A support worker who slept on the job at an Aberdeen care home and left a resident naked in full view of others has been struck-off.
Nnenne Ike Nweke worked in the Cults unit at Rubislaw Park Care Home in the final four months of 2015 and allegations were made about her conduct, leading to an investigation.
The case was referred to the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) which has removed Nweke from the practise register after a three-day disciplinary hearing in June.
An SSSC panel found it proved that Nweke had committed 13 offences.
A new report said one of the offences was that: “On or around September 12 2015, a resident was left alone and naked by Nweke on a shower chair in the doorway of the bathroom of her room and was visible from the corridor and was distressed.
“Nweke failed to provide the resident with personal care on this occasion.”
It added: “On various occasions you were found to be asleep while on duty.”
According to the report, Nweke’s colleagues found there were concerns on several occasions and SSSC found it was proved that Nweke spoke inappropriately to them when confronted.
On November 8 2015, a colleague found a resident’s room locked and saw Nweke come out of the room shortly afterwards.
The report said: “Nweke was challenged by a colleague for the reason for locking the door and Nweke shouted ‘you had better leave me alone or else you will be sorry’.”
On other occasions, Nweke told colleagues ‘you don’t get to tell me – you’re not a carer’ and ‘you’re not my manager’.
Nweke submitted a personal statement to the panel in which she admitted her behaviour – if proven – was inappropriate, but that she denied the allegations.
The panel heard Nweke had been a support worker since 2014 and there had been no previous complaints about her.
It also heard that her experience was limited and there was “evidence of a lack of management support” to her.
The report made reference to Nweke’s “lack of insight, regret and apology”.
However, it concluded that was not a sufficient amount of time to draw conclusions, and found there had been misconduct.
The Evening Express was unable to contact Nweke.
A Rubislaw Park Care Home spokesman said: “During early 2016, management became aware of a reportable incident concerning the above named person, who was being employed as a care assistant at the home.
“Acting properly, as always to protect vulnerable adults, the manager simultaneously took the appropriate internal actions while also reported the facts to the appropriate authorities.
“The individual has not worked at the home since these investigations.”