Kaiāwhina Workforce Programme – Taking Action!
|Work is already underway in the health and disability sectors towards achieving the Kaiāwhina Workforce 5-year actions.
The full list of 5-year actions can be downloaded here. We’d like to share more of the excellent work relating to the actions and outcomes currently in progress.
Chapter 11 considers client-directed service models in detail. The report states that focusing on service outcomes requires new approaches to commissioning and contracting, as well as good performance monitoring. Finally, a service such as home-based care requires coordination between different organisations and individuals involved in service delivery. The study indicates that effective service integration depends on different service funders and providers having good information about other services, and sharing values that emphasise the importance of integration. Service integration is addressed in Chapter 10 of the report.
Healthy numbers for new Taranaki programme
A new Healthcare Assistant programme is an opportunity for people wishing to get into healthcare.
“Rest homes are all looking for people with qualifications these days”, says Western Institute of Technology (WITT) Head of Nursing, Diana Fergusson. “There’s a steady demand too, with the industry continuing to grow because of our ageing population. In New Plymouth new rest homes and retirement villages are opening and others are expanding their capacity.”
The 19 week fulltime course results in a New Zealand recognised level 3 certificate qualification. The first intake of eight students started in New Plymouth recently with more to come.
“We’ve got rest homes out in the community who are supporting us. The benefit for the rest homes is they are effectively getting a student for a 19-week period. That’s something the students understand as well.”
“There’s no cost to the rest homes, who simply support the student and take care of the administrative details.
Kaiāwhina Workforce Programme Team
|The Kaiāwhina Workforce Programme, a partnership
between Careerforce and Health Workforce New Zealand (HWNZ), sets out a 20-year vision and a
5-year action plan (2015-2020) for the development of the health and disability Kaiāwhina
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