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This job as a pct is horrible you are not valued and it's a really back stabbing culture

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1. Upper management needs to recognize that when in one year, 5 techs leave, one with 15+ years experience, they should be asking why? Let's just say the FA can make or break a clinic. Favoritism is a serious problem with Davita!
2. When someone with 2 years experiance is making the same as someone with 9, that is a problem, like I said its who the FA likes, not who performs the best. Davita is horrible...

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Too much over time - poor management - favoritism and bullying .

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I left due to poor management and bullying among co workers. LOW PAY, one tech has 5 patients per shift. Two shifts per work day so 10 patients one tech, how can you give good patient care and still have other work to do?(CANT). It’s all about money and it shows, really sad. My heart couldn’t take it any longer, I didn’t want to be apart of that.

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Low pay and lack of patients care

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The hours are carayzeee, not good for someone with young kids who need help with school work. You will work 15 hrs and not get much time to drink water or use the bathroom. This is a job for someone young and without kids or a husband that wants to see them each day.

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I quit Davita for several reasons one is favoritism,the Philipino culture is very high,and even though I love Philipino people,they only ( in the clinic I was assigned)watch for each others backs and are very competitive to try and come up at anyone's cost,they don't work as a team outside there race, and always speak tagalog between them and leave every one else out, they only give proper training to there own kind,I seen it with my own eyes as a new tech. Management is never aware of what is really happening,because they are never there!!! And when they are, they are 99% of the time in there office,all input of how things are on the floor is received by nurses and staff,instead of being on the floor to see for themselves.New techs are expected to be fully trained by an experience tech on the floor while they teach you "policy way"but don't follow the rules themselves,putting patients at risk of dying and infection!! My training was horrible I was eager to learn and ask questions,when asked my trainer would be short and say" didn't you learn this in theory" my trainer wanted me to just watch and restock supplies,even though I am a medical assistant and a certified phlebotomist and had some medical experience.I was ready to be more hands on and learn.It felt like I was being set up for failure, because they expect you to be on the floor during turnover by yourself, in only 6 weeks.Even though they will tell you,your trainer will be there to help,turnover gets so crazy,they don't have time,you're on your own!! Nurses are in terrible mood,due to the high responsibility and stress of the job,I don't blame them, Techs are working under there lisence.Davita needs the union, to put order in dialysis clinics,and patients health the number one priority!! Patient care and safety should be #1 priority, not profits.

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I left davita because of the horrible management, and FA's who think they have the power to write someone up for failing to meet clinical expectations. In order to write someone up for a clinical problem, they should know the clinical practices. Unlike my FA who came from a Target shoe department and got his first bigboy job working in dialysis. He absolutely tore our clinic apart. I started in November of that year and by Christmas we had 8 of our 11 seasoned techs quit. From there i was working 5-6 days a week at a 3 shift clinic, which translated to about 18 hours a day. I was getting so exhausted from all of that i asked to transfer. Upon my request to transfer the next day i was "written up" for failing to meet clnical requirements. What this really was, was that our FA didn't want me to transfer because I was the last seasoned tech that was left. Our RVP started to get onto him because all of these people that were leaving our clinic. Still to this day I talk to some friends, and they still haven't figured out that they need t get him the heck out of that clinic.

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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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