WSNA - Washington State Nurses Association

Washington State Nurses Association


Nurse Rep Eastern WA

For covering Eastern Washington state


Position Title: Nurse Rep Eastern WA
Reports to: Director of Labor and Organizing Strategies
Bargaining Unit: Exempt*

Position Summary
The Nurse Representative is responsible for representing WSNA and nurses in all activities of the Economic and General Welfare (E&GW) program.

Duties and Responsibilities Common to All Positions

Supports WSNA Purpose, Mission, Vision, Goals

Works with others, role modeling collaboration, communication and teamwork Strives for excellence in work performance

Remains current in field of expertise

Performs other duties as assigned to meet association needs including participation in staff teams, committees

Acquires and maintains knowledge of Microsoft Office

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Collaborates with labor counsel in developing proposals for negotiations and prepares local unit negotiating team for negotiations.
  • Collaborates with labor counsel in preparation for arbitration.
  • Investigates and processes grievances.
  • Serves as a resource for local unit members about WSNA, local unit, contract or practice issues.
  • Collaborates with local unit leaders in contract administration and in work of local unit meetings, professional, and practice activities.
  • Develops and maintains knowledge of state and national laws and regulations related to the representation of nurses.
  • Participates in development, use, and maintenance of databases that support the E&GW program activities.
  • Collaborates with staff in other departments in working with local units.
  • Develops and presents training programs for local unit leaders and members.
  • Provides information for WSNA publications.
  • Promotes, develops, and maintains liaison relationships with other groups whose concerns relate to the representation or support of nurses.
  • Meets with employer representatives on behalf of local unit members.
  • Provides information to the Director of Labor and Organizing Strategies.
  • Visits hospitals and other clinical settings to observe work conditions and meet with local unit members.

Licensure as a registered nurse in the State of Washington required.

Essential Skills/Competencies

  • Experience in WSNA or another local unit preferred. Knowledge of trends in labor relations and health care. Experience in working with association volunteers.
  • Experience in participation in organizing activities and supporting members and others in active participation in union campaigns.
  • Proficient in writing and speaking to multiple audiences.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills and ability to consult with and motivate others and manage conflict.
  • Able to handle multiple priorities, organize workload, and take initiative.

Physical requirements
This job requires:

  • An ability to mobilize long distances when in the field; move about inside the WSNA office or other location to access files, equipment, personnel, or other individuals.
  • Ability to travel extensively and work flexible hours. Ability to accept overnight stays with some travel.
  • A valid driver’s license in the state of residence and access to an operational motor vehicle that is currently insured.

The Nurse Representative is included in the Program Specialist job classification and is subject to the WSNA-Teamsters Local #117 Contract provisions.

Pay Range: Commensurate with Experience

About WSNA
Washington State Nurses Association is the leading voice and advocate for nurses in Washington. We represent more than 17,000 collective bargaining members and the professional interests of more than 103,000 registered nurses. For more than 100 years, WSNA has championed issues that support nurses, advance professional standards and improve the health of individuals and families in Washington state.

Equal Opportunity Employer.

Closing Date: This position will remain open until filled.

To Apply:
Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest, résumé and three professional references to Mary Mainville at Mmainville@wsna.org.

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