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Describe the requirements for two careers in the health and social sector - neonatal nurse and gynaecologist.

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Describe the requirements for two careers in the health and social sector (P1) Explain how the requirements of the health care workers can contribute to providing a positive experience for the patients. The requirements needed to become both neonatal nurse and gynaecologist consists of: �Competence �Knowledge/skills �Qualification personal attributes �Interpersonal skills �Initiative �Empathy with others �Anti-discrimination approach �Ability to work with others �Reliability �Ability to take responsibility with self and others Competence A gynaecologist will have to be competent throughout the activities they do within their job. This includes being competent in time keeping, be able to be on time to work everyday as a routine, working under pressure- be competent with the different situations they come amongst with the ability to stay calm. Also being competent with keeping all records up to date is important for the progression of a patient's recovery and information for other doctors that will need to know the patients status. A neonatal being competent with the ability to work under pressure, precision to detail and working long unpredictable hours is highly important. For example being competent in keeping a record of all baby patients which provides to be very useful for doctors and other nurses to review the changes and come to conclusion fast. And being competent with working under unpredictable hours as pregnancy complications can happen at any time of the day and night. ...read more.


Examination content consists of questions about obstetrics, gynecology, and preventative and primary care, as well as questions about genetics, immunology, and pharmacology. Qualifications of health care workers contribute to the patients having a positive experience as this show they are able to perform the tasks they are doing as they have the appropriate qualifications that give them the right to do so. Therefore this give the patient a sense of professional behaviour from the health care work and having the qualifications ensures the patients that they are in the best care that can provide for their needs in every way. Interpersonal skills interpersonal skills are required for a neonatal nurse as they are working with people such as families which will require them to communicate with them show in compassion along side with detailed explanations as they may need to inform the families of important and sensitive conditions of the baby in care. A gynaecologist will need interpersonal skills as they will also be working and communicating with people. Compassion towards patients when informing them of sensitive information is needed using the correct forms and styles of language. Also being able to deal with complaints and concerns using interpersonal skills is also essential as this will calm, and solve problems amongst patients. interpersonal skills creates a positive experience for a patient as for example if a patient looking to see a gynaecologist ha been waiting for a long time they might come across as agree and aggravated. ...read more.


So being able to work with other prevent patient from being ill treated and there care being at the focus of the health care worker. Reliability A neonatal nurse will have to be reliable in many ways. This includes being reliable to work under unpredictable hours, be able to carry out appointed tasks when asked and also establishing when they cannot perform a certain task. Another aspect they will be reliable for is trust within the work place and patients when dealing with data and confidentiality. They are also reliable for the care and special needs of their patients A gynaecologist will be reliable also with working hours and commitment to their job. Nit only will they be reliable for patients care and confidants they will also be reliable for holding important information they will be needed for use of other doctors. They are also reliable for the care of their patients, special needs and also informing them of any important information. Being reliable give the patient a positive experience when I a health care workers care as they can rely on them to give them the best and appropriate care to enhance their recovery rate and also build a trust relationship between them. For example if a gynaecologist shows reliability to their patient that is suffering from an infection the patient will be relying on them to give them the best and appropriate treatments for their recovery and pain relief. ...read more.

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This is a good essay. It discusses a variety of skills that are required for two health care jobs.

There are places were the writer has listed factors rather than discussed them and this detracts a bit from quite a good essay.

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