A radiographer who struggled to carry basic patient examinations has been given more time to complete a supervision order.
Jane Onoh was volunteering at Fraserburgh Hospital one day a week during the summer of 2017 when staff in the radiology department raised concerns.
She was struggling with the positioning of patients and equipment and was referred to the Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC).
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The HCPC found that the radiographer’s fitness to practice was impaired on public and personal grounds following a tribunal service hearing which took place in Aberdeen in January, but she was cleared of exposing patients to unnecessary levels of radiation.
The watchdog ruled that Mrs Onoh should carry out at three months of supervised practice either voluntary or paid with an experienced radiographer.
But now it has emerged she has been unable to secure a position so she can comply with the ruling.
A progress hearing held in Aberdeen earlier this month was told Mrs Onoh had approached four different hospitals about completing the order and had either not heard back or been turned down.
A report on the latest ruling said she had also been trying to improve her skills by reading textbooks and watching videos on Youtube.
The document said: “The answer was always the same, they could not provide the one-on-one supervision for the three months that she required.
“She told the panel that she had been engaging in private studies, reading textbooks and research articles on radiographic technique and radiation protection. She had also been watching relevant YouTube demonstration videos.”
The panel ruled Mrs Onoh was still impaired to practice on both public protection and public interest grounds because she was yet to undertake supervised practice.
As a result officials ruled the supervision order should be extended for a year.