Please carefully read through each question. Use terms and jargon that have been presented within this Unit. Refer to your online notes, if needed. Please write a minimum of 50 words for each response, more can be written as required – but keep under 300 words. This is to enable you to fully demonstrate your research and knowledge in this area.
This assignment is versatile to suit students who are currently employed in a healthcare workplace and also students who may not be currently employed. Where possible, request access to the current policy and procedure documents that are in place at your workplace or education institution. These may be available via the website for your organisation, an intranet site for employees only or in paper versions stored by administration staff. You can ask your manager, supervisor or colleagues to assist with accessing these documents.
If these documents are not available to you, you can search online for equivalent documents from:
• Your State Health Department
• Local Hospital or other healthcare service
• Other government departments and community services.
For example, Queensland Health has a section for Health systems & governance in the footer of their website (http://www.health.qld.gov.au ), in that section there is a link to Policies and standards.
From here there is information on the types of policy documents in the organisation and access to an alphabetical list of all organisational policies and related supporting documents.
Under take a review of the policies and procedures that you can find for:
• Confidentiality, clinical records management, personal information or privacy
• Infection control and/or Personal Protective Equipment
• Emergency procedures, Fire safety or Security
• Child protection and/or Parental consent.
Where did you source the policy and procedures that you accessed for your review?
If possible, provide a link to where these documents are published on the Internet or upload a copy as a separate file with this assignment. Detail how you searched for and found these documents.
I reviewed the health policies and procedures of Victoria via internet. While searching for the required documents and policies, I used specific key words like child-protection AND Victoria Victoria’s Child Protection AND government policy. This brought all the policies and procedures that were most relevant and I got ideas and points which I needed. From the many options brought, I selected the one I needed.
Child protection is the policy for my in-depth review.
Select one of these policies for an in-depth review; where possible choose a policy that is relevant to your current work responsibilities. Alternatively you can imagine a future job role and select a policy that you believe would be relevant to the work responsibilities of that role.
What is the job role that you are detailing and the policy you have chosen for an in-depth review?
How is that policy relevant to the work responsibilities the job role detailed?
For the policy of your in-depth review, outline a situation that could occur if the related procedures were not performed correctly.