WSNA and Grays Harbor Commu­nity Hospital have come to agree­ment on an exten­sion of the Extra Shift Bonus MOU through April 30, 2021. Nurses will continue to receive $400 Extra Shift Bonus Pay for picking up a 12-hour shift in the CCU or ED.

Under the Extra Shift Bonus Pay MOU, nurses receive the $400 bonus under the following conditions:

  • It must be for a 12-hour shift in the ED or CCU.
  • The extra shift must be beyond the nurse’s regular FTE.
  • The nurse must work all assigned hours in that pay period in order to receive the bonus, except for regularly sched­uled vacation days or days on which the nurse is low censused. However, the bonus would not be paid if a nurse later called out sick during that pay period.
  • A bonus shift will not count as a consec­u­tive day for purposes of consec­u­tive shift pay. This means that if a bonus shift is the fifth day worked in a row for instance, and a nurse had a regularly sched­uled shift on the day after the bonus shift, consec­u­tive day pay would not be owed for the bonus shift or for any days worked afterward.
  • If a nurse working a bonus shift is low censused, they will still receive the bonus.
  • The MOU requires bonus shift to be paid through Feb. 28, unless the parties agree to extend it.

How shifts will be awarded:

  • Manage­ment will send a text message to announce when a bonus shift is available.
  • Bonus shifts will be awarded equitably to volun­teers, and the hospital may consider experi­ence, skills, and qualifications.

Note that while the MOU only requires that Extra Shift Bonus Pay be paid for open shifts in the ED and CCU, the MOU provides that if a unit is experi­encing signif­i­cant staffing issues, manage­ment may desig­nate a shift as eligible for incen­tive payment even if outside the parame­ters of this agreement.

The MOU is exten­sion runs through April 30, 2021. The MOU may be renewed by mutual agreement.

Please contact Travis Elmore, WSNA Nurse Rep at telmore@WSNA.org or 206 – 575-7979 ext. 3117 with questions or to find out what you can do to get a fair contract!