Health Social Care

Understand what is required for competence in own work role

1.1Describe the duties and responsibilities of own work role
To make sure we are competent in our setting, we should focus on what exactly our role is
Morning communications: Start shift with patient handover from the night staff, taking notes of what need to be done throughout the day for example, who need blood products, fluid charts, DNR status and then we have huddle before starting breakfasts. Working on the haematology unit part of my duties and responsibilities is to effectively communicate with people on routine and with carrying out duty to deliver the best patient care.
Part of my duties is to make sure patients have their three meals and regular drinks throughout the day as part their nutritional needs. Because the ward is specialist ward it so part of duty to make sure that they have food that they are allowed with their diagnostic medical condition, for example they are not allowed to eat salad or live yogurts or eggs that are too runny for breakfast. During chemotherapy our patients will often go off their food, so encouraging them is also big need. The hourly rounding’s is also very important part of my responsibility and checking upon the patients to make sure that they are ok and if they need anything- this isn’t always possible but the responsibility is share with other members of staff who are on duty that day. On my ward the patients are in hospital for along period of time and when doing intentional rounding’s, you can take your time talking to them and start building relationship with them. Which make’s there stay in hospital little bit more easily because they feel they are being looked after.

Personal cares: There are 8 patients bed on the ward and part of my morning role is cleaning patient’s rooms this is due to the patients being at high risk of infection, this is because when patient is neutropenic their immune system is to low to fight off foreign pathogens, so...