You should follow all the correct policy’s and procedures to protect yourself and others. It is especially important when in a job in the health and social care sector as its individual’s lives you could effect by making the wrong decision. If ever you disagree with the agreed way of working then consult your employer and do not decide to go against it off your own back. If everyone in the work setting follows the correct policies and procedures then the setting should run effectively and be consistent. Outcome 3 1.
The employer also has a duty of care for staff members, to ensure that working conditions are safe, and suitable to deliver the service. 1.2. Describe how duty of care affects own work role. My duty of care means that I must aim to provide high quality care to the best of my ability and say if there are any reasons as to why I may be unable to do so. My organisation and I have a duty of care to ensure that the service users we care for are safe, protected from abuse by other service users, staff, carers, friends and family.
There are not limitless resources available, therefore the obligation of an employee and employer is to ensure that what is actually done is done safely and in an appropriate and timely manner. They should also make it clear what cannot be done. 1:2 Your duty or care extends to you finding out, your policies and procedures which are relevant to the care that is provided to the children and young people you work
Exercising duty of care is a legal requirement, and can be tested in court should negligence or malpractice occur. 1.2 Describe how the duty of care affects own work role People have a right to expect that when a professional is providing support, they will be kept safe and not be neglected or exposed to any unnecessary risks. The expression is that we ‘owe’ a duty of care to the people we work with. ‘Owe’ is a useful word to describe the nature of the duty of care because it is just like a debt: it is
It is important that you follow care and support plans and understand and respect what the individuals you work with say they need. In your role, you will also be expected to: Uphold public trust and confidence. Be accountable for the quality of your work and take responsibility for maintaining and improving your knowledge and skills. Be aware of ways in which your relationship with an individual must be different from other relationships. You have a professional duty of care to the individuals you support which is different to the relationships you have with your friends and family.
Duty of care also covers employee's, which means each employee has a duty of care to the colleagues, ensuring their well being and safety in the work place. 1.2 Explain how duty if care contributes to the safe guarding or protection of individuals Duty of care safeguards individuals by having risk assessments and precautions in place to avoid accidents or the spreading of infections. Duty of care means that the correct procedures if you have any concerns for an individual's well being must be followed. Following the Codes of Practice, means that a carers practice will be safer as they will have to take time to consider if the practice is in the best interest of the person you are supporting Safeguarding in a pro active practice which is primarily about preventing harm to a vulnerable adult or child. The concept of safeguarding, whether it is children or vulnerable adults, is broader than protection.
Principles For Implementing Duty Of Care Within Health, Social Care Settings Duty of care is a phrase used to describe the obligations implicit as a Health & Social Care worker. As an individual healthcare worker you owe a duty of care to your patients/ service users, your colleagues, your employer, yourself and the public interest. Everyone has a duty of care it is not something you can opt out of. Your duty of care means that you must aim to provide high quality care to the best of your ability. If for any reason you can’t do this then you must say so.
Unit 205 Task A Letter Dear Mark, Health and social care organisations have what is called a duty of care towards the people they look after. That means that they must do everything they can to keep the people in their care safe from harm. It is not only the care establishment that needs to prioritise the safety, welfare and interests of the people using its services, but also the care workers of the establishment. Care workers also have a duty of care for staff members, to ensure that working conditions are safe, and suitable to deliver the service. It also means having the responsibility of being a caregiver for another person.
2.1 It is important to adhere to the agreed scope of the job role I am in, and only undertake tasks I am trained and competent to perform properly and safely. One of the main reasons it is so important is to ensure the safety of the people in my care; for example, if I had not been trained in the use of hoists, I would not try and use one because I would be endangering the service user and probably myself as well. Another reason would be to ensure I know my responsibilities in my role and would be able to act appropriately if a situation arose. 3.1 It is important to work in partnership with outside professionals and agencies, so as to help provide the best holistic care possible for a person in a care setting. For example, if a service user has been prescribed medication, but seems to be suffering side effects, it is important to inform their GP so they can review the medication.
Describe dilemmas that may arise between the duty of care and an individual’s rights Me as a care assistant I have to do everything to keep my residents safe, I have duty of care to that people. Sometimes my residents they want to do something which can be dangerous for them. On the other hand, I have to respect their choices and rights. I have to explain nicely what the risk is and find the way to compromise. All of my action taken should be documented including any risk assessment carried out.