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.
Fast paced work enviroment with no Management stability
PATIENT CARE TECHNICIAN (HEMODIALYSIS TECHNICIAN) (Former Employee) – Lemoore, CA – November 20, 2015
DaVita is nit a reliable company to work for, you have to know someone to get ahead or have job security. The CEO is a billionaire and chooses to pay experienced employees at a low rate and things giving a small bonus a year will make up for it.
For being a fortune 500 employee, they don't treat or support the small people below. They have extravagant parties for management and spend millions on them and I would rather have a better pay then go to some extravagant party that is only for a couple nights.
So stability of management, managers came and went.
The patients are the only true reason to work there and be committed for. The work load is intense, unsafe and non stop. They don't worry about safety until CA state walks in. They hire non medical off the street basically starting them at lowest pay, which I think is there intentions.
Its only fun when you have a great team you work with.
Patient Care Technician (Current Employee) – Owings Mills, MD – November 19, 2015
DaVita is a very nice place to work. Work days are very long, but overall the patients and staff are welcoming. The hardest part of the job is the long hours, but it is made up for with typically only working three days a week.
Charge Nurse (Former Employee) – Float Pool – November 13, 2015
This is one of the hardest jobs that I have worked in a while. They care nothing about their nurses, the staff that you are in charge of are rude and disrespectful. I respect everyone for their role but you have pcts that has been there longer than you so therefore they feel that you have no right to tell them anything. The same is for the LPNs. Two of DaVita's core values are team and integrity in which no one has. You work with mostly females whom is always dram every day. There is no support from your managers, when you have one. Most of them there has a lack of integrity and are always back biting and untrustworthy. There is always a power struggle going on. The teammates that serve as administrative assistants are the eyes and ears for the manager and if you have any type of issues with them, then they will do anything to get you out the door. They try to serve as the manager. The managers have allowed this for so long to go on so therefore, you will never win this battle. Once they paint a certain picture of you to the higher being, you are doomed and set up. They have something in place called H.R.that deal with teammate relations. If you ever make the mistake of picking up the phone to complain, then you have put a target on your own back, therefore, it is best to just move on instead of waiting for them to come for you. I have never worked in a place where the managers do retaliate. The hours are very long, sometimes from 4 am till 7 or 8 pm. They are always short staffed and refuse to use an agency.The turn over is huge.
The culture is one that makes you want to make a difference in the lives of the patients. Leaders here walk the talk.
Facility Administrator (Current Employee) – Los Angeles, CA – November 13, 2015
There is no typical day in healthcare, with that being said I have learned so much about kidney care and what it means for our patients and how important it is for them to have a support system. The hardest part of the job is losing a patient. There are so many moments that make me love the role, from putting a smile on a patients face to performance management. My story has happened here at DaVita and the opportunities they have given those who work hard and are dedicated to the mission are endless.
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.
This company was the hardest to work for I had every worked at
My supervisor was Cassie Brumfield (Former Employee) – Louisa, KY – November 10, 2015
Treatments of Chronic and Acute dialysis patients.I really enjoyed the patients and relationships I had with them and fellow employees. I was unable to have a life due to the poorest scheduling I have ever seen. At tomes we had to contact the mgr Sunday night to see what we worked on Monday. We were not able to have set days off or schedule personal things outside of work.
Social Worker (Current Employee) – Lanham, MD – November 9, 2015
The nurses I work with are the best. If I was ever to be diagnosed with ESRD I would want the PD/HHD nurses to treat me. They care about their patients and work very long hours to make sure the patients needs are met. DaVita is a great place to work and I am rewarded every time I see the patients return to the clinic.
Poor training of work needed to be executed. Was trained by 3 different co-workers in which I was taught 3 different ways of working accounts. Poor management. Supervisor didn't like me completing my job faster than what she can give me to work on. Only was a temp position.