Posted Dec 19, 2022
It has been brought to our attention that there have been some staffing changes being made to medical floor in regard to nurse-to-patient ratio and total care ratios. We did not mutually agree to this change as we hear Management has claimed. In fact, we oppose changes that lead to worse ratios for nurses. We recognize this is a challenging time for nurses with the influx of patients and the continued burden of boarding patients in the ER. These changes put more strain on an already strained system.
Your local union leaders and WSNA want you to know that we are and will continue to work on a mutually agreed upon solution with Harbor Regional Health regarding these changes and the continued challenges that we all face. If any of you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to get a hold of any of your local union leads/representatives, we are here for you! Thank you for all you do, you all are truly amazing and inspiring.
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Jason Kindle, Co-Chair
Ryan Housden, Co-Chair
Kala Winter, Secretary
Jennifer Reynolds, Treasurer
Michelle Phillips, Grievance Officer
Jayme Garrison, Grievance Officer
Kim Scott, Grievance Officer
Sam Scholl BSN, RN, WSNA Nurse Representative (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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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.
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.