Yet persons wonder why clinical settings are getting more and more stringent with background checks.
Do not know what or if this person's final employers
did any sort of background check, or if it was only statewide, but clearly someone with a recent arrest record, and discharged from several previous employers within the preceeding year, should have set off some alarms. I mean are they *that* hard up for surg techs? Have we learned nothing from the murdering (former) nurse Charles Cullen? It is the same thing all over again, healthcare worker acting oddly, and of strange events occur when they were/are present, but nothing is done. They are terminated of course, but move on someplace else and it all starts up again. This woman was by all accounts wandering around OR suites of major hospitals out of her mind on narcotics, but it took about four jobs before she was finally stopped.
A second, but more interesting point, who is drawing up syringes with medications subject to abuse, then leaving them "lying" around "unattended". One realises scrub nurses are going the way of the Dodo, replaced by an ever expanding litany of surgical "techs", but still.