A FORMER NHS team leader acted in an ‘inappropriate and unprofessional’ manner, a Nursing and Midwifery Council panel has found.
The panel cleared Kevin Stubbs of misconduct, saying his conduct was not sufficiently serious, but found he had kicked a door, called a member of staff a b**** and failed to conduct monthly supervision of some staff.
He was also found to have failed to provide some supervision records and to have failed to complete a risk management plan for a patient.
A charge of not facilitating adequate clinical discussion as part of staff supervision was found to be not proved, as were allegations that he slammed a door and stood over a member of staff.
The decisions were made by a three-member panel following a five day fitness to practise hearing held in London.
Mr Stubbs worked as a drugs team leader at Fairfields House, in Fairfields Road, Basingstoke between September 2008 and November 2009.
He was employed by Hampshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust – now known as Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust.
The allegations, which were all denied by Stubbs, relate to four members of staff.
Stubbs was unrepresented and did not appear at the hearing.
In the reasons given for the decision the panel, headed by Dr Pamela Omerod, wrote: “The panel was of the view that the behaviours found proved, in accordance with the charges, were inappropriate and unprofessional.
“The panel did not condone a team leader acting in this manner towards colleagues.
“However, the panel determined that Mr Stubbs’ conduct, whilst falling short of the standards expected of a nurse, was not sufficiently serious so as to amount to misconduct.”