The Patient Educator collaborates with internal and external customers, to ensure a positive patient experience. (FT-40 hours)
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 Patient educator collaborates with internal and external customers, to ensure a positive customer experience for every patient from first point of referral, through education, modality options, and access placement and follow up, as applicable, to eventual admission into Satellite Healthcare (SHC) or through smooth transition between modalities. The patient educator is actively promotes home modalities to physicians, patients, and other groups both internal and external to directly and through SHC Options education program. The educator supports SHC’s mission and customer service philosophy by supporting all aspects of growth within defined market of a business.
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.
Establishes programs and implements CKD and modality education for a designated area to ensure every patient/ caregiver and support system (if applicable) receives comprehensive education on all modality options as well as education on hemodialysis access types.
Education includes information regarding options for renal replacement therapy when a patient reaches end stage renal disease, allowing the patient to make an informed decision regarding the option that meets his/her medical needs and lifestyle.
Serves as the primary Patient Advocate by promoting a patient- and family-centered care environment for optimal decision-making along the healthcare continuum; acts as a primary point of contact with patient and family
Maintains high level, routine communication with physicians, partners, the interdisciplinary team members, Clinic and Center Managers. Will routinely provide reports from Patient 360.
Establishes processes with physician practices and local clinics for patient referrals and evaluates the effectiveness of processes on an ongoing basis.
Assists in the identification, evaluation and selection of Home Dialysis patients and Care Partners.
Provides patient with information and support for developing their My Kidney Care PATH, tracks patient care progress, and initiates conversations with patient about potential changes to their My Kidney Care PATH
Collaborates with other members of the inter-disciplinary team, and ensures frequent and timely communication on status of patients to the inter-disciplinary team to promote optimal patient care
Conducts Home Therapy awareness programs for existing patients and SHC staff, as needed or as directed.
Strives to meet growth goals by maintaining strong physician and partner relationships and identifying opportunities for increasing referrals in-patient and home therapies.
Collaborates with field operations management, market development and functional leadership on the development and implementation of the home therapy strategic plan. Responsibilities include but are not limited to demonstrating market awareness, identifying expansion of service opportunities, providing insight to customer relationships; both physicians and patients.
Maintains knowledge of Home Therapies products, services and strategies in order to promote SHC Home Therapies to the community through outreach programs.
Participates in all pertinent company training and development opportunities to grow and develop business knowledge, skills and leadership competencies.
Provides educational programs to physicians as needed.
Responsible for driving the Satellite Healthcare culture through values and customer service standards to the community and healthcare providers, including physicians within the guidelines established by company policies and government regulations.
Accountable for outstanding customer service to all external and internal customers
Other duties as assigned.
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.
Registered nurse, Registered Dietitian or Social worker (LCSW is required for Social Worker) with minimum of 1 year of home dialysis experience required
A combination of in-center, acute, peritoneal and home hemodialysis highly preferred
Multilingual candidates preferred
Current BLS certification (or within 3 months of hire)
Minimum Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Basic knowledge of healthcare system
Ability to work independently (with minimal supervision)
Ability to handle confidential information discreetly
Uses effective communication techniques
Ability to handle potentially sensitive situations by applying consultative skills in working with internal and external constituent groups
Ability to be highly organized and accountable
Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with widely diverse groups, including individuals at all levels both within and outside the organization and gain their cooperation
Ability to work flexible hours
Must be able to independently travel to assigned locations
Able to read, write, speak, understand and satisfactorily communicate with others in English in person, over the phone and via email
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.