Nurses at the bedside know that staffing levels have reached crisis levels due to burnout, moral injury and hospitals’ failure to take action to retain nurses. But even before the pandemic, so many of us were stretched to the limit, forced to take too many patients and work long shifts without a break. We need more than a quick fix – we need action to ensure safe staffing now and in the future.
Get answers to the most frequently asked questions, find links to the best resources, and see the latest updates from WSNA related to COVID-19. Information is changing constantly, and we're updating this page on an ongoing basis.
For nurses that believe they contracted COVID on the job, you need to complete a workers compensation claim. The hospital is self-insured through Corvell.
No forms are needed to file a claim. Nurses can call 855 – 236-6737.
Nurses can also speak to the Return to Work Specialist, Michelle Carlson, at 360 – 788-6300 x2547 to discuss the workers’ compensation process.
PeaceHealth sent the attached information that was published was published on the hospital’s intranet site on Crossroads in The Caregiver on August 3, 2021. Use the button below to view or download the document.
Your WSNA officers are preparing the negotiation survey. Your contract expires March 31, 2022. Watch for the notice and help your negotiating team by completing the survey when it becomes available.
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.