Ms Titilayo Oyedele – Hospital Scientist – Permanent Prohibition Order
28 January 2021
The NSW Health Care Complaints Commission conducted an investigation into the professional conduct of Ms Titilayo Oyedele, unregistered health practitioner.
Ms Oyedele arrived in Australia in November 2014 and since then has held various positions as a Technical Officer and Hospital Scientist at NSW Health Pathology. The complaint alleged that Ms Oyedele was responsible for two adverse patient incidents by selecting and issuing incompatible blood for a transfusion and that she had misrepresented her employment history when seeking employment such that she was not competent to perform the roles that she undertook.
The Commission’s investigation found that prior to her move to Australia, Ms Oyedele had been working in the United Kingdom (UK) as a Band 5 Biomedical Scientist and been found guilty of professional misconduct and struck of the United Kingdom’s health register for selecting and administering an incompatible blood transfusion to a patient and for presenting false information about her employment history to gain employment.
The Commission’s investigation found that Ms Oyedele engaged in similar dishonest and unethical conduct after moving to Australia.
Specifically, Ms Oyedele again falsified her employment history when seeking employment within the NSW Health sector, inaccurately reporting that she had held employment as a scientist in histology in Nigeria for 3 years when this was not the case. Ms Oyedele went to great lengths to hide her conduct in the UK by consistently concealing her UK residential and employment history and failing to disclose to her employer that she had been the subject of regulatory proceedings in the UK and also had a criminal history. Ms Oyedele was also found to have administered incompatible blood to a patient, as had occurred in the UK.
The investigation found that Ms Oyedele has breach several clauses of the Code of Conduct for Unregistered Practitioners, through sustained and calculated deception, with no insight into the fact that her conduct poses a risk to public health and safety.
The Commission determined that Ms Oyedele poses a risk to the health or safety of members of the public and that the only means to adequately protect the public is to impose the strongest sanction available under the Act.
The Commission therefore makes the following Prohibition Order:
Ms Titilayo Oyedele is permanently prohibited from providing any health services, as defined under section 4 of the Health Care Complaints Act 1993, whether on a paid or voluntary basis.
The Commission has also referred all information and documentation relating to this matter to the relevant Commonwealth Authorities.
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