Patient Educator (FH)
Saskatoon Health Region
Saskatoon, SK
Reporting to the Manager of Chronic Kidney Disease - Renal Services and Home Based Therapies, the Patient Educator responsibilities will include; coordinate and participate In Patient Educator for chronic kidney disease patients requiring peritoneal dialysis and home hemodialysis. This will include liaison with families, physicians, dietitians, staff nurses and community agencies. Provide individual outpatient education for patients and families in a clinic setting. Coordinate and participate in education programs for designated nursing staff that will be providing peritoneal dialysis for patients at SPH and other agencies. Serve as a primary clinical resource for nursing, medical and other professional/support staff. Participate in departmental activities (program development, planning, quality improvement, and evaluation). Participate in research and evaluation projects

Job Qualifications
Required Qualifications

Bachelor Degree in Nursing
Basic Life Support (BLS)
Registered or eligible for registration with the Saskatchewan Registered Nurses Association (SRNA)

Experience
3 years related clinical nursing experience with patients and families with chronic disease, in particular chronic kidney disease required.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Ability to work independently and as a member of a multi-disciplinary team
Ability to competently use computers and software applications as required by the position
Ability to travel both within the region and provincially
Advanced assessment skills
Communication skills to transfer knowledge/skills

Other Information
NOTE: This is a Provincial Posting and is open to all SUN members within the bargaining unit as per Articles 27.02 and 27.05 of the SUN Collective Bargaining Agreement. First preference will be given to employees of the SKHA (Saskatoon) and its affiliated agencies.
Field hours

Additional Information
CNA certification in clinical practice area is preferred. Experience with peritoneal dialysis and hemodialysis is preferred. Masters degree in Nursing, Adult or Continuing Education is an asset.
Expected Start Date: April 29, 2019
FTE®: 1.00

Working in Canada
Candidates are required to be legally entitled to work in Canada to apply on this position.