New staff ready to start work at Gwalia Mynydd Mawr
Next month, 28 new staff will begin work at our state of the art Nursing Care Home in Tumble in the Gwendraeth Valley, Carmarthenshire.
The full and part-time posts range from care based roles such as care assistants and nurses to non-care functions including cooks, administrative staff and a handyman.
The new team of staff will begin work weeks before we officially open Mynydd Mawr in order to complete an intensive training programme prior to launch.
Angela Griffiths, our Head of Learning & Development explained more about the training programme: "The programme that has been developed for Gwalia Mynydd Mawr staff is bespoke; we’re covering everything from first aid and infection control to food hygiene and data protection. The package combines traditional classroom based learning with e-learning modules. All staff, including those in non-care giving roles, will receive training on dementia, demonstrating our commitment to raising awareness of the condition in order to provide the highest quality specialist dementia care."
Registered Manager, Lynne Colman and Clinical Nurse Lead Andrea Fox will take up senior positions with Lynne responsible for day-to-day running which will including making sure our quality of service and care provided meet the required standards; Andrea will be responsible for developing the skills of the care team while promoting and maintaining a high standard of nursing care.
Both these roles are complemented by occupational therapist Jodie Boyd who works across our 10 residential and nursing care homes to support residents to maintain their health, wellbeing and independence.
Lynne described more about the culture that she is cultivating at Gwalia Mynydd Mawr: "The ethos is based on respecting individuality. We recognise everyone has their own preferences and needs for example, when someone moves in we know their favourite food doesn’t change, we know the time they get up won’t alter and we know the things they like to do remain the same. That’s why we’ll take time to get to know each resident so we can tailor our services to individuals, ensuring they can continue to live as they want to. That commitment exists at all levels of our staff team and the training we’ve been doing has emphasised that this vision will underpin the culture at Gwalia Mynydd Mawr."
When it opens in February Gwalia Mynydd Mawr will offer nursing care, dementia-specific care, rehabilitation treatment and respite care.