Inc. has a well-recognized, ensuring commitment to philanthropy and community service, from funding millions of dollars in research grants to sponsoring kidney programs nationwide. Satellite Healthcare, Inc. is committed to advancing the standard of chronic kidney disease care so patients can enjoy a better life.
At Satellite Healthcare, Inc. (SHC), we work with Purpose at the heart of everything we do. It starts with our Mission to make life better for those living with kidney disease and our Vision to be unsurpassed in our individualized experience, our quality, and our compassion. Our core Values round out our Purpose by defining how we choose to show up each day. As a member of our team, you will be invited to discover your own personal purpose at work and ways to active that purpose to create a more fulfilling work-life for yourself. It is our hope and belief that, as you and your colleagues learn to courageously live and work by your purpose, you will find that it not only lifts your work and your career, but the organization, and the community of patients as well.
The Dialysis Staff Educator ’s primary responsibility is to educate and train staff to enable them to carry out their job responsibilities in a complete and efficient manner. The Dialysis Staff Educator will work with the Manager of Training and Education, Operations Management, Technical and Quality Directors to organize and facilitate the training and competency programs utilized within the Clinical Department when performing duties and responsibilities in the patient care area. This will include but is not limited to development and administration of training programs, checklists, and staff competency exams as well as provision of ongoing continuing education programs.
The position requires professional knowledge of a wide range of nursing concepts in order to serve as a consultant to the Interdisciplinary Team to attain and maintain optimum quality and appropriateness of care in accordance with standards of practice, performance, and state and federal requirements.
Directly responsible for ensuring that the integrity of the established Clinical Training Programs for Clinical staff are delivered in their entirety without deviation; provides educational programs to develop clinical staff skills and competencies needed to meet all applicable regulatory agency requirements
Collaborates with the education team to develop, maintain and present educational materials to include Learning Management Systems programs, Instructor Led Training programs/orientation, initial and annual clinical staff competency and on-going support of professional development through continuing education programs
Makes recommendations when new knowledge indicates a need for change in policies and procedures, in collaboration with Clinical Managers, Regulatory and the Corporate Policy and Procedure Committee
Provides instructions to Trainees and existing employees in adherence to infection control policies and procedures, as needed
Improves and updates Training Programs and work practices by reviewing current literature and appropriate evidence-based educational resources
Assists in measuring effectiveness and efficiency of educational programs through participants’ evaluation
Responsible for driving the Satellite Healthcare culture through values and customer service standards
Accountable for outstanding customer service to all external and internal customers
Develops and maintains effective relationships through effective and timely communication
Takes initiative and action to respond, resolve and follow up regarding customer service issues with all customers in a timely manner
Demonstrates an in-depth understanding of infection control and prevention of transmission of blood borne pathogens as required to fulfill job responsibilities.
The essential functions listed are not a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned. All employees must work in accordance with Satellite’s Mission, Vision, and Values of Compassion, Trust, Quality, Innovation, and Teamwork. Employees must abide by all Satellite’s standards of patient care, patient’s rights and ethical treatment, and adhere to safety and quality programs.
Minimum Education & Experience:
Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities as well as possession of any required licenses or certifications is qualifying
Two (2) years of experience as a Nephrology Nurse with dialysis experience required; a combination of in-center, and/ or acute, hemodialysis required
Current state RN licensure
CNN/CDN Certification preferred
Current Healthcare Provider certification (CPR) required
Minimum Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Advanced knowledge of renal function and therapies; maintains a current evidence-based knowledge regarding ESRD, treatment and current practices in dialysis and uses this knowledge to act as a resource for the clinical staff
Able to demonstrate open communication and critical thinking skills
Competent and in-depth knowledge regarding the use of Electronic Health Records
Ability to organize, prioritize and complete projects independently
Promotes a teamwork approach by offering information, advice, and assistance to all clinical staff in a positive, courteous and cooperative manner
Knowledge and competencies in general nursing with expanded training and knowledge in the care of the renal patient
Must be able to travel to assigned locations
Ability to read, write, speak, understand, and satisfactorily communicate in English
Satellite Healthcare, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Satellite Healthcare, Inc. does not discriminate in employment on account of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship status, ancestry, age, sex (including sexual harassment), sexual orientation, marital status, physical or mental disability, military status or unfavorable discharge from military service.
Satellite Healthcare, Inc. offers a drug free work environment.
Satellite Healthcare – Improving the Lives of Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)In 1973, Norman S. Coplon, M.D. began Satellite Healthcare with the objective of improving the quality of life of his dialysis patients. Dr. Coplon established Satellite Healthcare as a not-for-profit, community benefit organization, which allows us to focus primarily on patients. Four decades later, Satellite Healthcare has shaped CKD healthcare in our industry, and continues to elevate the standards of patient care and innovation. Today, we provide a range of expert services to patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). Satellite strives to individualize each patient's care to help him or her enjoy their life to the fullest. Satellite Dialysis — We operate 40 high-quality, state-of-the-art, patient-friendly dialysis centers that meet the long-term clinical needs of more than 4,000 CKD patients. Satellite WellBound — With more than 20 centers in place, we focus on personalized training and support for patients performing dialysis at home. In addition, WellBound provides a robust complement of pre-dialysis patient wellness education programs that can help prevent or slow the progression o...f early stage CKD. At each of our centers, we put our patients first by providing: Compassionate care with a personalized touch Wellness education to empower longer, healthier lives - Best clinical practices resulting in outcomes that consistently exceed industry performance standards - Opportunities for nephrologists to focus on their patients in comfortable, state-of-the-art environments. In addition to patient care, our clinical research division works on finding medical breakthroughs for CKD patients by conducting both internal and external research. For more information, contact Info@SatelliteHealth.com.