Yes, another Davita hiring/training question..can't find the answer on here

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    Once hired at Davita is training done at the facility which the nurse is hired for? I applied for/interviewed for a position and was told, basically, the position is mine. The FA is waiting for final approval to hire which should be today or tomorrow. During the interview I specifically asked if training was done at the clinic I'm soon to be hired for..was told "yes". I get an email from the FA a few minutes ago updating me on the hiring process and telling me training will be at this clinic but also another one and possibly one out of state for a few weeks. Is this the norm for Davita? To send nurses different places during the orientation? This is making me rethink the job..I have NO problem going between the 3 clinics that are in the area this FA covers but out of state?
    Also, position is 12 hr shift but he also mentioned "frequent overtime".....which is also different than what he said during the interview - which was "rare"
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    I am new to DaVita dialysis. I started Dec 1st. I did not train in my home clinic, but at one pretty close to me. I had a hard time with this though. The clinic I trained at cut corners and didn't do things by the policy & procedure like they do at my home clinic!! This was very frustrating. I had trained there for a full month and felt like I had to re learn everything the right way! Other than that I have loved this job and especially doing dialysis. It was totally foreign to me and not like any other nursing I had ever done!!
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    Thank you for replying..this is what I think is going to happen here - do you work overtime a lot? I don't mind on occasion but 12 hrs is long enough without another 2-3 hrs on top of it. I read a lot on here of the nurses who are unhappy with dialysis and this is one of the reasons is the long days.
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    Quote from Marshall1
    Thank you for replying..this is what I think is going to happen here - do you work overtime a lot? I don't mind on occasion but 12 hrs is long enough without another 2-3 hrs on top of it. I read a lot on here of the nurses who are unhappy with dialysis and this is one of the reasons is the long days.
    I'm not sure what state you're in, but I am in St Louis mo. I am pretty lucky I started in a fairly new clinic so we're building up our patients. I only work m/w/f and work from like 5-3. I don't work any OT, but not sure how big/busy your clinic is. The early hrs are what kill me, but it's only 3 days a week and I am getting used to it. I know in the whole STL area a lot of people are having trouble getting their 40 hrs, let alone worrying about OT. We're short a PCT now so have had no trouble getting coverage at our clini cause people are having to use their PTO to reach their 40 hrs
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    Thank you for replying..I'm in the southeast and the clinic, as far as I can tell, is busy and he kept stressing the long hours and the early hours..he specifically said 12 hrs min. I've read on here and other places that the training is conducted at clinics all over - including out of state and some out of state travel for certain classes is part of the job. That's what's hanging me up - the out of state possibility. I just don't think the commitment this type of job takes is one I am willing to do for my work/life balance.....
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    <snip> and telling me training will be at this clinic but also another one and possibly one out of state for a few weeks. Is this the norm for Davita? <snip>.[/QUOTE]

    There are two clinics in our area and we swap personnel back and forth sometimes. When nurses and PCTs train, they train at the larger clinic because they'll get more exposure to problems and unusual situations. Also, a few weeks into employment, Davita holds a theory class and for us it's at the larger clinic so we can have more people attend. If there's a new hire for the smaller clinic, the new person then goes to that clinic and finishes training. So it's not unusual to go to more than one clinic. Out of state, if you're licensed in that state and within a reasonable distance, that would probably be okay, too, but if you have to fly and stay in a hotel, I'd wonder about the amount they're spending on training you. Also, as a trainee, you are not supposed to work over 40 hours a week unless the manager approves it--and I've never heard of a manager OK'ing trainees doing OT.

    Hope this helped.
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    It does help - Thank you


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