Two-jobs nurse is suspended

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A NURSE who worked at the Royal Bolton Hospital after calling in sick at The Christie has been suspended by the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

Annabel Rodulfa was working back-to-back shifts at both hospitals without telling her employers.

One day she worked a full 24 hours without any break.

Mrs Rodulfa was found out after she asked to change a shift at The Christie on New Year’s Eve in 2010.

She claimed it was for childcare reasons but it was because she was working at the Royal Bolton Hospital.

Her boss refused to let her change the shift at short notice, which meant she worked between 1pm and 9pm at the Christie, before travelling to Bolton, where she worked until 7.45am, before returning to The Christie and working until 1.30pm the next day.

Mrs Rodulfa was sacked by The Christie after they discovered she was also working 17.5 hours per week at the Royal Bolton Hospital in addition to the 30 hours per week she spent at The Christie.

She left the Royal Bolton Hospital shortly after the discovery of her two jobs.

The mother-of-three was employed as a band five staff nurse on an oncology ward at The Christie and as a nurse on ward D2 at the Royal Bolton Hospital.

At the hearing, she told the panel she had three children aged between three and 13 and was the sole provider for her family as her husband was unemployed.

She added that she had to pay the mortgage and to send money to her parents in the Philippines.

Mrs Rodulfa was given a sixmonth suspension order after the panel concluded her actions amounted to misconduct and her fitness to practice was impaired.

Heather Edwards, head of communications at Bolton NHS Foundation Trust, said Mrs Rodulfa had resigned from the Royal Bolton Hospital in the first part of 2011 and any disciplinary matters had been dealt with by The Christie.

A spokesman at The Christie said: “We can confirm Annabel Rodulfa was dismissed on March 24, 2011, as a result of an investigation which found she was working at the Royal Bolton Hospital whilst on sick leave from The Christie NHS Foundation Trust.

“We reported the matter to the Nursing and Midwifery Council. Ms Rodulfa did not declare her employment with Bolton NHS Foundation Trust at the time she was recruited to The Christie.”

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9:05am Sat 23 Feb 13

oftbewildered2 says...

apart from being downright dangerous - this is fraudulent. You cannot claim sick pay if you are fit to work elsewhere and are being paid for it. This is apart from any other rules and regulations she is breaking.
apart from being downright dangerous - this is fraudulent. You cannot claim sick pay if you are fit to work elsewhere and are being paid for it. This is apart from any other rules and regulations she is breaking. oftbewildered2
  • Score: 1

1:05pm Sat 23 Feb 13

Labradorlover says...

Part of me feels sorry for her. At least she was willing to get off her backside and work rather than claiming benefits. Many people hold down 2 or 3 jobs and work ridiculous hours, its only because she is a nurse that people find the number of hours she was working were unsafe. If she was working 24 hours on the run as a cleaner they would say what a hard working mother she was.
Part of me feels sorry for her. At least she was willing to get off her backside and work rather than claiming benefits. Many people hold down 2 or 3 jobs and work ridiculous hours, its only because she is a nurse that people find the number of hours she was working were unsafe. If she was working 24 hours on the run as a cleaner they would say what a hard working mother she was. Labradorlover
  • Score: 10

1:23pm Sat 23 Feb 13

mary1938@btinternet.com says...

Well said Labradorlover!!
Well said Labradorlover!! mary1938@btinternet.com
  • Score: 4

1:59pm Sat 23 Feb 13

boltonnut says...

Between the two jobs she only worked 47.5 hours per week, not excesive.She has to be admired though for taking on two jobs she seems like a good worker.Now if only hubby could chip in and relieve some stress off his misses.
Between the two jobs she only worked 47.5 hours per week, not excesive.She has to be admired though for taking on two jobs she seems like a good worker.Now if only hubby could chip in and relieve some stress off his misses. boltonnut
  • Score: 8

3:12pm Sat 23 Feb 13

oftbewildered2 says...

