Hampshire, UK - 21, August, 2007 - Jobs4Medical.co.uk, a leading specialist online recruitment service for the medical profession, has launched a new jobs category on its website specifically aimed at people looking for new positions within the care home sector. The care home industry in the UK has experienced rapid growth in recent years, and is now estimated to be worth about £12 billion per year, employing more than one million people. The new section was developed after over 6,000 visitors to the Jobs4Medical site registered their interest in care home positions and stated that they were actively looking for jobs in this field. With 40 care home manager jobs already listed on the site, as well as 45 care assistant and support worker positions, this area is expected to become another highly active category within Jobs4Medical.
The need for good care home staff is growing. Recent reports show that the UK's demographic is continuing to move towards a more elderly population with some 9.6 million people now aged 65 and over in the UK, a figure that is expected to rise by nearly 60 per cent in the next 25 years. With underperforming NHS trusts and care homes facing fines and closure, companies need to make sure they are recruiting the highest calibre care and medical professionals to ensure high standards.
"We are introducing this new section following the massive growth in demand for care workers in the last couple of years," commented Vicky Scott, Operations Manager at Jobs4Medical.co.uk. "Due to negative media publicity over under-funding and poor standards, care homes are facing much more scrutiny over their working practices. Therefore it is essential that these homes have quick and easy access to fully qualified and reliable medical professionals.
"Care Assistant and Support Worker jobs centre around providing children, the elderly and people with disabilities with companionship, and assisting them with everyday chores. Registered nurses, on the other hand, need specific qualifications and we pride ourselves on being able to drive the right candidates for specific, individual positions," Vicky Scott continued.
Jobs4Medical.co.uk has over 3,600 medical positions currently advertised in a variety of health care professions including doctors, carers, nurses, dental and allied heath care professionals. With an average of 100,000 unique visitors each month, Jobs4Medical.co.uk is free to candidates and is one of the few sites that does not allow searching of its database, allowing the candidate to remain in control throughout the application process.
Jobs4Medical.co.uk also contains useful links to medical information including a medical dictionary link and relevant classified ads, and also offers the option to advertise practices for sale, as well as various links of general interest.
Founded and developed under the Jobs4 Group - Jobs4Medical is a leading online recruitment service specialising in finding jobs for health care professionals. Jobs4Medical is the first dedicated global jobs board and contains over 3000 different positions across 9 medical sectors including Doctors, Carers and Nurses.
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