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WSNA officer elections 2022

Deadline to complete the survey is April 11, 2022

The term of office for the current set of WSNA officers ends June 2022. This nomination survey, is the first step of formal officer elections. By being a part of the WSNA officer team, you are a part of the negotiating team and a body of dynamic nursing leaders who have been given the authority to make critical decisions in the best interest of the nurses, though various platforms. Aside from negotiations, the officers engage in Conference Committee which occurs every other month on paid time. It’s a forum where the officers bring issues from the nurses forward to be addressed in a timely manner. As officers, you work closely with WSNA Nurse Rep Jaclyn Smedley to run the local unit.

Officer bonus: If nominated, and the nurse agrees to be on the ballot for potential election to a WSNA officer position, the current WSNA officers are offering reimbursement for the WSNA Leadership Conference in beautiful Lake Chelan! This deal includes lodging and registration to be paid via the local unit funds - $500 value! For each nomination received, WSNA Nurse Rep, Jaclyn Smedley will call to confirm interest before the name is placed on the ballot and to discuss the officer bonus offer.

Questions? Contact a local unit officer or your Nurse Representative.

Jaclyn Smedley, BSN, RN – WSNA Nurse Rep jsmedley@wsna.org

Kathleen Thompson – WSNA Local Unit Chair. qiqueen131@gmail.com

Lisa Figg – WSNA Treasurer lisafigg@msn.com

Rachael Morgan – WSNA Co-Chair remerson37@hotmail.com

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Nominate an outstanding local unit leader for 2022 Local Unit Awards

The WSNA Cabinet on Economic and General Welfare is proud to announce the Local Unit Awards to be presented during the 2022 Union Leader­ship Confer­ence on April 24 — 26, 2022 at the Campbell’s Resort in Chelan, Washington. Please nominate someone that you feel has done an outstanding job as a local unit leader by the Feb. 25 deadline.

Submit a nomination

Document unsafe conditions

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.

Representation rights

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.