Unit 2 working in health and social care

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Doctors (GP)

  •  Provide medical care for patients
  • Diagnose, treat, monitor and prevent illness
  •  Provide prescriptions for treatments and arrange preventative care, such as flu immunization
  • Refer patients to other health professionals, such as specialized doctors and therapists
  •  They mainly work in surgeries and local communities
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Specialist doctors

  • Have expert training in particular areas
  • Mainly work in hospitals and clinics
  • Diagnose, treat, monitor and prevent illness in specialist areas, such as cardiology (heart), oncology (cancer), paediatics (children), and geriatrics (elderly)
  •  Communicate with other professionals such as nurses, to carry out the treatment in hospital
  • Contribute to teams for ongoing patient care
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  •  Work mainly in the hospital maternity units, clinics, and homes
  •  Monitor the prenatal ( before birth) development and health of mothers and babies
  •  Help deliver babies
  •  Provide postnatal (period after birth) care, supporting mothers, babies, and families after a birth
  •  Examining pregnant women
  •  Assisting during labour
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Occupational therapists

  •  Ease recovery and overcome practical barriers
  •  Works mainly in hospitals, clinics, residential care and homes
  •  Identify issues people may have in everyday life, such as with dressing, shopping or working
  • Help people to work out practical solutions
  •  Recommend specialist equipment
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Healthcare assistants

  •  Help with personal care and support wellbeing
  •  Work mainly in hospitals, clinics, care homes and homes
  •  Work under the guidance of a qualified professional, such as nurses or doctors
  • Meet care needs, such as washing, toileting, making beds, feeding, and mobility
  •  Monitor health by taking temperature, pulse, respiration rate, and weight
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  •  Observing conditions of patients
  • Administering drugs and injections
  •  Preparing patients for operations
  •  Helping with recovery and rehabilitation
  •  Acting as a patients advocate
  •  Providing care and counseling
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care manager

  •  Responsible for the day-to-day running of a residential care setting
  • Recruits and manage staff
  • Control the budge
  •  Are responsible for ensuring that the services in the care setting meet National Care Standards
  •  Put policies and procedures in place and make sure they are followed
  •  Supervising work of care assistants
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Care assistants

  •  Provide appropriate personal care such as washing, dressing, and toileting
  •  Carry out general household tasks
  •  Carry out routine roles as required by supervisor or service user
  •  Liaising (communicating) with other health and care professionals
  • Observing and reporting changes in health and wellbeing of the service user
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Social workers

  •  Protect vulnerable people from harm or abuse
  •  Help people to live independently
  •  Supporting children who live apart from their families, and support their foster carers and adopters
  •  Help people with mental health problems, learning disabilities or physical disabilities
  •  Support refugees and asylum seekers
  •  Help people with alcohol, drug, and young offenders
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Youth workers

  •  Help the personal, social and educational growth of people aged 11-25, to help them reach their full potential in society
  •  Manage and administer youth and community projects and resources 
  •  Monitor and review the quality of local youth work provision and work with families and carers
  •  Support individuals in other settings, including outreach work relating to drinking, drugs, violence, and relationships 
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Support workers

  •  Vary their duties depending on the needs and wishes of the service user
  •  Support individuals' overall comfort and wellbeing, under the supervision of professionals
  •  Help people who need care and support to live as independently as possible, also working with families
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