Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) – Leesburg, Virginia – December 21, 2014
A typical day would include checking emails and phone messages, completing reports in timely fashion, answering phone calls, assist the Facility Administrator with what is asked, complete chart audits and filing, trouble shoot patient issues, arrange patient travel arrangements, complete payroll and correct time clock issues, responsible for patient intake, enter and update new/existing patient information, take inventory, place inventory orders, receive inventory and ensure organized stock room, clean artificial kidneys in a sterile environment, properly document and complete logs sheets in Reuse Room. My Facility Administrator was wonderful to work with. She had 3 clinics to run, which prohibited her from being present at my location on a daily basis. With that, I was able to oversea entire clinic with the ability to troubleshoot. While I enjoy multi-tasking, I found that going from office work to clinical work on a daily basis was the hardest part of the job. There were many enjoyable aspects of the job, which include: Positive team moral/team building, continuous education, fun and laughter with staff and patients, maintaining rapport with patients, families, physicians and hospital employees, staying busy, having multiple responsibilities, great team work throughout the region, and fun activities throughout the year. I helped open two brand new facilities and enjoyed the knowledge learned, as well as the hard work that is needed to open a dialysis facility. I enjoyed learning all aspects of the company. The more you know, the better you are at your job.
Regstration Specialist (Former Employee) – Tacoma, WA – September 21, 2016
I worked on the registration floor and what I liked most was my freedom to work at my own pace. The work never ended but that is a good thing because it's job security. There is always something new to learn at DaVita and are many opportunities to move up.
I never work for a place who considered all employees teammates instead of employer-employee. Although we work really hard the culture was such that when there were events scheduled we enjoyed ourself or played just as hard as we work and I felt really appreciate
Sr. Business Systems Analyst /ESB Analyst (Current Employee) – Coppell, TX – September 20, 2016
This is a very fun place to work at. Great culture, friendly atmosphere and nice environment, this is a mid size organization where almost everyone knows everyone! I learned a lot by working here and would love to be back to this place again in the future.
RN Case Manager (Former Employee) – Milwaukee, WI – September 20, 2016
Unprofessional coworkers, overly middle managed workplace with bizarre cult like business model made this a difficult place to care for my patients. Expectation to do other people's work when they were ineffective at time management and unable to think fast was also a real drag as well. The fact of 3 staff quitting due to unprofessional middle management and middle management continuing to bully remaining staff is mind boggling to say the least. This position sharpened my skills so it wasn't a total loss, but the company and upper management doesn't have a clue about staff retention and also doesn't at all care. Management is quick to find fault and fail to recognize staff for hard work or dedication to patients in general. Do not make the mistake of letting your guard down if you decide to work for davita. Keep your eyes wide open and never, ever turn your back because odds are if you do, you'll quickly be pulling a knife out of it that a smiling coworker has neatly plunged into it.
Able to leave for appointments and return
Backstabbing, unprofessional, high school drama like work environment, majority staff with minimal education for assigned positions
Patients Care Technician (Current Employee) – Baltimore, MD – September 16, 2016
My clinical group assisted GNAs with the patients they were assigned to help with their activities of daily living. It wasn't the best experience, but at least it made me realize I didn't want to pursue my path as a CNA.
Hemodialysis Patient Care Technician (Former Employee) – New York, NY – September 14, 2016
I love working for Davita, Davita gave me the experience that I needed and for that am forever grateful for the opportunity, I have work in 4 Davita unit three where just per-diem helping out when They where short staff and I must say every clinic is different but I fit in every where I go and was welcome by staff and teammates.
Encouraging, fun enviornment; but depends on the facility
REGISTERED DIETITIAN (Former Employee) – Long Beach, CA – September 12, 2016
The job culture of Davita can be amazing especially if you have the right team, manager, and doctors. Unfortunately, we cannot control doctors and their behaviors. I would say Davita is a great place to work for, but the company's need to meet numbers can be stressful especially when they are not in your control. Having to constantly work on somebody's motivation is one thing, but expecting results within a month's time is quite challenging and usually impossible. You might get yelled at or told "you're not doing your job" just because a patient doesn't meet their lab values. There's only so much a person can do before they get exhausted.
My facility was great, but I just became exhausted and stressed out by how much we were expected to do. Nothing that could not be done, but the expectations were not listened to. I believe that it takes time for change but often times everyone is hoping for immediate change because they care about the numbers more often than the actual person i.e. patient. Not saying they don't care about the patients, but facilities can be really focused on numbers more so than seeing little changes such as an improvement.
It was fun during the time that I was there. There were parties with the patients and Davita loves to eat.
Account Representative (Current Employee) – Irvine, CA – September 9, 2016
Stable company to work. Supportive management. Get along with people really well. Fast pace environment. The most enjoyable part is dealing with co-worker. I can't want to the next day working back, huddling with my team. Create something that will benefit our company, and boss will say JOB well done.
Easy to be a "lifer" with worldwide company opportunities
Clinical Coordinator/Educator (Former Employee) – Flint, MI – September 9, 2016
This organization makes efforts to provide the best for employees and patients alike however, remains subject to the realities of the Healthcare Environment-ie, insurance and business environment, regulatory changes...
The best part about DaVita from an RD perspective is that the company affords a lot of flexibility and autonomy. Advancement opportunities, however, are minimal. Compensation is fair, but not overly generous.
Dialysis Patient Care Technician (Current Employee) – Concord, NC – September 3, 2016
I have been with Davita for a few months now, as a dialysis technician. I love that this company will train you as long as you prefer, with hands on and classroom learning. There is teamwork at the clinic I work at, and working here is actually fun. I love my job and my patients!
Free lunches occasionally, Sundays and holidays off
I worked for a outpatient clinic, patients are wonderful! I miss most of them. When there was a problem with a fellow nurse it was ignored. I sent a email to the area manager( higher than group fa) citing safety concerns as my reason for leaving. I was hoping she would call me to understand more, I never heard from her. This unsafe nurse is still there today, I had to remove myself. Overall it's a mega company, so there is job security ( even if you are a unsafe caregiver). I find the cartoon characters used for training insulting! The insurance is about what you would expect. For me the company is too big, I was one of thousands and no one cared about what I had to say. Training for new fa's is interesting, and when you get the job you are still expected to work 2 days as a nurse, leaving only 3 days to be the fa. This does not apply for dietician or sw who become a fa, they get a full 5 days to do the same job, umm no thanks!