Dialysis Staff Educator (Acutes) California - $10,000 Sign on Bonus

    • Milpitas, CA

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, p
Acute Dialysis Staff Educator

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 Acute 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 Acute 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.

Essential Functions:

  • Knowledgeable in The Joint Commission regulations and survey process; acts as clinical subject matter expert to acute team
  • Provides oversight of new acute employee orientation and training, coordinates training with preceptors, vendors and clinical staff
  • Provides educational programs to develop acute clinical staff skills and competencies needed to meet all applicable regulatory agency requirements.
  • Develops initial and annual acute clinical staff competency and on-going support of professional development through continuing education programs
  • Assists acute programs with educational needs upon request,
  • Coordinates training with vendors at the required frequency
  • Organizes preceptor training for acute nurses
  • Assists with Acute Policy & Procedures (P&P) in Policy Tech; informs staff of new/updated P&Ps and organize training, if 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
  • 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.

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
  • BSN preferred
  • CNN/CDN Certification preferred
  • Current Healthcare Provider certification (CPR) required

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.


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