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Mark Strohbusch

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Summer 2023 Newsletter

Happy Summer, AMR Registered Nurses!

So much is happening in the world of healthcare….

As we come to what feels like a potential end to the COVID pandemic, everyone is formulating what is to be a new norm for all of us.

AMR has experienced some changes in local leadership and WSNA is working with this new team to establish a collaborative relationship that aims at serving the registered nurses at AMR and the patients you serve every day.

New WSNA officers wanted!

You may have heard that WSNA officers Chris Marshall and Heidi Odupitan have elected to seek other vocational opportunities. WSNA is grateful for their time and commitment as Local Unit Co-Chairpersons and they will be missed as devout advocates for their patients and colleagues.

In light of their departure, WSNA is looking for several new RNs to volunteer to be the WSNA officers for bargaining group at AMR.

If you would like to be able to advocate for your working conditions along with your colleagues, please contact WSNA Nurse Representative Ed Zercher at ezercher@wsna.org today!

New AMR Field Operations Manual coming

AMR leadership has issued a proposed, newly improved, Field Operations Manual.  This is intended to standardize procedures across the varied geographical locations and unify process between all transport vehicles.

If you are interested in having input into this field operations manual to ensure expectations are reasonable and attainable, please contact WNSA Nurse Representative Ed Zercher at ezercher@wsna.org.  Have your voice heard before it is too late!

Washington State Nurses Convention brings together hundreds of RNs from around Washington

With top tier speakers and interactive break-out sessions, RNs from around Washington spent three days in Tacoma taking relevant health care information and sharing successes and challenges.

With over 15 continuing education hours made available, RNs spent several days learning about the rapidly changing face of health care and used the opportunity to network with RNs from throughout Washington. The venue of the Tacoma Marriott coupled with some amazing food and guest speakers made the event a huge success.

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Thanks again for all you do in advocating for your patients and your colleagues as a WNSA member!

If you are interested in being part of WSNAs Leadership convention in Lake Chelan in 2024, contact your WSNA Nurse Representative Ed Zercher at ezercher@wsna.org for details.

In Unity,
Ed Zercher BSN, RN
WSNA Nurse Representative

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Resources and tools

Document unsafe conditions

If you find yourself in a situation that you believe creates unsafe conditions for patients or for you, you should complete a Staffing Complaint / ADO Form as soon as possible.

By completing the form, you will help make the problem known to management, creating an opportunity for the problem to be addressed. Additionally, you will be documenting the facts, which may be helpful to you later if there is a negative outcome.

WSNA also uses your ADO forms to track the problems occurring in your facility. When you and your coworkers take the important step of filling out an ADO form, you are helping to identify whether there is a pattern of unsafe conditions for you or your patients at your facilities. This information is used by your conference committee, staffing committee, and WSNA labor staff to improve your working conditions.

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Representation rights

As a union member, you have the right to have a representative present in any meetings with management that could potentially lead to disciplinary action against you.

If called into a meeting with management, read the following to management when the meeting begins:

If this discussion could in any way lead to my being disciplined or terminated, I respectfully request that my union representative be present at this meeting. Without representation present, I choose not to participate in this discussion.

Find out more about this crucial right and how to exercise it to ensure your fair treatment and protection.

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Continuing education offerings

Enhance your professional competency with WSNA's free online courses.

Earn CNE contact hours through topics like Cultural Humility, Telehealth Assessment, Workplace Violence Prevention, and more. Convenient and self-paced, our courses provide practical knowledge for your daily work. Expand your skills and stay up-to-date with the latest nursing practices.

Visit cne.wsna.org