Reflective Account

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REFLECTIVE ACCOUNT UNIT 6 ROLE OF A HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE WORKER AT 7.15AM I CLOCK IN AND TAKE MY COAT AND BAG OFF AND LOCK THEM IN MY LOCKER SO I AM READY TO START MY SHIFT STRAIGHT AWAY, EVEN THOUGH I SOMETIMES SOCIALISE WITH SOME OF THE STAFF I WORK WITH I ENSURE I AM IN THE RIGHT FRAME OF MIND TO WORD PROFFESIONALLY WITH THEM AND NOT PERSONALLY SO THAT WE ARE ABLE TO WORK AS PART OF A TEAM AND ARE ABLE TO DO THE JOBS THAT WE ARE EMPLOYED TO DO, THEN I WILL WALK INTO THE DINING ROOM TO WAIT FOR THE NIGHTSTAFF WHO ARE ON, ONCE ALL THE STAFF FOR THE MORNING SHIFT HAVE ARRIVED THE SENIOR MEMBER OF THE NIGHT SHIFT WILL GIVE HANDOVER TO ALL THE STAFF WHO ARE STARTING THE MORNING SHIFT. THEY WILL GO THROUGH THE LIST OF RESIDENTS…show more content…
I THEN WALK TO THE KITCHEN DOOR AND SEE IF THE COOK HAS EVERYTHING READY AND PREPARED. THE COOK IS WORKING OFF A PREVIOUSLY AGREED MENU (AGREED BY THE RESIDENTS) ONCE EVERYTHING IS READY, I PUT ON A CLEAN APRON (GREEN-FOOD/CATERING) AND GLOVES (BLUE). I THEN PROCEED TO TAKE THE TROLLEY OF FOOD TO THE DINING ROOM. EACH RESIDENT IS REMINDED OF WHAT IS BEING SERVED FOR THAT MORNING AND IS ASKED WHAT THEY WOULD LIKE AND IS GIVEN WHAT THEY HAVE CHOSEN. ONCE THE RESIDENTS HAVE EATEN THEIR CEREALS AND SECOND WARM BREAKFAST AND DRANK EITHER THEIR CUPS OR TEA,COFFEE OR JUICE EVERYTHING IS COLLECTED AND PUT NEATLY ON THE TROLLEY AND TAKEN BACK TO THE KITCHEN.I WILL THEN REMOVE MY GLOVES AND APRON AND AGAIN WASH MY HANDS. I THEN HELP THE STAFF ASSIST THE RESIDENTS BACK INTO THE LOUNGES. I WILL THEN ASK ONE MEMBER OF STAFF TO WIPE THE TABLE MATS OVER AND TO HOOVER THE CARPET IN THE DINING ROOM, AND TO RESET THEM READY FOR LUNCHTIME, USING CLEAN UTENSILS. I ASK ANOTHER MEMBER OF STAFF TO CHECK ON THE RESIDENTS WHO ARE EITHER STILL ASLEEP OR ARE HAVING BREAKFAST IN BED AND SEE IF THEY ARE READY TO GET UP NOW AND TO ASSIST THEM AND I ASK THE THIRD STAFF MEMBER TO WATCH THE RESIDENTS IN THE LOUNGE. IF THERE IS A MESSAGE LEFT FOR ME TO RING G.P'S OR ARRANGE TRANSPORT I WILL DO THIS NOW BY GOING INTO THE OFFICE AND GETTING THE CARE PLAN OF THE RESIDENT I NEED TO CALL THE G.P OUT FOR (OR BOOK TRANSPORT), I RING THE SURGERY AND EXPLAIN WHO I AM AND WHERE I AM CALLING FROM AND THEN

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