Davita

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by Blessed16 Blessed16 (New) New Nurse

Hello everyone! I am thinking of applying to Davita, but I do not know if an option is given whether or not to work at a hospital or a clinic? If I decide to apply to a clinic, can they send me to a hospital to cover a shift?

Thanks

I would appreciate anyones feedback.

Hoosier_RN, MSN

Specializes in dialysis. Has 29 years experience. 3,587 Posts

On 2/26/2021 at 7:44 PM, Blessed16 said:

Hello everyone! I am thinking of applying to Davita, but I do not know if an option is given whether or not to work at a hospital or a clinic? If I decide to apply to a clinic, can they send me to a hospital to cover a shift?

Thanks

I would appreciate anyones feedback.

No, acute vs chronic are separate entities. 

wayemika

wayemika

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yeah this really depends. acutes has call and you have to be OK with taking call on major holidays like Christmas. Acutes normally your at 1 nurse to 2 patients unless they are ICU or Iso then its 1:1. chronics im told its 1 tech to 5 patients and you are over the techs. Chronics is its own beast of work.  

Hoosier_RN, MSN

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In my area, 1 tech to 4 patients, nurse oversees 3-4 techs/12-16 patients 

wayemika

wayemika

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1 hour ago, Hoosier_RN said:

In my area, 1 tech to 4 patients, nurse oversees 3-4 techs/12-16 patients 

thats what they use to have in our area too. But in this part of Florida it changed.

Hoosier_RN, MSN

Specializes in dialysis. Has 29 years experience. 3,587 Posts

48 minutes ago, wayemika said:

thats what they use to have in our area too. But in this part of Florida it changed.

Eventually, these companies/clinics will realize that increasing ratios leads to unsafe situations. Grrr

SmilingBluEyes

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On 3/7/2021 at 10:19 AM, Hoosier_RN said:

Eventually, these companies/clinics will realize that increasing ratios leads to unsafe situations. Grrr

They already do. But most administrators don't care. I have seen places where there were 2 techs to 16 patients; they just made the nurse "tech" the additional patients over the 4 to 5 each tech  has, while still being overall responsible for all 16.  Many states don't have ratios and these big companies know this. It's already here; it's already unsafe.

Hoosier_RN, MSN

Specializes in dialysis. Has 29 years experience. 3,587 Posts

6 minutes ago, SmilingBluEyes said:

They already do. But most administrators don't care. I have seen places where there were 2 techs to 16 patients; they just made the nurse "tech" the additional patients over the 4 to 5 each tech  has, while still being overall responsible for all 16.  Many states don't have ratios and these big companies know this. It's already here; it's already unsafe.

I guess I'm lucky/spoiled so far. I work at a joint venture clinic (MD owns, Fresenius owns a share, directs p&p)  Medical director says 4pts most per tech, except 1 clinic where 1 pod has 5. 

8 pts is ridiculous. I've nursed in a pod once during a call in. Boss came out and tech'd as she didn't want me in OT doing the charting

SmilingBluEyes

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6 minutes ago, Hoosier_RN said:

I guess I'm lucky/spoiled so far. I work at a joint venture clinic (MD owns, Fresenius owns a share, directs p&p)  Medical director says 4pts most per tech, except 1 clinic where 1 pod has 5. 

8 pts is ridiculous. I've nursed in a pod once during a call in. Boss came out and techs as she didn't want me in OT doing the charting

Yep it is ridiculous. And staffing this way, knowing how it will be, is even more so. I don't work in that particular clinic (well there were two like that)---- any longer. Sadly, the management are/were not nurses or even techs, but pharmacists and social workers. So no help there.

Hoosier_RN, MSN

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Was it davita? I've heard (not sure it's true) that FAs are not require to be nursing, or even medically associated. I work with a nurse who came from davita who told me her FA was a former trainer at a health club. I thought she was exaggerating, downright lying. In my division at Fresenius, a CM must be a RN with an active license. 

Blessed16

Blessed16

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Thanks everyone. Very useful info.

SmilingBluEyes

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On 3/30/2021 at 1:34 PM, Hoosier_RN said:

Was it davita? I've heard (not sure it's true) that FAs are not require to be nursing, or even medically associated. I work with a nurse who came from davita who told me her FA was a former trainer at a health club. I thought she was exaggerating, downright lying. In my division at Fresenius, a CM must be a RN with an active license. 

It's true you do not have to be an RN in my area to be an FA. Nor a prior tech. It can handicap the unit quite a bit if they are in a pinch and need help on the floor, which is pretty often. (by the way it's both Fresenius and Davita in my area).