Clinical Educator
Diversified Specialty Institutes (DSI) - Corpus Christi, TX

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Responsible for developing schedules and directing the orientation of patient care staff. To provide basic training of staff (RN's, LPN's, and PCT's) in dialysis concepts and procedures. Responsible for planning, developing, and administering programs to provide educational opportunities for all clinic employees and management staff. Duties: The following duties and responsibilities generally reflect the expectations of this position but are not intended to be all inclusive. Other duties may be assigned.

• Acts as facilitator to orient employees to the DSI Insider and the location of general company policies and postings which include, but are not limited to Human Resources, Clinical Policies and Employee Manuals.

• Functions as the didactic instructor providing instruction for:

• Overview of ESRD

• Renal Anatomy & Physiology

• Fluid Balance in Hemodialysis

• Roles of the Multidisciplinary Team

• Basics of Diabetes

• Dialysis Treatment

• Principles of Dialysis

• Teamwork

• Infection Control

• Medications in Dialysis

• Vascular Access

• Cardiac Emergency

• Disaster/Emergency Preparedness

• Water Treatment


• Professionalism

• Provides classroom testing on comprehension, through written, verbal and computer generated quizzes.

• Prepares:
• Trainee progress report and communicates progress with trainee and Nurse Manager/Clinic Manager.

• In-service for facilities to implement new procedures, equipment, and patient care and techniques.

• Functions as a consultant for:

• Development and updating of educational presentations

• Procedure revision

• Education/training questions and issues

• National Certification

• Facility Safety, Compliance, and Quality Audits

• Participate in survey readiness. Serve as resource for managers before, during and after Medicare survey. Assists in writing plans of correction as requested by clinical or regional staff, conduct education and assist clinical staff in developing educational in-services to meet state plans of correction as necessary.

• Participates in informal and formal clinic audits specific to modality.

• Coach clinical staff on communication with problem solving related to educational needs.

• Serve as a resource for Clinic Manager Training Programs, pilots and corporate initiatives.

• Observes nursing care and visits patients to ensure that nursing care is carried out as directed, and treatment administered in accordance with Physician's instructions.

• Maintains confidentiality in dealing with all clinic business, patients, and personnel.

• Coordinates interaction among corporate departments by maintaining working relationships with personnel in all areas of the company.

Other duties and responsibilities as assigned

• Attend educational activities, in-services, and staff meetings as required.

• Consistent, regular attendance as scheduled in compliance with attendance policies.

• Identify confidential information and maintain strict confidentiality of information

• Deal effectively with a diversity of individuals at all organizational levels.

• Ability to lift up to 10 lbs. unassisted.

• Able to perform repetitive standing, sitting, stooping, walking, stretching, reaching and use full range of body motions.

• Hearing must be adequate to hear machine alarms and interact in person clearly and efficiently

• Flexibility with work schedule required

• Travel up to 75% of time required


Supervises during the didactic training of new associates.

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


• Bachelor’s degree (B.S.) from four-year college or university in Nursing or related field preferred or 1-2 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

• Minimum of 3 years dialysis/nephrology or related experience.

• Education or experience in adult education preferred.


o Current license to practice as a Registered Nurse (multi-state as necessary)

o Current CPR certification

o Nephrology certification or will obtain within 12 months


To perform this job successfully, an individual should have a minimum of intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel, Word and Visio software systems. Must be able to adapt and learn new Windows-based computer software systems; proficiency in all required computer systems of the company including Pearl, etc. within 90 days of hire.


• Commitment to and role model of company values and mission with ability to demonstrate those positively and proactively to patients, employees, management, physicians and/or vendors in everyday performance and interactions

• Demonstrated in-depth understanding of facility and/or program operations and the roles of employees in accomplishing facility goals

• Demonstrated ability to maintain absolute confidentiality concerning patient information

• Motivate and self-directed; able to function independently and as a team member and to foster a positive work environment; ability to multi-task, prioritize and meet objectives

• Strong written and verbal communication skills

• Demonstrated ability to present and document work according to standards required

• Demonstrated ability to delegate appropriately

• Ability to remain calm and act appropriately in emergency or life-threatening situations


o Ability to communicate with company employees, other company representatives, professionals associated with DSI and outside vendors/customers by phone, in person, or written correspondence/reports.

o Ability to read, analyzes, and interprets common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents.

o Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community.

o Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.

o Ability to speak effectively before groups, individuals, employees and non-employees of the organization.

o Ability to define problems collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.


Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.


The physical requirements can vary. In general, the position requires the following activities:

• Ability to lift up to 10 lbs. unassisted.

• Able to perform repetitive standing, sitting, stooping, walking, stretching, reaching and use full range of body motions.

• Hearing must be adequate to hear machine alarms and interact in person clearly and efficiently


Vision adequate to perform essential duties and responsibilities of the position, including repetitive use of computer monitor.

o Ability to pass color vision test, if applicable

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Job required tasks routinely involve a potential for mucous membrane or skin contact with blood, body fluids, tissues or potential spills or splashes. Use of appropriate personal protection measures is required for every healthcare provider in these situations. Normal hazards associated with business travel. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts and risk of electrical shock. The employee is frequently exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals. The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles and explosives. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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