17 Jan 2019
The State Administrative Tribunal in Western Australia (tribunal) has reprimanded a nurse and disqualified her from applying for registration for 12 months for breaching conditions on her registration.
In previous proceedings on 26 November 2015, the tribunal ordered that conditions be imposed on Ms Natalie Susan Stoksik’s registration as an enrolled nurse. The conditions included that Ms Stoksik was not to be the sole or lead nurse on duty and was to work under the supervision of nominated senior nurses during all shifts.
Ms Stoksik admitted to breaching the conditions on her registration on multiple occasions from May to June 2017 by, among other things, being the sole nurse on duty, failing to nominate a supervisor and failing to work under a nominated supervisor. Ms Stoksik also admitted to providing false and misleading information to the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) about her current work arrangements.
Ms Stoksik voluntarily surrendered her registration on 11 July 2017 and has not been registered since that time.
The tribunal found that Ms Stoksik engaged in professional misconduct, reprimanded her and disqualified her from applying for registration for a period of 12 months. The tribunal accepted that Ms Stoksik’s conduct was inconsistent with her being a fit and proper person to hold registration in the nursing profession.
The tribunal’s decision is published on the eCourts Portal of Western Australia website.