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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Deliver integrated health care in a community care environment 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
262401  Deliver integrated health care in a community care environment 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Integrated Health Professions 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 09 - Health Sciences and Social Services Promotive Health and Developmental Services 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  15 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2018-07-01  2023-06-30  SAQA 06120/18 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2024-06-30   2027-06-30  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This unit standard does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard will enable to learner to develop a community health programme for delivery in a primary health care environment.

Learners credited with this unit standard will be able to:
  • Investigate possibilities for community participation in the provision of integrated health care.
  • Develop a strategic plan for the delivery and support of integrated health care in a community environment.
  • Deliver a therapeutic aromatherapy, therapeutic reflexology and/or therapeutic massage treatment to patients in community health care contexts.
  • Evaluate the community care project and effect improvements. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Communication at NQF Level 4.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 4. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Investigate possibilities for community participation in the provision of integrated health care. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The concept of community is described and explained in terms of accepted definitions in the field. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Various types of participation, the advantages and disadvantages of each, and typical obstacles are explained in terms of successfully providing integrated health care. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Methods of increasing and supporting community participation, are explained with reference to the importance of effective structures and leadership. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Different support mechanisms for establishing aromatherapy, reflexology and massage projects in communities are identified and evaluated in terms of their availability and relevance to the specific community context. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Support mechanisms include:
  • State, Private Sector, Non-governmental Organisations.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Opportunities to involve other disciplines and sectors in the provision of community health care are investigated for possible coordination and collaboration in the achievement of community health goals. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Develop a strategic plan for the delivery and support of integrated health care in a community environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Data gathered in preparation for the planning process include all key sources, and is relevant to the needs of an identified community. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Other community health projects are identified and evaluated for potential contributions and relevance to the planned project. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Key bodies and/or stakeholders within the community power structures are identified and contact established in a manner that develops trust and creates opportunities for community participation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Ground rules for participation are negotiated and agreed at the outset of the project. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Ground rules include:
  • Organisational framework, meeting protocols, managerial process.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The negotiated strategic plan for community health care is detailed and complete, and provides clear, realistic guidelines for initial and continuous delivery. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Details include:
  • Project objectives; required resources including funding; schedules and time-frames for delivery.

    Guidelines include:
  • Procedures and policies; strategies for sustained involvement.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The plan is implemented by the designated role players according to agreed steps and time-lines that planned service delivery is effectively maintained throughout the life of the project. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    The strategic plan is evaluated at agreed intervals and against pre-determined criteria, and feedback to relevant parties is timeous and provides adequate information for decision-making and adjustment of the plan. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Deliver therapeutic an aromatherapy, reflexology or massage treatment to patients in community health care contexts. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The patient is welcomed, the proposed treatment is explained and consent for management is obtained to ensure compliance with ethical and legal requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Differences in culture and language are recognised and attended to by the use of services of an agreed-to interpreter. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The treatment environment is managed so that the patient's comfort, hygiene, safety and privacy is maintained at all times, in accordance with agreed procedures and accepted practice. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Treatment environment includes:
  • Access (hours and location), facilities (waiting room, treatment space), sanitation, equipment, materials.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Patient information is recorded in the required format and stored securely and confidentially in accordance with legal and professional requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Evaluate the community care project and effect improvements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Data gathered on key aspects of the project is critically analysed and recommended improvements are suggested. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Key aspects for analysis include:
  • Service delivery to identified needs; alignment with community needs; efficiency; affordability; availability; expansion requirements.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Opportunities are identified to from the gathered data to educate and empower patients and the community to responsibility for own health and health improvement. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Service delivery in own discipline is critically evaluated and opportunities identified to develop self and contribute to the development of practice within the discipline. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Data is evaluated to determine the effectiveness of a multidisciplinary team approach, and to validate of the effectiveness of own profession within a primary health care system. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider through the relevant ETQA by SAQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines and the agreed ETQA procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The social context of care is identified and described in terms of its component cultures, languages, group dynamics, socio-economic levels, conflict resolution skills' and treatment environment. 

    UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identifying and solving problems and making decisions using critical and creative thinking are demonstrated by the learner's ability to identify unhealthy or high risk conditions, assess and take appropriate action. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Working effectively with others as members of a team, group, organisation or community is demonstrated by the learner's ability and willingness to request assistance, involve community leaders and/or make referrals to other health care workers as appropriate. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organising and managing themselves and their activities responsibly and effectively are demonstrated by the learner's ability to analyse patient and community needs in various areas, and the provision of coherent advice. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collecting, analysing, organising and critically evaluating information is demonstrated by the learner's ability to reconcile information from visual examination and constantly evaluate the changing situation over subsequent interactions and also in the analysis of community needs and context. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicating effectively, using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentations is demonstrated in the learner's ability to communicated appropriately with the patient and other health care and in the ability to promote health care to the community in general. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Using science and technology effectively and critically showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others is demonstrated in the learner's ability to make an assessment of patients' physical, psychological and nutritional needs within a community context. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrating an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation is demonstrated in the learner's ability to identify unhealthy or high-risk conditions within communities, and describe probable consequences of recommendations made. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  65609   National Diploma: Allied Health Therapies  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2012-06-30   


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
    This information shows the current accreditations (i.e. those not past their accreditation end dates), and is the most complete record available to SAQA as of today. Some Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionaries have a lag in their recording systems for provider accreditation, in turn leading to a lag in notifying SAQA of all the providers that they have accredited to offer qualifications and unit standards, as well as any extensions to accreditation end dates. The relevant Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
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    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.