We have come to agree­ment with Whidbey­Health manage­ment on a Memorandum of Under­standing (MOU) regarding all RN employees during this time of COVID-19. 

Below is a summary of highlights in the MOU: 

Safety commit­ments and protec­tions for nurses:

  • Nurses who miss work due to a probable” exposure at the workplace (e.g. more likely than not that the exposure happened at work) will receive paid admin leave.
  • Nurses are entitled to reason­able accom­mo­da­tions if part of an at-risk group
  • If an at-risk nurse takes an unpaid leave, health insur­ance benefits will be maintained.
  • Priority for testing nurses 
  • Written notice to nurses who have been exposed
  • Reduc­tion of frequency of in-person home health and hospice visits to reduce exposure

Job & hours protection:

  • Employees can be redeployed instead of being laid off, keeping their regular schedule and hours
  • Furloughs granted to volun­teers based on seniority
  • Employees who lost more hours than allowed by the CBA will receive back pay or have their PTO restored

Protec­tions on floating:

  • Minimum training and orien­ta­tion require­ments spelled out
  • Can only be floated on regularly sched­uled day and shift except in emergencies

If you have any questions regarding this infor­ma­tion, please let us know.

In Solidarity,

Your Local Unit Officers

Gwen Parrick, BSN, RN; Chair rsgsparr@whidbey.com
Jeremy Aaron, BSN, RN; Griev­ance Officer jaaron575@gmail.com
Luka MacKay, BSN, RN; Secretary/​Treasurer lukamackay@gmail.com
Or, Terri Williams, MS, RN, Nurse Rep twilliams@wsna.org