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A. Base Pay

The minimum base rates of pay shall be as follows:

Current 4/13/14 3/29/15 4/10/16
Staff RN $75,155.73 $76,846.77 $78,383.76  $79,951.37
Staff Development RN $79,346.09 $81,131.31 $82,753.91 $84,409.07
CRNA $101,860.01 $104,151.84 $106,234.83 $108,359.55

Incumbent Registered Nurses whose current base pay exceeds the minimum rate for their title will receive base rate increases effective as follows:

4/13/14 3/29/15 4/10/16
Staff RN 2.25% 2% 2%
Staff Development RN 2.25% 2% 2%
CRNA 2.25% 2% 2%

 

B. Regular Compensation

  1. Registered Nurses shall be paid additional compensation above the base rate in accordance with the following for their years of continuous employment at the Hospital and/or credit received at the time of employment by the Hospital for external experience, that is verifiable and comparable to a Registered Nurse employed at the Hospital.
Experience Differential
Years of Experience Current 4/13/14 3/29/15 4/10/16
0 0 0 0 0
1 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000
2 2,000 2,000 2,000 2,000
3 3,000 3,000 3,000 3,000
4 4,000 4,000 4,000 4,000
5 5,000 5,000 5,000 5,000
6 6,000 6,000 6,025 6,050
7 7,000 7,000 7,050 7,100
8 8,000 8,000 8,075 8,150
9 9,000 9,000 9,100 9,200
10 10,000 10,000 10,125 10,250
11 11,000 11,000 11,150 11,300
12 12,000 12,000 12,175 12,350
13 13,000 13,000 13,200 13,400
14 14,000 14,000 14,225 14,450
15 15,000 15,000 15,250 15,500
16 16,000 16,000 16,275 16,550
17 17,000 17,000 17,300 17,600
18 18,000 18,000 18,325 18,650
19 19,000 19,000 19,350 19,700
20 20,000 20,000 20,375 20,750
21 21,000 21,000 21,400 21,800
22 22,000 22,000 22,425 22,850
23 23,000 23,000 23,450 23,900
24 24,000 24,000 24,475 24,950
25 25,000 25,000 25,500 26,000
26 26,100 26,100 26,625 27,150
27 27,200 27,200 27,750 28,300
28 28,300 28,300 28,875 29,450
29 29,400 29,400 30,000 30,600
30   30,500 31,125 31,750

Effective April 10, 2016, any Registered Nurse beyond Step thirty (30), shall receive an annual longevity award of five hundred dollars ($500), pro-rated for part time Registered Nurses, upon his/her anniversary date for so long as the Employee is employed by the Hospital.

  1. The regular annual compensation rate for Registered Nurses is the sum of the base rate and the experience, education, certification and shift differentials applicable to the Registered Nurse.  Part-time Registered Nurses are entitled to a pro-rata amount.
  2. Regular annual compensation rates shall be no less than the following:

Minimum Regular Compensation

Staff Nurse
Years of Experience

Current

4/13/14

3/29/15

4/10/16

0  $    75,155.73  $    76,846.77  $    78,383.76  $    79,951.37
1  $    76,155.73  $    77,846.77  $    79,383.76  $    80,951.37
2  $    77,155.73  $    78,846.77  $    80,383.76  $    81,951.37
3  $    78,155.73  $    79,846.77  $    81,383.76  $    82,951.37
4  $    79,155.73  $    80,846.77  $    82,383.76  $    83,951.37
5  $    80,155.73  $    81,846.77  $    83,383.76  $    84,951.37
6  $    81,155.73  $    82,846.77  $    84,408.76  $    86,001.37
7  $    82,155.73  $    83,846.77  $    85,433.76  $    87,051.37
8  $    83,155.73  $    84,846.77  $    86,458.76  $    88,101.37
9  $    84,155.73  $    85,846.77  $    87,483.76  $    89,151.37
10  $    85,155.73  $    86,846.77  $    88,508.76  $    90,201.37
11  $    86,155.73  $    87,846.77  $    89,533.76  $    91,251.37
12  $    87,155.73  $    88,846.77  $    90,558.76  $    92,301.37
13  $    88,155.73  $    89,846.77  $    91,583.76  $    93,351.37
14  $    89,155.73  $    90,846.77  $    92,608.76  $    94,401.37
15  $    90,155.73  $    91,846.77  $    93,633.76  $    95,451.37
16  $    91,155.73  $    92,846.77  $    94,658.76  $    96,501.37
17  $    92,155.73  $    93,846.77  $    95,683.76  $    97,551.37
18  $    93,155.73  $    94,846.77  $    96,708.76  $    98,601.37
19  $    94,155.73  $    95,846.77  $    97,733.76  $    99,651.37
20  $    95,155.73  $    96,846.77  $    98,758.76  $ 100,701.37
21  $    96,155.73  $    97,846.77  $    99,783.76  $ 101,751.37
22  $    97,155.73  $    98,846.77  $ 100,808.76  $ 102,801.37
23  $    98,155.73  $    99,846.77  $ 101,833.76  $ 103,851.37
24  $    99,155.73  $ 100,846.77  $ 102,858.76  $ 104,901.37
25  $  100,155.73  $ 101,846.77  $ 103,883.76  $ 105,951.37
26  $  101,255.73  $ 102,946.77  $ 105,008.76  $ 107,101.37
27  $  102,355.73  $ 104,046.77  $ 106,133.76  $ 108,251.37
28  $  103,455.73  $ 105,146.77  $ 107,258.76  $ 109,401.37
29  $  104,555.73  $ 106,246.77  $ 108,383.76  $ 110,551.37
30   $ 107,346.77  $ 109,508.76  $ 111,701.37

