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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 11 June 2013
Date of Publication: 12 July 2013
Inspection Report published 12 July 2013 PDF

People should be cared for by staff who are properly qualified and able to do their job (outcome 12)

Meeting this standard

We checked that people who use this service

  • Are safe and their health and welfare needs are met by staff who are fit, appropriately qualified and are physically and mentally able to do their job.

How this check was done

We looked at the personal care or treatment records of people who use the service, carried out a visit on 11 June 2013, observed how people were being cared for and talked with people who use the service. We talked with carers and / or family members, talked with staff and reviewed information given to us by the provider.

Our judgement

The provider had effective recruitment and selection procedures in place.

Reasons for our judgement

People who used the service were safe and their health and welfare needs were met by staff who were fit, appropriately qualified and were physically and mentally able to do their job.

We spoke with eight members of nursing staff. We asked them about the recruitment process and they were all able to confirm that they had provided two references. They also told us that they had provided a Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) disclosure and proof of identity.

We looked at six nursing staff files and we were able to confirm what the nursing staff had told us. All the files contained two references, a CRB disclosure, proof of identity and the original application form. All nursing staff had signed a fitness notification that declared the person fit to carry out their role. We also saw that qualifications were held in the file along with relevant registration with professional body’s documents and renewal dates. Performance reviews and development plans were held that contained details of supervisions, appraisals and any development actions. Training records and certificates were also seen.

We saw that nursing staff were recruited and selected in line with the provider’s policy on recruitment and all the nursing staff we spoke with were able to confirm that this process had taken place.

The matron told us that any candidate for whom English was not their first language would be questioned on interview to check that they could communicate effectively. They also told us that if any member of the nursing staff was no longer capable of carrying out their role they would contact the relevant professional body.