President’s Message

 

At the June 20th Membership Meeting, the following issues were discussed:

Staffing & DOH Violations, Voluntary On-Call, BU Work, Workplace Violence, Policies.

The following issues were discussed at the April Labor Management Meeting:

CANCER CENTER DATA INPUT: EPIC should integrate current patient data. MD preference cards may require input. Data entry will not require weekend or mandatory overtime work.

SDS DYSRHYTHMIA COURSE: LVH-P no longer has the resources to provide the Dysrhythmia Course on site. RNs who require this course must travel to Lehigh Valley to complete it.

DOSAGE CALCULATIONS-ANTIBIOTICS: No antibiotic dose calculations will be done by an RN. The pharmacy will continue to provide MDs with appropriate dosages. Insulin carbohydrate counting is the best practice, not sliding scales. EPIC will have a calculator. RNs & MDs will be trained. However insulin dose is not RN dependent.

SDS MEDICATION RECONCILIATION: RNs will only document electronically [no paper]. MD completes the official reconciliation. CHG WIPES: CHG baths done in the hospital, even for out-patients, is proven to be more effective. An RN or Tech can perform this work.

MEASLES, MUMPS, MMR VACCINE: Several nurses will receive an email regarding measles immunity. Summer camps open soon; management is mitigating potential exposure. Infection Control and Employee Health are checking all employee records for immunity documentation. Management will send an email to RNs who were: tested and not immune and never screened for immunity. Management recommends you receive the vaccine, free of charge to all employees if you are not immune. If you are not sure your titer is on record, call Employee Health. JNESO has requested any RN may provide confirmation of immunity from their personal

MD. VOLUNTARY ON-CALL BONUS: Management is requesting to return to the Negotiating Table.

EPIC TRAINING: Transportation to the Mack Building in Lehigh Valley will be provided. Any RN driving their own vehicle will not be reimbursed for travel. Travel time will be counted as work time. RNs choosing to do training on their days off will be paid, including overtime if eligible. Go live is scheduled for October 1, 2019.

WHY IS GUARANTEED TIME IMPORTANT?
(scroll down for the answer)

Meet Your Officers

Mona Hartle

President

Kelly Bratcher

Vice President

Donna Brown

Treasurer

Michelle Blizzard

Secretary

Annmarie Ruggiero

Co-Chief Steward

Tom Dietrich

Co-Chief Steward

Contact Your Local Officer

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MONA HARTLE

LOCAL PRESIDENT

ADDRESS
Pocono Medical Center
206 E. Brown Street East Stroudsburg, PA 18301

CONTACT
(570) 476-3595

OTHER INFORMATION
SPU

KELLY BRATCHER

VICE PRESIDENT

ADDRESS
Pocono Medical Center
206 E. Brown Street
East Stroudsburg, PA 18301

CONTACT
(570) 470-2386

OTHER INFORMATION
ER-DAY SHIFT

DONNA BROWN

LOCAL TREASURER

ADDRESS
Pocono Medical Center
206 E. Brown Street
East Stroudsburg, PA 18301

OTHER INFORMATION
CARDIAC REHAB

MICHELLE BLIZZARD

STEWARD

ADDRESS
Pocono Medical Center
206 E. Brown Street
East Stroudsburg, PA 18301

OTHER INFORMATION
ICCU-DAY SHIFT

ANNMARIE RUGGIERO

CO-CHIEF STEWARD

ADDRESS
Pocono Medical Center
206 E. Brown Street
East Stroudsburg, PA 18301

OTHER INFORMATION
RAPID TREATMENT

TOM DIETRICH

CO CHIEF STEWARD

ADDRESS
Pocono Medical Center
206 E. Brown Street
East Stroudsburg, PA 18301

OTHER INFORMATION
Unit 4B-DAY SHIFT

Important Locals Downloads

PMC CONTRACT

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Important Forms

Acute Care/Long Term Care Short Staffing Assignment Despite Objection Form

Important Forms

Home Health Short Staffing Form

Important Forms

USDOL FMLA Form
 

Important Forms

PA Mandatory Overtime Form
 

Local News 

Karen May

Labor Rep

Phone/Ext:
(800) 292-0542 Ext x112
Email:
kmay@jneso.org

WHY IS GUARANTEED TIME IMPORTANT?
Do you know what Article 8.3 of your Contract means?

You should, because your paycheck depends on it!

  • It’s the legally binding Article that ensures you have the right to work what you were hired for, whether that be 3, 5 or 6, or 10 days per pay period.
  • When you accepted a job at PMC they agreed there would be work for you.
  • Now, if patient census is low they can offer you the day off and you can take it or not, IT’S YOUR CHOICE [Article 10.10].
  • MANAGEMENT WANTS TO GET RID OF ARTICLE 8.3!!!
  • They want the ability to cancel you when THEY want….AS MUCH AS THEY WANT!
  • It won’t matter if you were canceled yesterday, they can cancel you again, and again tomorrow if they deem it necessary.
  • It won’t matter if it leaves your floor short staffed because there is “low census”.
  • It won’t matter about your seniority either… Supervisors will pick who stays home.
  • Oh and those benefits that they want to charge you double for now, well if you are canceled enough times YOU won’t QUALIFY FOR THEM ANYMORE.

Eye on Your Contract:

CALLED TO A MEETING? – Please remember to contact a JNESO Officer/Steward if called to a meeting that could result in discipline [no matter what that meeting is called i.e. root cause, peer review, team building, investigatory]! This is your right!