INTRODUCTION TO DUTY OF CARE IN HEALTH, SOCIAL CARE 1.1 As a care worker, you have a legal obligation to adopt a ‘duty of care’ approach towards the people within your service. You are required to work in the best interests of the people using the service which includes maintaining their safety and wellbeing. 1.2 It is important to carry out duties that are in own job description and that you are competent. It is also necessary to regularly update own knowledge and skills in order to uphold and provide the care standards that are in accordance with the codes of practice of the care setting. 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.
If a client is in need of extra support I mentor and support the client though there needs. We provide after care on a range of subjects, where we discuss and process saturations that arise. I facility house meetings, where house maintenance issues are recorded, staff and client concerns are discussed. Answer the phone and recording messages, liaising with members of staff, booking in one to one appointment, and providing information for clients providing help and guidance. I carry out health and safety checks, which also make sure the clients, are using the properties correctly and cleanliness is recorded.
The role of the health and social worker Outcome1 1 Explain how a working relationship is different from personal relationship Working relationships are based on formal policies and procedures and agreed ways of working, there are bound by contracts of employment and have codes of practice to be followed –working relationships are professional based. My responsibility as a health care worker is to deliver very high quality standard service to individuals. this include support for everyday living i.e. general domestic tasks, personal care, promoting independency. When I am caring out all these, I do remember person centred values and this helps me to do what is right for the client or what the client wants .At the start of a shift proper handover is received, read and sign/communication book is read, clients care plan is read and follow staff meetings to get information and changes about the clients for example if I have arranged with the service user to shave during personal care ,then when the time comes he changes his mind, its his right to change his mind.
Engage in Personal Development In Health, Social Care Or Children’s and Young People’s Setting 1. Understand what is required for competence in own work role. 2.1 Describe the duties and responsibilities of your own work role. My roles and responsibilities at work include home assessments as part of the falls prevention programme, monitor clients vital signs such as temperature, pulse, blood pressure, urinalysis, to undertake simple wound dressings, carrying out blood sugar tests, catheter care giving bladder washouts, giving support to terminal ill patients, relatives and carers, take blood samples from clients make sure they are stored and transferred to pathology in line with the guidelines, to assist with bowel management administering suppositories and enemas, and care for patients with home enteral feeding pumps. 2.2 Explain expectations about own work role as expressed in relevant standards.
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.
My duties as a care worker involve giving clients personal care, such as assisting with washing, dressing, toileting requirements including catheter and convene care. Assisting with nutritional requirements such as meal planning/preparation/feeding, prompting/administering medication, shipping, cleaning. It is my responsibility to ensure that the client maintains an acceptable level of health and to promote the clients well-being. It is also my responsibility to ensure that all company policies and procedures are carried out and to maintain records for the service delivered, along with responsibility for ensuring that my training needs are kept up-to-date so that I am at the level of standards required to undertake my role. Finally, it is my duty and responsibility to treat clients with respect and dignity at all times.
UNIT 202 During the day my job duties and responsbilities is to undertake personal care as required to service users including washing, toileting, assisting to feed and manual handling. I would support service users in anyway needed to maintain dignity and privacy. I would participate in activities , meeting service users needs. I would attend staff meetings as and when required. I would need to comply with health and safety requirements in respect of manual handling and use of PPE to help control infection.
It is important to carry out duties that are in own job description, and that you are competent, it is also therefore necessary to regularly update own knowledge and skills in order to uphold and provide care standards in accordance with codes of practice of care setting and services. These include the use of any available resources such as equipment for example the use of hoists, for the movements of manual and people handling, ensuring training is up to date for example attending any mandatory training courses such as Health and safety , First Aid, Moving and Handling and so on. Remembering the importance of respecting the individual and preserving their dignity at all times, making sure confidentiality is followed. It is also our duty to report any concerns by completion of relevant forms, such as accident and / or incident forms and the use of the 'whistleblowing policy if necessary. 1.2 Duty of care ensures that patients are protected from harm and are kept safe from abuse by staff, other patients, family and friends.
You must be accountable for keeping records safe, reporting problems, and for your own decisions. You must also be observant and keep your training and policies up to date. You must follow standard procedures in all care work this includes use of resources and equipment. As your role as a carer you must respect the individuals wishes, maintain confidentiality and recognise signs and symptoms of abuse, we must also make sure that the individual has their right to make their own decisions and respect them, report concerns to line manager. Understand support available for addressing dilemmas that may arise about duty of care.
Explain the importance of reflective practise in continuously improving the quality of service provided. Reflective practice is inperative in order to ensure that high standards are kept continuously as circumstances and environments change In order to reflect one must continuously be aware of approaches used and how they can be changed or developed to improve Continually improving and adapting approaches ensures that each individual person needs are catered for. Describe how own values beliefs systems and experiences may affect working practice a persons own beliefs and experiences could affect working practice or my role as a carer however it is part of my responsibility to treat all service users equality and never allow my personal beliefs to affect my role this is not acceptable in health care practice and would be against the standard code of practise and organisational polices for example – I am not a relious person but I wouldn’t let that affect my work when I take my residents to church as it there faith and