Workforce Development

The return on investment in training is the quality in care

With the help of industry training organisation Careerforce, Counties Manukau Homecare Trust have supported their staff to upskill, so that clients like Dora benefit from high quality care.

Quals shake-up could help ease aged care nurse shortage

The Qualifications Pathway Review could potentially help ease the shortage of nursing in aged residential care, if changes to the Level 4 programme are made, allowing caregivers a pathway into nursing.

Looking after yourself – essential to providing quality care

One of the biggest takeaways from the Apprenticeship in Community Facilitation for Gillian Theunissen was the importance of looking after herself and her team to ensure quality care delivery.

3D printing now new medical disruptor – report

3D printing is disrupting the way we provide personalised medicine, says a new research report.

Careerforce appoints new CEO

Jane Wenman has been appointed as Careerforce’s new chief executive.

Young people the answer to aged care workforce shortage?

While potential solutions to the workforce shortage issues across the aged care sector are still being discussed, one Auckland-based rest home has started trialing a potential solution.

Workplace literacy and numeracy unlocks employee potential

A literacy and numeracy workplace programme at has increased trust, collaboration and efficiency at Lifewise.

Home support workforce will struggle to keep up with demand

New home and community support services workforce report outlines 22 recommendations to develop a stronger workforce to better meet the growing demands for their services.

Finding the right pathway in aged care

Glenwood Masonic Hospital Facility prides itself on giving staff the opportunity to navigate the career and training pathway that best suits them, and supporting them all the way.

55 years of tireless support

After fifty-five years and supporting over 250 people in achieving their national qualifications later, Whanganui nurse Ailsa Stewart is retiring.

“It brings me joy”: recognising the benefits of volunteering

Volunteer Darren Best was recognised recently at the Minister of Health Volunteer Awards where he was the Health Care Provider Service Individual Winner.

Careerforce launches Qualifications Pathway Review

Careerforce says the Qualifications Pathway Review (QPR) presents a great opportunity to ensure qualifications remain fit for purpose and lead to meaningful career pathways.

Backing passion with on-the-job training

The desire to give top quality care motivated Bronwyn Pickery to pursue a career as a healthcare assistant supported by on-the-job training.

Investing in cleaning staff worth it

Providers are increasingly recognising the importance of a trained cleaning staff.

Workplace collective initiative helps “share the load”

A new joint workplace collective initiative allows facilities to run joint training sessions so they can tap into each other's skills, experience and knowledge in order to collectively lift the bar for providing quality aged care.

Kaiāwhina Workforce Action Plan reaches halfway point

As the five-year Kaiāwhina Workforce Action Plan reaches the halfway point, Careerforce reflects on the progress made so far.

New training initiative to help build a stronger palliative care workforce

A new partnership between Careerforce and Hospice New Zealand has seen the development of a fit-for-purpose assessment package to help support and build a strong palliative care workforce.

Guiding principles for managing pressure injuries

The Herald's recent investigation into rest home care highlighted many cases involving pressure injuries. INsite invited the New Zealand Wound Care Society to share the best-practice principles for caregivers and clinical managers when it comes to managing pressure injuries.

Allied health potential ‘unlocked’ in South Island initiative

Unlocking the potential of the allied health workforce and improving patient care delivery will be helped by the accreditation of New Zealand’s first Calderdale Framework practitioners, believes the South Island Alliance.

Free online dementia education a hit with Kiwi health professionals

An online dementia education module has received positive feedback from health care professionals across the country since it was launched last year. Over 300...
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