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I really needed higher pay and benefit

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DaVita does not value or listen to the employees/patients concerns. The pace and demands of the job is taxing on the body and put the patients at risk DAILY! DAVATA’S ONLY CONCERN IS MONEY!!! There is ZERO concern for employee and patient safety. The results: high turn over, injuries, fatigue, burn out, treatment errors occurring daily due to the pace. Underpaid PCT’s (starting at $15/hr) are forced to RUSH through patient cares to increase profit. The days are 12-16 hours (overtime after 40 hours) with only two (2) - 30 minute breaks. DaVita says they are a family oriented company, which is a farce. Your days off consist of sleeping, resting your back and feet and worrying about your next day of rushing on the job. PCT’s are expendable and the patients are just dollar signs. If you have family, small children, are older than 35, or value your FAMILY, this job is NOT for you. It takes a toll on your body, mind, and soul. If you love caring for patients, this is NOT the place to work. DaVita is all about $$$, they don’t care if you or your patients are injured, their focus is RUSH RUSH RUSH, the faster you work the higher the profit. It’s an unhealthy work environment. I’m truly surprised there are not more patient deaths with the lack of concern for patient and employee safety. DAVITA ONLY CARES ABOUT PROFIT.

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Lack of work/life balance promoted by management. Staffing at unsafe levels to meet budget. Continuing to be told to carry more work load with no additional support.

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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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Management, management, management! Had to in the "circle of friends" to be appreciated!

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I love work in Danita’s is my drem job

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The hours were insanely long, no work-life balance. Turnover is so high, and god forbid someone is really ill and has to call out, your whole day is shot. Too much stress!

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Boss created hostile work environment after he had to fire a nephrologist for sexually assaulting me. He found any reason he could to start issues with me, put insane work loads on me, wrote me up for inventory issues when inventory wasn't my area. Called h.r. which only made things worse because he knew exactly who called. He would mock my assault and made frequent jokes about it in front of staff. He eventually terminated me over having to leave early in order to go to my court dates against above mentioned doctor.

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I worked for Davita 14 years, loved my job,never dreaded going to work at all! Then I had to have open heart surgery, by the time I went back to work in January everything flipped flopped around ,a new manger took over our unit, 5 girls quite because of one nurse, but that never opened no eyes for the higher ups! To beat it all this girl trained me 14 years ago, I really liked this person! But I guess she didn’t like me to well , so now I’m working at a totally different dialysis center, they treat me like a person not a dog! Yes Davita is a awsome company to work for , it’s just according to who you work with!!!!!😏

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Management , rude patients, unprofessional staff

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