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Workforce Development

“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.
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