WSNA staff contact
Tina Lajoie, PHN at Downtown Public Health Center Nurse Family Partnership
Hey WSNA members!
My name is Tina, and I'm a Public Health Nurse in Seattle-King County. I've been in healthcare since 2013, and I became a nurse in 2017 after getting my ADN. I currently hold a bachelor's in nursing and a bachelor's in health science.
I specialize in pediatric care and community health, and I love working with diverse populations and offering client-centered, holistic health education. I'm also passionate about mental wellness and therapeutic approaches to stress management and trauma.
Outside work, I love to spend time with my family and friends, do yoga, enjoy the outdoors, and watch Netflix soaps!
I'm excited to join and represent our nurses as your new Vice Chair!
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WSNA members, stand up in Olympia for nurses and speak with legislators about the issues.
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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.
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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