Nvq Level 3 Workbook

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Workbook. Define the term ‘duty of care’ in relation to your work role and explain what this means in principal: All residents should be supported and enabled to live in an environment which is free from prejudice and safe from abuse. My responsibilities under the duty of care are to do everything reasonable within the definition of my job role to make this happen. Duty of care means providing care and support for individuals within the law and also within the policies, procedures and agreed ways of working of my employer. Within our work setting we carry out regular checks to ensure our working environments are safe before carrying out any tasks. We also have daily cleaning rota’s within clients homes to reduce the spread of any infections within the workplace. Describe how the duty of care affects your own work role: The duty of care I have within my work role is to keep myself and my service user safe at all times. I must also do the following: * Always act in the best interests of my clients and there care needs * Always act within my competence and decline to take on something which I don’t believe I can carry out safely * Keep my knowledge and skills up to date * Keep accurate records for clients * Only delegate or accept work when it is safe to do so * Protect all confidential information except where it conflicts with public interest or safety * Always wear correct PPE provided by my employer Every health worker has a duty of care not just towards clients but to themselves and their colleagues. It can be applied to every aspect of work, from duties to undertake, to equipment that they may need to carry out working safely. If I have concerns about a client’s care needs not being met, a colleague’s competence or equipment that may have a detrimental effect on a client or staff care I would raise concerns and
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