Excellent place to work,flexible schedule,management was great!
Patient Care Technician (Former Employee), Germantown, MD – March 29, 2013
Pros: flexible schedule, able to go to different facilities for ot if desired management was super!
Cons: certain shifts had to stay later than others and some had to work weekends but always rotational
Prepped the patients for treatment which was typically 3-4 times a week.Preperation iincluded getting pre and post weights to ensure treatments were meeting Davita standards I was assigned 12 patients a day,set up started early in the morning which meant disinfecting machines inside and out,cannulation of needles ect. I enjoyed my time at Davita the – more... most as I got along extremely well with everyone and my supervisor was great,she was a great listener and great mentor.I learned alot from her during my time there and felt welcomed from the very first day I started! I was able to get my certification through my job which was excellent! – less
Pct (Former Employee), Ocala, FL – November 21, 2014
Cons: long hours
Working at davita was a great experience. A work day consist of cannulating 8 to 10 patients and hooking then up to th dialysis machine. I learned alot of dialysis and how most people got on dialysis. The hardest part of the job was hearing that a patient had past away.
charge nurse (Current Employee), Chicago, IL – November 21, 2014
Pros: pt interactions
Cons: getting up early
First is patient familiarity. You will see the same patients three to four times. This can be good. Of course you will learn about them; you can tell by looking at them if there is something acutely wrong. They will develop a trust relationship with you which you may not find with other venues where your patients rarely see you.
Second is more than – more... likely it will be a nurse led clinic. This means I schedule dialysis related appointments, fax treatment sheets, call hospitals and nursing homes for follow up. I may even have to file documents directly into charts. In a larger setting there will be more aides to do this for you but sometimes in the dialysis clinic if you want a job done right you have to "do it yourself."
Third There's a water treatment system to learn, and hemodialysis machines to learn how to operate and troubleshoot. You will have to keep an eye on infection control because there's several patients in the clinic. You'll have technicians and LVNS working under you of course however I like to know inside and out how to perform my job.
You wake up very early and have 4 10 hour shifts if you want and basically have 3 days off.
Dialysis becomes very routine sometimes even though it is a highly specialized field, there's only 3 medications you will routinely give and maybe 10 PRN medications. I've been doing this for 6 years and I'm getting bored. yet there are times when some patients have MIs, CVAs, etc on the machine and that patient require your quick response. As soon as you think this is routine job, something like a patient going out on a machine, will keep you on your toes, and put all of your nursing skills into play.
The hardest part of my job is waking up early @ 3:30am. The most enjoyable part is my patient interactions The patients are what keeps me dedicated to nursing. – less
Dialysis Technician (Former Employee), Grand Rapids, MI – November 20, 2014
Pros: excellent benefits
Cons: i can not say nothing negative about this company was the best.
I enjoyed this job the best that I have ever had. I went in everyday knowing I was going to be saving someone life. I loved the staff the administrator and seeing the cheerful faces of my patients that became family since you saw them three days a week four hours at a time.
ICU RN, Acute Hemodialysis (Former Employee), Westwood, CA – November 17, 2014
Pros: working in the icu at ucla was very interesting
Cons: not nice coworkers, poor management.
This was the worst place I have every worked. The management is very poor. Does not have any medical background. Many of the co workers were not nice. If you were not of their culture they did not talk to you and many times were very rude.
Productive company that offers Zen room and ping pong rooms for stress relief.
Revenue Integrity Specialist (Former Employee), Irvine, CA – November 13, 2014
Great company to work for. Supervisors and management values team mates feed back. Weekly team meetings with game ice breakers, always fun, different team mate ran the meetings every week. Supervisors and management would assist with month end billing when facilities were late getting reports in.
Patient Care Technician (Current Employee), Greenwood, SC – November 12, 2014
Cons: long hours
Hard work, on your feet all day long. I learned that some dialysis patients are the meanest people.The management sucks. Some co-workers are unreliable. Too many people calling in late or calling out for work. The hardest part is working 10 or more hours a day, The most enjoyable part of yjr job is prolonging patients lives
Certified Clinical Hemodialyis Technician (Current Employee), Decatur, GA – November 5, 2014
Pros: inservices, making patients smile
Cons: short breaks, standing all day, compensation
I look forward to helping the patients get through their dialysis treatments mentally, physically and emotionally on a daily basis. I've learned to be patient, to listen and also to be alert and aware of my surroundings at all times. I work well with my coworkers and have a great rapport with the patients. At any given time they know they can come to – more... me and ask me for anything work related. The hardest part of my job is knowing these patients are uneducated when entering into dialysis for the first time. I think patients should be educated prior to starting dialysis when diagnosed with Renal Disease. The most enjoyable part is knowing I helped someone get through another day whether it be patients, staff or family members. – less
Facility Administrator, CEO (Former Employee), Wilmington, DE – November 3, 2014
Pros: team oriented, open culture
Company culture is that of team, everyone works together as a team. Benefits are outstanding. Programs within the company for employees are very generous, for example ability to donate PTO to a coworker who is dealing with a catastrophic illness of their own or a family memember requiring them to miss work, scholarship program for employees children, – more... to emergency help for employees who may have lost their homes or possessions in nateral disaster, house fires etc, company would match all of employees donations to such causes. – less