 

Minimum Regular Compensation
Staff Development Nurse
Years of Experience

Current

4/13/14

3/29/15

4/10/16

0  $    79,346.09  $    81,131.31  $    82,753.91  $    84,409.07
1  $    80,346.09  $    82,131.31  $    83,753.91  $    85,409.07
2  $    81,346.09  $    83,131.31  $    84,753.91  $    86,409.07
3  $    82,346.09  $    84,131.31  $    85,753.91  $    87,409.07
4  $    83,346.09  $    85,131.31  $    86,753.91  $    88,409.07
5  $    84,346.09  $    86,131.31  $    87,753.91  $    89,409.07
6  $    85,346.09  $    87,131.31  $    88,778.91  $    90,459.07
7  $    86,346.09  $    88,131.31  $    89,803.91  $    91,509.07
8  $    87,346.09  $    89,131.31  $    90,828.91  $    92,559.07
9  $    88,346.09  $    90,131.31  $    91,853.91  $    93,609.07
10  $    89,346.09  $    91,131.31  $    92,878.91  $    94,659.07
11  $    90,346.09  $    92,131.31  $    93,903.91  $    95,709.07
12  $    91,346.09  $    93,131.31  $    94,928.91  $    96,759.07
13  $    92,346.09  $    94,131.31  $    95,953.91  $    97,809.07
14  $    93,346.09  $    95,131.31  $    96,978.91  $    98,859.07
15  $    94,346.09  $    96,131.31  $    98,003.91  $    99,909.07
16  $    95,346.09  $    97,131.31  $    99,028.91  $ 100,959.07
17  $    96,346.09  $    98,131.31  $ 100,053.91  $ 102,009.07
18  $    97,346.09  $    99,131.31  $ 101,078.91  $ 103,059.07
19  $    98,346.09  $ 100,131.31  $ 102,103.91  $ 104,109.07
20  $    99,346.09  $ 101,131.31  $ 103,128.91  $ 105,159.07
21  $ 100,346.09  $ 102,131.31  $ 104,153.91  $ 106,209.07
22  $ 101,346.09  $ 103,131.31  $ 105,178.91  $ 107,259.07
23  $ 102,346.09  $ 104,131.31  $ 106,203.91  $ 108,309.07
24  $ 103,346.09  $ 105,131.31  $ 107,228.91  $ 109,359.07
25  $ 104,346.09  $ 106,131.31  $ 108,253.91  $ 110,409.07
26  $ 105,446.09  $ 107,231.31  $ 109,378.91  $ 111,559.07
27  $ 106,546.09  $ 108,331.31  $ 110,503.91  $ 112,709.07
28  $ 107,646.09  $ 109,431.31  $ 111,628.91  $ 113,859.07
29  $ 108,746.09  $ 110,531.31  $ 112,753.91  $ 115,009.07
30    $ 111,631.31  $ 113,878.91  $ 116,159.07
Minimum Regular Compensation
CRNA
Years of Experience

