A pioneering training programme designed to increase staff retention and reduce agency spending has been relaunched by HC-One.
The 12-week Nursing Assistant Programme provides career progression and personal development to carers.
HC-One Chief Operating Officer Paula Keys, said: “We are excited to be re-launching our innovative Nursing Assistant Programme to provide a clear and structured career development pathway for colleagues.
“The recruitment challenges faced by providers across the social care sector, as well as the NHS, have been well-documented, and we at HC-One are proud to be leading the way in developing initiatives to proactively address these challenges.
“At HC-One we strive to provide colleagues with the very best career development opportunities that the sector has to offer, and this programme will strengthen our reputation as the employer of choice in the communities we serve across the UK.”
The programme will equip Nursing Assistant with advanced care skills, such as catheter and wound care; leadership abilities including risk assessment; and how to support residents with nutritional and hydration needs.
Nursing Assistants are provided with personal Nurse Mentors who support their colleagues by establishing positive working relationships, providing invaluable advice, and identifying learning opportunities.
After graduating from the programme, the newly qualified Nursing Assistants will support the work of existing HC-One Nurses, ensuring that they can focus on providing the kindest and very best care to residents.