Audit

To meet the minimum competency and care standards, a site and the employee must demonstrate proficiency in performing the procedures as evidenced by the specific criteria listed below. In addition the organisational systems must be in place. The purpose of this audit is to guide senior staff when they conduct a visit as to the required areas and items they must check and confirm are in place. If issues are identified these must be immediately rectified while on site.

Administration and Record Keeping Standards

FOLDER : MEDICATION AND RECORDING SHEETS : This must be visible and accessible. Checking includes confirming all signatures for regular and as required medication are on site and that the medication matches the sheets.

FOLDER : CMS CLIENT CARE PLANS AND PROGRESS NOTES : This must be visible and accessible. Checking includes confirming that records are current and are being used correctly by staff.

FOLDER : FINANCE : This must be visible and accessible. Checking includes confirming that receipts are being stored and filed correctly and that these records have been entered into the CMS FINANCE Module.

FOLDER: MAIL, FAXES AND CORRESPONDENCE : This must be visible and accessible. Checking includes looking at mail and ensuring that it has been faxed and uploaded to CMS. This also includes any appointment dates have been advised to rostering and are entered into CMS.

FOLDER : STAFF HANDBOOK : This must be visible and accessible.

Core Competencies:

LAUNDRY AREA IS ORGANIZED AND CLEAN

OFFICE AREA IS CLEAN AND ORGANIZED

KITCHEN STORAGE IS CLEAN AND ORGANIZED INCLUDING PANTRY AND FRIDGES

STORAGE AREAS ARE ORGANIZED, WELL STOCKED AND LABELLED

EQUIPMENT IS CLEAN AND IN WORKING ORDER : Wheelchairs, commodes, hoists, beds, vehicle

EMERGENCY ITEMS ARE IN PLACE : Emergency kit, First Aid Kit, Working Torch

UTILITIES : FAX IS RECEIVING AND SENDING : A SPARE INK CARTRIDGE IS AVAILABLE , COMPUTER IS OPERATIONAL

Standard precautions for infection control are applied

Medication records are read and followed

Identity of individual to receive medication is checked

Medication is safely administered

The service user is checked as having taken medication

Records are completed accurately and clearly

Medication is returned to its correct place for storage

Medication records are returned to their agreed place for storage

Outcome

Is the service outlet meeting a high quality standard of appearance both internally and externally

COMMENT ON EMPLOYEE COMPETENCY AND MANNER

Signature of carer
Signature of observer:
Please note that this checklist is a hypothetical example and provides basic information only. It is not intended to take the place of, among other things, workplace, health and safety advice; medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment; or other applicable laws. You should also seek your own professional advice to determine if the use of such checklist is permissible in your workplace or jurisdiction.