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DaVita Overview

Denver, CO
10000+ employees
Company - Public (DVA)
Health Care Services & Hospitals
$10+ billion (USD) per year
At DaVita, we often say that we are a community first and a company second. Our teammates work together to serve more than 194,600 patients through DaVita Kidney Care and other health care services. We define our culture as The DaVita Way. The DaVita Way means that we dedicate ... 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

  • In 1879, Mary Eliza Mahoney became the first black woman to complete nurse's training. This #BlackHistoryMonth, we celebrate her and all those who made and continue to make historic strides.

  • Tour DaVita kicked off in Virginia this year by making blankets for 210 local dialysis patients!

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DaVita – Why Work For Us?

Our Name: DaVita is an adaptation of an Italian phrase which means "giving life".

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

Our Vision: To Build the Greatest Health Care Company the World Has Ever Seen.

Our Core Values: All seven of our Core Values were voted on by DaVita teammates.  

  • 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, what Mahatma Gandhi said, "You must be the change you wish to see in the world." 
  • 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. 

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Why a Village? 

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. 

Why Teammates Join the Village (and Why They Stay!)

  • We're making a positive difference for our patients. 
  • Belief in the Mission & Values
  • Our work gives us a sense of accomplishment
  • 182 personal and professional training programs were delivered in 2016.

Our Footprint: 

We have many different clinical roles to fit your career path and your schedule Roles include: 

  • Administrative Assistants 
  • Biomedical Technicians 
  • Call Center Support 
  • LVN/LPN 
  • Registered Dietitian 
  • Social Worker 
  • Trainer/Educator- Clinical

Even though they many not directly interact with patients, they know they still have an impact on our patients' quality of life. Some of the roles include: 

  • Accounting and Finance
  • Administrative / Customer Support- Corporate 
  • Compliance and Legan 
  • Corporate Training and Education 
  • Customer Support 
  • Information Technology 
  • Management 
  • Marketing 
  • Medical Billing, Collections and Insurance 
  • People Services (Human Resources) 
  • Recruiting 
  • Training- Corporate 

We have both clinical and non-clinical leadership roles in our corporate offices and out in the field. Some examples include: 

  • Clinical Supervisor
  • Director Business Development
  • Director of Clinical Services 
  • Divisional Vice President 
  • Facility Administrator (clinical and non-clinical experience) 
  • Program Manager 
  • Regional Operations Director 

Our Patient Care Technicians (PCT) work closely with our patients to ensure quality care. As a PCT, your role is mainly to work with patients alongside nurses to assist patients on dialysis. 

Asa registered nurse, you can be proud to offer cutting-edge care that makes DaVita a leader in clinical outcomes. 

DaVita Kidney Care has a few subsidiary businesses to help advance our integrated care model. 

  • DaVita Rx (Pharmacy Services) 
  • DaVita Labs (Laboratory Services) 
  • Paladina Health (Primary Care) 
  • Lifeline Vascular Access 
  • VillageHealth 

We Hire Vets. Your Next Mission Could Be Here. 

At DaVita, we are a community first and a company second. We find that military veterans and families share in that concept, embracing teammates (employees) and our patients. Since 2010, DaVita has been awarded 28 times for exceptional recruiting outreach to our veteran community. In 2013, DaVita was honored to receive the Freedom Award from the Department of Defense, the highest recognition given to employers for excecptional support of Guard and Reserve employees. 

Veteran Benefits 


Change lives as a DaVita RN! 

 Explore fulfilling careers with an industry leader. 

No Dialysis Experience? New Graduate? No Problem. 

STAR: Dialysis Hiring & Training Program 

  • DaVita's STAR 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 STAR training program. 



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. 


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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    "Great patients and staff"

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    Current Employee - Hemodialysis RN in Bentonville, AR
    Current Employee - Hemodialysis RN in Bentonville, AR
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    I have been working at DaVita full-time (More than 3 years)


    Developing relationships with patients and families while keeping high level nursing skills in use.


    Sometimes short staffed due to frequent call ins usually could not be helped but put the rest of the staff in hot water.

    Advice to Management

    Give raises to keep your rising stars!

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DaVita Photos

DaVita photo of: Our teammates share their love for working at DaVita.
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.
DaVita photo of: Our Nurses share why they love working at DaVita
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DaVita Interviews



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    The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at DaVita.


    Applied online, recruiter emailed me and set up a phone interview with me. After the phone interview she then set me up for a panel interview which consisted of 3 FA's. The whole process went really well.

    Interview Questions

    • It was a lot of behavioral based questions.

      Ex: tell me about a time where you were in competition with a co worker.

      Tell me about a time where you had to take on more responsibility than what was in your job description   1 Answer


    I didn't negotiate because I had no experience but the starting pay was great for me.

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DaVita Awards & Accolades

  • 2017 Most Valuable Employers List, RecruitMilitary, 2017
  • 2017 Most Freedom-Centered Workplaces, WorldBlu, 2017
  • Top Workplaces 2017, The Denver Post, 2017
  • 2017 Fortune World's Most Admired Companies, Fortune Magazine, 2017
  • 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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