Whidbey nurses were mailed Staffing Committee Nomination forms on October 1, 2019. You also received a “reminder” to nominate someone from your unit to represent. The Committee meets the 4thWednesday of every month. This Committee is very important for the nurses and the patients, to ensure quality care and safety for all. Additionally, this Committee is designed to give the nurses a voice with regards to safe staffing.
Any staffing issues that are brought forward by Staffing Complaint Forms (ADOs) or emails, phone calls, etc. will be discussed in those monthly meetings, as well as any other concerns that may be brought forward to your Local Unit Officers, or WSNA Nurse Rep. We expect to have more concise language in the new contract, in line with the law. This will allow nurses at the table representing you, and chosen by you the Association members, in keeping with the language of the 2017 Nurse Staffing Law (Patient Safety Act, HB 1714).
We’re offering you another opportunity to nominate yourself or someone else to represent your unit. We have NO nominations from the following units: Home Health, Home Hospice, ICU, MAC, Family Birthplace, Utilization Review or the Clinics. Plus, we are still accepting nominations from all units!
Rather than mailing the forms, you can click HERE to submit the fill out the form online and submit by email. Please get them out to us TODAY!
Your Local Unit Officers:
Gwen Parrick, Local Unit Chair
Jessica Shaffer, Local Unit Secretary
Kathy Cox, Local Unit Treasurer
Jeremy Aaron, Local Unit Grievance Officer
Laura Black, Local Unit Grievance Officer
Questions? Contact any of the officers listed above, or WSNA Nurse Representative Terri Williams, MS, RN; firstname.lastname@example.org.