Mr Kim Mediavillo – Registered nurse – Reprimand and conditions for unsatisfactory professional conduct and professional misconduct
6 May 2022
The Health Care Complaints Commission prosecuted a complaint against registered nurse, Kim Mediavillo, before the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (‘the Tribunal’). It was alleged that on 5 March 2020, whilst working as an agency nurse at St Vincent’s Public Hospital in Darlinghurst, Mr Mediavillo perceived he may have incorrectly administered a Hepatitis B vaccination by intra-muscular injection to a patient. Mr Mediavillo failed to raise his concern with his superiors or other staff, and attempted to cover his perceived error by then knowingly administering water by intra-muscular injection to a second patient, and modifying and falsifying the progress notes of both patients.
On 12 April 2022 the Tribunal found Mr Mediavillo guilty of professional misconduct. The Tribunal reprimanded Mr Mediavillo and placed conditions on his registration, including to only administer any medications under the direct supervision of a registered nurse, and not to work as an agency nurse, or a sole practitioner on any ward, shift or unit, not supervise any other staff and not work on night duty.
The full decision can be found here: NSW Caselaw.
For further information, contact the Executive Officer of the Health Care Complaints Commission, on 9219 7444 or send an email to email@example.com.
The information in this media release is correct at the time of publication. Orders may change; for example, conditions may no longer apply. For current information regarding the status of a registered health practitioner, including any conditions that currently apply, please check the National Register at www.ahpra.gov.au.
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