Timmer is Punished by College of Nurses

Posted: July 23, 2007 in Brantford, Headlines

For those wondering who or what a “Timmer” is, he’s a supporter of the DCE Terrorists who is well known in the area for showing up at public events, sticking a camcorder in peoples faces until someone asks him to not record them, taunting them until they tell him off, and then posting that part of the video online with claims that he was yelled at by people simply for supporting Native Rights.

For all of his big talk, in real life Timmer is a Male Nurse named Timothy Sywyk of Brantford. It seems he’s gotten himself in a bit of trouble at work.. Courtesy of www.CaledoniaWakeupCall.com

COLLEGE OF NURSES OF ONTARIO

DISCIPLINE COMMITTEE

RESULTS OF PROCEEDING

MEMBER:             TIMOTHY SYWYK, Ontario Registration #JC-0708-2 & 0438424

DATE:            January 8, 9, 10, 11, 15, 16, 19, April 19 and May 25, 2007

FINDING:            Professional Misconduct

GROUNDS:  

1. Sexually abused a patient, in that he engaged in behaviour or made remarks of a sexual nature toward a patient;

2.Contravened a standard of practice of the profession or failed to meet the standard of practice of the profession;

3. Abused a client verbally, physically or emotionally; and

4. Engaged in conduct or performed an act or acts relevant to the practice of nursing that, having regard to all the circumstances, would reasonably be regarded by members as disgraceful, dishonourable or unprofessional.

ORDER:        

1. The Member appear before the Panel to be reprimanded at a date to be arranged but, in any event, within three (3) months of the date this Order becomes final;

2. The Executive Director to suspend the Member’s Certificate of Registration for a period of two (2) months. The suspension shall take effect from the date that this Order becomes final and shall continue to run without interruption;

3. The Executive Director to impose the following terms, conditions and limitations on the Member’s Certificate of Registration:

a.The Member to meet with a Practice Consultant at the Practice Consultant’s convenience, prior to returning to practice and, in any event, within three (3) months of the date this Order becomes final.  The Member will meet with the Practice Consultant to discuss the materials referred to in 3(a)(i), 3(a)(ii) and 3(a)(iii) below, as they relate to the conduct for which the Member was found to have committed professional misconduct and to discuss how to prevent such conduct from occurring in the future.  Prior to meeting with the Practice Consultant, the Member shall:

i. review the College Standards and Guidelines – Professional Standards, Therapeutic Nurse-Client Relationship, Ethics and Managing Conflict;

ii. complete the College’s on-line learning modules relating to Professional Standards and the Therapeutic Nurse-Client Relationship, and complete the on-line participation form relevant to each module;

iii. purchase and complete the College’s self-directed learning package, One is One Too Many, at his own expense;

b. The Member complete, at his own expense, sensitivity training, with an expert (the “Expert”) acceptable to the Director of Investigations and Hearings (“the Director”), relating to the conduct for which the Member was found to have committed professional misconduct. A sensitivity training plan, based upon the incidents which gave rise to the findings of professional misconduct, shall be developed by the Expert and the Member. The plan must be approved by the Director prior to implementation.  The training shall take place at such frequency as the Expert believes necessary, and shall continue until such time as the Expert believes the Member has gained sufficient insight into his behaviour, but, in any event, the sensitivity training shall involve a minimum of three (3) meetings.  Prior to the first meeting with the Expert, the Member will provide the Expert with a copy of the Panel’s Penalty Order together with the Amended Notice of Hearing or, if available, the Panel’s written Decision and Reasons, delivered through the use of a verifiable method of delivery, the proof of which the Member shall retain.  If the Panel’s Decisions and Reasons are not available prior to the Member’s first meeting with the Expert, the Member shall deliver to the Expert through the use of a verifiable method of delivery, the proof of which the Member shall retain, a copy of the Panel’s Decision and Reasons, together with any attachments, within 21 days of their release. At the completion of the training, the Member must ensure that the Director receives from the Expert a report, through the use of a verifiable method of delivery, confirming the Expert’s receipt of the Panel’s Decision and Reasons, outlining the Member’s participation in the training, as well as his/her assessment of the Member’s insight into his behaviour; 

c.    Until such time as the conditions specified in 3(a) and 3(b) have been successfully completed, the Member will only practice nursing for an employer where other registered nurses are employed, working the same shift on the same unit and will not practice independently in the community;

d.    For a period of twelve (12) months following the date upon which the Member returns to the practice of nursing, the Member shall:

i. notify the Director of the name, address, and telephone number of all employer(s) within fourteen (14) days of commencing or resuming employment in any nursing position. Notification shall be in writing and through the use of a verifiable method of delivery, the proof of which the Member shall retain;

ii. provide his employer(s) with a copy of the panel’s Penalty Order together with the Amended Notice of Hearing or, if available, the Panel’s written Decision and Reasons, together with any attachments;

iii. only practice for an employer (s) who agrees to, and does, write to the Director, within fourteen (14) days of the commencement or resumption of the Member’s employment, providing the Director with the following:

