An NHS medic from Staffordshire claimed more than £4,000 in sick pay while working for an agency at three other hospitals, a hearing of the Health Professions Council (HPC) has been told.
Operating department practitioner, Lynn Fryer, of Burton-on-Trent, was off work from University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust with back pain between October 1, 2007, and January 9, 2008.
But, during this time, she clocked up 179.5 hours working at a Bupa hospital in Little Aston, West Midlands, the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford and the Luton and Dunstable Hospital, the hearing in London was told.
It was alleged that Mrs Fryer started working for HCL Medical, a staffing agency, on the condition that her employers at the University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust were not informed.
An investigation was launched by NHS bosses after the hospital's clinical theatre manager, Susan Faulconbridge, had a conversation with her son-in-law, Daniel Brannan.
Mr Brannan, who also worked as an operating department practitioner, had seen Mrs Fryer while visiting hospitals as part of his employment.
Mrs Fryer, who was not present or represented at the hearing, resigned shortly after the investigation was launched.
The hearing was told she had received £4,114.64 in sick pay, but had since paid back near £2,000.
Chris Whalley, for the HPC, said Mrs Fryer had agreed to return the money to avoid the police becoming involved.
She is accused of "dishonest" behaviour and "misconduct". It is also alleged that her fitness to practise is impaired.