A NURSE who told bosses at a Burton care home she was going to Dubai to visit family while she was attending a disciplinary hearing has been struck off.
Elma Falsis had been sacked from a previous job with Douglas Bank Care Home, in Wigan, but told her new employers at Poplars Nursing Home, in Rolleston Road, Burton, she had left once her contract ran out.
Mrs Falsis had actually been sacked and referred to the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).
The nurse got a job with Poplars in May 2009 and applied for leave to visit family in Dubai just before a hearing into her conduct took place.
However, the home found out that Mrs Falsis had been sacked from her previous job.
An investigation was held and the nurse admitted she had never gone to Dubai and was at the hearing.
Mrs Falsis admitted to a series of charges including lying on her application form in March 2009 for the position of registered nurse at Poplars.
She also did not tell her new employers, the Monarch Healthcare Group, she had been referred to the NMC and subsequently that she was not visiting family in Dubai.
Mrs Falsis also admitted to working shifts at Poplars while subject to an interim suspension order.
It was also found proved that during her disciplinary hearing, she told the panel she had not been working during her suspension order when she had.
NMC panel chairman Paul Morris said: “The panel noted that this was not an isolated incident, this was a pattern of behaviour carried out over a protracted period of time, with a number of facets to it.
“Mrs Falsis lied to her employers and submitted a job application dishonestly stating that her contract of employment had ‘ended’ when, in fact, she had been dismissed.
“The panel concluded that Mrs Falsis has demonstrated behaviour which is fundamentally incompatible with remaining on the register.”
Mrs Falsis has now be removed from the register following the hearing and banned from attempting to re-register for at least five years.