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.
Satellite Healthcare is a successful, nonprofit organization that has improved the lives of people living with kidney disease since 1973. We earn our national reputation for excellent patient care each day by offering a complete range of dialysis therapy choices, personalized clinical services, and unparalleled wellness education.
Satellite Healthcare provides expert, personalized kidney care at over 80 centers across the U.S. as well as at acute dialysis locations in California and Texas. Learn more about Satellite Healthcare at www.satellitehealth.com.
Job Summary The Acute Lead Field Educator 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 Lead Field Educator will work with the Director of Training and Education, Operations Management, Technical and Quality Directors to organize and facilitate the training and competency programs for clinical staff. 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 team to attain and maintain optimum quality and appropriateness of care in accordance with standards of practice, performance, and state and federal requirements.
• 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 • Ensures that the integrity of the established Acute Clinical Training Programs for clinical staff are delivered in their entirety without deviation • Provides educational programs to develop acute clinical staff skills and competencies needed to meet all applicable regulatory agency requirements. • Collaborates with the education team to develop, maintain and present training programs and educational materials to include Learning Management Systems programs or Instructor Led Training programs • Develops initial and annual acute 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 Center Managers, Regulatory and the Corporate Policy and Procedure Committee • Assists acute programs with educational needs upon request, • Coordinates training with vendors at the required frequency • Organizes preceptor training for acute nurses • Responsible for 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
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 Healthcare’s I-CARE Standards. Employees must abide by all Satellite Healthcare’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
• Graduation from an accredited nursing school • Two (2 ) years of experience as a Nephrology Nurse with hemodialysis experience required • Current RN licensure in the practicing states • 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 • 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
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 of early st...age CKD.At each of our centers, we put our patients first by providing:Compassionate care with a personalized touchWellness education to empower longer, healthier livesBest 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 environmentsIn 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.