Sara Frey, JD, BSN, RN Send email 206-575-7979, ext. 3039
Posted Oct 29, 2020
Operating Room RNs notice of start time changes - your opinion matters!
WSNA was notified this week that starting on Feb. 1, 2021, UWMC Operating Rooms intend to change current 0700 start times to start at 0645.
This may appear to be a subtle and necessary change on the surface but WSNA wants to know more in regards to the effects on impacted RNs.
We are interested in hearing back from all affected RNs as to the concerns that you may have. Such concerns may include child care arrangements, public or private transportation schedules and a host of others. WSNA LU leaders and representative want to be informed as to any potential barriers that might exist when considering such a change.
We ask that you contact WSNA Nurse Representative Sara Frey at firstname.lastname@example.org with any concerns you may have by Friday, Nov. 6.
Your feedback and experience are vital to this process.
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.