2.2 - By following our company’s policies and procedures based on sector standards and guidelines; following our individual’s care plans and reading the code of conduct it’s all about protecting the vulnerable. 2.3 - By receiving a job description and reading it I know if I am a good person for a job. I would know if I have got a right experience and have the qualification the company were looking for and I would know what was expected from me .By reading and agreeing to my contract I am signing it to say I am happy with what is expected of me and company. I also would be asked to read company policies and procedures, care plans and risk assessments to keep me up to date with information helping me to carry out my job to its highest standards.
Your responsibility as a care worker would be to protect the rights and promote the interests of an individual. You will establish and maintain the trust and confidence of an individual, and encourage independence whilst keeping them safe from harm. You must always ensure you are adequately trained to perform tasks and if not ask for relevant training to increase your knowledge and skills. It is your duty of care to keep up to date with regulations and best practice, and to ensure you are implementing it in your day-to-day work. All actions must be recorded and where necessary give the reasons for such actions.
As a carer we need to put the needs and interests of our residents at the centre of our practice and thinking. We need to meet their needs and assure they are not put in danger by using unsafe practice. Aiii. Within the organisation Duty of Care involves the resident(providing care, protect from harm, maintain rights, promote their interests), the residents family/friends and the organisation itself, including our work colleagues. We need to work safely, uphold the law, report concerns & allegations, maintain professional boundaries and maintain confidentiality.
Support worker and colleague - maintaining professional duty of care and working together. Support worker and manager – agreed working ways and following the policies and procedures. Working with other agencies – being professional, clear records and communication. 2.1 The reason why it is important to adhere to the agreed scope of the job role is because it enables you to know your role and responsibilities; it sets out the boundaries in your job role, knowing your job description and your own level of skills and competence. 2.2 As there may be changes in policies within the law and your company may have to implement them to help protect the vulnerable individuals so this why it is important to have the access to full and up to date details of agreed ways of working.
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.
The term “duty of care” in my mind best describes the way in which you treat the persons in your care. You should always be willing to be supportive to people in your care and enable them to live free from prejudice and keep them safe from abuse. It is your duty to do everything reasonable in your job role to make this happen. In essence, “duty of care” means you must provide care and support individuals within the law, including those defined in your employers’ policies, procedures and agreed ways of working. The company and you will have a duty of care to ensure that the service users you care for are safe and protected from abuse by other service users, staff, carers, friends and family.
SHC 34 1. Explain what it means to have a duty of care in own work role. A definition of duty of care is a legal obligation imposed to an individual requiring that they adhere to a standard of reasonable care while performing any acts that could foreseeable harm others. You need to make sure that all training is up to date in the work place, safeguarding and protecting the people you support, your residents, your self, your colleague, your employer and the public. Always acting in the best interests of individuals and others and maintaining information securely and properly.
My employer must give clear information about my role to ensure I understand and can carry out my work to a high quality and standard. There are many other regulations and standards that you must follow in your job role. it is important that I know which are relevant to my role and their general meaning so I can work within the law and requirements of my employer. The National Occupational Standards describe best practice by bringing together skills, knowledge and values. National Occupational Standards are valuable tools to be used as benchmarks for qualifications as well as for defining roles at work, staff recruitment, supervision and appraisal.
3. Describe three different ways of maintaining a safe and secure business environment. Companies should follow Heath, Safety and Security policies and make sure that employees are well trained and follow these regulations. For example employees should be aware when working in the environment where they have a contact with equipment, materials or products which can be hazardous to check and follow instruction provided by the producer. Regular equipment checks and appropriate repairs should be maintained systematically.
A care plan and risk assessment are put in place so that everyone who attends to an individual service user will be following the correct procedure and so limit any risk to yourself and others and carry out your role in a professional manner 2.3 It is important you have full and up to date agreed ways of working, as to begin with it is a legal requirement. There may be changes in polices within the law and the company must implement them to keep services users safe by following up to date polices and procedure and the work entailed within my job role. 3.1 It is important to work in partnerships with others when looking after a service user, as there could be many job roles involved with their care. These people can provide useful information; for example, a nurse can give you advice on looking after a