Many people start their career path doing something they love, and they yearn to develop, grow and blossom in their profession.
Here at Four Seasons, Care Assistants can up-skill themselves on the organisations Care Home Assistant Practitioners (CHAPs) programme.
On Thursday 31st March, a graduation ceremony was held at Shawcross Social Club in Wigan, celebrating the achievements of 51 newly qualified CHAPs.
Rachael Junge, Four Seasons Northwest Managing Director said: “Everyone is really proud of every single CHAP and nurse who mentored them through the programme. We’re often really buys, and forget to recognise the hard work people put in, but this graduation ceremony is our way to reward and recognise you all. The journey is a long one; it takes a lot of dedication to complete. Well done everyone and congratulations once again.”
A total of 51 CHAPs graduated from the programme and will be working in 20 homes across the Northwest. The homes benefitting from the CHAPs skills are:
- Alexandra Care Home in Newton-le-Willows
- St Catherines Care Home in Bolton
- Bebington Care Home in the Wirral
- Pennine Lodge Care Home in Cumbria
- Cameron House in Bury
- Pine Meadows in Leek
- Whittington Care Home in Chesterfield
- The Vale Care Home in Chesterfield
- Grove House Care Home in the Wirral
- Riverside Court Care Home in Cumbria
- Springfield Care Home in Blackburn
- Westfield Lodge Care Home in Stoke-on-Trent
- Tall Oaks Care Home in Stoke-on-Trent
- Cypress Court Care Home in Crewe
- Rosedale Care Home in Crewe
- Kilburn Care Home in Derbyshire
- Weston Park Care Home in Macclesfield
- Millbrow Care Home in Widnes
- Hilltop Manor Care Home in Tunstall
- Euxton Park Care Home in Chorley
Rachael Junge added: “Here at Four Seasons we do everything we can to up-skill our staff, so they get the most out of their chosen profession. Here in the Northwest we’re aiming to have over 100 CHAPs by the end of the year. We have another 64 CHAPs signed up to the programme, with 20 of them starting their journey on 11th April. Good luck to everyone in the programme, I look forward to attending your graduation.”
The newly qualified CHAPs are now able to provide some general nursing duties such as medication rounds. This benefit’s the home as it enables the nurse to deal with more complex issues.
Would you like a career in care? Take a look at the current vacancies we have available at the moment.
Date published: 15 September 2017
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