Dialysis Nurse Educator

For over 55 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 -Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing; Master's degree preferred 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 Dialysis Education Coordinator provides clinical support to a defined patient population/area, demonstrating a high level of proficiency in the management of difficult and complex patient care issues.  The clinician collaborates with other health care providers to manage, support, and coordinate the care of acute and critically ill patients.  The clinician designs, implements, and evaluates both patient-specific and population-based programs of care.  The clinician provides 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. 

The clinician supports the Mission of Trinity Health and Holy Cross Hospital.

Minimum Licensure/Certification Required (if appiciable):
1.    Current licensure by the Maryland State Board of Nursing as a Registered Nurse.
2.    National certification in specialty required (National certification must be acquired by the end of the probationary 6th month period; if it is not acquired and maintained, the incumbent is not eligible to remain in the role.)
3.    BLS and/or ACLS Instructor Status preferred.

Minimum Skills, and Abilities Required:
1.    Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing; Master's degree preferred.
2.    Certification in Nephrology Nursing preferred or obtained within 6 months of hire.
3.    Previous teaching experience preferred.
4.    Knowledge of all applicable regulations governing End Stage Renal Disease and Dialysis (ESRD) with proven success in managing and improving ESRD clinical outcomes.
5.    Minimum five (5) years related clinical experience. If hired in area with a substantially different clinical knowledge set, the candidate will be expected to demonstrate clinical expertise in the practice area within 6 months to a 1-year timeframe. 
6.    Available to meet educational needs on all shifts. Utilizes evidenced based practices to develop, teach, guide, and implement practice standards and policies.
7.    Computer skills using various applications: Internet, email, word processing, presentation, and database.
8.    Demonstrated leadership qualities and skills, including excellent communication, customer service, continuous quality improvement, relationship development, results orientation, team-building, employee motivation, performance management and decision-making.
9.    Ability to provide didactic theory and classes to staff related to ESRD and dialysis patients utilizing various teaching methods; verification and completion of clinical competencies
10.    Energetic and motivated personality with a strong work ethic and excellent time management skills to complete tasks independently and autonomously.
11.    Knowledge of general computer applications – Word, Excel, Power Point, Web-Ex, Internet.
12.    Excellent time management skills required
13.    Perform additional duties as assigned, including patient care as unit needs dictate.

Holy Cross Health is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer.

Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran (M/F/D/V) status.