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.
The Home Dialysis Trainer/Educator’s primary responsibility is to educate and train staff to enable them to carry out their clinical home therapies job responsibilities in a compassionate, complete and efficient manner.
The Home Dialysis Trainer/Educator will work with the Director of Home Dialysis training and education, to organize and facilitate the training and competency programs utilized within the Clinical Department when performing duties and responsibilities for home therapy. 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 as it relates to managing home patients.
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.
The Home Dialysis Trainer/Educator is an integral part of the team with the opportunity to train staff the nursing care processes for Home Therapies. The Home Dialysis Trainer/Educator will be assigned to meet the staff training needs.
Essential Functions 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 I-CARE Standards. Employees must abide by all Satellite’s standards of patient care, patient’s rights and ethical treatment, and adhere to safety and quality programs.
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
Makes recommendations when new knowledge indicates a need for change in policies and procedures, in cooperation 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
Gives input for performance evaluations of new trainees and active clinical staff when requested
Assists Territory Directors in training and orientation of new Center Managers
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
Minimum Qualifications 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 Education: Graduation from an accredited nursing school; BSN preferred.
Education: Graduation from an accredited nursing school; BSN preferred
Five (5) years of experience as a Nephrology Nurse with dialysis experience
A combination of in-center, acute, peritoneal and home hemodialysis highly preferred
Experience in adult education preferred
Experience with curriculum development preferred
Licenses/Certifications: Current state RN licensure; obtain and maintain RN licensure in states as required; current Healthcare Provider certification (CPR); CNN/CDN Certification preferred
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 independently travel to assigned locations
Ability to read, write, speak, understand, and satisfactorily communicate in English
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.
To improve the patient experience by providing health care providers; patients and their families; and others with information, education, networking opportunities, and related resources focused on best practices.