Administrative Assistant (Former Employee), Leesburg, Virginia – December 21, 2014
Pros: trips, parties, bonuses, fun atmosphere
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 – more... 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. – less
Insurance Counselor (Current Employee), Tacoma, WA – July 7, 2015
DaVita asks for more from their teammates than they are willing to pay for. As an insurance counselor, I trypically work about 60 hours per week. I'm a salaried employee, and with the hours I work that – more... translated to reimbursement of about $14 per hour. DaVita does reimburse for mileage at $0.51 per mile, but this does not take into consideration the wear and tear on the car. I typically drive anywhere from 300 to 500 miles per week. – less
Medical Social Work Intern (Former Employee), San Antonio, TX – July 7, 2015
Completed advanced level practicum of 450 hours; loved the environment and team I was privileged to work with! I enjoyed working with DaVita and appreciated the training and learning opportunities I was provided with as a social work student.
Patient Care Technician/Administrative Assistant (Current Employee), Metro Detroit, Michigan – July 1, 2015
Pros: Establishing relationships with patients, good training opportunities
Cons: Long hours, minimal raises, poor benefits packages, no 401(k) match
Core values and lingo make DaVita sound fantastic. Management often has little clinical experience so is out of touch with the issues their clinical teams experience. Hours can be long (15+ hour days) – more... and pay is low considering the amount of responsibility and workload they give you. Clinics often operate short staffed, especially during the summer. This makes a hard job even more stressful and exhausting. Consequently, there is high staff turnover in many clinics. The facility administrator can truly "make or break" a clinic so if you get one who is sympathetic and understanding, be grateful. Although some patients can be difficult, the patients who truly appreciate you help make the job worthwhile and fulfilling. This can be a good place to break into the healthcare industry as they often provide on the job, paid training but is questionable when it comes to being fulfilling and promoting a good work/life balance. – less
DIALYSIS TECHNICIAN (Former Employee), North Providence, RI – June 30, 2015
I deal with patients sometimes in a bad mood or feeling down.I have learnt to be patient with my patients. I manage their frustrations by being patient, I try my best to get along with my co-workers. The death of my patients. The most enjoyable part of my job is when my patients comply with their fluid intake and when they get a transplant.
Cons: labor can be ruff and hours can be cut short for the day
this is a fun company to work for.. benefits are great and they offer bonus to all employees for great patient outcomes. fun and a lot to do Management is fun and they make you feel welcome when you step into the job.
Inside Sales (Former Employee), Coppell, TX – June 24, 2015
The work place at Davita was different that is for sure. At Davita you did not work for a Company it was a Village and that made it different. The word Davita meant "He or She gives life", working for a company that gave me the joy of making a difference in someone's life.
Medical Administrative Assistant (Former Employee), Newport News, VA – June 24, 2015
Davita Dialysis Center is where I completed my internship. I really enjoyed my time there and learned a wealth of knowledge. I got a chance to build relationships with the patients and serve them with – more... excellence. The staff at Davita welcomed me with open arms and very helpful. The hardest part of the job was after building relationships with the patients and they die. That was very hard cope with at times. The most enjoyable part of the job was servicing the patients and making a difference in their life. – less
MEDICAL BILLING/COLLECTIONS SUPERVISOR (Current Employee), Denver and Arizona – June 24, 2015
DaVita truly believed in the company's Core Values when it came to their teammates (employees)
Service Excellence: Serving others — our reason for existing. ◾Integrity: We say what we believe, and – more... we do what we say. We are trusted because we are trustworthy. ◾Team: One for All, and All for One! We work together, sharing a common purpose, a common culture and common goals. ◾Continuous Improvement: We never stand still; we are never satisfied. ◾Accountability: We don't say, "It's not my fault," or "It's not my job." We take responsibility for meeting our commitments — our personal ones as well as those of the entire organization. We take ownership of the results. ◾Fulfillment: We make a difference. We feel rewarded — personally and as a team — because what we do in our jobs is consistent with our goals and dreams. ◾Fun: We enjoy what we do. We know healthcare is hard work; but even hard work can be fun.
These made my experience working with DaVita great environment and I enjoyed being part of the team – less
Patient Care Technician (Former Employee), Catonsville – June 23, 2015
Pros: Discounts, Perks, Patient Satisfaction
Cons: Management, 14+ hour work days
Not a bad place to work, the patients are the best part of the job. Getting to know them and helping them out is the most rewarding part of the job. Being able to help save lives and put a smile on their faces makes coming to work worth it.
A typical day at Davita, is coming in setting up the dialysis machines for the patients to begin treatment. Patients usually run anywhere from three to four and a half hours three days a week. I have – more... learned a lot about kidney disease and how beneficial and crucial it is to receive dialysis. I love my team/co-workers. It is a very fast pace job, which I love as well. The hardest part of my job is when patients get sick on the machines or get hypotensive and a quick response is necessary. The most enjoyable part of my day is getting to know the patients and knowing that they appreciate me and what I do for them. – less
Technical Lead (Current Employee), Dallas, TX – June 19, 2015
Cons: Healthcare, lake of technical management
Overall it's good cultural company, good patient care but not good for personal or professional growth. Lots of opportunities to improve the environment and technical team if management focus and hire right people.