President’s Message

GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETINGS
Monday, December 10th
(7:30 AM, 12:00 Noon & 7:30 PM)
Hampton Inn: 320 Route 73, Voorhees, NJ


New contracts were distributed at the September 5th Membership Meetings and a copy was mailed to your home. PTO DENIALS: Managers have 14 days to approve or deny your PTO request, ARTICLE 47 of your Contract (page 110) IF YOUR PTO IS DENIED, CONTACT A LOCAL OFFICER IMMEDIATELY! Being a Charge Nurse is voluntary. You must notify a manager in advance, in writing, if you choose to not take charge. If a manager forces you to take charge, call the JNESO office immediately! (732) 745-2776. JNESO has become aware that some RNs are working out of their Scope of Practice/Pathways/Job Description: Beware! This can jeopardize your job and license. Our STAFFING WORK GROUP is up and running, our members are: Heather Davis, Voorhees ER, Heather Florian, Marlton 3N, Michael Smith, Voorhees 5th floor, and Debra Andrews, Voorhees ICU. If you encounter staffing issues, please contact one of the Staffing Work Group members.

 There was a substantial change to language in your new contract regarding calling-out two weeks before/after a holiday. This is a distinct change from the previous contract. Please note the below contract language:

ARTICLE 22 HOLIDAYS (page 47)
22.10: If an employee calls out when assigned and/or expected to work pursuant to this Article, the employee may be scheduled for either of the next two (2) holidays listed above at management’s discretion. If an employee calls out on the last scheduled workday within 4 days before or after the holiday, or on the holiday, the employee shall not receive PTO for the call out.

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REMEMBER TO FILL-OUT A SHORT STAFFING FORM IF YOU FEEL YOU DO NOT HAVE ADEQUATE STAFFING OR ANCILLARY SUPPORT! 

BEING A CHARGE NURSE IS NOT MANDATORY, IT IS VOLUNTARY! You cannot be forced to accept being a charge nurse.
 
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Meet Your Officers

Barbara Jones

President

Vacant

VP Berlin

Diane Williams

VP Camden

Isabelle Braender

VP Homecare

Evangeline Smith

VP Marlton

Theresa Heiler

VP Summit

Jennylin Schott

VP Voorhees

Christina Pease

Recording Secretary

Valerie Clary-Muronda, PhD, RNC-OB

Corresponding Secretary

Carol Muller

Treasurer

Jil Rimbeck

Chief Steward

Contact Your Local 

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BARBARA JONES

LOCAL PRESIDENT

ADDRESS
Virtua Health, Inc.
50 Lake Center Drive, Suite 110
Marlton, New Jersey 08053

CONTACT
(609) 206-0064

DIANE WILLIAMS

VICE PRESIDENT CAMDEN

ADDRESS
Virtua Health, Inc.
50 Lake Center Drive, Suite 110
Marlton, New Jersey 08053

CONTACT
(609) 617-1172

OTHER INFORMATION
Berlin-OR

EVANGELINE SMITH

VICE PRESIDENT-MARLTON

ADDRESS
Virtua Health, Inc.
50 Lake Center Drive, Suite 110
Marlton, New Jersey 08053

CONTACT
(609) 724-5052

THERESA HEILER

VP SUMMIT

ADDRESS
200 Bowman Drive
Suite D-160
Voorhees, NJ 08043

JENNYLIN SCHOTT

VICE PRESIDENT-VOORHEES

ADDRESS
Virtua Health, Inc.
50 Lake Center Drive, Suite 110
Marlton, New Jersey 08053

CONTACT
(609) 744-4589

OTHER INFORMATION
PEDS/PICU/CARES

CHRISTINA PEASE

RECORDING SECRETARY

ADDRESS
Virtua Health, Inc.
50 Lake Center Drive, Suite 110
Marlton, New Jersey 08053

CONTACT
(856) 296-8235

OTHER INFORMATION
ED/CARDIAC REHAB

VALERIE CLARY-MURONDA

CORRESPONDING SECRETARY

ADDRESS
Virtua Health, Inc.
50 Lake Center Drive, Suite 110
Marlton, New Jersey 08053

