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.
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) – Coppell, TX – November 17, 2018
If you like getting paid high school money this is the place for you, my manager would micromanage and pull my calls outside of the procedures because that was the quality teams job, this took place every other day she use to probe me to try and get me to quit
DaVita is a great company to work for. They have great advancement opportunities. They have flexible scheduling for staff. They have a great staff education program. They offer continuing education credits.
We always had fun , food, and games.. A lot of engagement. Meetings came once a week for an overview of company standings. The hardest part of the job was having adequate help for our work load. The enjoyable part was my teammates.
Social Worker/ Patient Relations Liasion (Former Employee) – Greenwood, SC – November 14, 2018
A typical day at Davita was very task centered, yet fun. The work place culture of course is to care for patience in the most excellent way possible. The most enjoyable part of the job was making sure every patient was served with the up most respect.
Medical Assisting Student Externship (Former Employee) – Raleigh, NC – November 13, 2018
My day at work was like learning every thing I need to know about the business . Treat the patient love and care and the manager direction and orders. the cu;ture at Davita was very pleasant and friendly. The hardest part of the job was seeing the patiernts on the machine because I could see how much pain they be in when lab tech was putting in the needle. The most enjoyable part of the job was talking to the patients and seeing a smile on the patients face.
A lot of P.R. to keep people working, but no substance to back up the claims.
Patient Care Technician/Dialysis Technician (Former Employee) – Boulder, CO – November 13, 2018
There is immense pressure to work extra hours and shifts and to travel long distances to cover clinics other than your home clinic. The "team" philosophy requires blind allegiance to a company that is just like other health care providers--extracting all they can out of employees and pressuring staff to carry workloads that compromise the quality of patient care. The DaVita culture and trainings around it are ridiculous...too much time and money spent trying to convince employees that it is a great company and a great place to work. If it were true, they would not have to keep telling employees; it would be obvious!
Stress, demanding travel and long hours, poor compensation, compromising patient care for "efficiency"
What once presented as a fun cultured place to work.. New FA has an attitude here we have to do this lets just 'ihurry' up & get it done
CHT, DT (Current Employee) – OHIO – November 10, 2018
I have been through a lot w/ Davita. But after the bullying.. Standing up for the right things..taking backlash from unsafe& disgruntled teammates. New FA starts taking a part my hours I earned & has messed w/ 4 paychecks. NVR paid me my raise from months ago & cuts hours.. Teammates are working off the clock to get things done. I guess the lack of respect financially has taken its toll on me!!
They have a training program to learn dialysis
They cant police everyone.. Teammates can be cut throat..a tough place to work..no life balance..
Accounts payable processor (Former Employee) – Federal Way, WA – November 9, 2018
DaVita was truly an amazing place to work. They truly cared for their associates and took really good care of them. They were constantly thowing parties and events, doing potlucks etc. It was wonderful.
Customer Service Represenative (Former Employee) – Coppell, TX – November 8, 2018
Call volume was extremely high, we were understaffed all around the pharmacy, random lay offs were constantly happening, they were extremely on employees about call grades but had an inconsistent grading system. overall awful work environment.
LPN (Former Employee) – Philadelphia, PA – November 8, 2018
Management is horrible run. Worst place to work. Unclear roles, favoritism with management and employees they only believe you if you have seniority. Made multiple complaints nothing was ever resolved. No investigation done to resolve anything techs do all the work nurses just sit at the computer and do nothing when machines alarm. Horrible place to work would never recommend this place to anyone, run.
Certified Pharmacy Technician II (Former Employee) – Coppell, TX – November 7, 2018
Entire company closing end of year due to lawsuits filed & lost. Company says not the reason but all employees aware that was the case. Employees could tell changes were coming with the company, lack of meetings, incentives no longer being offered and too many rumors floating around that was never addressed.