Career Development for Clinical Teammates

At DaVita, teammates are in control of their career, and we want to help them reach their full potential. Our Clinical Ladders program is a five-level career mapping model that focuses on teammate growth within The Village. The program is designed to transparently define clear job role definitions, competencies, and milestones that are easy to understand, creating clarity around what it takes to progress within the company. By linking career progression to compensation, we provide the tools and resources to support career advancement. The program currently applies to Patient Care Technicians (PCTs), Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs), Registered Nurses (RNs) and Care Coordinators (CCs).

Below are the five levels of our Clinical Ladders. Teammates are placed in one of the five levels based on experience and anticipated job responsibilities, and can work with their manager on career progression and promotional opportunities. The details will vary for each role and are meant to be a tool to help teammates understand where they are currently and what they need to do to reach the next level.
Deep knowledge in care for dialysis patients | Leads facility initiatives
Extends their dialysis knowledge to others
Works independently–PCTs work under nurse supervision | Certified PCT | Charge RN
Completed training | Building skills and positive relationships with patients
In training, focused on learning | RNs would be working toward license

How Does Clinical Ladders Work?

Through the adoption of Clinical Ladders, leaders can evaluate teammate performance every quarter (minimum every 12 months). Together, this promotion and merit eligibility process becomes dynamic merit, giving teammates an opportunity to receive quarterly compensation increases. Dynamic merit allows us:

More flexibility to promote and reward our teammates


A fair approach for reviewing compensation


The ability to review pay and promotional readiness for clinical ladder teammates every quarter


Assurance that every teammate has a performance discussion at least every 12 months

DaVita is transforming career progression and investing differentially in rewards and performance-based pay.

Our Benefits

When it comes to benefits, DaVita offers a wide range of health and financial benefits as well as personal and family support offerings, everyday perks and more. As a sampling, DaVita’s comprehensive package includes:
Competitive benefits package including medical, prescription, dental, vision and 401K.
Paid training, paid time-off, and paid holidays.
Core values—like fun! Happier teammates = healthier patients.

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