Aiii. Within our organisation, duty of care means that our employer, the agency has a duty to look after us, by that I mean ensuring that we receive the necessary training prior to carrying out our duties and that we are regularly briefed about changes to regulations. The agency is obliged to ensure that we have all the necessary information, training, instruction and supervision to prepare us to deliver the care to the service users. Aiv. Duty of Care contributes to safeguarding individuals by obligating a level of care towards them as is reasonable in all circumstances to avoid injury to either themselves or their property.
You have a duty to keep service users safe by following policies, procedures and working within your job role. Each job title entails particular duties and responsibilities. Within each position there are routine tasks and activities and expectations. Individuals will be specifically trained to perform the responsibilities of their role. And each role involves limits.
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.
Describe different working relationships in health and social care settings. There are many different working relationships in the health and social care setting. These will include, colleagues, manager, other professionals such as Doctors/District nurse, service users and their family and friends. For each you will develop a different type of working relationship. Some will be more formal than others.
And unawareness of recent changes might result in danger and harm of you and the individual you will be working with. You have a duty to keep service users safe by following policies, procedures and working within your job role. Each job title entails particular duties and responsibilities. Within each position there are routine tasks and activities and expectations. Individuals will be specifically trained to perform the responsibilities of their role.
My role as a carer requires following the policies and procedures and code of practice. It makes me responsible for every task I undertake therefore I must be always sure that I’m trained enough and physically able to provide professional service to my service users. Those rules protect me and individuals using the care service. | Understand support available for addressing dilemmas that may arise about duty of care |
Explain how own role and practice can impact on communication with an individual who has specific communication needs. As a carer it is your role and responsibility to support individuals to express themselves. The way in which you can do this is by assessing their needs, access information regarding their communication needs, providing the appropriate support, aids or equipment, encouraging and motivating communication, working with others and by monitoring the effectiveness of that support. Without the appropriate support the individual would be unable to express their needs or how they are feeling which can lead to both emotional and physical difficulties. By fully supporting individuals with specific communication needs you are able to support their rights.
They also enable you to provide good quality service working within the law and most importantly aim to keep you and the individuals you support, safe from danger or harm. Policies and procedures are to be adhered to in conjunction to the service users care plan, where the management of the individuals daily care needs are agreed and documented. It is important to have up-to-date agreed ways of working as there may be changes in policies within the law and the company may have to implement these policies to help protect the vulnerable. There is a duty to keep service users safe by following policies, procedures and working within your job role. Each job title entails particular duties and responsibilities.
1.2 It is important to work this way, by following codes of practice, as we need to ensure that we deliver best care/support, making sure, we do the correct things, in the correct way. We should as a professional, only do, or act, in a way, that we are competent to. Being responsible for vulnerable adults, we should recognize, that we are responsible for the welfare of these vulnerable people, and we have certain duties to carry out. We should never do something, that we know we cant, or not do things if it is unsafe e.g. using equipment.
Unit 4222-206 Outcome 1 1- Explain how a working relationship is different from a personal relationship The difference between working relationships from a personal relationship is that a working relationship is different because of boundaries, professional codes of conduct, employer policies and procedures. In a working relationship you would be friendly, you would know your role and responsibility, also you would not share your personal information as you would with friends. A working relationship has no emotional attachment where as a personal relationship you would. 2 – Describe different working relationships in health and social care setting The different working relationships in health and social care settings would come into 3 types :- policy making, administrate staff and the hands on staff, the working relationship in health and social care starts with the policy making has they have to know everything from the law to the public sector and they will delegate the job of implementing decisions to the administration team who will then work out the correct procedures for action and reporting back whereas the hands on staff will implement those procedures in their daily tasks. Outcome 2 1- Describe why it is important to adhere to the agreed scope of the job role It is important to adhere to the scope of your job role as this sets out boundaries in your job role, enables you to know your role and responsibility, knowing your own level of competence and skills, to know your job role, if someone asks you do another role it wouldn’t be ok if you carried out the tasks because you aren’t trained for it and you could injure yourself or others around you.