A care nurse faces being struck off after allegedly sleeping on the job on up to eight occasions while she worked at a Dundee care home.
Anca Ilea is accused of sleeping on duty during one or more nightshifts spanning up to eight dates across five months – and to have covered this up when applying for another job.
Investigators at the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) say she dozed off on September 27 2015, October 25 2015 and December 4 2015 while on shift.
They also allege that she fell asleep on the job three times in January 2016 and on further occasions in February.
She is also accused of having pre-recorded care notes for a patient before she had actually carried out her observations. It is also alleged she pre-recorded the care notes of another resident on the same night, during a shift on February 13 2016.
The NMC says that, in pre-recording notes, she acted dishonestly in her role as a registered care nurse.
Ms Ilea was working at Bughties Care Home in Broughty Ferry at the time but was later dismissed and referred to the nursing watchdog.
However, following her dismissal, she is alleged to have hidden the fact she was sacked and referred to the regulator during a later job interview.
She failed to declare her past to bosses at Lochleven Home Care Home on June 29 2016, when she attended the facility to discuss an employment opportunity.
Depending on the decision reached by the panel at the NMC, Ms Ilea could face being struck off the professional register and no longer being able to work as a nurse – depending on the panel’s view of her alleged misconduct.
Other sanctions she could face include a temporary suspension from the profession, formal cautions and conditions of practice orders, which can affect where, when or who people can work within the care industry.
Ms Ilea was contacted for comment, but has not responded.
Neither Bughties owner Enhance Healthcare nor Lochleven operator Thistle Healthcare responded to requests for comment.