1. confirmation that the employer(s) has received a copy of the documents referred to in paragraph 3(d)(ii), above.

only practice for an employer(s) who agrees to advise the Director in writing, within fourteen (14) days of the date the Member commences employment that the employer agrees to notify the Director immediately upon receipt of any reasonable information that the Member has breached the standards of practice of the profession.

1. The Executive Director to suspend the Member’s Certificate of Registration for a period of two (2) months. The suspension shall take effect from the date that this Order becomes final and shall continue to run without interruption;

2. The Executive Director to impose the following terms, conditions and limitations on the Member’s Certificate of Registration:

a. The Member to meet with a Practice Consultant at the Practice Consultant’s convenience, prior to returning to practice and, in any event, within three (3) months of the date this Order becomes final.  The Member will meet with the Practice Consultant to discuss the materials referred to in 3(a)(i), 3(a)(ii) and 3(a)(iii) below, as they relate to the conduct for which the Member was found to have committed professional misconduct and to discuss how to prevent such conduct from occurring in the future.  Prior to meeting with the Practice Consultant, the Member shall:

i. review the College Standards and Guidelines – Professional Standards, Therapeutic Nurse-Client Relationship, Ethics and Managing Conflict;

ii. complete the College’s on-line learning modules relating to Professional Standards and the Therapeutic Nurse-Client Relationship, and complete the on-line participation form relevant to each module;

iii. purchase and complete the College’s self-directed learning package, One is One Too Many, at his own expense;

b.    The Member complete, at his own expense, sensitivity training, with an expert (the “Expert”) acceptable to the Director of Investigations and Hearings (“the Director”), relating to the conduct for which the Member was found to have committed professional misconduct. A sensitivity training plan, based upon the incidents which gave rise to the findings of professional misconduct, shall be developed by the Expert and the Member. The plan must be approved by the Director prior to implementation.  The training shall take place at such frequency as the Expert believes necessary, and shall continue until such time as the Expert believes the Member has gained sufficient insight into his behaviour, but, in any event, the sensitivity training shall involve a minimum of three (3) meetings.  Prior to the first meeting with the Expert, the Member will provide the Expert with a copy of the Panel’s Penalty Order together with the Amended Notice of Hearing or, if available, the Panel’s written Decision and Reasons, delivered through the use of a verifiable method of delivery, the proof of which the Member shall retain.  If the Panel’s Decisions and Reasons are not available prior to the Member’s first meeting with the Expert, the Member shall deliver to the Expert through the use of a verifiable method of delivery, the proof of which the Member shall retain, a copy of the Panel’s Decision and Reasons, together with any attachments, within 21 days of their release. At the completion of the training, the Member must ensure that the Director receives from the Expert a report, through the use of a verifiable method of delivery, confirming the Expert’s receipt of the Panel’s Decision and Reasons, outlining the Member’s participation in the training, as well as his/her assessment of the Member’s insight into his behaviour; 

c. Until such time as the conditions specified in 3(a) and 3(b) have been successfully completed, the Member will only practice nursing for an employer where other registered nurses are employed, working the same shift on the same unit and will not practice independently in the community;

d. For a period of twelve (12) months following the date upon which the Member returns to the practice of nursing, the Member shall:

i. notify the Director of the name, address, and telephone number of all employer(s) within fourteen (14) days of commencing or resuming employment in any nursing position. Notification shall be in writing and through the use of a verifiable method of delivery, the proof of which the Member shall retain;

ii. provide his employer(s) with a copy of the panel’s Penalty Order together with the Amended Notice of Hearing or, if available, the Panel’s written Decision and Reasons, together with any attachments;

iii. only practice for an employer (s) who agrees to, and does, write to the Director, within fourteen (14) days of the commencement or resumption of the Member’s employment, providing the Director with the following:

1. confirmation that the employer(s) has received a copy of the documents referred to in paragraph 3(d)(ii), above.

2. only practice for an employer(s) who agrees to advise the Director in writing, within fourteen (14) days of the date the Member commences employment that the employer agrees to notify the Director immediately upon receipt of any reasonable information that the Member has breached the standards of practice of the profession

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