Dialysis Educator

Dialysis Educator For over 50+ years, Holy Cross Health has continued to grow as a trusted provider of healthcare services in Montgomery County Maryland. The Dialysis Nurse Educator position is responsible for: - Designing, implementing and evaluating patient-specific (dialysis) and population-based programs of care -Providing leadership in advancing the practice of nephrology nursing -Providing clinical teaching and supervision to all Dialysis Unit Staff - Directing and providing staff development, including training, testing, and orientation. -Demonstrated ability at the level of an advanced practice nurse. Available to meet educational needs on all shifts. Qualifications: -Current RN licensure in Maryland -Master’s degree National certification in clinical specialty required (Nephrology) BLS and/or ACLS Instructor Status preferred. Teaching experience preferred Minimum five (5) years related clinical experience If you are looking to make a difference this is the job for you.

General Summary:

The Clinical Practice Specialist (CPS) is the clinical expert in evidence-based nursing practice within a specialty area. The CPS functions both autonomously and in collaboration with other health care providers to manage, support, and coordinate the care of acute and/or critically ill patients.  This position is responsible and accountable for

  • Designing, implementing, and evaluating both patient-specific and population-based programs of care. 
  • Providing leadership in advancing the practice of nursing to achieve quality and cost effective patient outcomes as well as provide leadership of multidisciplinary groups in designing and implementing innovative alternative solutions that address system problems and/or patient care issues.
  • Providing clinical teaching and supervision, and directing patient assignment for new and experienced staff.
  • Directing and providing staff development, including training and orientation.
  • Participating in performance evaluation and management including verbal coaching and counseling. 

    The authority to exercise these responsibilities often requires the use of independent judgement.   The CPS supports the Mission of Trinity Health and Holy Cross Hospital. 

Minimum Licensure/Certification Required (if applicable):

Current licensure by the Maryland State Board of Nursing as a Registered Nurse. National period to remain in the role.  Role certification preferred. BL S and/or ACLS Instructor Status preferred.

Minimum Skills, and Abilities Required:

Masters Degree – clinical or non-clinical focus.  Teaching experience preferred.

Minimum five (5) years related clinical experience. If hired with a substantially different clinical knowledge set, the candidate will be expected to demonstrate clinical expertise in the practice area within 6 months.

Demonstrated skills at the level of an advanced practice nurse as evidenced by portfolio, recommendation letters, references, interview, and demonstration.

In leadership, communication, collaboration, mentoring, and change

To utilize evidence to develop, teach, guide, and implement practice standards and policies.

Demonstrated ability at the level of an advanced practice nurse Available to meet educational needs on all shifts. Computer skills using various applications: Internet, email, word processing, presentation, and database.

Working Conditions:

Physical Requirements: Ability to lift patients up to 35 pounds.

Visual Acuity: The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; visual inspection involving small defects, small parts, and/or operation of machines (including inspection); using measurement devices; and/or assembly or fabrication parts at distances close to the eyes.

Environmental Conditions: The worker is subject to hazards. Includes a variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, moving vehicles, electrical current, working on scaffolding and high places, exposure to high heat or exposure to chemicals.

Reporting Relationship:

Reports to the senior director.