Experience: Qualified as Staff Nurse in 1982. Staffed in elderly care ward and promoted to Charge Nurse. Gained two years experience a Community Psychiatric Sister. Moved on to Community Care Management which involved managing care homes and day care facilities. Entered Care Home Management in 1993. Has been Manager at Kincarrathie care home since 2002.
Qualifications: Registered Mental Nurse and Registered Manager’s Award
Details of Staff and Staff Training
The home employs a Manager, Deputy Manager, Team Leaders, Senior Care Officers, Care Assistants, Chefs, Domestics and Gardeners. The home’s staff are selected for their qualities of reliability, integrity, skill, friendliness and professionalism. Disclosure Scotland checks and references are always obtained and thoroughly vetted. During induction all staff are trained in-house by experienced qualified senior staff in the following subjects:
All new staff complete an induction course. The home insists that all care assistants hold a minimum of (Scottish Vocational Qualification) level 2 in Care. All new members of staff must train to achieve this important qualification. Senior members of staff are qualified to a minimum standard of SVQ 3.
The home also sends all staff on external training courses for such topics as Food Hygiene, Moving and Handling, Care of the Elderly, First Aid, and Drugs Practice etc.