A FORMER nurse at Ninewells Hospital is to appear before a hearing accused of incompetence.
The Nursing and Midwifery Council will consider the claims against Yvonne Martin in August.
Allegations have been made of a number of failings, including that Ms Martin did not document observations of patients and failed to maintain the dignity of patients when removing and inserting catheters.
Five patients are involved in the allegations.
Between March 2010 and June 2014, it is claimed she failed to demonstrate the standards of knowledge, skill, and judgment required to practise without supervision as a Band 5 Nurse.
The first allegation against her is that on March 7 2010, she failed to ensure observations were conducted and/or documented in respect of a patient known as A.
On July 22 2013 she is accused of failing to maintain the dignity of an unidentified patient.
With this charge, it is claimed that Ms Martin did not shut the curtains of a treatment room when preparing to remove a catheter.
Then on June 3 2010, in relation to another patient, it is claimed she did not make a clear record of patient B’s respiratory rate.
It is also alleged Ms Martin did not record hourly observations on a standardised early warning system (SEWS) chart or record a SEWS score on the chart. In the case of a third patient, she is accused of failing to conduct and/or document that she had conducted a four hourly observation of the patient she was treating.
Then between February 2014 and April of the same year she is accused of not completing the requirements of a “Stage 1 formal capability plan”.
The final allegation took place on May 9 2014, when it is claimed she did not effectively communicate and/or effectively perform a female catheterisation procedure on another patient.
An NHS Tayside spokeswoman: “This person no longer works for NHS Tayside.”
The hearing will look to establish whether, in light of the allegations, Ms Martin’s fitness to practise is impaired by a lack of competence.
Ms Martin couldn’t be reached for comment.