Healthcare-at-home provider Cera is creating 250 jobs in the Forth Valley.
The roles will be made available across it’s branches in Alloa, Alva, Dollar, Clackmannanshire, Callander, Killin, Stirling and Balfron.
The company, launched less than five years ago, has already reached its initial goal of filling 10,000 jobs during the pandemic and by the end of 2021.
The majority of the new roles will be in frontline healthcare services such as professional carers and nurses, but Cera is also seeking to employ people across operations, technology, finance and data.
It will be incentivising prospective carers to join the company by introducing a new £500 ‘Golden Hello Bonus’.
Applicants for carer roles do not need to hold specific skills or qualifications, as the company’s technology lets it recruit, train, certify and deploy new carers.
Co-founder and chief executive Dr Ben Maruthappu said: “At the start of the pandemic, we set out to solve two of the most pressing issues facing the UK.
“Firstly, we wanted to reduce pressures placed on the NHS due to the pandemic by bringing more talent into the care sector and, secondly, we wanted to offer jobs to thousands of people to help counter the unemployment crisis, allowing them to retrain and gain fulfilling careers in healthcare.”
“However, this is just the beginning – in the short-term we plan to grow Cera further, bringing an additional 250 new professionals into the health and social care sector in the Forth Valley, during a period of unprecedented pressure.”
Cera’s technology claims to predict changes in the condition of those it cares for by more than 30 times faster than traditional methods, by combining digital analytics with real-time monitoring of health data.
It holds more than 160 partnerships with the NHS and local authorities, responding to more than 5,000 ‘high-risk’ alerts among older and vulnerable people every day.
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