Children’s unit nurse is suspended for six months after asking male student to perform a sex act and telling him: ‘I don’t bite…unless they want me to’
A nurse has avoided being struck off after asking for oral sex from a student he was mentoring.
Scott Macpherson told a male student nurse it would ‘cost him’ to progress to the next year of his placement during a review session.
A professional conduct committee heard when the trainee, known only as Student Nurse A, joked that he could not afford any payment, Mr Macpherson leaned back in his chair and asked ‘how about a bl***** instead?’
Student Nurse A was then told to not be a ‘spitter’ when he coughed while drinking some water, which he took to be an innuendo.
He took days off sick as he could face returning to work.
But when he eventually did come back, his mentor offered him a massage which he claimed he was good at because ‘it was all about fingers’, 小组听取了.
The Nursing and Midwifery Council heard the student was left ‘speechless’ as when he declined, Mr Macpherson then said: ‘I don’t bite*well not unless they want me to.’
Student Nurse A has since left nursing altogether.
Scott Macpherson was working at Raigmore Hospital in Inverness, 苏格兰, 当时
Mr Macpherson – who claimed ‘banter’ was commonplace between them – has now been suspended for six months after a panel found he ‘violated’ the student’s dignity.
在五月 2018, the hearing was told Mr Macpherson was working at Raigmore Hospital in Inverness, 苏格兰, where Student Nurse A was doing his placement.
The pair worked together in the hospital’s Highland Children’s Unit.
During a conversation about the student’s placement and whether he would progress to his third year, a panel heard Mr Macpherson said ‘it’ll cost you’.
The student nurse replied: ‘I’m well into my overdraft, there’s no chance.’
The panel heard he was left feeling ‘extremely uncomfortable and embarrassed’ when Mr Macpherson suggested oral sex.
Student Nurse A told the hearing: ‘I reached for my water battle and took a drink; as I did so, Scott continued ‘don’t spit it out now, don’t be a spitter’.
‘This seemed to me to be an innuendo, relating to the earlier “bl*****” 评论.
Both of the men were nurses in the hospital – but the victim has not been named (文件图片)
‘I continued with my shift but a couple times over the rest of the shift he brought up the fact that I would owe him extra or reminding me that I still hadn’t given him the ‘payment’.’
The panel heard Mr Macpherson reminded him up to seven times about not receiving ‘payment’.
第二天, Student Nurse A phoned in sick because ‘he could not face going back to that environment’.
He then reported it to the university and returned to work, hoping it was an isolated incident.
But at the beginning of his next shift, after saying he had a sore neck, the hearing was told Mr Macpherson offered him a massage.
Student Nurse A continued: ‘Scott had said that he was good with giving neck massage as it was all about fingers, I reacted and went red and said no.
‘Scott then said ‘seriously I don’t bite, not if you don’t want me too’.’
‘I took this to be a further sexually suggestive comment, and was totally speechless that it had happened again and so openly.
‘I just stared at my water bottle and wished that I could run out or disappear.’
Mr Macpherson was then brought before a fitness to practice committee.
Suspending him, 它得出结论: ‘The panel was of the view that the facts found proved had the effect of creating an intimidating, 敌对的, 有辱人格的, humiliating and offensive environment for Student Nurse A and had the effect of violating his dignity.
‘The panel noted that following that shift, he took absence on May 4, 2018 as he felt unable to attend due to the events on May 3, 2018.
‘The panel also had regard to his oral evidence where he stated that he was left upset, 不舒服, felt overwhelmed by the situation, and eventually left nursing.’