On becoming a registered manager

Posted on November 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

NATALIE FOY recently gained her RMA and is now the manager of the Old Vicarage care home in Leigh, Dorset. Natalie spoke with Caring Times about her thoughts and feelings on taking up the role.

Having first started working at the 35-bed Old Vicarage care home in the village of Leigh, Dorset, at age 16, Natalie Foy’s career path in care is a story of enthusiasm and strong support and encouragement from her employer and colleagues. “I started doing weekend work which involved giving residents their afternoon tea, etc. It is very useful to do weekend work to gain experience – I loved it,” said Natalie. “When I finished school I decided to attend the college to study for a vocational A-level in health and social care. Once I completed the course I decided to take a year out and work at the Old Vicarage.”

At this stage, Natalie had also applied to complete a nursing qualification.

“I had discussions with career advisors and other professionals; the best route forward was to gain a qualification and experience. During that year I completed my NVQ levels 2 & 3 in care. I became a competent carer with knowledge in team working, safe handling of medicati

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