A social worker who took on a second job without informing either employer has been cautioned by the General Social Care Council.
Doccus Nyabunze said she took on the second job on top of a full time position as a senior practitioner at Essex Council because she was facing financial hardship.
But she did not disclose her working situation to either Essex Council or North Essex NHS Partnership Foundation Trust, where she began working four days a week in 2009.
As a result she had increased the potential risk to service users, a conduct committee found.
“The registrant would suffer from fatigue, her day shift sometimes followed the night shift and this was not a safe and responsible practice,” the committee said.
Nyabunze admitted that she had wilfully kept the fact that she was working elsewhere from her employers, but explained that she had been going through “financial hardship” at the time.
The committee took her unblemished work record into account, as well as her considerable remorse.
It decided to place an admonishment next to her name on the social care register for two years.