Professional Resource for Nurses

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San Jose, CA 95129

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Executive Council Meeting Minutes for January 27, 2016


Officers present: President- Jean Christen, VP- Danielle Herbst, Secretary- Judy Hannah, Nurse Advocate- Michele Machiels, CUR LG- Catharine Walke


Unit Representatives and guests from both MV and LG present

  • Call to order: 6 PM


  • Minutes were approved as posted on the website for: October 28, 2015


  • Old Business:

-iCare- Positives and Negatives

-Survey Results- Biggest issues- HC’s, Rest between shifts (people didn’t know about it), ADO, not    entering Code 45 when they should


  • New Business:

-Election- Approval of Officers- VP- Danielle Herbst, CUR’s Catharine Walke and Olga Londa

-Year in review- Ebola, CN III certifications allowed, IR schedule change, Endoscopy and doing scheduling, OBED, Care Coordinators, Partial closure of LG inpatient Rehab, Representations, first Meet and Greet, involved in Magnet Survey

-Negotiations- should start in February

-Need member emails for voting


  • Open Forum:

- MB LG and LDRP

- Outpatient Surgery LG- HC’s and flexible scheduling

- Extra shifts and then HC’d

- LG- iCare, MD’s putting in orders, support, workflow and scheduling

- Break issues on several units

- PD in provisional period causing lots of MHC’s for other RN’s

- Day shift not getting night differential for coming in early

- Education and Educators

- NUC duties, On Call on weekends

- Orientation to charge, CNA orientation to CCU, assignments, UPC, staff meeting

  • Announcements:

  • Next Executive Board Meeting:  February 1, 2016 at the PRN office from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM. PRN reps. may attend by invitation.

  • Next Executive Council Meeting:  April 27, 2016 at El Camino Hospital Conference Room G from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. All PRN members are invited to attend.


  • Adjournment: 8:45PM