TUTOR: J. Hedman by Natasha Harewood
P1 TASK:1.1 Health &Social Care Legislations, Policy, Procedure
The Care Act 2014: Assessment and Eligibility.
The care Act was created in 2014 to assist the government in making decisions in relation to defining the needs of persons in care and their eligibility for funded care and support. Under this act authorities must carry out an assessment on anyone who may require help in care and support regardless of whether they are eligible to be supported through funded care and support. The Social Care Institute of Excellence (SCIE) developed a system of ranged resources to support the local authorities, care workers and other individuals involved in the assessment and eligibility process.
WHAT DOES YOUR DOCTOR SURGERY PROVIDE?
The Doctors’ Surgery or GP is responsible for providing medical diagnostics, treatments for many forms of diseases, distribution/prescription of medication, surgery, procedures and therapy. Their main priority is focused on the entire well being and health of individuals combing physical, social and psychological care for service users. The GP are part of a first response team for chronic illness or minor treatments that do not require the A;E or hospitals visits.
WHAT DO THE POLICIES AND GUIDELINES PROVIDE FOR PATIENTS?
Policies and guidelines provide patients with assurance that their information is being held confidential, this also ensure that the persons dealing with this information is restricted by law from sharing patient information. Furthermore, the policies and guidelines ensure that the staff adheres to already implemented professional practises, promotes the compliance of regulations and follows the guidelines,
P1 2. 1. Types of health and social care services and examples:
Heath and social care abbreviated to HSC or H;SC is a generic term used to refer to the entire healthcare infrastructure in both public and private sector. These services are usually divided into 4 categories statutory, private, voluntary and informal, these services are then put into subcategories such as those listed below;
Three of these categories are:
Statutory: these are service that are provided by the government such as Hospitals, Schools, Social services and education.
Informal: these are service that are rendered by unpaid people in the community or people that wants to help others such as churches, community aids and family or friends.
Voluntary: these are services that are done by non-profitable organisations or because you just want to help such as Mencap (Mentally Handicap Children and Adults) and NSPCC (National Society for Prevention of Cruelty to children).
Examples of these Services:
Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)
Child Poverty and Homelessness
Mental Health and well-being
Mental health and well-being and Child poverty and homelessness is listed under the statutory category because these are services that are funded by the government generally in the case of social services.
Cancer, case studies and drug misuse are listed under the voluntary category because these services provided by non-profit making organisations that are usually registered as a charity such as the National Society for the prevention of Cruelty to children (NSPCC).
Family and friends are listed under informal category because these services are provided out of love and care without any consideration of getting paid or rewarded.
P2 3.1 Job Roles in the Health and Social Care Sectors.
Community support and outreach worker
Radio broadcast assistant
Social Worker- support individuals and their families through difficult times and ensure that vulnerable people, normally children and adults, are safeguarded from harm, helping service users to get accustom to changes and challenges in their life and making sure that all service provided are working for the users wellbeing and benefits .As a social worker your work might varies depending on the situation that present itself. Their main role is to help improve the outcome in people’s lives generally.
Skills & Qualities needed:
Empathy and Compassion: understanding other people feeling without passing judgment or assertion.
Patience: ability to cope and make quick decision under pressure.
Team worker: able to liaison with other professional in the health and social care sectors and other organisations to achieve effective outcomes.
Organisational & Digital Skills: record keeping should always be precise and accurate also be able to find information from many valid sources.
Problem Solving Skills: able to think fast be equipped to find situatable solution to the hardest or most difficult issues that service users faced.
2 or 3 A Level’s.
5 GCSE’s (grade A-C) including Maths and English.
An approved degree in Social Work or BTEC, HND, HNC and relevant NVQ.
Health or Social Care based access course.
If you already hold a degree in and other course there and many other options such as frontline 2-year programme with practical study and work.
Advantages of being a Social Worker
Making a difference: it’s a very rewarding feeling as you get to help families and people that are in dire need of assistance. Protects children and adults that are vulnerable from being abused and neglected, also help service users in gaining government assistance such as housing benefits, health care depending on their circumstances.
