Ask a Recruiter: DaVita Kidney Care

For recruiter Carol McCormick, DaVita offers so much more than a typical hospital setting can. Not only are DaVita nurses helping people but they’re able to get to know their patients on a personal level.

“As opposed to a hospital setting where nurses are in and out all day, at DaVita you really get to know your patients and their families,” McCormick said. “You get to find out what they do for a living, what they do for fun and you get to build those connections and keep those patients for many years.”

They would start out as a floor nurse and take care of patients with PST’s underneath them and then they can move into a charge nurse position.

What type of careers does DaVita offer?

We have different modalities available so there’s peritoneal dialysis where the nurses take care of patients who did dialysis at home. We have in center hemodialysis. They would start out as a floor nurse and take care of patients with PST’s underneath them and then they can move into a charge nurse position. There are also clinical coordinators, clinical nurse managers and then clinical facility administrators positions.

What personal qualities does DaVita look for?

We look for nurses who are empathetic, have good critical thinking skills and are hardworking. It’s really a matter of getting through that first interview with our recruiting department on the phone and then the in-person interviews.

What is unique benefit about DaVita?

Employees used to have to pay to be trained but we decided to take the training program over ourselves and so not only are employee trained for 10 to 12 weeks in the specialty, but they actually get paid to be trained.

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