Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center

Come join us for A Local Unit Rep Meeting

When:
October 3, 2016

Time:
1700-1900

Where:
David’s Pizza
803 W. Mallon Ave
Spokane, WA 99201

RSVP:
Debi Bessmer, RN, WSNA Nurse Rep
800-231-8482, Ext. 3112
dbessmer@wsna.org

*We encourage anyone interested in becoming a Local Unit Rep for their floor to join us.*

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MOU Ratified

The vote on the memorandum of understanding concerning the education and training of registered nurses from other facilities not employed by the Medical Center was ratified by a unanimous “yes” vote. The full memorandum will be posted to the website in the near future. If you have any questions, please contact:

Debi Bessmer, WSNA Nurse Rep
1-800-231-8482, Ext. 3112
dbessmer@wsna.org

Vote Reminder

Please remember to come and vote on a memorandum of understanding concerning the education and training of registered nurses from other facilities not employed by the Medical Center.  Your team recommends a “Yes” vote.  

Here are the bullet points for the memorandum:

  • The Medical Center provides education and training in various programs to nurses from other facilities.
  • The Medical Center’s nurses are assigned to care for the medical center’s patients; nurses from other hospitals facilities who are being trained at the Medical Center participate in the care process to learn specific skills for a time period no longer than three months.
  • Nurses from other facilities who are receiving training at the Medical Center will not replace the Medical Center’s nurses or be considered in the staffing levels on the units for patient assignments.
  • Nurses from other facilities who are receiving training at the Medical Center are not considered to be members of the bargaining unit represented by WSNA. As such, the terms of the contract between the Medical Center and WSNA do not apply to these nurses.
  • Medical Center nurses who are requested by a supervisor and/or manager to train nurses from other facilities who are receiving training will receive preceptor pay.
  • The Medical Center’s nurses will be provided the first opportunity to enroll in spaces allotted for Medical Center-related training programs. In some instances, spaces may also be allotted for students.

The Vote will occur:
Date:
September 7th, 2016

Times:
0700-0900
or
1400-1700

Place:
Mother Joseph room at SHMC

(Must be a member in good standing to Vote)

Come Vote!

Come vote on a memorandum of understanding concerning the education and training of Registered Nurses from other facilities not employed by the Medical Center.
The full memorandum will be present for you to read at the vote.

The Vote will occur:
Date:
September 7th, 2016

Times:
0700-0900
or
1400-1700

Place:
Mother Joseph Room at SHMC

Must be a member in good standing to Vote.

The Contract has been Ratified!

  • Please thank your Negotiating Team and the Contract Action Committee for volunteering their time and doing such a great job.
  • Your new contract will be available here in the near future.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact:

Debi Bessmer, BSN, RN
WSNA Nurse Representative
1-800-231-8482, Ext. 3112 dbessmer@wsna.org

Contract Ratification Vote

Date:
August 3, 2016

Times:
0600-0900
1400-1700
1800-2100

Place:
Providence Auditorium (Must be a member in good standing to vote)

Correction to the Contract General Summary:

The Contract General Summary posted earlier today on the WSNA website erroneously stated that the certification premium will increase from $1.00 to $1.25. In fact, the current amount for the certification premium is $1.25 and will not change. The Contract General Summary has been updated to reflect this correction.

Corrected Contract General Summary

We have a Tentative Contract Agreement!

We fought hard in these Negotiations!  Thanks to all of you for standing together.  By supporting us with your petition signing, your poster comments, wearing t-shirts and buttons, walking in solidarity, and displaying yard signs, we succeeded in getting a Tentative Contract Agreement that we are recommending. We are working on getting a date for the contract vote so please watch for the announcement to come soon.  (Must be a member in good standing to vote on the contract)

Contract General Summary

Thank you—Your 2016 LU Negotiating Team:
Deb Perry (NICU), Libby Zadra (IV), LaDonna Reel (MB), Linda Jones (NICU), Paula Thomas (Peds after hours), Inga Matheson (CICU), Ehren Burright (5N), Angela Klaudt (PACU), David Emerson (7N), Nancy Stong (OR),
Pat Kandratowicz (PCCA)

Negotiations Update

  • Your bargaining team has had two more days of federal mediation on June 28th and July 6th.
  • Your effort of unity and show of force are paying off. Because of this, we have made progress on core issues.
  • A few tentative agreements were made on June 28th which included raises in night shift differential and preceptor premium.
  • Our next mediation date is scheduled for July 11th.

Keep wearing your WSNA pins to work!

Tuesday is Bluesday! Wear blue to work on Tuesdays!

Negotiation Update

  • Your bargaining team has had its third day of federal mediation on June 8th.  Our next scheduled date is June 28th.
  • Patient safety has been a constant driving issue at negotiations.  From the start of negotiations, we have had discussions across the table with management about staffing, call, overtime, sitters and rest between shifts.  All of these issues can affect patient safety.
  • Your team is working very hard to move management off the take-aways and fight to preserve insurance benefits.
  • Here is what you can do:
    • Join in the “Solidarity Stroll” June 21st. We will all meet at 0800 on the corner of Spokane Falls Blvd and Post near the Bloomsday runners at Riverfront Park.  Wear your WSNA shirts.  Invite your family and friends.
    • Pick up yard signs:  June 20th at Cowley Park (between 6th and 7th Ave off Division) - between 0630-0830.
    • Keep wearing your WSNA pins to work.
    • Tuesday is Bluesday! Wear blue to work on Tuesdays.

Visit the Facebook page for the WSNA local unit at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center

Have your Local Unit featured in the Washington Nurse Magazine!

The Washington State Nurses Foundation is challenging each local unit to submit a basket or other item to the foundation's silent auction at Leadership in Chelan this September! (Minimum basket or item value $50.00, please.)

Proceeds from the Foundation auction are used to provide scholarships to nursing students in Washington State.

A winning basket or item will be chosen in each category and that unit will have a photo featured in the next issue of the Washington Nurse Magazine!

Categories or themes are: Ship/Cruise, Pet, Spa/Self-care, Sports, Seasonal/Fall

To participate, simply bring the basket with you when you check in at the registration desk at Leadership.

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