Understand how duty of care contributes to safe practice Know how to address dilemmas that may arise between an individuals rights and the duty of care Know how to recognise and handle comments and complaints Know how to recognise and handle incidents errors and Duty of Care is defined simply as a legal obligation to Always act in the best interest of individuals and others Not act or fail to act in a way that results in harm Act within your competence and not take on anything you do not believe you can safely do. As a care worker you owe a duty of care to the people you support your colleagues your employer yourself and the public interest. Everyone has a duty of care – it is not something that you can opt out of.
Working in ways that are clearly defined as ‘no go’ puts the health, safety and emotional wellbeing of all concerned at risk. Given that the scope of your job role is used to measure your performance, it is important that you are consulted about what is expected of you. Informal supervision, for example, observation, enables your supervisor to identify your strengths and limitations and chat with you about your performance. Formal supervision, such as appraisals, gives you an opportunity to resolve your limitations by discussing concerns and suggestions you have regarding: Your understanding and performance Improving your learning and performance Adapting activities to make them more successful Situations you find difficult to handle Personal, resource and operational difficulties that impact on your performance
Our foundation will also show how serious leadership is about ethical issues. It is important that the employees be monitored in order to check the quality of one’s work. The quality of an employer’s work also reflects the institutions reputation. Since trust within the workplace is of high priority and a key to success, it is appropriate that employees understand and expect monitoring to occur periodically. The employees will know what types of monitoring are taken place, the reasons for it, how it will be obtained, and who will disclose the information.
CU311 The principles of infection prevention and control 1.1 Explain employees’ roles and responsibilities in relation to the prevention and control of infection. It is our responsibility as employees to take precautionary measures to prevent and control the spread of infection in the workplace this involves working safely to protect myself, other staff, visitors and individuals from infections. Some of the legislation and regulations that relate to the control and prevention of infection include the Health and Safety at Work Act, COSHH and RIDDOR. It is important as employees that we are aware of these so that we can work safely. 1.2 Explain employers’ responsibilities in relation to the prevention and control of Infection.
Understand health and safety in the social care settings Learning outcomes and assessment criteria Outcome 2 understanding risk assessments and their importance in relation to health and safety. 2.1 Explain why it is important to assess health and safety risks. It is important to assess health and safety risks, as if you don't assess them, you will not be able to reduce or eliminate any risks that occur. This will result in putting you, your colleagues and your service users as risk and will increase the chance of unnecessary injuries occurring. Outcome 11: safety, availability and suitability of equipment Regulation 16 - (1) the registered person must make suitable arrangement to protect service users and others who may
James is to care for our patient’s needs and doing so the organization must consider the employee’s needs also. In order to keep good employee’s long term their needs must be evaluated; if there is an issue with an employee missing excessive time from work or any other behavior problem; The manager must talk with the employee to see what causes them to behave in such a manner and create a solution for the problem. The goal for talking to the employee is to prevent disciplinary actions. Managers should let the employee know that they are valued as an employee and how much they would like them to continue employment with the organization. It is important to keep verbal warnings in the employee file; a good suggestion would be to remind them of the (EAP) Employee Assistance Program or Human Resource this will allow the employee to be counseled in hopes of some solution.
It influences social care work, because when we are caring for someone we have to be able to recognise that everybody is different and we must not impose our preferences to them. The personal beliefs should be respected and encouraged. Choice We need to be aware that each service user has the right to make choices and also how they can benefit from this. It is important both physically and mentally for a service user to make choices each day. It has an influence on social care work, because we need to make sure that we are communicating well, and listening to the individual's wishes and preferences, and we need to remember not to dothings without discussing it with service user.
Manual handling is aimed to help employers and employees reduce the risk of injuries and work related accidents occurring by effectively managing the movement of staff, equipment and people. Hazard identification, risk assessment, control measures and constant monitoring are all steps taken to minimise the risk. (The Scottish Government, 2003) In a health and social environment it is possibly more important than any other work setting due to sometimes employers could be handling or lifting the service users. It is essential that employers understand the important of manual handling and promote it by giving everyone who works for them the extra training so they are not in danger of hurting themselves or the service users from lifting or handling in the wrong way. (Aberdeenshire council,
These guidelines should enable staff to work safely and effectively. If staff are forced to breach these guidelines because of workload problems or pressures then this is a threat to the duty of care. Likewise, if sufﬁcient guidance is not in place, this also puts the duty of care in danger. Trade union members and stewards can work together with management to develop, monitor and review these guidelines. Often staff have good ideas about how guidelines can be improved.
It is important to remain completely professional at all times because you are performing a duty of care. If a staff member has any issues they should be discussed directly with a manager as soon as possible, so the best standard of work can be carried out. Outcome 2 Be able to reflect on own work activities 1. In my role as a carer it is important to reflect on activities in the work place because we can assess what activities certain service users enjoyed or didn’t enjoy, and that helps create more suitable activities for the service users in the future, experiencing different activities can teach me new skills like how to work with service users that have less mobility, or have difficulty understanding complicated tasks. Reflecting on