The importance of continually improving my knowledge and working practice is to make sure that I am fully aware of and can adhere to all the current Health and social care standards, legislations and guidelines for good practice in my place of work.
Ensuring that I improve my development enables me to keep up to date with my knowledge and skills and change proactively to make sure the service myself and my staff offer our residents is appropriate and relevant so that we can care for our residents effectively. This will benefit not just myself but also the staff, the organisation and the residents on the unit that I manage.
Skills for Health recognises that the majority of the future workforce is already employed a highly skilled and flexible workforce is through continuing professional development.2009:30
As a professional, I have a responsibility to engage in continuous professional development.
Managing a nursing unit where there is a team of 35 staff members which includes 8 registered nurses, it is important that I take action in keeping my skills and knowledge and seek to improve my capabilities across the range of task I carry out daily. This is especially important to me as I am not a registered nurse. Continually improving my knowledge is essential to my role and ensures I have the skills and knowledge to create the best for the organisation that I work for.