Message Line : 707 575-8853
Fax : 707 575-8138
Dear SNA Member,
Here's what your Board has been working on. Many of these issues may
affect you so please read through to the end.
New Contract -
Based on our feedback, the Hospital has agreed to reimburse
nurses for extra costs for larger sizes. Credit cards will be credited.
We've agreed on a new step in the Clinical Ladder, 5% above SNIV.
Nurses who are SNIV are eligible. SNV involves a Dept./Hosp. project
approved by Mgr./Dir./CNO for a defined period (1 yr.) with defined
outcomes. See your manager if interested.
Retention Bonus -
Hospital proposed for depts. with at least 50% travelers. Bonus is $5,000 split
over 6 mos. So far, OR qualifies. We've expressed that we don't think this is
the entire answer to retention, at all!
Referral Bonus -
Hospital proposed for employees who refer someone who
is hired to a posted position and who stays for at least 6 mos.
Lead Nurses with patient assignments -
We are very concerned with the increasing number of shifts when Leads have
pt. assignments. Thank you for documenting. We are monitoring the number
and holding the Hospital accountable. Stay tuned....
Rapid Response Team 24/7 -
We have discussed the need for this team with
Hospital Admin. for many months. We are monitoring the new program.
Support of Nurses -
In depts. where changes in job duties and working
conditions are occurring, such as Urgent Care Nurse recall, Utilization
Review Nurses, Pediatric Nurses and Nurses in L&D we are addressing
nurses' concerns with the Hospital.
We have held Hosp. Admin. accountable for certain managers'
behavior towards nurses regarding "incidental overtime".
Collaboration with NUHW Union - concerning inadequate Care Partner
Discipline Hearings -
Representation of nurses in fact finding and discipline hearings.
**** If you are contacted by your manager to attend a fact finding
meeting, you are entitled to SNA representation for the mtg. Your
manager has to give you 72 hrs. notice of the mtg. Contact us right away
at 575-8853 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Do not agree to the time
for a mtg. until you contact us.
Health Insurance -
We followed up on changes to the PPO. Open enrollment will occur again in
May for the year beginning 7/1. Please read the information carefully. There
are risks and benefits for both the EPO and the PPO.
The EPO restricts your choices of facilities to St. Joseph but costs
less. The PPO includes more choices but costs more, including copays for
care at SRMH and other St. Joseph facilities.
The SNA Board