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.
Customer Service Solutions Specialist (Former Employee) – Coppell, TX – March 16, 2016
Davita RX is a great place to work. The culture comes off as quite corny and a little childish at first, but the reality of what you're dealing with, terminal patients, calls for a lighthearted vibe. Management is good, for the most part, even if favorites are played (as with all jobs), and who you know can matter much more than what you do. Pay is decent to good, and the benefits and time off are nice. The company changed over the two years I was there from a warm, family vibe to a much colder, "we are a business" vibe, which is understandable, as the company has grown quite quickly. Overall, a good place to work, but in recent months, they have gotten quite rigid and unreasonable in their expectations of their employees, especially in the customer service department.
Fun atmosphere, great team culture, decent to good pay/benefits
Micromanagement, unrealistic expectations of employees at times
Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) – Fresno, CA – March 13, 2016
I learned a whole when I got into this new job. There was a lot to learn and take in just the first week I was there. I learned how to managed phone calls between dispatchers, doctors, patient's and etc. The hardest part was learning what was HIPPA and not. It seems like people had different opinion on what was and wasn't. The most enjoyable part of working is seeing the patients and talking to them. Sometimes they just want a listening ear after they're done with their treatment. One of the other hardest part of the job is receiving the phone call or being notified that one of the patient has expired that you have grown a relationship with.
One of the good thing working for DaVita is their benefits! You rack up PTO differently from all other companies. Their benefits are great too. You get it even if you are part time which is great because not many other places offers that.
Nephrology/Renal Social Worker, LSW (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – March 22, 2016
This facility is great for patient care and meeting cooperate initiatives. The management is poor and tyrannical. People in upper management can be manipulative. Your best is never enough and then more is expected with very little compensation or recognition. Because they have run through key members of their core staff, know your worth and ask for more money upon offer. They will need you!
The patients are great, normal limited resource struggle to meet needs. PCT members are cool!
Renal Dietitian (Current Employee) – Washington, DC – March 18, 2016
I used to enjoy working here. Leadership is poor and resources provided to do your job are not available. Poor team work and no team building. Training of Nurses is Very poor within my particular clinic and I have not seen enough person accountability from our nurses. I enjoy working independently and thrive working with a team. This experience has been very difficult and unfulfilling.
Peritoneal Dialysis Nurse (Current Employee) – Dearborn, MI – March 6, 2016
The most rewarding part of my job is the close interaction I get to have with my patients. My manager is a wonderful person, she really cares about her staff and the patients. The health care team is very close and works very well together to achieve the best goals for the patients. The hardest part of the job is when patients expire. You become very close to the patients so each time one expires it's like loosing a family member.
Dialysis Nurse (Former Employee) – Warren, MI – January 18, 2016
compensation is not competitive, company does not match 401K, little bonus compensation, little job advancement opportunity, lack of safeguards against medical errors, company is more concerned with stats than real patient outcomes or quality of care, company does not pay out the PTO in case of termination
does not match 401K, poor compensation/bonuses, little advancement opportunities
Employee (Former Employee) – Middletown, OH – February 4, 2016
Management continuously moves employees from full-time to part-time depending on clinic census. Local managers are unfair and favor their friends. Management makes up false statements and bogus documents against workers that they do not like. Co-workers do not support one another.
Enrollment Specialist, Sales (Current Employee) – Malvern, PA – March 22, 2016
The company only cares about making money not about the patients. It is a good place to work for a college student or someone getting back into the workforce. The company is very unprofessional and the pay and benefits are not good for someone with years experience.
Compensation below average. Work/life balance - not so much. There is a lot of driving required for this role. DaVita reimburses for mileage but it is not enough for the amount of wear and tear that you put on your personal car.
My day started at 6 a.m. and sometimes did not end until 10 p.m. You have to live and breathe DaVita to do this job. Would not recommend it for anyone with young children or anyone who wants to have any kind of a life.
Davita is a wonderful company to work for; from clinical all the way to corporate. Davita has endless opportunities! The staff is always great and everyone is always willing to help one another. The best part about working for Davita is not only the benefits that the company provides, but the relationships you build with the staff and its patients.
Able to relocate to a different facility if position is available
CCHT (Current Employee) – Sherman, TX – November 23, 2015
I enjoyed working with my teammates and making a difference with our patients our work place was always fun and very active depending on the day and how our patients were feeling. The hardest part of our job is the long hours and when our patients aren't feeling well and several at a time and we are trying to help our patients several at a time so we have to work in a fast manner.
Good company to work for, proactive in tough economic conditions.
Facility Administrator (Current Employee) – FL – October 5, 2015
Worked in the role of RN advanced to FA. Management as in any other arena is location specific. Do your homework and get to know who you will be working for/with. At its best it is amazing but at its worst, and under poor management it is awful. Culture is fun and empowering. Staffing is thin but safe. I left the hospital setting 3 years ago before coming to DaVita and considered it far more dangerous. In my opinion and in my division, we live true to our mission and core values.
PCT (Current Employee) – Shiloh, IL – November 10, 2015
I like the job. The benefits are great and the people nice. Not to mention you get major holidays off which if you work in healthcare you know that's rare. If you're wondering why I'm on here if I love this job so much it's just that I went to school for EMT. I want to be an EMT. Davita is great but it's just not fulfilling.
Good break times, paid mileage and free stuff. Namely uniforms and bags, sport cups etc.
Patient Care Technician (Former Employee) – Houston, TX – September 16, 2015
Working for Davita was fun and challenging at the same time. I had to work long hours with a last minute notice. It was hard on me and my family because I wasn't home with my kids a lot. The overtime is what made the pay good, but starting pay for technicians was very low. I loved the quarterly bonuses and the friendly staff. The management really didn't care about the staff or the patients. They didn't take time out to see about anyone needs but their own. Only wanted to meet certain deadlines that would affect their job performance.