Julius B. Odu

Profession: Radiographer

Registration Number: RA33509

Hearing Type: Final Hearing

Date and Time of hearing: 09:00 18/07/2016 End: 16:00 26/07/2016

Location: Health and Care Professions Council, 405 Kennington Road, London, SE11 4PT

Panel: Conduct and Competence Committee
Outcome: Adjourned part heard

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Allegation

During the course of your employment as a Radiographer with North Middlesex University Hospital:

 

1. Between 28th June 2013 and 11th July 2013, you breached Ionising Radiation (Medical Exposure) Regulations 2000 (IR(ME)R 2000) Regulations 5(1) and Trust protocols, despite your employer's previous warnings, in that you:

 

a) did not report that the image verification movie loop had been omitted on fraction 2 of the treatment whilst treating:

 

i. Patient A’s fraction 3; and

ii. Patient C’s fraction 3.

 

b) did not adhere to the department breast imaging protocol, in that on Patient B’s fracture 10 you did not repeat the image verification movie loop despite the previous fraction’s loop being out of tolerance and an alert to repeat the fraction 10 being documented on the image analysis section of the patient’s treatment record.

 

2. You did not record and/or document the changeover in entitled operators and the complexity of the treatment set up on 28th June 2013, in Patient B’s treatment record.

 

3. Between 28th June 2013 and 30th August 2013, you:

 

a) did not maintain accurate and contemporaneous clinical records; and

 

b) did not ensure notes you made retrospectively were marked accordingly.

 

4. Between 24th July 2013 and 30th August 2013, you accessed medical records of patients and added notes retrospectively that concealed your actions as described in paragraphs 1a), 1b) and 2.

 

5. On 7th March 2012 you covered a patient’s tracheotomy site with cling film hence putting the patient’s life in danger.

 

6. On 5th and 7th March 2012 you did not follow the correct process for identifying patients.

 

7. On 5th March 2012 you did not follow imaging actions levels for a patient receiving radical radiotherapy to the head and neck regions.

 

8. On 6th March 2012 you refused to complete Multi Leaf Collimator (MLC) checks prior to treating a patient which could have potentially led to a non-recoverable error.

 

9. Your actions described in paragraph 4 were dishonest.

 

10. The matters described in paragraphs 4 and 9 constitute misconduct.

 

11. The matters described in paragraph 1 to 3 and 5 to 8 constitute misconduct and/or lack of competence.

 

12. By reason of that misconduct and/or lack of competence your fitness to practise is impaired.

Finding

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Order

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Notes

This hearing adjourned, part heard. The date for the reconvened hearing is to be confirmed.

Hearing History

History of Hearings for Julius B. Odu

Date Panel Hearing type Outcomes / Status
08/02/2018 Conduct and Competence Committee Review Hearing Struck off
30/01/2017 Conduct and Competence Committee Final Hearing Suspended
18/07/2016 Conduct and Competence Committee Final Hearing Adjourned part heard