28 March 2018

Kirkcaldy Branch changing careers

Our commitment to ensuring that we only hire the very best people is our rigorous recruitment process, a crucial part to this process is our induction.

The induction not only provides an insight into Newcross Healthcare but also gives a thorough overview of the job role, and puts their skills to the test to ensure our new recruits are prepared for each healthcare environment. Social Media Champion and Kirkcaldy Healthcare Coordinator Louise Donachie explains a new type of induction and the changes happening in the Kirkcaldy Branch. 

We recruit, develop and support outstanding Nurses, Healthcare Assistants and Support Workers to meet a wide range of care needs in the mid-Scotland and Fife region. To meet this increasing demand the Kirkcaldy Branch relocated to larger premises in February. This exciting new location has enabled us to increase the size of our training abilities, and with that introduce a new type of induction.



With the branch's new training centre in full swing with our new branding, Sarah-Jane Aitken, Kirkcaldy Branch's Team Leader and former Healthcare Assistant, led the development and refresher programme for Healthcare Assistants to develop into a Support Worker role. By giving our Healthcare Assistants the opportunity to develop their careers, it also enables them to upskill and open up more healthcare environments for them to work in. In preparation for the Support Worker induction attendees completed Basic Life Support and Medication. The trainees then developed their skills in record keeping, medication, and adult with capacity and incapacity to death, dying and bereavement. 

We look forward to supporting Healthcare Assistants with their career progression from further Learning and Development courses to our new Support Worker induction.