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After many, many years of nursing in various critical care units and various nursing avenues, Davita is, by far, the absolute worst nursing job I've ever had. Numbers is the driving factor, not patients or staff. The FA tends to listen to heresay, and believe one side without listening to other side. Essentially, it is a hostile, short staffed, disorganized facility with the most amount of turnover I've ever seen. I think that having 9 RN's and 13 PCT's quit in a 1 year period, and most quit on the spot, tells you a lot. Don't trust anyone and prepare for FA "interrogations", as she says. Incompetent and chemically impaired staff that are not disciplined was the last straw. Just don't. Really.

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I left Davita in 2016 because the boss FAILED to see how much I was degraded by 2 other employees. Every chance 1 particular woman got she was in the office complaining about Any and Everything I did that wasn't to her liking including me taking vacation! I was cursed and yelled at in Front of Patients and told multiple times I did things wrong that I 100% did not do or even knew about! To make the situation worst, I worked with the same 2 people and it was a constant 2 against 1. Never again...the nurse walked out on a day I wasn't there and kept her job (she is protected under flma due to mental health issues)... I walked out after being degraded constantly over a 3 year span and at that moment I had enough! But it was considered I abandoned my job according to the boss. She never even tried to hear what I had to say at all even days later when I tried to contact her! Go figure! Equal Treatment Doesn't Exist and that is echoed across the board for Davita! That a fact do the RESEARCH!

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Terrible pay, terrible hours and a manager that was not open to the issues in the clinic.

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I was a Per Diem RN , when I got a better opportunity I left Davita.

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My manager was manipulative and did not value social work. Retaliation is tolerated despite what they tell you. I felt completely undervalued and almost ignored.

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If you follow policy it takes time. Time is frowed upon. Those who take short cuts to meet the time contraits are look upon with favor. I am an RN. I work as a tech because it's a 60 patient unit and there are 3 other RNs. I, as a nurse, understand taking shortcuts is not safe so I refuse to take them. I am brought into the office for being slow. The last time, I informed the FA shortcuts are being used to meet time. People are comin gto work, setting up some machines, and then clocking in to meet time contraints. He just showed me a graph of performance between me and coworkers. I know workers are not using phoenix meters to check conductivity and pH because they trust the opening person. I know this is unsafe. I am all about patient safety first. I left the full time position and will work only as med nurse one to three days every 90 days now. When I ask charge nurse about what I see as safety issues, I am told that since it's so demanding they don't have time to watch the techs. However, when the doors are opening and all meters are still in overnight storage rack how can one open doors to start the day. This company is all about the bottom line. When I worked for UTMB, safety was first not budget.

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Questionable practices between nurse practitioner and FA who both required me to perform work that was outside my licences/scope of practice. I did not want to be held responsible for possibly making a mistake for something that was not under my job description. Also unrealistic expectations to split my time between two heavily populated facilities within a 40 hour work week. The pay was not worth the stress or losing my license over their decisions.

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Management turnover was awful! Unfair distribution of working hours between RNs. Patient care was evidently not a priority to management. No confidentiality within administration as far as salary amounts, etc.

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Wrong people in management- if you don't fit in, then none of them like you. Worked my backside off, couldn't make the "metrics" (set very high) and instead of helping you find a different position, they just continue to write you up for not meeting their metrics. The cash application supervisors are best friends and very condisending. Manager listens and follows supervisor's opinion rather than working with staff.

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High stress level, 15-16hours 3days/week, preference among staffs, nurses work their as while technician sit in chair and complaints to bosses.

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