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What should I expect as a PCT for Davita?

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I just got hired at Davita as a tech. I have no dialysis experience. I have only worked in long term care. What is training like? What are perks? (if any) I will be working in NJ if that help. Any info is appreciated. TIA 😆

The training goes for about 9-12 weeks and I think it can be extended until you are comfortable enough to be on your own. You'll be attending classroom set-up (3 weeks didactic) which comprises of the theoretical and over-all review about Dialysis then after, you'll be training on a clinic. You'll have a preceptor with you teaching you everything you needed to know, like how to set up (string the machine), trouble shooting, the water system, patient access lines etc. The PCTs are very knowledgable and hands-on. Expect to do 12 hr shifts or more. [emoji4][emoji106]🏻 Hope you'll also love it!

Thanks so much for the response. Do u work for Davita as a tech?

I'm working for Davita as an RN but they're also training us to do PCT job.

The perks are the insurance is pretty good, you get bonuses after you have been there a year, they have tuition reimbursement if you decide to pursue further education, and either you will love dialysis or hate it. There is no in between! Good luck to you!!

Hi how it goes in your training?did they pay you while your on training? I recieved emailed from them about the training just wondering how long the training will take?and how it goes? Thank you

Hi.

I'm in my 2nd week of training. Training is 12

Weeks. First 2 weeks strictly classroom. ND the next 10 mostly with preceptor and but 1or 2 days a week in the classroom. They do pay you while you train and after the training and if you pass the test you get a raise. I cnt tell u much because I just started but it's so far so good. Seems like a great company to work for. Good luck. Let me know how it goes.

Hi how it goes in your training?did they pay you while your on training? I recieved emailed from them about the training just wondering how long the training will take?and how it goes? Thank you

Yes, you get paid while you're on training like a regular employee. They're willing to train you up to 3 months or more and it will all depend on how skillful and confident you are to be on your own. The first 2 months would be a mix of classes and hands on training in a clinic and by the end of your 2nd month, you'll attend a Basic Training Class and pass a Competency exam.

Thank you so much, and can I ask if what time the training start?and how many hours a day?

Classroom training is 8-4:30 and once you getc with the preceptor it's is whatever time they come in & you stay there for 8 hours. So if they come in at 4am you come in at 4 am and leave at 12pm

Does anyone knows how's the starting salary of pct with no dialysis experience? If anyone know or been on that position before will be great. Is in the area of new jersey.