Shc 32 Role of Health Care Worker

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Unit 4222-302 Engage in personal development in health, social care or children's and young people's settings (SHC 32)

Outcome 1. Understand what is required for competence in own work role

1.Describe the duties and responsibilities of own work role

My duties as a care worker involve me assisting individuals with personal care, and helping and promoting their well-being. This Involves me assisting residents with washing, dressing, assisting with bathroom needs, changing bed, laundry and general cleaning . Being part of the preparation of meals and serving residents at meal times is also my duty. When I first started my role as care assistant, I received an induction training course, which familiarised myself with the role. Part of my induction was to read and understand the company's policy and procedures, which I am then responsible to follow .
My role involves me, participating in the day to day running of a residential home and to provide advice and information to the people I support. Working as part of a team, and maintaining effective communication is also required in my role. Ensuring physical and emotional needs of residents are met and to promote the health and safety of those people I support, are also important in my care worker role. To support nursing care where indicated is important when promoting the health of the individual. My role also involves me assisting with travel and attendance at doctors appointments and recognising health issues and booking appointments.
As well as supporting the resident, I also support their family members.
As individuals needs can often change, it is my responsibility to ensure all record keeping is kept up to date, also ensuring my training needs are kept up to date, so that I am working at the standards required to meet my role.
Following the code of practice, set out by the regulators, which lays out
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