CONTACT
(609) 636-3712

OTHER INFORMATION
L&D/MSW/ICU/PCU

CAROL MULLER

TREASURER

ADDRESS
Virtua Health, Inc.
50 Lake Center Drive, Suite 110
Marlton, New Jersey 08053

CONTACT
(609) 790-7959

OTHER INFORMATION
Steward-Radiology/VAD

JIL RIMBECK

CHIEF STEWARD

ADDRESS
Virtua Health, Inc.
50 Lake Center Drive, Suite 110
Marlton, New Jersey 08053

CONTACT
(609) 519-4907

ISABELLE BRAENDER

VICE PRESIDENT-HOMECARE

ADDRESS
Virtua Health, Inc.
50 Lake Center Drive, Suite 110
Marlton, New Jersey 08053

OTHER INFORMATION
Homecare

Important Locals Downloads

VIRTUA 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

NJ Mandatory Overtime Form
 

Local News 

Ellena Osborne

Labor Rep

Phone/Ext:
(800) 292-0542 Ext x119
Email:
eosborne@jneso.org

(vacant)

Labor Rep

Phone/Ext:
(800) 292-0542
Email:

Marlton Members: We are in urgent need of a Shop Steward at Marlton! To protect your legal employment rights, it is critical to have Stewards at Marlton. Please consider representing your colleagues by calling the JNESO office, or contacting a Local Officer.

MANDATORY TRAINING IS CONSIDERED HOURS WORKED!!!
Be sure to schedule mandatory training prior to preliminary schedule postings!
 
Article 26 of your contract, Education and In-Service Time: 26.5:
 
Employees will be paid at their base rate for the time spent in educational classes/in-service which are approved and/or assigned by the Nurse Manager. These hours will be part of the regular work week and regularly scheduled unless otherwise agreed upon between the employee and the Manager.
CHECK YOUR PATHWAYS: Concerns raised about meeting your obligations to transfer within your pathways. Article 49.1 of your contract addresses if a nurse does not have the training and/or experience to work in a certain clinical area of practice.
DENIAL OF PTO: Article 47 of your contract addresses Scheduling and Availability:
 
Request for the use of PTO time must be submitted to the manager on the approved request form. 
(8.h) Once the permanent schedule is posted, coverage for additional time off will be the responsibility of the employee. PTO approval shall not be unreasonably denied and request for additional time off shall be answered promptly. 
ON-GOING CANCELLATION/ ON-CALL ISSUE: Article 48.5 of your contract states: 
 
An employee who has been canceled may, by mutual agreement, be placed on call of the shift and if so designated, will be paid the applicable on-call rate for the hours on call. In the event that an employee is called into work from an on-call status, the employee will be paid at a rate of time and one-half for the hours worked. In the event that the Employer fails to call the employee’s home as set forth in Section 48.2 above and the employee is canceled upon arrival at work, the employee will be paid for two (2) hours.

Meal Breaks: The Fair Labor Standards Act stipulates that ordinarily, an employer must pay workers if the break is less than 30 minutes. If the employer requires the employee to stay in his or her work area and perform any work, then the employer must pay the employee, even if the break is 30 minutes or more. Similarly, if the employer asks an employee to do any work during the break, it may have to pay for the entire break. This is the law. If a manager tells you otherwise, ask them to call the NJ Department of Wage and Hour to check at 609-292-1704. For questions, visit the US Department of Labor: Wage and Hour Division website

 
Safety and Security at the Workplace: Some Nurses have brought to our attention safety and security concerns working at the Emergency Department at the Virtua Voorhees and Camden locations. Some of these concerns include but are not limited to, patients coming in with a variety of weapons, short staffing, lack of security staff, long walks to parking spots at night, lack of metal detectors, and security cameras…etc.  Our local leadership is currently addressing these issues with Virtua. If you feel unsafe at work for any reason, first, call Virtua Security then call the Virtua Corporate Compliance Hotline at (800) 268-0502 to report the safety concern/incident.

It is JNESO’s obligation to preserve your rights, and we are committed to protecting your rights under collective bargaining. If you have any questions or concerns please contact your Labor Rep. Ellena Osborne.