Extra Shift Incen­tive (ESI) will be extended to May 15, 2021.

Double Time Incen­tive (DTI) for picking up open shifts and the $15.00/hour Spot Pay for Short Notice Shifts (less than 24 hours’ notice) will be extended as is through April 17, 2021.

DTI and Spot Pay will continue with modifi­ca­tions with an effec­tive date of April 18, 2021 through May 15, 2021. Manage­ment is reviewing where the incen­tive is neces­sary and at this time has deter­mined begin­ning April 18, 2021 the following depart­ments will continue to be approved for DTI.

  • Med/​Surg 2 South
  • Med/​Surg 3 South
  • Med/​Surg 4 South
  • Med/​Surg 8
  • ER
  • CDU
  • Critical Care – ICU and PCU night shift only

DTI will be discon­tinued in IV Therapy effec­tive April 17, 2021.

WSNA did respond to manage­ment letting them know we appre­ciate them recog­nizing the need for more staff and offering incen­tives. However, WSNA believes it may make more sense to include all depart­ments and leave the option of offering the DTI shifts to managers. That we do not believe manage­ment would have anything to lose but much to gain. The DTI shifts would still be in control of manage­ment and no area of need would inadver­tently be overlooked. Never­the­less, what was offered is helpful and we support them imple­menting the exten­sion while giving consid­er­a­tion to making it house wide.

Questions? Contact WSNA Nurse Repre­sen­ta­tive Barbara Friesen at bfriesen@wsna.org.