Level 3 Diploma Essay

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Unit 4223-301 Engage in 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. describe the duties and responsibility's of own work role: I have a duties of care to my patients through communication, patient care and commitment. On a daily basis I am expected to make sure all the patients I look after have everything they need from having there morning washes to having breakfast, lunches and dinners, communication skills are extremely important in my role as I need to speak with a patient to make sure they understand what it is I will be doing and also speaking to a patients relatives about how there relatives has been from a health care perspective. I also have a duty off care to tell a senior member off staff (E.g staff nurse, sister/charge nurse) if I notice that there may be a problem with a patients health or anything I am concerned about. 2. Explain expectations about own work role as expressed in relevant standards. I am expected to Keep myself up to date with the latest off training and updates so I know the latest in skills development and practise off care. there are many different training opportunity to keep myself up to date with, I.e Infection prevention control, which in a hospital environment is extremely important to help prevent the risk off infection to both us as staff and the patients we provide care too. there are also standards we have to follow, for example we have to wear PPE(Personal protective equipment) we have to use gloves with every patient that we feel we may be dealing with any body fluids or anything we feel we as staff members may be at risk with, we also have to wear both gloves and aprons if we have to go into a side room if a patient is being barrier nursed(e.g if they have MRSA, VRE, GRE, C-DIFF etc) so we

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