Unit 1 NVQ 5 Essay

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Unit 1: Understanding Employment Responsibilities and Rights in Health Social Care or Children’s and Young peoples Settings

1 Know the statuary responsibilities and rights of employees and employers within their own area of work.
1.1 Recruitment
Sickness management
Holiday entitlement
Health and safety
Working conditions
Working hours

1.2 Equality act 2010
Health and Safety and Work Act 1974
Employment Rights Act 1996
Employment Act 2008.

1.3 Legislation relating to employment exists to protect the employer, employee and the service user, this includes minimum wage, health and safety, working time regulations, unfair dismissal etc. also covers other legislation such as legislation such as the Human Rights Act, the Disability Discrimination Act and the Data protection Act also apply.

1.4 Handbook Policy documents Terms and conditions Job description

2 Understand agreed ways of working that protect open relationship with employer

2.1 name of employer and your name
Date employment started
Rate of pay
Frequency of pay
Hours of work
Holiday entitlement
Holiday pay
Sick pay pension scheme
How much notice is required to terminate your employment by your employer or yourself
Job title

2.2 Amount of wages before deductions
Net wages
National insurance number
Pay rate
Tax code
2.3 You can make a formal grievance if you have spoken to your manager and talking to your employer if you have not solved it. There is a policy to guide you as to how to do this.
Your employer can make a formal grievance by putting this in writing. You can do this by
Writing a letter formally to your employer
Meet with your employer to formally discuss the grievance.

2.4 Name
Dates of birth
Education and qualifications
Work experience
National insurance number
Tax code
Details of any known disability
Emergency contact details

2.5 Data protection
Conflict management
Anti-discriminatory practice
Health and safety
Whistle blowing

3 Understand how own role fits within the wider contact of the sector

3.1 Ensure that my training is up-to-date and current to ensure the safety of myself and those that I care for.
Always follow the workplace policies and procedures to ensure the best possible care is given.
Update and modify care plans as required to ensure and changes in care are documented and up to date.
Always practice a caring attitude and promote dignity and independence.

3.2 Providing high standards of care
Working in a multidisciplinary team
Communicating and changes in care or needs
Following policies and procedures in each individual care setting

3.3 working within the remits and limits of my clinical skills
Practicing good communication skills and reporting any problems or concerns to my line manager
Keeping up to date with legislation and any new policies.
Working within the codes of practice and National Occupational Standards
3.4 Codes of practice are in place to provide a clear guidance and standards that we are expected to work by in the health care setting. The national Occupational Standards apply across the whole of the UK and provide the guidance and information you need to work in a social care setting.
CQC inspect social care and health providers they set standards for service care and provide registration of individuals such as registered care managers and for care homes.
NICE their role is to improve the outcome for people using the NHS, other public health and social care by producing evidence based guidance and advice for health, public health and social care practitioners developing quality standards and performance metrics for those providing and commissioning health, public health and social care settings.
The Nursing and Midwifery Council they exist to protect the health and wellbeing of the public. The provide training, set standards, conduct and performance to midwife and nurses.
Trade Unions represent the interest of the members and can