Variety of fields choices: embarking on this career path one has many ranges of choices to choose from as a permanent working field i.e. schools, hospitals, nursing homes, military or even privately if you a qualify Clinical Social Worker and choices to specialise in like health care, mental health, child and families etc.
Great opportunity of meeting and socialising with liked minded professional where you can gain more knowledge, understanding and ways to tackle situations.
Disadvantages of being a Social worker
Emotional draining /exhausting: difficult cases and circumstances can cause tiredness and agitated especially when there isn’t enough resources and facilities available to handled service user’s needs.
Always in danger: you are always in harm’s way as services users can resolved violence and get irrational if their needs are not met at an appointed time or if they feel neglected.
Long work hours & too much work load: as a social worker your job is never done regardless of the time you are on calls hence making your work load heavy.
P.S All social workers are required to be registered with the Health and Care Professions Council.
A Clinical Social Worker as I mention earlier is one who is qualified to perform their duties on a more define and wider spectrum. Duties such as patient intake, procedures, gives counselling and complete assessment as well as take part in planning discharges.
Care Worker –these are people who are employed to assist service users with their daily activities , as a care worker your duties may involves getting to know your patients on a personal level to make both parties feel comfortable with each other( developing trust) as you would be assisting them with personal care such as washing, dressing, food prep, feeding and ensuring that they take their medication correctly, using public transport and other chores and activities.
Skills & Qualities needed:
Good listener: ability to sit and listen without being judgmental or show prejudice.
Respectful: show politeness and being civil to service users at all time and be mindful of their personal property.
Record keeping: ensuring: the daily task and activities of users are written down or stored accurately.
Be passionate, patience and have tolerance: love what you do as most time one can get discriminated, abused and harmed, as without these you will not survive in this job role.
Have empathy: the ability to place your self in one’s situation and understand their circumstances.
Experience in looking after someone or working in the care field voluntarily or paid.
First aid skills.
DBS (Disclosure Barring Service)
NVQ, HSC L2 ; L3 (these are required by most employers).
Advantages of being a Care Worker:
A Sense of Satisfaction: being able to help someone who is unable to do the basis daily things required of them gives you joy and fulfillment.
You are more aware, alert and sympathetic of people and their situation.
Appreciative of life and family more: because of the things you learn and experience while being a care worker you are made to value time spend with family and be more respectful of life.
Disadvantages of being a Care Worker:
Missing out on family time and precious moments like wedding, school plays for your kids and gathering.
Getting disrespected, abused, discriminated and humiliated by service users.
Working long hours and under inappropriate surrounding and circumstances.
P.S Care Workers need be trained in health and safety (safeguarding and protection) about food handling, food hygiene and how to handle people safely when you are working alone.
Radio broadcast assistant- their role is to ensure that all program is aired in the correct time slots and accurately. It is also their duties to oversee the live shows goes smoothly without errors and interruptions, booking guest, studio time and answering call in on live shows
Skills ; Qualities needed:
Flexibility: being able to work around any changes and get the job done efficiently.
Good mannerism and excellent language (fluent in English) is a bonus.
Knowledgeable: have a vast understanding of required field you are supposed to be broadcasting on i.e. knowing about terms used when speaking of medical procedure.
Technical skills: being able to operate equipment used, updating programmes on station web page and social media.
Excellent computer skills: Allowing you to edit, pre-recorded and archiving programmes and material daily.
Team worker: be able to work with others to achieve set goals and standard.
Socializing: be able to fit in or adapt to any given surrounding can interact with anyone with ease.
A degree or HND Qualifications in media or radio production.
Experience working in such field paid or voluntarily from hospital radio or studio radio.
Knowledge of a specialist subject such as science politics or medical will be an asset.
Advantages of being a Radio Broadcast Assistant:
Meeting new people from different ethnicities and social status.
Always travelling with paid expenses.
Gain knowledge: Always up to date with what happening in the world.
Disadvantages of being a Radio Broadcast Assistant:
Missing out on family times, functions and important events.
Unsociable and unpredictable working hours (not a 9-5).
Researching for credible information and sources can be very exhausting.
https://www.prospects.ac.uk/job-profiles/radio-broadcast-assistant ( internet)