DaVita Careers

Patient Educator

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Position Description

The Patient Educator teaches and educates patients, physicians, and teammates on CKD and ESRD modality options including lifestyle benefits, challenges, techniques and alternatives within a division or group.

The Patient Educator will assess existing modality education programs, recommends changes, and implements improvements as appropriate. This position also monitors and analyzes modality metrics, and participates in developing, revising, reviewing, and implementing modality options, policies, and procedures.  


  • Educate and inform patients, patient families, and teammates about treatment options; provide assistance with dialysis transitions as required
  • Work with on-site IDT to identify and educate potential and existing patients on specific modality.
  • Implement and coordinate CKD and ESRD modality options program as needed
  • Provide education to partnered nephrologists and primary care physicians regarding each modality as treatment options
  • Monitor, trend, and report modality metrics including but not limited to original patient modality, modalities patients transition to throughout dialysis treatment

  • Identify areas for improvement; recommend action plans to address

  • Attend and participate in IDT meetings for ICHD facilities nearing 80% capacity.

  • Identify and communicate best practices

  • Identify, develop and implement Divisional and Regional goals in collaboration with Regional Operations Directors and Divisional Home Group Lead.

  • Collaborate with facility administrators to implement marketing aligned with individual facility management action plans

  • Develop and/or implement marketing initiatives as necessary for the assigned area


Here is what you can expect when you join our village:

  • A "community first, company second" culture based on Core Values that really matter
  • Clinical outcomes consistently ranked above the national average.
  • Award-winning education and training across multiple career paths to help you reach your potential.
  • Performance-based rewards based on stellar individual and team contributions.
  • A comprehensive benefits package designed to enhance your health, your financial well-being and your future.
  • Dedication, above all, to caring for patients suffering from chronic kidney failure across the nation.  
  • Track and report patients contacted and individual patient statistics as applicable
  • Attend team meetings, phone conferences, and training as needed
  • Know, understand, and follow teammate guidelines, employment policies, and department or company procedure


 Minimum Qualifications:
  • Associate’s degree or higher in Nursing, Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition or Dietetics, OR Master’s degree in Social Work is required
  • Travel required is up to 100% depending on business needs - local day travel within the market.  Minimal overnight expectation
  • Minimum of one (1) year’s nephrology experience required; home dialysis experience preferred
  • Demonstrated knowledge of chronic, peritoneal, nocturnal, and home hemodialysis required
  • Experience in teaching the adult learner with demonstrated ability to recognize and customize education to individual learning styles preferred
  • Current driver’s license, reliable transportation, and vehicle insurance in state of residence required
  • Intermediate computer skills and proficiency in MS Word, Excel, and Outlook required; functional proficiency with DaVita applications including but not limited to SNAPPY, Reggie, Laboratory, and D.U.C.K. required within 90 days of employment or position change

Join us as we pursue our vision "To Build the Greatest Healthcare Community the World has Ever Seen."

Why wait? Explore a career with DaVita today.
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We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing and background verification checks.


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Position Summary

  • Job Title: Patient Educator
  • Job Function: Other - Corporate Office
  • Location: 825 S. 8th St., Suite 1202, Minneapolis, Minnesota