1.1 Duties I must complete as part of my role as a Midwifery Support Worker are making routine observations, ensuring stock and stationary levels are maintained, provide parent education and breastfeeding support, prepare equipment and clean and stock delivery rooms after deliveries.
My responsibilities are to ensure that notes and records are updated accurately and efficiently, to ensure equipment is clean and ready to be used, to make sure the correct and up to date advice is given to new parents, I follow current guidelines and to make sure rooms are efficiently cleaned to prevent infection control.
1.2 Standards that influence the way my role is carried out are guidelines laid down by National Midwifery Council, NHS employee standards and National Occupational Standards and
Clinical Skills governance.The NHS is regulated by the CQC (Care Quality Commission),they regulate against the Essential Standards for Quality and Safety which directly link to regulations within the Health and Social Care Act 2008. They look at what you do. Other standards that you need to be aware of are the ‘Health and Care Professions Council, these look at your professionalism. These standards are an integral part of my role and encompass every action that I perform.
1.3 Different ways to ensure that personal attitudes or beliefs do not obstruct the quality of our work include maintaining a professional relationship at all times. We must not pass judgement on people, if you disagree with someone’s thoughts or beliefs you must not show this. Overall we must respect every patient we come into contact with and give them all the same high level of care.
2.1 Reflecting on work activities is an important way to develop knowledge, skills and practice because it allows us to identify areas that we need to improve upon and