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.
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.
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
Is the service outlet meeting a high quality standard of appearance both internally and externally
COMMENT ON EMPLOYEE COMPETENCY AND MANNER