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 90 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 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. The Lead Field Educator will work with the Director of 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 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.
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
Additional functions specific to Acutes setting:
Increased knowledge in The Joint Commission regulations and survey process; acts as subject matter expert to acute team, prepares staff for survey process through in-service and mock surveys; acts as liaison to The Joint Commission surveyors as needed
Supports regulatory compliance of acute team with The Joint Commission, ESRD Regulations, Satellite and Hospital P&P; develops educational tools to support staff compliance
Responsible for Acute Policy & Procedures (P&P) in Policy Tech; inform staff of new/updated P&Ps and organize training, if needed
Responsible for training acute staff how to access information via Microsoft tablets
Assist with completing skills checklist for the different modalities in the field as needed and ensure all yearly skill checklists are completed before due dates
Coordinate quarterly training with Baxter for Prismaflex (TPE/CVVHDF)
Coordinate yearly training with Baxter for PD
Oversight of new acute employee orientation and training. Coordinates training with preceptors, vendors and clinical staff
Responsible for ensuring staff have completed mandatory education modules for SDMC, Seton and Satellite Healthcare
Assist all acute programs within Satellite Healthcare with education and regulatory needs.
Complete infection control audits in the field
Organize preceptor training for Acute nurses
Updating and tracking Acute exams in Healthstream to ensure completion before due dates
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
License/Certifications: Current state RN licensure; CNN/CDN Certification preferred; current Healthcare Provider certification (CPR) required
Experience: Two (2) years of experience as a Nephrology Nurse with dialysis experience required; a combination of in-center, and/ or acute, hemodialysis 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 – 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.