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Let me start with THE TRAING SUCKS. And follow that by saying that they set you up for failure because their expectations are unreasonable and unsafe. You have to realize this "village" is a fortune 100 company for a reason. No matter what they say, the people behind the curtains are there to make money. IT IS A BUSINESS. And the people who make the rules could not do a full shift on the floor doing what they trained us to do and drive home from work feeling they did a good job that day doing what WE professionals went to school for and worked so hard and so long to do which IS TO SAVE LIVES. I concur with almost everything said above. They lie. Core values? They smile, ask you what you really see at your facility and how you feel and think (heh, because that's important), then put your head on a platter and set you up to get fired. One of thier favorite sayings is "If you see it, say it." Well I saw rediculous managment and staff (I mean an FA should not be literally throwing temper tantrums and acting like all the staff are bad dogs that need to be scolded, right in front of all the pts.), and unsafe nurse patient ratios. We had up to 112 treatments per day with no turn over time and 2 nurses per 28 pts. And all the treatments pretty much end at the same time, then the next 28 roll in before you can even clean the station wondering whats taking us so long. That alone is 28 assessments within less than an hour, plus the other 100 things you MUST do to do your job, and that's on a day when nothing goes wrong. Which never happened in my facility. First responders pretty much knew us by name. RN's worked a good 11 hrs strait with zero breaks because you could not just walk away from your patients unsupervised while being dialysed, hello, and there were no other nurses to relieve us. We shouldn't have to not drink water because that would mean we'd have to go to the bathroom. And we were always short techs. Know why? Because everybody quits and its a regular occurrence when they 'no call no show'. I've seen a tech walk off the floor and out the door leaving me hanging during a turn over. Because Davitas expectations are unreasonable. OTHER THAN THAT, I REALLY DO LIKE DIALYSIS. Seriously. Which makes me sad really hurt when I left because I it is a specialty that i find fascinating and that i really want to be good at. So if they think I let them down?... They need to reexamine why they can't keep a group of staff. Ya know how they save money??? By quitting wasting all those trees on traing manuals -because they give you 5 that all say the same thing- and stop wasting 3 months of training, of which they cant utilize you in their facilities, for the thousands of people who are going to walk out the door right after that. INSTEAD,
they should do a 6 month proper training so everybody in the place isnt a newby and then doctors might even be able to know the staff's names and could rest assured that staff actually knows their patients. How can I as an RN be in carge of my floor if i cant even tech a pod myself and act like i know what i'm doing, let alone bail my pts and techs out when things go south, or if they happen to walk out on the job? That really happened to me! I was screwed! And s o were my patients. That is not what i showed up there for. Sorry for the rant.

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Pay sucks bad. No raises or incentives. No cost of living increase. After 20 yes going to be homeless soon

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Phone interview, panel interview the next day then shadowed for 2 hours. I found out the next day I got it and had an offer.

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Pay your staff better and stop micromanaging and focusing so much on budget and numbers instead of the people (patients) you are taking care of and staff you are supposed to be supporting. Davita is too too heavy. Actually DO something about staff members who continually call in sick which creates a huge burden and is unfair for the other employees.

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They should at least post the salary or hourly range, all the hospitals do, even the non union hospitals.

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You qualify for benefits at 24hrs per week but have to pay twice as much premiums for it, or qualify for regular benefits at 30hrs per week which isn’t too bad. Health insurance options aren’t too bad. Davita just started matching 401K at 3%.

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Davitas working hours are 7am-5pm

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Do you have to have high school diploma to work for DeVita

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