They also have to do everything in their power to keep the service users safe from harm. Your duty of care underpins everything that you do, it is what underlies the codes of practice and it should be built into your practice on a day to day level, exercising your duty of care is also a legal requirement and what would be tested in court in the event of a case of negligence or malpractice. Aii) How the duty of care affects the work of a social care worker. Service users have a right to expect that when a professional is providing support they will be kept safe and not to be neglected or exposed to any unnecessary risk. The expression is that we ‘owe’ a duty of care to the service users we work with.
It is a basic requirement of my job role to communicate with individuals and their families, other members of staff on a daily basis. Communicating with other staff members ensures effective team working and continuity of care. It also ensures any health and safety issues are recognised and reported. * Individuals communicate with carers to express their needs and preferences and to ensure they are met. As a carer I would discuss the options and choices available to the individual to allow them an informed choice regards their care.
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. Communication is vital to make a persons quality of life better 1.2: Effective communication is the foundation if everything you do in your work and affects every aspect of your work and who you work with, The resident is the most important but liaison with the family and friends is crucial for personal information including colleagues. Communication is different depending on the person and the reason : ie a GP for medical reasons, a funeral director for there last wishes, a social worker to determine there needs. It is a two way process and the type of communication will vary depending on who you are communicating with and their age. The communication can be either verbal or non verbal.
| Assignment 304 Principles for implementing duty of care in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings | Olga Kasimova | | | | | Task A Supervision Notes Ai) What is meant by the term “duty of care” 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. My employer also has a duty of care for staff members, to ensure that working conditions are safe, and suitable to deliver the service. Aii) How the duty of care affects the work of a social care worker It means the duty of care you have in your job is to keep yourself safe and your service user safe.
Unit 4223-307 Principles for Implementing Duty of Care Outcome 1 – Understand how duty of care contributes to safe practice 1. Explain what it means to have a duty of care in own work role The term ‘Duty of Care’ is a moral and legal requirement of health and social organisations whether it is carers, health professionals, or anyone providing health care services towards the people they look after. This means that they must do their duty to keep individuals in their care free from harm, safe from harm, treat with dignity and respect, and to give those individuals choice. Duty of care can be undertaken with watchfulness, attention, caution that a reasonable person in the same circumstances they are in would do. This is underpins everything that you do in your role.
UNIT 202 Introduction to personal development in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings. Outcome 1 Understand what is required for competence in own work role 1/ As a care worker it is my duties to ensure I promote a professional and well presented manner. It is my duty to ensure I have been given full training when regarding to medical or manual handling activities. It is my responsibility to ensure the safety and protection of the people I support. I must report any danger that I think can cause harm to myself or others, I have a responsibility to follow company procedures and policies always within my own role.
The term ‘duty of care’. It is an obligation of everyone working in the social care sector to have a duty of care. When working with vulnerable individuals it means to act in a way that ensures they do not come to harm, as a result of the care I give or not give or what I failed to do. I am expected to act in a way that puts the clients first; their needs and their safety are of paramount importance. By following the codes of practice for social care workers and the company policy, the care worker should act in a way that promotes their independence but at the same time keeps them safe.
In my job role as Deputy Manager I have to take into consideration our residents but their families, visitors, external healthcare professionals and other staff within the home. I ensure the communication needs of our residents are met by ensuring care plans are current, thoroughly reviewed and any changes are implemented and cascaded down to relevant staff members. In my position I use a lot of formal communication i.e. staff Supervisions, PDRs, team meetings, investigative interviews and handovers. I have to ensure that all important information is passed over in such a manner that I can evidence this has been done.
Unit 304 Principles for implementing duty of care in health, social care or children's and young people's settings Outcome 1. Understand how duty of care contributes to safe practice. Explain what it means to have a duty of care in your own role Having a duty of care in my role means that I have a responsibility, as a Team Leader, to support the staff team and lead a shift as safely and smoothly as possible. Also a duty of care to the people I support in ensuring their needs are met and independence is promoted as much as possible. Ensuring the environment they live in is safe and clean by filling out cleaning rotas and keeping appropriate doors locked for supervised access.
Effective written and verbal communication and being able to use a variety of interpersonal techniques promotes strong working relationships and will promote good quality care. In my role it is important that communicate in the correct way to ensure that the needs of the service users are understood and dealt with correctly. On an initial assessment with the service user we discuss their needs and wishes to ensure they receive the right service especially made for them. I will continue to have regular meetings with them to establish their changing needs. My Manager, myself and all the care team have regular meetings to discuss all the service users and if any of their needs have changed and to be sure that everyone knows what is happening, if any changes have been made.