Sally, besides being Adrian’s wife, looks after the mountains of paperwork that the Government has decided is essential for the running of a Nursing Home. She learnt her skill in this art in Hong Kong with various companies doing the administration and accounts involved with shipping goods all over the world.
General Manager & Owner
Since 2006 Adrian has taken over from his father who previously ran the Home for more than 15 years. Before returning to UK, Adrian worked for various companies in Hong Kong and China. He concluded with a six year posting to Shanghai with a Swiss multinational, running multiple warehouses and over 300 staff.
Jan Agnew RGN
Jan qualified as an RGN in 1985 after a variety of diverse and interesting jobs interspersed with some world travel. After graduation she decided to specialise in the care of the elderly in the private sector and gained valuable experience with several different Homes before joining Albert House in 2009 as Deputy Matron and has now been promoted to the responsible position of Clinical Manager.
Julie qualified as an SEN in 1984 and joined Albert House from 1988 till 1997. She then took a break from work but returned to us in 2007 where she specialises in the very demanding duty of the night shifts.
Zodwa Manyakaidze RGN
Zodwa has worked as a nurse since 1986, firstly in her home country of Zimbabwe but on coming to UK has worked in Albert House since August 2005. Zodwa is a very experienced and valued member of our team. She is now a British Citizen and we are really happy she has chosen to remain with Albert House.
Nicky Harvey RGN
Nurse & Activities Coordinator
Masses of experience as a Senior Nurse in the NHS and many Care Homes.However though she does some bank for us, she has now taken on the role of Activities Coordinator and is doing an amazing job, e.g. the Summer Fair.
Kelly is the link between the Carers and Management. She spends much of her time interviewing new candidates and providing induction training and supervision. However her main role is to make sure the Carers and Senior Carers are doing a good job day-to-day. It’s Kelly who will chase to make sure that data entry on Care Control is properly entered or checking that beds are made properly. This role is vital and means that liaison between the ‘Floor’ and Management is pulling in the same direction.
Sam has been with us for more than 18 years. Over the years we have employed many members of her family and she is the sister of Kelly, the Floor Manager.
Albert House has around 40 other full-time and part-time employees, made up of:
- 30 Nursing Assistants, including 3 Senior Nursing Assistants (nearly all caring staff have NVQ2 qualifications and a high proportion have NVQ3)
- 3 Cooks and 3 Cleaners, 1 full-time Laundry, 1 part-time Laundry and 1 full-time Maintenance staff
Generally, young Nursing Auxiliary Staff who take the “Care” career path usually begin with no training and often have some limited experience: for example, helping a relative at home.
Upon entering Albert House all Staff immediately start a comprehensive program of outside and in-house training. Outside training is mostly provided by North Somerset Council and is accredited, e.g. First Aid. Other specialist training is used when needed, especially for our Trained Nurses, for example in medication, wound care etc., which updates their knowledge usually gained in hospitals.
Albert House encourages staff development and pays extra when it’s completed, so our staff are very highly trained compared to most Nursing Homes who often concentrate on the mandatory training only.
Our training program is provided by Altura, with programs filmed in actual care homes. Our Staff have watched, and were tested on, hundreds of hours of training. Currently Albert House has over 60 different training courses covering every aspect of care, so training is continuous, especially when normally refreshers are also necessary.
We are nearly always looking for Nurses, Carers and sometimes support staff e.g. cleaning, laundry and kitchen. We have an excellent, stable and multi-cultural staff. Its hard work in this industry but very fulfilling. For caring you don’t need previous experience or training, that will all be learnt after you are employed.
So if you are interested please pop along and grab an application form. Ring Kelly or Sally on 01934 622869 if you have any questions.