DaVita, the largest provider of dialysis services in the United States, takes its name from the Italian word for “giving life.” Davita has 2,329 outpatient centers, 104 of which are located outside the U.S. in 10 different countries. Although DaVita itself specializes in kidney care, it recently joined with HealthCare Partners, a company that operates medical groups and physician networks in Arizona, California, Nevada, Florida, New Mexico and Colorado. The merged company, DaVita HealthCare Partners, is one of the nation's largest healthcare communities.
DaVita Job Opportunities
DaVita offers jobs in six basic categories. There are both clinical and nursing positions available, as well as corporate and leadership roles. Corporate positions include human resources, management, medical billing, collections, and insurance, legal and compliance, customer support, information technology, and marketing and sales – all with room to grow.
A variety of other career opportunities are available through the HealthCare Partners branch (which also offers an APTA-credentialed Orthopedic Residency program), as well as DaVita's subsidiaries:
Lifeline Vascular Access, quality vascular care for patients with chronic conditions
Paladina Health, a membership-based primary care clinic
VillageHealth, total care management for patients with CKD and ESRD
DaVita has hired over 1,000 veterans since 2013 and received multiple awards as a military-friendly employer.
DaVita Work Culture
DaVita calls itself a community first and a company second and demonstrates its commitment to people in several ways, both large and small. For example, its Human Resources department is called “People Services.” It has been on Fortune World's Most Admired Companies list since 2006, and WorldBLU's Most Democratic Work Places list every year since 2008. It has also received recognition for its leadership development and workplace training. Perhaps most impressively, in 2012 DaVita made a variety of special benefits and resources available through Operation Homefront, a program designed to help active-duty military employees and their families handle deployments.