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DaVita Overview

Denver, CO
10000+ employees
1994
Company - Public (DVA)
Health Care Services & Hospitals
$10+ billion (USD) per year
DaVita is a Fortune 500® health care provider focused on transforming care delivery to improve quality of life for patients globally. The company is the largest provider of kidney care services in the U.S. and has been a leader in clinical quality and innovation for ... Read more

Mission: Our Vision:
To Build the Greatest Healthcare Community the World has Ever Seen.

Our Mission:
To be the Provider, Partner and Employer of Choice.

Company Updates

  • DaVita's Group Vice President and Deputy General Counsel Betsy McCubrey crafted her own development journey and encourages others to do the same. She engages with her team as a community, empowers individuals to set goals and opens space for progress. Read her story and words of encouragement here: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vMlvU

  • Seventeen years ago, in 2002, the first Wall of Fame contest kicked off. Fast forward to 2019, and we have over 1,200 Walls created, with participation from around the world! Read more about how this year's Defenders of the Universe: Wall of Fame contents brought people together. http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vMlvF

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DaVita – Why Work With Us?


DaVita is about life.

We’re the industry leader in providing compassionate, quality care to more than 200,000 patients—but we’re more than just a dialysis provider.

DaVita is actually an Italian phrase for “giving life,” which is why my teammates and I voted to rename the company this back in 2000. We’re about enriching the lives of our patients, teammates and partners, and the communities in which we exist in our quest to build the greatest health care community the world has ever seen.

Our teammates are also focused on transforming care delivery to improve quality of life for our patients and are committed to bold, patient-centric care models, implementing the latest technologies and moving toward integrated care offerings. We’re providing patients with the high-quality, affordable care they deserve—and it shows. DaVita was ranked #2 in innovation among health care medical facilities on the 2019 FORTUNE World’s Most Admired Companies.

It’s like no other company I’ve been a part of, and that’s why I’ve been here for over 20 years.


Javier Rodriguez

CEO, DaVita Inc.

“Giving life.” The name DaVita is an adaptation of this Italian phrase. This is what teammates strive to do for DaVita's 1.7+ million patients every day, whether they work in a clinic or give support in an office.

Like any good village, our teammates are citizens and neighbors who watch out for each other and work toward a common good. To keep communication open and transparent, DaVita hots town hall meetings where any teammate can ask any question of our senior leaders. At DaVita, Our Mission, Vision, Core Values, and Guiding Principles aren't just words on the wall but are living and breathing through our teammates in our clinics and offices.

Our Mission

To Be the Provider, Partner and Employer of Choice

We aim to Build the Greatest Health Care Community the World Has Ever Seen through our commitment to upholding our Mission and Core Values for our patients, partners and teammates.

Our Core Values

Service Excellence
Serving others—our reason for existing. We continually seek to understand the needs of those who depend on us (our patients, doctors and fellow team members) and then to exceed their expectations.

Integrity
We say what we believe, and we do what we say. We are trusted because we are trustworthy. In our personal, team, and organizational values, we strive for alignment in what we say and do.

Team
One for All, and All for One! We work together, sharing a common purpose, a common culture and common goals. We genuinely care for and support not only those to whom we provide care, but also those with whom we work shoulder-to-shoulder. We work together to pursue achieving our Mission.

Continuous Improvement
We never stand still; we are never satisfied. Individually, and as teams, we constantly look at what we do, and ask, “How can we do this better?” Then we use a systematic approach to take action.

Accountability
We don’t say, “It’s not my fault,” or “It’s not my job.” We take responsibility for meeting our commitments—our personal ones as well as those of the entire organization. We take ownership of the results.

Fulfillment
We make a difference. We feel rewarded—personally and as a team—because what we do in our jobs is consistent with our goals and dreams. We believe “You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” (Mahatma Gandhi) And when you are the change, that’s fulfilling!

Fun
We enjoy what we do. We know health care is hard work; but even hard work can be fun. We take our jobs seriously, but we feel a fun environment delivers better care to our patients while creating a better work environment for our teammates. We strive for excellence and we have fun.

When people are encouraged to challenge themselves, to be leaders at work and at home, to grow and to be healthy, they can become a better version of themselves. DaVita is committed to providing resources and support for our teammates that help set them up for success in multiple aspects of their lives.

Diversity & Belonging

Across DaVita, we celebrate the unique experiences and perspectives of our teammates. We are building a community where teammates can bring their full set of skills to their patients and each other. We want all teammates to think, “DaVita is a place where I belong.” 

Traditionally, organizations focus on diversity and inclusion from one centralized office. Our approach is intentionally different: We are focused on embedding diversity and belonging into everything we do and we encourage all of our leaders to foster these values in their teams. 

We’re proud to report: 

  • 78% of our clinics are led by women
  • 46% of our senior management is comprised of women
  • 30% of our board of directors are women and 20% are ethnic minorities

Serving those who Served 

In the past nine years, DaVita has hired more than 3,000 veterans and is honored to have been recognized with more than 40 awards for recruiting excellence and its commitment to creating a special place for our veteran teammates.

Our Village Veterans programs (Veterans 2 Village and Thriving after Military Service) are multi-day classes that foster skills such as self-development and community service as a way to enhance participants’ roles as leaders, family members and community members.


