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We have our ‘finger on the pulse’ (yes, bad pun) of the heatlhcare workforce and health careers – through our years of loving the industry, through our industry surveys and the fact that we have a social media strategy, and aren’t afraid to use it!

One of our clients once said he felt like a ‘letter box’ for CV’s from some agencies (not us I might add) – and we thought this really sucked. We dont care how many CV’s or jobs we have – we just get on with our job which is knowing our clients & candidates – and we mean really know them – so that we can achieve the best match.

If you checked out our collective perm team’s CV here – you will find staff who have been business owners (so oodles of commercial competence), a nurse and consultants who have had lots of success finding clinical leader jobs, healthcare management jobs and senior health jobs. We’re human too – we have mates, partners, husbands, kids, mortgages, worries, charm, wit, stress, openess and honesty!Why not give us a call to have a chat about options in the healthcare management job sector – we would be happy to share our knowledge and help!

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Clinical Updates – Care Training on line and Clinical Update newsletter May 2017 – Leigh

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There is only a few days left to register for Holistic Approach to Mental Health.  With the large number of mental health residents in facilities, I have to say I am surprised that there are such a small number of registrations.  This is a really hot topic and so necessary to help you care for people appropriately.  This is relevant for anyone working in where people with mental health issues are found be it Medical Centres, Residential or Home Care, Public Hospital care or even midwives.  If you have any specifics that you want covered, please forward the questions to me and I will forward on to Angela Spalding.

2017 Programme

11th May             

Holistic approach to mental health with Angela Spalding, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Primary Care Liaison and Intake and assessment at Counties Manukau District Health Board.   $150 incl gst. Registrations are open http://careadvisoryservices.co.nz/clinicalupdates/mental-health-nursing.htm

 

15th June            

Understanding Mental Health disorders across the lifespan including anxiety disorders, bi-polar with Angela Spalding, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Primary Care Liaison and Intake and  assessment at Counties Manukau District Health Board.

Registrations are open  http://careadvisoryservices.co.nz/clinicalupdates/mentalhealth.htm

17th August          

Wound care with Amanda Palmer Independent Wound Care Specialist

Registrations are open http://careadvisoryservices.co.nz/clinicalupdates/wound-care-caregivers.htm

2nd November     

Stroke management with Dr Julia Slark, Senior Lecturer, University of Auckland

Registrations are open http://careadvisoryservices.co.nz/clinicalupdates/stroke-management.htm

NB:  All Clinical Updates have limited numbers.  These courses are only held in Auckland.

TRAINING VENUE: ST COLUMBA CENTRE 40 VERMONT ST PONSONBY (Plenty of free parking)

 

04/05/2017 -

Changes in H&S and employment legislation

The Health and Safety at Work Act came into affect last year, and changes have been made that affect us all. Some of the key differences for Medcall are:

  • Requirement to give workers the highest level of protection reasonably practicable against harm from hazards and risk at work
  • New duties imposed on those best able to control risks (including duties on workers)
  • Increased penalties for breach
  • Due diligence obligations on those who run businesses
  • Duties to cooperate with other duty holders

EVERYONE IS RESPONSIBLE
HSWA ensures that everyone has a role to play and makes everyone’s responsibilities clear:

  • Businesses have the primary responsibility for the health and safety of their workers and any other workers they influence or direct. They are also responsible for the health and safety of people at risk from the work of their business.
  • Officers (company directors, partners, board members, chief executives) must do due diligence to make sure the business understands and is meeting its health and safety responsibilities.
  • Workers must take reasonable care for their own health and safety and that their actions don’t adversely affect the health and safety of others.
  • Workers must also follow any reasonable health and safety instruction given to them by the business and cooperate with any reasonable business policy or procedure relating to health and safety in the workplace.
  • Other people who come into the workplace, such as visitors or customers, also have some health and safety duties to ensure that their actions don’t adversely affect the health and safety of others.

Medcall’s Health and Safety Management practices are available via the website log / portal for staff – or you can just ask for a copy.  Also the new employment agreements and our business policies are updated and available via portal or from one of your consultants.

 

Please work with us – let us know of any issues you have in the work place – be proactive and we will support you!  

29/03/2017 -

Amazing achievement Aman Prasad – Medcall nurse and H&S Rep!

Aman Prasad – Medcall’s NZQA trained H&S Rep!!  We are so proud!

Aman says “I have been given the opportunity to write few lines about myself and in particular about my passion for health and safety.

I am a registered nurse with Medcall and loving my role with this beautiful organisation who genuinely support professional development of their employees. Not so long ago, I took on the role of HEALTH & SAFETY CHAMPION. I strongly believe in “the safety of employees”. We need to be safe and protected before we are able to provide quality care to our patients.

Workplace Health and Safety is a very important yet very harsh and dry subject. Unlike ‘sexy’ topics like travel, fashion, or food, that by nature provoke positive thoughts, and convey engaging messages, H&S is often associated with negativity. I had the same mindset but it changed after I recently attended NZQA recognised Health and Safety training which was held Jet Park Hotel & Conference Centre (not to mention I was treated to a 3-course lunch and it was all paid by Medcall). I gained indepth knowledge about the role of H&S rep and how I can best support you with any H&S issues that you are or might experience in future at your temp work environment;

Medcall Health and Safety committee will soon post their member’s contact details on Medcall website and you can get hold of us anytime you like; except when most of us are sleeping at night..lol.. I strongly encourage you to flag any issues that’s affecting you or patients at your work environment. We are here to listen to you and resolve issues to the best we can.

Since I am now NZQA qualified, I can issue PINs(Provisional Improvement Notices) under Health & Safety at Work Act 2015 – i.e. “shut the building”. Of course, this my last resort and there is a process involved before we can come to this conclusion.

Always remember: “Health and safety is a serious business and can have costly consequences if ignored or fudged” – with this note, Thanks for reading. Take care and have a good day.

Your Colleague,

Aman Prasad.  RN/H&S Champ.

Jane Clements:  ” we are super proud of Aman and his achievements!!  Medcall is committed to your health and safety and we hope simply want to encourage all our team to feel confident and open if you have any h&S concerns, questions or queries and to get in touch.  Our goal is to understand, learn, improve, prevent and also be responsible and accountable about H&S and WE are all in this TOGETHER!

23/02/2017 -

Grey Matter – a bit of information

HAVE YOU HEARD ABOUT GREY MATTER?
We’d like to introduce you to another newsletter that the Ministry of Health Library prepares. The Grey Matter newsletter provides monthly access to a selection of recent NGO, Think Tank, and International Government reports related to health.
Information is arranged by topic, allowing readers to quickly find their areas of
interest. If you’d like to subscribe to Grey Matter, email library@moh.govt.nz
(taken from Jelica’s Link – issue 26  with thanks!!)Gerontology Couple

15/06/2016 -

Perm Team

Jane Clements

Jane Clements

Chief Executive Officer
Andi Sizer

Andi Sizer

General Manager

The service given by Medcall’s permanent recruitment team and Andi, their National Operations Manager, has been excellent. By demonstrating a concise understanding of our company, our business needs and the culture of our organisation, they have consistently provided a high level recruitment service and provided us with high calibre applicants.

Linda McFadyen – General Manager – Ferry Enterprises Limited