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
bfriesen​wsna​.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, — Dian Davis,
ED — Larissa Ferber, — Matt McGuire,
5th Floor - Sarah Guillen, — Oakley Myers,
8th Floor — Sara Mendoza, — Corinne Reynolds,
FBC — Karissa Melkersson, — Cherie Suski,

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


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.

Pre-negoti­a­tion Survey

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​.survey​monkey​.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: