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16 Nov 2017

Japan Calling

Japan Calling – Jejson selected for exciting knowledge-exchange programme in the ‘Land of the rising sun’!

Congratulations to our Clinical Quality Manager, Jejson Jose, who’s been selected to attend a two week ‘Young Leaders’ development programme to take place in Japan in February 2018.

As a leading provider of services to older people, the Foundation was invited by the Office for Seniors to submit a nominee for the programme, which is to be funded by the Japanese government.  The opportunity constitutes the return leg of an exchange visit, which last month saw the Office for Disability Issues and the New Zealand Disability Support Network hosting a delegation of young leaders from Japan working in the disability sector.

The programme has been established to create a cohesive society by bringing young leaders together working in the areas of disabilities, older people and youth to learn from each other, engage in joint problem-solving, consider different cultural perspectives and build leadership potential.  Japan is one of a number of countries that are considered progressive and innovative in their approaches in these fields.

A Registered Nurse, Jejson has been working for the Foundation for five years in a variety of clinical roles, including as one of our Bureau nurses, as a Clinical Coordinator and, currently, as our Clinical Quality Manager for residential care.  A member of our Clinical Governance Group, he works closely with the clinical staff across our care homes and hospitals, ensuring that residents receive the highest level of care at all times.

He has undertaken additional post-graduate study in recent years, completing an Advanced Assessment and Clinical Reasoning paper (Nursing 773) and Biological Science for Practice (Nursing 742) paper. He is currently completing the Leading and Managing Changes in Healthcare’ (Nursing 732) course at the University of Auckland.

Jejson will be one of four delegates from the ‘seniors’ sector who will be taking part in the Young Leaders development initiative, and one of 13 representatives from New Zealand in total.  In Japan, he will join with similar delegations from Germany, Austria and hosts Japan and, on his return, will provide a written report to the Japanese government on the issues that have been considered during this exciting visit.

Congratulations Jejson!