Jersey

Jersey nurse struck off for lying at interview

Jersey Overdale Hospital Image copyright Google
Image caption The centre, also known as the department of metabolic medicine, is located at Overdale hospital, St Helier.

A former manager of a diabetes centre has been struck off the nursing register for lying about her qualifications.

Andrea Kim Ellis, who got the job in 2013, said she had a "masters degree in diabetes" and other qualifications, but could not produce evidence of them.

A nursing and midwifery council conduct hearing on Wednesday found she had sought to "deceive" to improve her "prospects of gaining employment".

Ms Ellis now has the right to appeal.

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She held the position at Jersey's diabetes centre, run by the Health and Social Services Department (HSSD), from late 2013 to February 2016, when she resigned.

The hearing report said that at her interview for the role in August 2013 Ms Ellis told the interview panel, which asked for the evidence, that her certificates and portfolio, "were not available as they were in her suitcase which was mislaid at the airport".

A disciplinary investigation from the HSSD followed, with Ms Ellis being interviewed again in 2015.

At this interview she claimed "that she stated to the interviewing panel that she did not have an MSc in diabetes", the report shows.

The conduct and competence committee concluded: "In light of the above, your fitness to practise is impaired by reason of your misconduct."

The committee has allowed 18 months for an appeal.