If you find yourself in a situation that you believe creates unsafe conditionsons for patients or for you, complete the Staffing Complaint / ADO (Assignment despite Objection) form as soon as possible. By completing the form, you are helping to make the problem known to management, which creates an opportunity for the problem to be addressed.
WSNA and Grays Harbor Community Hospital have agreed to issue the following statement:
“WSNA members are encouraged to fill out assignment despite objection forms if they believe their assignment to be unsafe or have other concerns with their working conditions. WSNA members are strongly encouraged to escalate concerns with their assignment or working conditions up the chain of command prior to completing an ADO Form in order to give management the opportunity to resolve the concern. While managers may discuss ADOs with WSNA members, neither retaliation nor disciplinary action will result from submission of an ADO form.”
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.