Please Welcome Your Interim WSNA Nurse Representative
Nurse Rep Terri Williams, MS, RN will now be the Interim WSNA Representative at Fresenius Kidney Services. A permanent Nurse Rep replacement will be announced in the near future. Terri comes with 10 years of experience at WSNA and 17 years of experience as an RN. Over the years, she has represented nurses at 12+ WSNA facilities. Terri currently serves as the Nurse Rep/Resource Specialist for WSNA and oversees the orientation and training of new Nurse Representatives. I am sure you will find Terri to be a strong nurse advocate.
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.