Devita dialysis


I am interested in applying at devita in Knoxville, tn. I have never worked in dialysis only home health so it will be a big change if I decide to go that route. I have been an lpn for 3 years and I just graduated as an RN. So I was wanting to get information as far as what type of company they are to work for, pay and hours they require. Thanks!

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dianah, ASN

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Specializes in RETIRED Cath Lab/Cardiology/Radiology. Has 48 years experience.

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The facility administrator and regional director will have a huge influence on what the facility feels like . But you will hustle and stay busy all day regardless. My activity tracker avaerges about 10k steps on the days I work 12 hours . The company itself is great and has good benefits . Personally I love it. My team is awesome and the facility admin is the best boss I've had in a very long time . It's a no- hater environment here and that makes a huge difference. The hiring process can be a bit slow due to how background checks are done and having a central recruiting moving at its own pace . Hope that helps


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Since it's 12 hour shifts does the company require 3-4 days of work a week? I read that it requires a really flexible schedule. Do you have any idea what the average pay range is? Thanks for replying!


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Some clinics are open Monday, Wednesday and Friday only since most patients treat 3x a week. Others will be open 6 day a week with a whole different groups of patients treating on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. Some of our staff work MWF only, some work TTS only, and some of us work a mix of both . As for the pay, it's pretty much right in line with what I found looking it up online (search for what a dialysis LPN or RN should make for the region you're in).

Specializes in Emergency Dept. Trauma. Pediatrics. Has 6 years experience.

So many of your questions are going to vary center to center, even multiple local centers can be ran completely different. However, I would suggest that if you are applying to make sure you're spelling the company name correctly. It's DaVita If you spell it as you do here on a cover letter, you're not going to make it past HR.

The pay in all the clinics I looked into was a lot more than the hospitals pay in the area.