Care and support workers holding nursing degrees from the Philippines, India, South Africa, Australia and the United Kingdom now hold qualifications equivalent to the New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Level 3).
Care Association New Zealand (CANZ) co-founder VICTORIA BROWN says residential aged care providers should not have to pay for the pay equity settlement out of their pockets because the methodology is so flawed.
Liam Butler interviews Occupational & Clinical Psychologist Dr Giles Burch.
Migrant workers comprise a significant and growing chunk of New Zealand’s aged care workforce. But with global competition at play, what should we be doing to make our aged care roles more appealing for people both from overseas and in New Zealand?
The number of new nurses being employed by rest homes and aged care hospitals through mentored new graduate programmes has fallen this year – despite keen applicants still job-hunting.
The decision to make international Registered Nurse qualifications equivalent to the New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing Level 3 is proving controversial with the residential aged care sector.
The number of registered nurses working in aged care facilities has increased significantly since 2011 and is "more than keeping pace" with New Zealand’s growing need for dementia, hospital and psychogeriatric care. However, could the impact of the equal pay settlement deter RNs from entering aged care nursing?