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In this assignment I will be looking at two different jobs within the health care sector. The first job I will be looking at is a speech therapist. The second is a Midwife.

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´╗┐Bethany Bailey BTEC Extended Diploma in Unit 18 Working in the health care sector Health & Social care Name: Bethany Bailey Tutor: Zoe Johnson Unit: 18 P1, M1, D1 Date: 25/04/12 In this assignment I will be looking at two different jobs within the health care sector. The first job I will be looking at is a speech therapist. The second is a Midwife. Speech therapist: To be a speech therapist you will need to attend school and higher education. For example school to achieve your gcse?s, then to college, and then to university to get a degree. Education: 1. 5 GCSE grades (especially high grades in English and Maths) 2. A-Levels 3. ...read more.

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Proficient investigating and researching skills 7. Good listening skills 8. Good problem solving skills 9. A driving license in some cases as you may be required to do peripatetic work. When working as a speech therapist there is policies and procedures you must obviously abide by; 1. Recording and reporting procedures 2. Confidentiality procedures 3. Data protection Midwife: A midwife is Education: 1. Completing a college course getting 5 GCSE results. 2. School of nursing/midwifery 3. Level 3 Extended Diploma Training: 1. First aid 2. Moving and handling 3. Placements in hospitals and home visits 4. Qualifications: 1. Maths C+ 2. English C+ 3. Science C+ 4. Midwifery degree 5. Health and social care BTEC 6. ...read more.

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If they didn?t know how to do this then they could potentially hurt a patient by giving them too much or too less medication, when giving birth a midwife could administer an epidural, if the midwife doesn?t understand the measurements properly they could paralyse a patient for a longer period than they should be. However if a midwife does have a good grade in maths then they will be able to administer medication better, this will provide a better quality of service and put patients at ease if they are left in the hands of someone who knows what they are doing. This is most definitely a positive experience for the service users. This situation can also link in with the midwife less likely to make mistakes, the less mistakes made because they have the knowledge, the better quality service, and the more positive experience created for the patient. ...read more.

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