A paramedic has been banned from working on his own after he asked a colleague to take part in a foursome.
Richard Senior, a former Club 18-30 rep, has been labelled a ‘risk to the public’ after he was found guilty of misconduct at a tribunal. He will not be allowed to work alone for 18 months after a panel heard that he made sexual remarks to two female colleagues, showed an explicit photo of him taking part in a sex act and asked one co-worker to take part in a gang bang.
Senior, who worked from Dewsbury Ambulance Station didn’t attend the tribunal but signed off his email to the panel with the strange choice of phrase: “Nothing to fear but fear itself so live fast, die young, and leave a good looking corpse.”
The panel said: “This, at the end of a reflective piece, did undermine the registrant’s assertions of a meaningful change in attitude.”
He was initially suspended from work for 12 months but – partly due to his sign-off – the panel judged that he had failed to understand the impact of his behaviour on colleagues and patients. He was also found guilty of professional incompetence for driving to emergency calls without using blue lights or sirens – he no longer works for Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS).
A spokesperson for YAS said:
The trust carried out a thorough internal investigation into the allegations made against Richard Senior when he was based at Dewsbury Ambulance Station. His conduct was found to have fallen below the standards of professionalism expected of an employee of the trust.
Yes, it does, seems more suited to the 18-30 job.