A1: Roles of people who work in HSC settings

What are the two roles of a Doctor?
Caring for people who are unwell, including small surgical procedures. Providing preventative care and health education for service users.
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What is a General Practitioner?
A doctor who doesn't specialise in a specific branch of medicine but provides ongoing treatment and preventative care in the community fro a variety f medical problems that may be experienced by individuals of all ages.
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What is Preventative Care?
Care and education that aims to ensure people remain healthy, and are aware of factors that can lead to illness and poor health. It includes screening and vaccination programmes.
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What are the four main responsibilities of Doctor for treating illness?
Diagnose an individuals illness/infirmity. Discuss and agree on a treatment plan. Prescribe appropriate medication or treatment. Monitor the impact of the agreed treatment
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What should preventative care and health education services provide?
Vaccination programmes for people of all ages. Health education and advice on issues such as smoking, alcohol and healthy eating.
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What are the three preventative care and health education services provided for by your GP?
Treatment services, Preventative services, Educational services
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What are examples of treatment services provided by GP?
Medication, Therapy, Councilling
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What are examples of preventative services provided by GP?
Contraception, vaccinations, ultrasounds, blood tests
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What are examples of educational services provided by GP?
smoking, alcohol, drugs, diabetes, sexual health
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What is a Consultant?
a senior doctor, normally based in a hospital, who provides specialist expert healthcare support in their area of expertise
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What is a Nurse Practitioner?
Provide expert consultancy service to patients and carers. They contribute to the management and development of the care provision. They undertake research and contribute to the education and training of other members of staff.
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What is a Cardiologist?
Consultant that specialises in heart disease
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what is a Psychiatrist?
a consultant that specialises in mental health
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What is a Oncologist?
a consultant that specialises in cancer
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What is a Paediatrician?
A consultant that works with children
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What is a Geriatrician?
A consultant that works with older people
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Name 10 different types of Nurse
Adult nurses, Mental Health nurses, Paediatric nurses, Learning Disability nurses, District nurses, Neonatal nurses, Health visitors, Practise nurses, School nurses
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Briefly outline the role and responsibilities of an Adult Nurse
Work with adults of all ages with a physical health condition. In hospitals, GP practises, specialist organisations, at home. Plan individuals care, carry out health procedures and treatments then evaluate their effectiveness. Educate on smoking etc
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Briefly outline the role and responsibilities of a Mental Health Nurse
Work in psychiatric hospitals, community healthcare centres, daycare settings, residential settings, prison. Most MH problems are treated in the community, not at hospitals.
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Briefly outline the role and responsibilities of a Paediatric Nurse
Support at home and in hospitals. They work with children, and their parents/carers to ensure that the care provided meets the patients cultural, health an family needs.
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Briefly outline the role and responsibilities of a Learning Disability Nurse
Works with people with LD, mostly in community and not in hospitals. Support in school,work and home. Support families, peers as well. Aim to maintain the persons physical and mental health. Provide specialist care. Support them to live indepedently
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Briefly outline the role and responsibilities of a District Nurse
Care at homes and residential settings. Support carers and family. Assess patients needs and the care & support needs of their informal carers. Most commonly care for elderly, people with disabilities, and people recently discharged from hospitals
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Briefly outline the role and responsibilities of a Neonatal Nurse
Work with newborns, including premature ones. Work in home settings and in the community. Work closely with the baby and the parents. Encourage the parents to take a practical role in the childs care
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Briefly outline the role and responsibilities of a Health Visitor Nurse
Support families in early years (normally 0-5) with health issues, minor illnesses and advice on feeding. Carry out child development checks and make sure parents are meeting the childs milestones. At GP practises, nurseries, at home and clinics
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Briefly outline the role and responsibilities of a Practise Nurse
Work alone in GP practices. Take blood samples, carry out child immunisations, give travel vaccinations. Provide male and female health screening, and family planning advice if qualified to do so
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Briefly outline the role and responsibilities of a School Nurse
Usually employed by the NHS but can sometimes be hired directly by a school. Do developmental checks, immunisations, and health education programmes
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What do Midwives do?
Support women through all stages of pregnancy. Provide both antenatal and prenatal care. Help families prepare for parenthood. Deliver babies in maternity unit, and homes of patients
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What is health screening?
The process of checking for the presence of diseases in individuals that have no signs nor symptoms. e.g testing for cervical cancer in women
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What is antenatal care?
care provided for mother and baby before birth
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What is prenatal care?
care provided for mother and baby after birth
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Where do Healthcare Assistants work and who do they work under the guidance of?
Work under the guidance and support of qualified healthcare professionals. They work in GP practises, hospitals, nursing homes and other community healthcare settings.
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What are the duties carried out by Healthcare Assistants?
Taking and recording temperature and pulse. Washing and dressing patients, and taking them to the toilet. Weighing and recording patients. Making beds. Serving meals and assisting with feeding
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Who do Social Workers support?
Support people of all ages through hard times. Make sure the most vulnerable people are safeguarded from harm & help them to live independent lives. They support children, people with disabilites, people with mental health issues and the elderly.
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What two things can Social Workers specialise in?
Adult services. Child and Young peoples services
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What are the adult services provided by Social Workers?
Services for elderly, adults with disabilties,people with MH issues, people with learning issues. Support those living independently and in residential settings. Work with family and carers.
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What are the child and young peoples services provided by Social Workers?
Ensure children are safe an protected from abuse. Remove kids at risk and take them to a safe place. Work in residential settings, managing foster and adoption services. Provide support from kids leaving their care and kids in trouble with the law.
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Who do Occupational Therapists work with and what do they do?
aPeople of all ages that have trouble doing daily tasks, e.g washing. The problem can be a disability, illness or frailty of old age. OT will create specific activities to help the individuals overcome their barriers.
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Where do Occupational Therapists work?
Residents homes, GP practises, nursing or residential settings, hospitals, prisons, social services and other council departments.
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Who do Youth Workers generally work with?
young poeple between the ages of 11 and 25
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What is the aim of Youth Workers?
To support young people to reach their full potential and to become responsible members of society
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Where do Youth Workers work?
Youth centres, schools, colleges
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Who are Youth workers employed by?
Local councils, religious and other voluntary organisations
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What do typical Youth Worker activities include?
Running sports teams. Managing & initiating community projects. Working with parents to ensure healthy child development. Delivering programmes about concerns, e.g smoking. Organising residential activities and projects
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Who do Care Assistants provided support for?
Elderly, families, children, young people, those with disabilities or MH problems.
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Where do Care Assistants work?
clients homes, daycare settings, residential and nursing homes, supported and sheltered housing complexes.
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What are examples of support provided by Care Assistants?
Helping with daily personal care, general households tasks, paying bills, writing letters and emails, liaising with other healthcare professionals
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What is supported housing?
Shelter, support and care provided for vulnerable individuals. Help them to live as independently as possible in the community
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Who do Care Managers work with and where do they work?
Within residential care settings. They manage the provision of residential care for adults and children with learning difficulties, people in supported housing, people receiving hospice care, the elderly i residential and nursing homes
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What do Care Mangers do?
Responsible for the routine running of the residential care, including appointing suitable staff and managing staff and teams, managing the budget, ensuring the quality of care meets the standards required by the sector, supervise Care Assistants
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What do Support Workers do?
Work under the supervision of a range of HSC workers, e.g physiotherapists, occupational therapists and social workers. They work with the families to help implement the plans agreed on & support with parenting skills, finances, and domestic work.
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