Date Extended: Nominate yourself or a nurse colleague for Nurse Staffing Committee
It is time to nominate yourself or a colleague from your unit to represent your nurse colleagues on the Nurse Staffing Committee. The committee needs one regular attendee and one alternate.
The committee also needs a substitute Co-Chair for WSNA. Kim Finger, SSU, is your current Nurse Staffing Committee Co-Chair for WSNA. Kim will mentor and guide you as you begin.
The committee works together to do the following:
Review annual and biannual staffing plans and voting whether to approve the plan;
Review Staffing Concern Forms/ADOs and voting whether it is resolved or unresolved;
Make recommendations for changes;
This committee meets on the first Wednesday of every month from 0800 – 1000.
All hours spent on this committee are paid time. Per your contract, if you are on shift, your manager and you will make arrangements for coverage so that you can attend.
All nominees will be contacted by the WSNA Nurse Representative and if they agree to participate, they will be appointed by the WSNA local unit’s Executive Board members. You must be a WSNA Member in good standing.
Three ways to submit your nomination:
Complete the fillable version, Save it on your device, and email saved document to firstname.lastname@example.org
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.