Finally, it is my duty and responsibility to treat clients with respect and dignity at all times. Identify standards that influence the way the role is carried out The standards I have identified that influence the way I carry out my role as a carer working in domiciliary care are: Care Standards Act 2000 Domiciliary Care Regulations 2002 Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 Codes of Practice National Occupation Standards Care Quality Commission Standards These make up the standards to follow for good working practice within Health and Social Care. Describe ways to ensure that personal attitudes or beliefs do not obstruct the quality of work To ensure that personal attitudes or beliefs do not obstruct the quality of work carried out a carer should dedicate themselves to excellence, develop good work ethics and be professional at all times. It may also be possible to change personal attitudes through further
The duties and responsibilities of your role as a social care worker should also be set out in your job description. In signing a contract of employment you have stated that you will work in ways agreed with your employer, which are described in the policies and procedures that apply in your work setting. Care Plans are also in all Service Users homes to give you information about that person and the task you are to perform, the agreed ways of working are these task sheets which should be followed to the letter. Bii The importance of having full and up-to-date details of the agreed ways of working so that you and the Service User are safe in all aspects of your contact with them, for example the moving and handling policy outlines a 'no manual lifting' approach to moving and supporting the Service User. The procedures that accompany the policy would then outline the detailed way of putting the 'no manual lifting' approach into practice, such as through the use of lifting aids and equipment.
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. We also have a duty to report any concerns in the care administered by completing relevant forms, such as accident / incident reports and the use of the whistleblowing policy if necessary. 2.1 It is important to distinguish the balance between an individual’s human rights without breaching health and safety issues which includes that of the individual, yourself as the carer and anyone else around you. An example of this could that whilst respecting an individual’s rights of choice to partake in an activity in which there is a high level of risk, then as a care worker we have a duty of care to ensure that the individual and others like the public and colleagues are kept safe by adhering to the health and safety guidelines that will be in place which could mean certain areas of the activity may not be able to done. 2.2 There are a number of ways to gain additional support and advice when needed.
These include people such as: Social Workers, Physiotherapist and Nurses etc. The main and important statement is to make sure everything is done according to policies and procedures and according to the government law. 1.2- Explain expectations about own work role as expressed in the relevant standards My expectations are to progress further with my career, increase my knowledge, experience and understanding. In order to achieve this, my aim is to utilise all available training and keep up to date with current issues within the social care sector. This
If employees are safe and healthy they can provide good service to service users. Every health and social care setting has its own policies, legislation, regulation and code of practice. All the employees are bound to follow those policies and they run their all kinds of work according to the code of practice. Employers will arrange proper training and supply sufficient information to employees to get the optimum outcomes. Management ensures all employees are following organizational regulations and all kinds of operations are conducting in prescribed way.
It also ensures any health and safety issues are recognised and reported. All carers attend hand over at the beginning of each shift and also complete communication books after attending an individual, thereby keeping other staff informed and aware of current situations within the workplace. - 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. | | 1 | 1.2 | Explain how effective communication affects all aspects of own work | Within the care setting I communicate using: Communication books, Handover with Colleagues, staff message book, Staff meetings, meetings with my Line Manager Etc.
I am also aware of the correct reporting and recording procedures. I always work in a professional manner, and ensure all service user information is kept up to date, and confidential. 1.2 Identify standards that influence the way the role is carried out Below is a list of example legislations, which are relevant to domiciliary care, and residential services. These make up ‘standards’ to follow for good practice in my working practices. 1.
Finally, it is my duty and responsibility to treat clients with respect and dignity at all times. 1.2 Explain expectations about own work role as expressed in relevant standards In my setting all policies and procedures are kept in the main office or intranet and are available to view at all times. It is very important that I am familiar with these policies and follow them at all times. In my setting there is a safeguarding folder and it is my responsibility to read this file and keep up to date with any changes or amendments that may arise. This is important as I need to know what to do when I think there is a safeguarding issue with any patients.
Unit 4222-264 The principles of infection prevention and control 1.1 Explain employees’ roles and responsibilities in relation to the prevention and control of infection. There will be policies and procedures in all health and social care organisations that will outline what the employees’ roles and responsibilities are in relation to the prevention and control of infection. There will also be legislation in relation to infection control. It is up to all employees to know the legislation and the organisation’s policies and procedures so that they can take action to prevent the spread of infection in accordance with these. Employees’ also have a personal and moral responsibility to prevent and control the spread of infection as they are members of a caring society and profession.
Insuring the working environment is safe and providing correct welfare facilities. As an employee it is your duty to learn the correct procedures regarding potential hazards in the work place and follow the set out procedures in place, to not only protect yourself from risks but also others around you. If the above regulations are not followed correctly by an employer or an employee it could lead to potential legal action and court intervention. Within my role as a health care assistant in antenatal clinic it is vital that I follow these regulations as I am dealing with patients and their families on a day to day basis. I need to ensure that when they come into the clinic area that it is free from any potential hazards that could cause harm, whether that is a trip hazard or sharps hazard.