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) 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.