A Dundee care worker will face a disciplinary panel accused of falling asleep at work and failing to follow proper procedures.
Ernest Okodugha is due to appear at a Scottish Social Services Council hearing later this month at Compass House in Dundee.
It is alleged that while employed as a care assistant, working for HC-One Limited, he did not follow proper procedures for his role, including moving and handling procedures and entering rooms without permission.
It is also alleged that he fell asleep while working a wakened nightshift and that he failed to inform the SSSC when he was suspended from his post by his employer HC-One Limited.
The hearing is expected to start on Monday November 19 and last until Friday of that week.
In a notice of fitness to practise issued by the SSSC, it states: “It is alleged that your actions impair your fitness to practise because of your misconduct.”
The fitness to practise panel will decide if the allegation is proven, whether Mr Okodugha is fit to practise and if a sanction should be placed on his registration.
The SSSC says a worker is fit to practise if they meet the standards of character, conduct and competence necessary for them to do their job safely and effectively, with particular regard to the code of practice for social service workers and the code of practice for employers of social service workers.
HC-One Limited, which runs three care homes across Dundee – Ballumbie Court, Riverside View and Balcarres – declined to comment.
Mr Okodugha was unavailable for comment.