The Patient Educator is an RN that utilizes the nursing process in providing nursing care to patients in all settings in collaboration with other health care providers. The Patient Educator is accountable for his/her own professional development and practice within the scope of care defined by law. The responsibilities of the role include serving as an educator providing evidence based information to patients/patient families, of specialty, acting as resource person for patients/families, and is a consultant/advisor for the nursing staff. Utilizing organizational resources the RN acts as a patient advocate for the delivery of safe care including delegation of care and participation in performance and practice improvement activities. The delivery of nursing care within the Kettering Health Network reflects the missions, vision, values and philosophies, of the organization and nursing departments.