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Your education fund reimbursement process just got easy
WSNA and your local leadership team heard the concerns about nurses not being reimbursed for their education time because the actual reimbursement process was overly cumbersome and resulted in frequent denials. We worked with PeaceHealth Leadership and reached a solution! Here is the resolution right from PeaceHealth Leadership email.
“…Effective immediately, we are no longer requiring travel plans for education which does not incur travel costs.
Also, we are working with Finance to change the approval process to move from the Chief Nursing Officer to the nurse’s direct manager in future reimbursement requests.
Additionally, leadership is also working to designate a proxy to assist with expense reimbursements. The proxy will be able to enter receipts and complete expense reports on behalf of the nurse. “
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.