Labradorlover wrote:
Part of me feels sorry for her. At least she was willing to get off her backside and work rather than claiming benefits. Many people hold down 2 or 3 jobs and work ridiculous hours, its only because she is a nurse that people find the number of hours she was working were unsafe. If she was working 24 hours on the run as a cleaner they would say what a hard working mother she was.
I know what you mean - but if she gave out the wrong drug, or failed to react quickly to an emergency situation because she was over tired then that is what is dangerous. Nurses can have two jobs - many work as Bank or Agency nurses. What was wrong here was that she was claiming sick pay from one job so she could work at another.
[quote][p][bold]Labradorlover[/bold] wrote: Part of me feels sorry for her. At least she was willing to get off her backside and work rather than claiming benefits. Many people hold down 2 or 3 jobs and work ridiculous hours, its only because she is a nurse that people find the number of hours she was working were unsafe. If she was working 24 hours on the run as a cleaner they would say what a hard working mother she was.[/p][/quote]I know what you mean - but if she gave out the wrong drug, or failed to react quickly to an emergency situation because she was over tired then that is what is dangerous. Nurses can have two jobs - many work as Bank or Agency nurses. What was wrong here was that she was claiming sick pay from one job so she could work at another. oftbewildered2
  • Score: 2

7:15pm Sat 23 Feb 13

Citizen Cane says...

Don't be ridiculous - with 3 children she will have been claiming benefits too. As a proven fraudster, her benefit claims should be closely examined.

She should never work as a nurse again and should be deported as an undesirable criminal.
Don't be ridiculous - with 3 children she will have been claiming benefits too. As a proven fraudster, her benefit claims should be closely examined. She should never work as a nurse again and should be deported as an undesirable criminal. Citizen Cane
  • Score: -9

7:31pm Sat 23 Feb 13

questionairre says...

Labradorlover says
Part of me feels sorry for her. At least she was willing to get off her backside and work rather than claiming benefits. Many people hold down 2 or 3 jobs and work ridiculous hours, its only because she is a nurse that people find the number of hours she was working were unsafe. If she was working 24 hours on the run as a cleaner they would say what a hard working mother she was.
I really can not believe the stupidity of people who think it is OK to claim sick pay whilst working elsewhere.
I am a tax payer and find this abhorrent
You are obviously not and dont care
That is what s wrong with this country
people like you
Labradorlover says Part of me feels sorry for her. At least she was willing to get off her backside and work rather than claiming benefits. Many people hold down 2 or 3 jobs and work ridiculous hours, its only because she is a nurse that people find the number of hours she was working were unsafe. If she was working 24 hours on the run as a cleaner they would say what a hard working mother she was. I really can not believe the stupidity of people who think it is OK to claim sick pay whilst working elsewhere. I am a tax payer and find this abhorrent You are obviously not and dont care That is what s wrong with this country people like you questionairre
  • Score: 1

8:30pm Fri 8 Mar 13

smiley_mad says...

its alright to have two or more jobs..but while off sick and worked in other job..its not acceptable, and that its FRAUD and it is a criminal offense...I bet working 24hrs shift maybe you will be sleeping while on duty...now...you got no job...served you right...
its alright to have two or more jobs..but while off sick and worked in other job..its not acceptable, and that its FRAUD and it is a criminal offense...I bet working 24hrs shift maybe you will be sleeping while on duty...now...you got no job...served you right... smiley_mad
  • Score: 1

7:12am Sat 9 Mar 13

smiley_mad says...

that's what we called GREEDINESS..
as a proven fraudster she should not be allowed to work as a nurse again..she did it..and she will do it again...
what you've done really reflects what really you are
that's what we called GREEDINESS.. as a proven fraudster she should not be allowed to work as a nurse again..she did it..and she will do it again... what you've done really reflects what really you are smiley_mad
  • Score: -2

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