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
I did love my job and the patients that I worked with but I was wrongfully terminated and I dont think that was very fair treatment.
Patient care technician (Former Employee), Wichita,Ks – December 26, 2013
Pros: theyd buy us lunch sometimes and good bonuses.
Cons: the management was unfair, to some people that worked hard, but easygoing on those that took advantage of things.
I worked 12 hour days 3 days a week. We cannulated the patients and put them on the machines and monitored them as they ran. We got real close to them because we saw them 3 times a week all year long. The fact that most of them end up passing away is very hard to deal with.
Pros: job satisfaction. patients are very appreciative of us.
Cons: rough hours to work
Started the day at 5am or 6am with a rush to set up dialysis machines for pt arrival. Pt needles placed and v/s done and pt is ready for a 3 to 4 hour treatment. Pt are monitored q1/2 hour as to pt b/p and fluid removal. Each nurse in a pod has a patient care tec to help with a 6 patient assignment. It is up to the nurse to manage all treatment and – more... to keep pt safe. Hardest part is being on a time . Pt on and patients come off and it is a race to get ready for the next set of patients. The most enjoyable part of the job is the patients. – less
Sr QA Analyst (Former Employee), Brentwood – December 26, 2013
Never go and work here. One of the worst companies I have ever worked with. Managers dont have time and they are not bothered about the quality of the work produced. Just believe the words from other team mates. Not well oraganized and less process oriented
9 yrs wasted for a Company I am seeing starting to down spiral. Management focuses only on their bonuses. Never available when dangerous situations arise. Worked many days with no breaks and no lunch. Perfect attendance for 9 yrs. Never even recognized. Too many safety issues reported and ignored due to management and staff personal relationship. Patients – more... unhappy , not safe. Patent care is at rock bottom only to save a few bucks. – less
one of the good ones (Current Employee), Fort Lauderdale, FL – December 21, 2013
Pros: location, teammates who make the fun despite the environment
Cons: pay rates, nepotism, no solid leadership team, not living the mission and core values, lack of positive recognition, timely pdrs & increases, no advancement, no fun
Leadership at the labs is a joke now. The newest VP has comes from the IT side & knows nothing about running a lab. The teammates in FLL are never given their due because they are treated as underlings to the Deland lab. People's positions will get "eliminated" if they do not comply with executive management. Please know the positions are posted only – more... to CYA because they hire friends at ridiculously high salaries with hardly any related experience. The teammates at the FLL lab never are sure if the lab is closing and relocating. Pay rates in Deland are higher than in FLL and more promotions happen there. Rarely does the leadership team come down except for meetings and that's to say how bad FLL is doing. They still don't have the technology to bring on external clients because the IT team can't seem to make it happen. The management team does not uphold the mission or core values on ANY level! And let's not forget to mention the nepotism and fratenization! It's the who's dating who & are married show!! Last but not least...the people services team is the biggest joke! Some of them actually used to work for & help out all the employees! – less
pct (Former Employee), Norwalk, CT – December 19, 2013
Pros: they pay for mileage
The hardest part of this job was the traveling. I enjoyed working with clients in comfort of their home. I learned that the elderly like when you listen. Management was very nice and did thing accordingly.
Acute LPN (Former Employee), Portsmouth, VA – December 16, 2013
Pros: clinical experiences. you have experience with
Cons: management is the absolute worst, they do everything in their power to make your worklife miserable, i was in a lpn-bsn program and the manger was a diploma rn, she shows resentment to advancement of the employees!
Management HATES for you to go back to school and improve/ educate yourself!!!
Payroll Specialist (Former Employee), Fort Lauderdale, FL – December 16, 2013
Pros: hectic environment
Overall good experience. Work day starts off hectic and ends hectic. I learned the value of time management. Management was ok at times could be better. Co-workers were helpful. The hardest part of the job was keeping up with constant changes and management remembering changes handed down to the workers. Most enjoyable part of the job was meeting employees – more... and providing excellent customer service. – less
Great values if senior leadership and other FA's would adhere to them.
-Extremely difficult to have any time off -New Operations Director is unsupportive and absent -RN's/PCT's run around like a chicken with their head's cut off because there's too much to get done. -Expectations are set too high in the spirit of continuous improvement. -Davita tries – more... to bamboozle you into thinking their total comp package is a good thing --- in reality, it isn't. – less
Customer Care Specialist (Current Employee), Malvern, PA – December 13, 2013
Pros: davita events, the people
Cons: short breaks and distance
Well I travel via public transportation as it is easier and somewhat reliable as the distance of the job is a ways from my home. I start at 8 and I assist patients, SW and discharge planners most of the day. I also do a bit of administrative work within my day as well. I leave work at 4:30. I have learned so much about patients on dialysis which helped – more... me personally in my life as my step father became diagnosed with end stage renal disease this year. I became knowledgable in this field and was able to help so much in regards to the different types of dialysis options and diet etc. Management is really good here. They are really here for you and support you 100% with anything you do. The co workers here have always made me feel welcome from day one and taught me how to be a great co worker as well. We have core values that we live by here at DaVita and Fun is one of them. We live by all of them each day. The hardest part of the job is sometimes listening to the concerns the patients have and the struggles that they endure each day with this disease. The most enjoyable part of the job is learning something new each day, working with my great co workers and management team and the awesome holiday parties or the teammate appreciation stuff they do for all of us great teammates! – less
Patient Care Technician (Former Employee), Southfield, MI – December 13, 2013
Pros: great pay
Cons: benefits not so great
Performs patient care responsibilities for dialysis treatment, gathers patient data and vital signs, including blood samples, culture specimens. Initiate and terminate dialysis treatments with fistula, graft or catheter. Documentation, set up, operation, cleaning and disinfecting dialysis related equipment. Prepare, administer, and record medications – more... as allowed by state regulations participate in the care center. – less
Acute Dialysis Nurse (Current Employee), Johnstown, PA – December 8, 2013
I perform acute dialysis for acutely ill pts. in the hospital setting. I cover several hospitals in the area. You really never know how busy you are going to be from day to day. There is really no way to determine this. It is just the way acute dialysis is.
Regional Reimbursement Specialist (Current Employee), Tacoma, WA – December 4, 2013
Pros: value awards
Cons: lack of increase
Typical days are urgent and emergent patient verifications. setting and verification of new patients. Resolving denials as well as updating all customers on status of there Verifcations request. While maintaining and completing reports and data