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.
Unit 4 My duty of care in my role as an Occupational Activities Assistant is to have a legal duty to take reasonable care so that others and myself are not harmed. My duty of care within the company must take into account residents, colleagues and myself. I have clear responsibilities to residents and I will be held professionally accountable for the service I deliver. The company provides all necessary training for me to gain the knowledge to do this. I will not be expected to go beyond the limits of my role but if it is found that I did not exercise a proper duty of care I could be disciplined or even have legal action taken against me.
Workbook. Define the term ‘duty of care’ in relation to your work role and explain what this means in principal: All residents should be supported and enabled to live in an environment which is free from prejudice and safe from abuse. My responsibilities under the duty of care are to do everything reasonable within the definition of my job role to make this happen. Duty of care means providing care and support for individuals within the law and also within the policies, procedures and agreed ways of working of my employer. Within our work setting we carry out regular checks to ensure our working environments are safe before carrying out any tasks.
Expectance of privacy in the workplace is determined by the levels of responsibilities and mission that the employee is set to fulfill by their respective employers. Office spaces allow for different levels of privacy but in the end require the same commitment and protection of employees to safeguard information that they do not want to have intercepted by any means. Mr. Herman learns throughout interactions with his sales personnel that although his intentions
Unit 2: Promote Professional Development Unit Code: SHC 52 Assessment Criteria: 1.1: The meaning of professional practice is to be able to work and act in a manner that follows company policies and procedures. A quality employee is able to accept and utilize the knowledge gained during their time of employment and put this into practice. Working within the health & social care setting means that policies and work acts can change time and again which should reflect organisations and how they should compile their company procedures. An employee should be following company procedures and ensure that they are aware of any changes to policies. Should an employee not gain knowledge of any new information on practices, they are liable for any future errors, which could lead to a potential safeguarding issue bought upon them.
Understand why communication is important in the work setting 1.1 Identify different reasons why people communicate People communicate for different reasons, to portray their feelings, emotions, pain, opinions, etc. The communication could be professional (formal), or personal (informal). It is important within a social work environment that information is recorded, as it may be called upon for legal reasons. All communications are confidential, and on a “need to know”, basis. Communication between colleagues is essential, so that it ensures a continuity of care for the client, and all staff are aware of the current needs of the client.
Assessment activity 1 1. What are the OHS responsibilities of employees ? Employees are responsible to know how to work in ways that they will not endager their own and their coworkers health and safety .Also they have to be responsible for the safety of general public who might come into contact with the organization and it s operations .Employees are also responsible to wear the protection equipment that might be required and they have to be able to intetefy workplaces hazards and report as soon as possible to the OHS comitee and the OHS representative or management. 2. What are the employers responsibilities?
INTRODUCTION TO DUTY OF CARE IN HEALTH, SOCIAL CARE 1.1 As a care worker, you have a legal obligation to adopt a ‘duty of care’ approach towards the people within your service. You are required to work in the best interests of the people using the service which includes maintaining their safety and wellbeing. 1.2 It is important to carry out duties that are in own job description and that you are competent. It is also necessary to regularly update own knowledge and skills in order to uphold and provide the care standards that are in accordance with the codes of practice of the care setting. This includes the use of any available resources such as hoists for the moving of residents and ensuring training is up to date by attending all relevant courses.
Barriers to effective communication in the workplace Effective communication is essential in the workplace. Without effective communication things could get out of hand and often to lead to misunderstandings that should have never taken place. First, lets address how I am going to effectively lead my team so that they can understand what is expected of each and every employee. Firstly, process barriers are essentially how we give out our information and how each employee process what is being told to them. I want to have a rep that speaks every language so that we are clear about what is expected of each and every last one of them.
This is underpins everything that you do in your role. If this does not happen and doesn’t meet the standards of care including the Codes of Practice, then it would be considered as negligent and could be taken to court. You also have a duty of care to the people you work with, it should make you plan your work with the best interests of the person you are working with, it’s not just physical risks but any risk when carrying out any task ensuring their well-being and safety in the workplace. Also employers can ensure they provide a good standard of duty of care by ensuring all employees are CRB checked, up to date training, following legislations from governing bodies such as CQC and making sure all employees have a good understanding of policies. 2.