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Training Officer - Health & Social Care
Routes Healthcare (North) are providers of health, social and child care professionals for clients ranging from public sector bodies, private blue chip organisations, SME’s and private individuals throughout North West England.
We currently have a vacancy for a qualified and accredited health and social care trainer to deliver across the areas of mandatory training, moving and assisting, first aid and administration of medications.
We operate throughout the North West so you must be able and willing to travel to various locations to deliver training and you will be based from one of our branches nearest to you; there will also be the opportunity to work from home as and when necessary. All the support and equipment you need will be provided.
As well as the day-to-day staff training which we need fulfilling, Routes Healthcare are also looking to grow and develop the portfolio of courses currently in situ and build an external training arm of the Company; you will need to be a dynamic individual with drive and vision who is willing to advance this.
Overall we need you to be self-managing and be able to control and monitor your own workload.
This is a full time, permanent position with a competitive salary package available for the right candidate in the region of £18,000-£25,000 which is negotiable depending on experience, 34 days holiday, mileage expenses and the opportunity for personal growth and development as the head of our internal Clinical and Office based training. This is a great opportunity to join a long established and growing healthcare business in the North West of England.
Please apply for this job by sending a CV and cover letter to Andrew Healing, Director of Routes Healthcare via his PA, Emma Darbyshire, firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing Date for Applications – 5pm on Friday 31 August 2012
Stage 1 Interview on Wednesday 12 September – Question and Answer Interview
For those successful after Stage 1, Stage 2 will be held on Wednesday 19 September with a Training Presentation to Managers taking 30 minutes
Interview location will be confirmed to you when invited to interview.
To download the Job Description please click here.
Cast your mind back to 27 February. It was a Monday morning. The weather was pretty mild for the end of winter.
The day before Liverpool had won the Carling Cup football final, while the Sun on Sunday had just been launched.
For the NHS, it was to be the busiest day of the year.
The bed occupancy rate nationally was 92% - seven percentage points above the recognised safe level - according to an analysis by monitoring body Dr Foster.
Nearly half of the 145 trusts in England reported a bed occupancy rate of 95% or above.
There is nothing to suggest anything specific went wrong that day.
But what is certain is that staff working on the wards of hospitals up and down the country would have been struggling to keep up.
Quality of care
When bed occupancy tips the 85% mark the system goes into overdrive - and things start to give.
For patients that means quality of care may suffer.
They may have to wait that little bit longer before their call bell is answered. There may not be enough staff to help the frail at meal times.
Discharge planning can go awry as hospitals become desperate to free up beds. That can mean they turf people out before they are ready or before the support in the community from district nursing teams and social care is in place.
Because of the shortage of beds, patients can find themselves moved around from ward to ward, inevitably finding themselves in unsuitable surroundings.
On their own, these things seem relatively minor, but added together they create the sort of care that leaves people feeling aggrieved and which, at its worse, is unsafe.
For the full article click here.
On working in partnership with one of the largest councils in the country Yvonne Barlow, Routes Branch Manager Manchester said “I’m delighted with the feedback from the recent audit, it caps off a wonderful year of supplying health, social and childcare professionals. I’d like to thank everyone within the Manchester Branch, it’s the fantastic teamwork that has enabled us to achieve this result, and re-enforces the company’s ethos of Excellence in All We Do! So, not only an excellent result but we have also been offered extra work”. I received the following direct written feedback immediately after:
“Yvonne, It was good to meet with you again this afternoon and I am pleased to confirm the positive result of the audit. I have now put Routes on the distribution lists for shifts at various units. For any candidates who are accepted for Children's Residential they will need a care profile (new format from January 2013) and must take this along with their CRB for their first shift at any of the units
The roles are Children's Residential Support Worker and Night Residential Support Worker and candidates require care and control training and must have twelve months experience of working in a children's residential setting.
We also have placements in the Quick Access Centre and the Homeless Hostels, there is no specific training required but candidates must have an enhanced CRB.”
Taking beta-blocker drugs may cut the risk of dementia, a trial in 774 men suggests.
The medication is used to treat high blood pressure, a known risk factor for dementia.
In the study, which will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's annual meeting in March, men on beta-blockers were less likely to have brain changes suggestive of dementia.
Experts say it is too early to recommend beta-blockers for dementia. The findings are preliminary and larger studies in men and women from different ethnicities are needed to see what benefit beta-blockers might offer.
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Adults with disabilities in England are being deprived of basic care and support and are at risk of being forgotten in the wider reform of the social care system, campaigners say.
Much of the focus on care has been centred around the crisis facing the elderly.
But a coalition of charities has warned people with disabilities under the age of 65 are being neglected too. They said the squeeze on council care meant many were already missing out.
And the groups, including Mencap, Scope, the National Autistic Society, Leonard Cheshire Disability and Sense, warned the situation could deteriorate under the forthcoming reform of the system.
Ministers are soon expected to announce a cap will be placed on the costs people face for care.
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