- Davita Inc.06.Jul 2019
Freedom to work independently
Everyone is micromanaged
Office / Work Environment
At my facility no at others yes. The dialysis center I worked at should be demolished the roof leaked, the heat or ac broke all the time, the phone lines had to be repaired, it was an old building so the pipes leaked and for that reason black mold grew in the basement and the basement had to be quarantined. Eventually the clinic was moved to a new location but not until they updated or built 10 other centers. IMO regional managers kept corporate in the dark about the disgusting environment.
Despite the awful facility I worked at I was still proud to work for Davita because they really did put the patient first and once the appropriate higher ups new of an issue they would eventually resolve it. As a daughter of a mom who was on dialysis I would highly recommend Davita to other caregivers.
Suggestions for improvement
- I wrote this in the last response.
What I like about the company
They do listen to employees feedback and if you feel they are not then go to your next manager up and eventually the feedback will be received and taken seriously. A positive personal experience to share: Not long ago my mom's 20 year old transplanted kidney finally failed and she had to start on dialysis again. Knowing I was an old employee they really rolled out the red carpet for my family and made me feel like I was still apart of the Village. My dad was really impressed. My mom really struggled even more on dialysis the second time around and they made sure to check on her frequently through treatment and cut it a bit short if she was too weak to get through the rest especially since they knew mom followed her diet well, took meds and never missed a treatment. If she was late the would call concerned about her well being bc they knew it was unlike her. Social workers, dietitians, nurses, and techs go above and beyond.
What I dislike about the company
Be more aware of the environment conditions of each clinic. I was not exaggerating about our clinic, I hope the city demolishes it soon, no one should be in that building. The new center is great both aesthetically and actually safe and clean. Also stop micromanaging your actual bedside care providers. I spent too much time in meetings about other meetings. And then more meetings and huddles pouring over the reasons our red box reports and the DQI score were lower and how to fix that. When in fact the way to fix it was for me to spend more time with the actual patients and caregivers. I don't need to be told how to best provide nutrition to my patients. I know how to do my job and help you get your scores higher so please get out of my way and let me do it! PS the best thing you can do to improve albumin is to get CVC out asap! Albumin is impacted mostly by inflammation and infection. So tired of me being told to talk to them about eating more protein to improve their albumin when I knew the patient in question diet was not the issue. It was the 3+ edema in their legs, the CVC in their neck or the fact that they were still one week out from a recent hospital stay. To be clear
The following benefits were offered to me
- CompanyDavita Inc.
- Are you a Current or Former Employee?Former employee