SALEM, Ore. – An Oregon oncology nurse who posted a video on social media displaying disregard for COVID-19 restrictions has agreed to cease working towards for an unspecified period of time.
Ashley Grames signed a consent order Monday afternoon, agreeing to go away follow till any additional order from the Oregon State Board of Nursing, based on Barbara Holtry, the board’s communication supervisor.
Oregon nursing board officers didn’t specify how lengthy Grames agreed to cease working towards, solely that it is going to be till the board vacates the order and decides to take disciplinary motion in opposition to her – or dismiss the case and permits her to renew follow.
The board’s order, which takes impact instantly, is not thought-about a disciplinary motion, Holtry mentioned.
Previously: Salem nurse positioned on go away after posting TikTok video mocking COVID-19 protocols
Board officers didn’t touch upon official causes for issuing the order and mentioned there was “no further investigatory information available” concerning the case.
Meanwhile, Grames is now not employed by Salem Health, based on Michael Gay, a hospital spokesperson. Officials didn’t specify whether or not Grames was fired or whether or not she resigned, citing personnel privateness protocol.
Last month, Salem hospital officers positioned Grames on go away and launched an investigation after she uploaded a TikTok video saying she would not put on a masks in public outdoors of labor, continues to journey and permits her youngsters to have already playdates.
Grames’ authentic submit, on her account @loveiskind05, was taken down, however a “duet” recorded by one other person contains the unique footage. The video reveals the nurse mocking her co-workers’ response to her lack of COVID-19 precautions via a lip-dub of Dr. Seuss’s The Grinch from “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.”
The nursing board’s order doesn’t cease Grames from working towards in different states, however the order will seem on the National Practitioner Data Banks – a web-based reporting system that stops practitioners from transferring state to state with out disclosure or discovery of earlier damaging efficiency – till the order is vacated.
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They have already masks and gloves. There’s extra testing capability. What nursing properties actually need is extra assist, advocates say.
This article initially appeared on Salem Statesman Journal: Oregon nurse carried out working towards at Salem Health after TikTok mocked guidelines