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.
No career advancement, cheap employer, poor benefits
Group Facility Administrator (Current Employee) – San Antonio, TX – June 5, 2017
Leadership doesn't know which direction to go unless there are fires to put out. Very reactive organizational structure. Senior leadership lacks responsiveness, career opportunity or growth feedback and development.
Leadership, advancement, growth and development, pay
Patient Care Technician (Current Employee) – Springfield, OH – June 5, 2017
Work and personal life balance is a plus here. I work 3-4 days a week, giving me plenty of time off during the week to get things done. If you want a job in healthcare and truly enjoy helping people, I highly recommend working here. However, compensation and benefits are not the greatest. The management here is great, things are fair and the workload is spread evenly. A typical day at work requires setting up dialysis machines for your pod (pod is 4 patients per shift, 2-3 shifts per day). I generally care for 4 people at a time, and have a total of 8 patients per day. This is very fast paced work, but very rewarding.
My day to day job enatils managing my team. I provide evidence based care to my patients on adaily bases. When my manager is not in clinic I have to be the back up FA to maintain a safe enviornment for our patients.
Some days can get relief off the floor
Not enough coverge often work short handed with nurses
Dialysis Patient Care Technician (Former Employee) – Murphy, NC – June 4, 2017
Davita is a great place to work. Has many benefits and trains you on the job for some positions. Continuing your education is required to advance to most other positions. It is long hours on your feet as well as very fast paced. It takes a special person to work in the health care field. Just make sure you really know what you are getting into prior to applying for a position.
Helping patients to lengthen their lives.
Short breaks, long hours, physically and emotionally straining
Patient Care Technician (Former Employee) – Puyallup, WA – June 2, 2017
Clinic lacked manager extremely high turnover rate worked extensive hours without well managed breaks and schedules. Clinic manager up and walked out. they were trying though. Excellent benefits not bad pay.
Management doesn't participate or listen to staff. The workplace is hostile between staff and there were even arguments between staff and patients that were not appropriately handled. There is not enough staff at the facility so you work a lot of overtime and extra shifts. The work itself is fantastic, if you can get through the drama. I would recommend the DaVita Company, just not the branch/location where I was at. DaVita company has a lot of advancement and good wages/benefits.
Admissions Coordinator (Former Employee) – Centennial, CO – May 31, 2017
DaVita is a good company with many different roles available, especially if you are in Denver by Headquarters. However, with rapid growth some people are placed in management roles that may not be ready for management responsibilities.
New Employee Trainer (Current Employee) – Colorado Springs, CO – May 31, 2017
Since Davita took over CSHP it has gone downhill dramatically. Employees are overworked and underpaid. Employees are leaving at an alarming rate. Employees are very stressed and the only answer we ever get is "its being looked at."The only good thing about the job is the patients.
Desk Side Support Tech January (Current Employee) – Coppell, TX – May 31, 2017
not enough people to manage the work. All too often we have too many upper management people competing for too few many resources and no one is willing to help with bigger issues. I am cleaning up the mess fom the previous 4 people that had my position.
Patient Care Technician (Current Employee) – Dallas, TX – May 31, 2017
I was new to dialysis,and have been with the company for 6 months now. Its a great trade to learn if you are already in the healthcare feild, but if not it may scare someone off. But My clinic has made me think about quiting, due to the disorganized management team. We are currently with out a permanent FA, and the standing one is never there,responds to your texts when she feels like it, the CC on most times doesn't make sure the floor is covered when someone takes a pto day. They have two pt. coming in at the same time in the same bay which is very nerve racking and throws you off track. I have considered transferring to another clinic, but that would mean me having to tell the GM why i want to which would require me throwing a few people under the bus. I work the night shift which at my clinic is MWF 5p to 4a. The hours don't bother me and the pay and benefits are very good. I wont give up on the company as a whole and maybe i just need to transfer to another clinic, and if i see the same thing then i will know that Davita does not stand by its core values. for now i am at a fork in the road as to if i will stay with this company.
great pay, good benefits.
12 to 15 hours shifts, patients not scheduled right.
Nice workplace, not enough pay, management could do better
PCT (Patient Care Technician) (Current Employee) – Maryland – May 28, 2017
Management does not know what they are doing (could just be clinic specific) pay is not enough for the long hours worked, they send you to the "Academy" which is nice because everything is paid for. But it should not be required, but it is.