Patient Care Technician (PCT)

Davita Kidney Care in Louisville, KY

  • Industry: Healthcare - Allied Health - Others
  • Type: Full Time
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Patient Care Technician (PCT)

Joining DaVita as Patient Care Technician (PCT) is an exciting opportunity to jump start your career in the health care industry. With paid, extensive training, you will gain the skills needed to care for our patients and build a network of other health care professionals across the geography where you live. Once you have successfully completed training, you will join a holistic team of care professionals – including nurses, dietitians, social workers, and other experienced PCTs – to care for our patients. It’s not a job, it’s giving life and a career based on passion and purpose.

Our PCTs also find DaVita professionally fulfilling. To help advance your career, we offer clear paths to higher levels of responsibility and compensation by becoming a PCT II or PCT III. Through DaVita’s Bridge to your Dreams program, teammates who have been in their role for six consecutive months and in good standing, are eligible to receive tuition assistance up front to pursue their dream of becoming a DaVita RN and getting their Associates Degree in Nursing. We also have dedicated training to become a Facility Administer, and training to become a Regional Operations Director. Your success is driven by your performance and desire.

What you can expect:

  • Direct Patient Care.  Spend the majority of your day in direct one-on-one patient care to provide safe, comfortable and hygienic dialysis treatment. Our PCTs care for up to 4 patients at a time.
  • Technician Duties . To monitor patients before, during and after dialysis treatment including measuring and recording stats, patient observations, and hemodialysis machine setup. Please note you will have exposure to blood and needles.
  • Continuous Improvement:  We are consistently looking for ways to improve processes for our patients and teammates as we aim to build the greatest health care community the world has ever seen.
  • Building long-term relationships  with your patients who are suffering from end stage renal disease and are receiving treatment on average 3 times/week. You will also be responsible for educating patients on Kidney Dialysis related topics.
  • Team.  Cross functional team of clinicians including technicians, nurses, dietitians, social workers and leadership. PCTs work under the supervision of a RN.
  • Schedule . Shifts begin at 4:30 am and go until 8pm (or later depending on patient needs - must be able to stay and work overtime with little to no notice) You will work 3-4 shifts a week Monday-Saturday (including every other Saturday) Clinic is closed Sundays, Thanksgiving and Christmas.
  • What We’ll Provide:

  • More than just pay, our DaVita Rewards package connects teammates to what matters most: robust health care coverage, retirement planning and savings tools, opportunities for career development, and well-being resources.
  • Comprehensive benefits: medical, dental, vision, 401k, paid time off, PTO cash out, DaVita-negotiated discounts on hundreds of items from your cell phone plan to movie tickets, Bright Horizons backup care, elder care and more.
  • Paid training: DaVita offers all new teammates a robust, paid training program to help you gain the right dialysis skills. The training is a mix of classroom and hands on training.
  • Reimbursement for your Certified Hemodialysis Technician (CHT) license
  • 3000+ locations across the U.S. for wherever life may take you.
  • Some details about this position:

  • Training may take place in a facility or a training clinic with a class of new teammates other than your assigned home clinic
  • Hours of work may vary during the training period; however, you will typically be working between 32-40 hours per week during training
  • You must be flexible and able to float to various clinics during and after your training
  • You must have a flexible schedule and be able to work mornings, evenings, weekends, and holiday 
  • Requirements:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Previous direct patient care experience
  • Stable job history that demonstrates ability to commit to a job and role
  • Must be comfortable working around blood and needles
  • Flexibility and availability to work mornings, evenings, weekends and holidays as needed
  • Physical and mental ability to work long hours (some shifts are 12+ hours) on your feet so wear comfortable shoes! Our work ends when it’s safe for our patients.
  • Willingness to train and work across multiple clinics within the territory as needed.
  • Training and Certification as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), Certified Medical Assistant (CMA), or Phlebotomy certification.
  • Are you ready to make a positive difference in a patient’s life? 


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