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Juliana-Vera Stojiljkovic, 9719709

The Member admitted that she engaged in professional misconduct when employed as a Care Coordinator through an agency by failing to maintain patient records and failing to ensure patients received adequate care. This included, but was not limited to, failing to follow up with patients’ health care providers, failing to follow up after receiving alerts or notifications related to patients, failing to complete home visits and assessments in a timely manner, failing to commence the applications for long-term care in a timely manner and failing to ensure that completed assessments were documented in the patients’ records.

The Member was found guilty of the following:

  • contravening a standard of practice of the profession or failing to meet the standards of practice of the profession; and
  • engaging in conduct relevant to the practice of nursing, that, having regard to all the circumstances, would reasonably be regarded by members as dishonourable and unprofessional.

The College of Nurses of Ontario (“CNO”) and the Member presented the Panel with a Joint Submission requesting that the Panel make an order that included the following:

  • an oral reprimand;
  • a 3-month suspension;
  • terms, conditions and limitations, including:
    • attending a minimum of 2 meetings with a Regulatory Expert;
    • employer notification for 36 months; 
    • random spot audits of the Member’s practice for 18 months; and
    • no independent practice for 36 months.

Aggravating factors considered by the Panel included:

  • there were multiple incidents over several years involving a number of patients;
  • the repeated conduct over time demonstrated a pattern of disregard of her professional obligations;
  • the Member’s failure  to provide resources, follow up and appropriate documentation could have resulted in significant harm to patients; and
  • the Member was neglectful of her duties as a care coordinator which discredits the profession.

Mitigating factors considered by the Panel included:

  • the Member cooperated with CNO;
  • the Member has no prior disciplinary history with CNO; and
  • the Member admitted and acknowledged her actions.

The Panel accepted the Joint Submission, concluding that the proposed penalty was reasonable and in the public interest. 

 

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