Course Title: Follow safe work practices for direct client care

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: VE 2020

Class Number: 2807

Class Section: BEN2

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Course Code: OHTH5920C

Course Title: Follow safe work practices for direct client care

Important Information:

This course is delivered and assessed in a cluster with;

• CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services   • CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people • CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically 

School: 375T Vocational Design and Social Context

Campus: City Campus

Program: C3401 - Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing)

Course Contact: Gwen Cawsey

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4581

Course Contact Email: Gwen.Cawsey@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Nominal Hours: 25

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

None

Course Description

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required for a worker to participate in safe work practices to ensure their own health and safety, and that of others in work environments that involve caring directly for clients. It has a focus on maintaining safety of the worker, the people being supported and other community members.   This unit applies to all workers who require knowledge of workplace health and safety (WHS) to carry out their own work, in both centre-based and home-based service provision.

 


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care

Element:

1. Follow safe work practices for direct client care

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Follow workplace policies and procedures for safe work practices

1.2 Identify existing and potential hazards in the workplace, report them to designated persons, and record them according to workplace procedures

1.3 Identify any client-related risk factors or behaviours of concern, report them to designated persons, and record them according to workplace procedures

1.4 Follow workplace policies and procedures to minimise risk

1.5 Identify and report incidents and injuries to designated persons according to workplace procedures

Element:

2. Follow safe work practices for manual handling

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Follow manual handling procedures and work instructions for minimising manual handling risk

2.2 Identify manual handling hazards and report in line with workplace procedures

2.3 Apply control measures for minimising manual handling risk

Element:

3. Follow safe work practices for infection control

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Follow standard precautions as part of own work routine to prevent the spread of infection

3.2 Recognise situations when additional infection control procedures are required

3.3 Apply additional precautions when standard precautions alone may not be sufficient to prevent transmission of infection

3.4 Identify risks of infection and report them according to workplace procedures

Element:

4. Contribute to safe work practices in the workplace

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Raise WHS issues with designated persons according to organisational procedures

4.2 Participate in workplace safety meetings, inspections and consultative activities

4.3 Contribute to the development and implementation of safe workplace policies and procedures in own work area

Element:

5. Reflect on own safe work practices

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Identify ways to maintain currency of safe work practices in regards to workplace systems, equipment and processes in own work role

5.2 Reflect on own levels of stress and fatigue, and report to designated persons according to workplace procedures

5.3 Participate in workplace debriefing to address individual needs


Learning Outcomes


On successful completion of this course you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate competency in the above elements. 

 


Details of Learning Activities

Workshops where information is shared through talks and discussions, and exercises are conducted to apply learning. Time is spent during workshops for students to work on assessment tasks. It is an expectation that students also work on tasks outside of workshop time.


Teaching Schedule

Session 1   Communicate effectively with people  Collaborate with colleagues  Address constraints to communication  Identify and respond to legal requirements  Recognise potential or actual breaches and report according to organisation procedures   Reflect on own perspectives  Role play  
Session 2    Report problems to supervisor    Refer unresolved conflict situations to supervisor  Follow safe work practices for direct client care  Follow safe work practices for manual handling
Session 3    Complete workplace correspondence and documentation    Follow safe work practices for infection control  Communicate with people from diverse backgrounds and situations  Promote understanding across diverse groups  Identify any client-related risk factors or behaviours of concern, report them to designated persons, and record them according to workplace procedures
Session 4    Contribute to continuous improvement    Appreciate diversity and inclusiveness, and their benefits  Identify and meet ethical responsibilities  Contribute to workplace improvements
Session 5    Identify and take opportunities to contribute to the review and   development of policies and protocols  Identify the scope and nature of own legal rights and responsibilities  Role play
Session 6    Recognise own personal values and attitudes and consider   ensuring non-judgemental practice
Session 7    Identify the scope and nature of own ethical responsibilities  Use communication skills to avoid, defuse and resolve conflict situations
Session 8   Manual Handling    Identify lines of communication between organisation and other services  Role play


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources


Overview of Assessment

 

Assessments will include a combination of tasks including knowledge questions and case study analysis.


Assessment Tasks

Task 1: Hazard report

Task 2: Role play

Task 3: Manual handling

Task 4: Knowledge questions

Task 5: Knowledge questions

Task 6: Knowledge questions

Task 7: Scenario quiz

Task 8: Cluster quiz


Assessment Matrix

Students will have access to a marking rubric for reference at the time assessment tasks are distributed.

Other Information

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