A DUNDEE carer has been accused of turning up to work under the influence of alcohol.
It is claimed Fiona Tuck was “unfit” to carry out her duties when she attended Riverside View Care Home, in the West End of the city.
As a result, Ms Tuck is said to have failed to comply with her employer’s alcohol and drugs policy.
Ms Tuck is also alleged to have pushed a resident in the stomach during the summer of 2014.
The contact is said to have been made “in a rough manner”.
On the same day, Ms Tuck is facing an allegation of telling the service user “you will sit there until someone can help you” or words to that effect.
By allegedly saying that phrase, Ms Tuck is said to have put the resident “at risk of harm” as she failed “to communicate in an appropriate manner.”
This is also said to fail to comply with her employer’s “safer people-handling procedures”.
And Ms Tuck faces another allegation of having acted “in a rough manner” on a separate occasion by pulling another resident by her arm.
On the same day she is said to have shouted to a colleague in front of a different resident ‘what is going on with the ******* buttons” or words to that effect.
In doing so, Ms Tuck is accused of failing to communicate in an appropriate manner, not complying with her employer’s “safer people-handling procedure” and placed service users at risk of harm.
Ms Tuck’s conduct will now be examined at a Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) hearing in Dundee starting on September 12.
A spokesman for the care home said Ms Tuck no longer works there.
He added: “As soon as concerns were brought to our attention we immediately suspended the individual and, following an internal investigation, they were dismissed.
“We reported the individual to the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) for their registration to be reviewed, and have fully supported the subsequent SSSC investigation.
“Providing residents with kind and high-quality care is at the heart of everything we do
“We will never tolerate behaviour that does not support their health and wellbeing.”
The Tele was unable to reach Ms Tuck for comment before going to press.