WSNA/SJMC Local unit officers #
Dian Davis: Co-Chair
Allie Jones: Co-Chair
Sally Budack: Secretary
Treasurer: Janet Stewart
Grievance Officer: Linda Burbank
Grievance Officer: Janet Stewart
Grievance Officer: Matt McGuire
Membership Officer: Melissa Garcia
WSNA Nurse Rep: Barbara Friesen
bfriesenwsna.org 206 – 575-7979 ext. 3056
Submit Your Vacation Requests by March 1
For seniority-based vacation requests, submit your requests between Jan. 1, 2021 to March 1, 2021 for time off beginning May 15, 2021-May 14, 2022.
After March 1, 2021 time off will be granted on a first come, first serve basis.
Incentive Pays Extended until April 3, 2021
The Double Time Incentive (DTI) and $15 Spot Pay deadlines have been extended to April 3, 2021. Note, the $5 Extra Shift Incentive (ESI) also expires April 3, 2021.
- Spot pay and ESI can be combined.
- Remember to document these incentive pays on the exception log.
Employee Safety Committee
We now have a full slate of primary and alternate WSNA nurses serving on the SJMC Employee Safety Committee. This committee meets monthly. Their purpose is to investigate safety and health issues and to advise the employer of education and preventative health measures for the workplace and its employees, including issues of workplace violence prevention and response. If you have questions, concerns, a safety issue you would like to share please contact one of the following WSNA Nurse ESC members:
Unit — Primary — Alternate
SADU — Jil Hauge, firstname.lastname@example.org — Dian Davis, email@example.com
ED — Larissa Ferber, firstname.lastname@example.org — Matt McGuire, email@example.com
5th Floor - Sarah Guillen, firstname.lastname@example.org — Oakley Myers, email@example.com
8th Floor — Sara Mendoza, firstname.lastname@example.org — Corinne Reynolds, email@example.com
FBC — Karissa Melkersson, firstname.lastname@example.org — Cherie Suski, email@example.com
Washington State Nurses Convention
The 2021 Washington State Nurses Convention is Virtual this year. This two-day event takes place April 28 – 29. Registration fee is $50. SJMC bargaining unit RNs are eligible for reimbursement from our local unit funds. After attending the convention, you will need to show your registration confirmation and CNE certificate toone of our WSNA Local Unit Officers to be reimbursed.
When you register, use Promo Code ANA50 for the $50 member rate.
See the agenda and exciting line up of speakers and classes.
Questions, contact your or your WSNA Local Unit Officers or Nurse Rep Barbara Friesen BFriesen@wsna.org
Is Staffing on Your Unit Appropriate? ADO’s Being Filed is Down.
At our February Staffing Committee meeting management noted the number of ADOs was down from what it had been. Their comment was that staffing issues must be improving because the number of ADOs has decreased. If this is true fantastic. If it is not true, please file ADOs when there is a staffing concern so that issues are brought to light and can be addressed.
You can take a photo of this QR and save it to your phone for a direct link to our electronic ADO.
If there are reasons for not filing them when there are concerns, please take our pre-negotiation. We have questions on the survey regarding ADOs, rest breaks and much more.
It is really important all SJMC nurses participate and take our survey to ensure all our voices make it to the bargaining table. If you have not taken is yet please do so now. Link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/6LRGLBR.
Thank you to everyone who has already taken our survey. Please check with all the nurses you work with and encourage them to take it too.
Should I or shouldn’t I?
Sometimes we find ourselves in circumstances that we have not been in before, or not very often, the opportunity to discern what is “right and wrong” regarding our conduct may present itself. Even when we are not in a pandemic, these situations arise.
The following link will take you to a Scope of Practice Decision Tree in flyer format:
Another free option that can be found on our nurses on our website:
https://cdn.wsna.org/assets/entry-assets/3215/Disciplinary-Process-Booklet-v19‑2 – 0.pdf
For the cost of only $15 you can do an online jurisprudence module for Washington State, which provides 2 contact hours: https://ncsbn-external.myabsorb.com/#/online-courses/b3c2a921-95c3-4be5-b7e3-a597aa1cffa3 .