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Please welcome WSNA Nurse Representative Brenda Balogh, BSN, RN. Beginning Friday, June 19, Brenda will be taking over all new issues as they arise at Tacoma General. I will finish up most outstanding matters to their conclusion and assist Brenda in the coming months as needed.
It has been a pleasure working with all of the TG RNs for the past 18 months. I am continuing my work here at WSNA with a different facility assignment. I will miss the TG nurses but know you will be in good hands with Brenda.
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.