Patient Centered Focus

In 2018, DaVita democratically developed Our Caring Behaviors. These Behaviors, which we call We Care: Welcome, Empathize, Connect, Actively Listen, Respect, Encourage, are a set of guidelines that serve as a reminder to bring more intentionality and consistency when striving to deliver an exceptional caring experience to our patients.

In addition to improving patient experience, we focused on keeping patients out of the hospital. We launched a formal Transition of Care program (which included teammate training, patient care steps and patient education) that reduced hospitalization readmission rates in 2018 that equated to 20,000 fewer days in the hospital for our patients. (1)

Patience Care Technician (PCT) 

As a dialysis Patient Care Technician (PCT) you'll play an important role in the lives of patients and their families. If you are a current (or aspiring) CNA, Dialysis Technician or Phlebotomist who enjoys building relationships, working in a team-oriented environment and providing outstanding clinical care, becoming a PCT could be for you.

Day in the Life in Detail

So what’s a general day look like? Before a PCT receives a patient into the treatment area, s/he will disinfect the dialysis machine and clear any trash from the area. When the area is ready, the PCT will receive the patient, weigh him/her and check vital signs like heart rate and blood pressure. This is logged into the patient’s chart. The PCT will also ask questions about the patient’s health and whether or not they experienced any problems after their last dialysis session. 

This will also be noted in the patient’s file and any concerns will be brought to the attention of a nephrology nurse. The PCT will then program the dialysis machine to the patient’s settings, assess and prepare the vascular access and connect the dialysis tubing to the access. The PCT will also look at the access to make sure it is in good working order. 

A dialysis treatment can take several hours. The PCT will monitor the patient and check vital signs every half hour as well as monitor the dialysis machine for the entire treatment time. A PCT may monitor up to 4 patients at any given time. After the patient is done dialyzing, the PCT will take the patient off the machine and weigh them again. They will also send the patient’s dialyzer to the reuse technicians for cleaning and disinfection, if the patient is on reuse. The PCT will then prepare the area for the next patient.

 

  1. Internal DaVita data. 2018. 

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No Dialysis Experience? New Graduate? No Problem. 

Dialysis Hiring & Training Program 

DaVita's  training program equips new teammates to become the best dialysis RNs they can be. You will be hired as a staff RN from day one and will be trained in dialysis through our regional  training program. 

FIND THE NURSING CAREER THAT IS RIGHT FOR YOU 

There are many ways to specialize within dialysis. No modality is the same, and we are looking for great nurses to touch our patients' lives through: 

In-Center Hemodialysis (ICHD) 

  • Impact patient wellness and build long-term relationships with patients. Our patients receive dialysis treatment, on average, three times a week for about four hours each day. 

Peritoneal Dialysis (PD) and Home Hemodialysis (HHD) 

  • Give your patients their independence back by teaching them to self-dialyze in their very own homes. You will serve as training expert, advisor and liaison to the interdisciplinary team. 

Hospital Services (Acutes) 

  • Care for dialysis patients who need treatment in the inpatient hospital setting. No two days are alike for an Acute RN. 

RN LEADERSHIP 

Clinical Coordinator/Nurse Manager 

  • Be the clinical leader of your dialysis center by providing patient and teammate education. Deliver exceptional care, and partner with the interdisciplinary team to improve patient outcomes. 

Facility Administrator 

  • Experience the fun and fulfillment of motivating a team and helping your patients thrive. As an FA, you'll oversee all daily operations of your dialysis center/hospital: clinical, financial and team. 

Quality and Education Specialist 

  • Teach, develop and implement best practices, teammate and patient education to drive the highest quality clinical and patient outcomes in our dialysis programs. 

DaVita Reviews

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    I have been working at DaVita full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very diverse and challenging with great teammates.

    Cons

    The flow of each clinic depends on great leadership. Some clinics would benefit from stronger leaders.

    Advice to Management

    Always let your team know they are appreciated.

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DaVita Photos

DaVita photo of: Our teammates share their love for working at DaVita.
DaVita photo of: DaVita World Headquarters
DaVita photo of: Our VP of Nursing, Mandy Hale, spoke at two NSNA sessions yesterday for student nurses to learn about dialysis. Stop by our booth today to learn more!#NSNA19
DaVita photo of: Our teammates at Academy learning about our DaVita Village and interpersonal development.
DaVita photo of: Over 30 teammates were encouraged to become DaVita Spartans. One for All, All for One!
DaVita photo of: We are honored to be a 2018 Candidate Experience Award Winner.
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DaVita Interviews

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    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at DaVita (Los Angeles, CA) in October 2019.

    Interview

    Got a Phone interview on Tuesday, they do interviews every Friday, offered by the next week. Recruiter was very nice and asked basic personality questions. In person interview basically consisted of behavioral questions.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me a time where you faced a difficult patient ?   2 Answers
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DaVita Awards & Accolades

  • Top Workplace, The Denver Post, 2019
  • 2020 Women on Boards, Women on Boards, 2019
  • Fortune World's Most Admired Companies, Fortune, 2019
  • GI Jobs Top Military Friendly Employers, Military Friendly, 2019
  • World's Most Admired Companies, Fortune, 2015
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Pledges & Certifications

Veteran Hiring Commitment

Committed to helping America's military veterans find work

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