Current

4/13/14

3/29/15

4/10/16

0  $  101,860.01  $  104,151.84  $  106,234.83  $  108,359.55
1  $  102,860.01  $  105,151.84  $  107,234.83  $  109,359.55
2  $  103,860.01  $  106,151.84  $  108,234.83  $  110,359.55
3  $  104,860.01  $  107,151.84  $  109,234.83  $  111,359.55
4  $  105,860.01  $  108,151.84  $  110,234.83  $  112,359.55
5  $  106,860.01  $  109,151.84  $  111,234.83  $  113,359.55
6  $  107,860.01  $  110,151.84  $  112,259.83  $  114,409.55
7  $  108,860.01  $  111,151.84  $  113,284.83  $  115,459.55
8  $  109,860.01  $  112,151.84  $  114,309.83  $  116,509.55
9  $  110,860.01  $  113,151.84  $  115,334.83  $  117,559.55
10  $  111,860.01  $  114,151.84  $  116,359.83  $  118,609.55
11  $  112,860.01  $  115,151.84  $  117,384.83  $  119,659.55
12  $  113,860.01  $  116,151.84  $  118,409.83  $  120,709.55
13  $  114,860.01  $  117,151.84  $  119,434.83  $  121,759.55
14  $  115,860.01  $  118,151.84  $  120,459.83  $  122,809.55
15  $  116,860.01  $  119,151.84  $  121,484.83  $  123,859.55
16  $  117,860.01  $  120,151.84  $  122,509.83  $  124,909.55
17  $  118,860.01  $  121,151.84  $  123,534.83  $  125,959.55
18  $  119,860.01  $  122,151.84  $  124,559.83  $  127,009.55
19  $  120,860.01  $  123,151.84  $  125,584.83  $  128,059.55
20  $  121,860.01  $  124,151.84  $  126,609.83  $  129,109.55
21  $  122,860.01  $  125,151.84  $  127,634.83  $  130,159.55
22  $  123,860.01  $  126,151.84  $  128,659.83  $  131,209.55
23  $  124,860.01  $  127,151.84  $  129,684.83  $  132,259.55
24  $  125,860.01  $  128,151.84  $  130,709.83  $  133,309.55
25  $  126,860.01  $  129,151.84  $  131,734.83  $  134,359.55
26  $  127,960.01  $  130,251.84  $  132,859.83  $  135,509.55
27  $  129,060.01  $  131,351.84  $  133,984.83  $  136,659.55
28  $  130,160.01  $  132,451.84  $  135,109.83  $  137,809.55
29  $  131,260.01  $  133,551.84  $  136,234.83  $  138,959.55
30    $  134,651.84  $  137,359.83  $  140,109.55

    C. Education and Certification

  1. The Employer will pay additional compensation per year to Employees who hold any of the following degrees from an accredited educational institution in an area related to nursing but such amounts shall not be cumulative. The effective date of such differential shall be the date the Employer is notified in writing of receipt of appropriate degree by the Employee. Payment of the differential will not commence until verification is received.
  2. Effective Current 4/3/2011
    Baccalaureate $1,650 $1,800
    Masters $1,850 $2,000
    Doctorate $2,300 $2,450
  3. Employees who hold a national certification or State certification and provide such documentation in the field or area of specialization or a related area in which they are currently employed by the Hospital will be paid a differential at the rate of two thousand two hundred and fifty dollars ($2,250) per year effective April 3, 2011.(The current rate is $2,000 per year)

    Employees who take and pass certification examinations will be reimbursed required fees.  Employees must maintain certification and submit appropriate documentation in order to continue receiving the differential.  The reimbursement of fees and differential payment shall be limited to one examination and one certification at any given time.

  4. The Employer will provide a minimum of fifteen (15) hours per year of organized in-service education on work time with access for all Employees.  These hours are in addition to mandatory in-service classes.

    RNs working in the following specialty areas will have or be provided with departmental orientation and the identified training components before being counted in the staffing numbers.
      • ICU/CCU: Critical Care Core, ACLS and Basic EKG skills
      • PACU: Critical Care Core, ACLS, PALS, Basic EKG skills and any training as identified in the ASPAN guidelines
      • ASU: Critical Care Core, ACLS, PALS, Basic EKG skills and any training as identified in the ASPAN guidelines
      • ED: ED Core, ACLS, PALS and Basic EKG skills

    Float RNs may be assigned to specialty areas upon the completion of Nursing orientation, ACLS and Basic EKG.  Float RNs will be provided with the Critical Care Core and PALS upon request.

  5. If the Hospital requires a Registered Nurse to participate in an educational program or to take continuing education units the Employer will provide the program/CEU's on an in-service basis at no cost to the Registered Nurse or will permit paid time off and reimbursement of fees if taken elsewhere.

D. Shifts

  1. Full-time and part-time Employees working on regularly scheduled shifts whose straight time hours end after seven (7:00) p.m. or begin prior to six (6:00) a.m. shall receive a shift differential as follows:
    Evenings $5,500
    Nights $6,300
  2. All Registered Nurses who have been continuously employed as a Registered Nurse at the south site in a bargaining unit title for five years or more shall not be required to accept rotating shift assignments.
    Registered Nurses who are exempt from rotating shift assignments pursuant to this paragraph, but who volunteer to accept such assignments, shall receive a supplemental payment of fifty dollars ($50) per standard shift worked (pro-rated for longer or shorter shifts) in addition to the applicable shift differential.
    Registered Nurses who apply for a lateral position within their current shift and who have five years or more of seniority shall not be required to rotate shifts.  However, a Registered Nurse who has been assigned to an evening or night shift for five consecutive years or more and who is then assigned to the day shift pursuant to this Agreement, shall be required to accept rotation assignments for a period of one year following the effective date of the regular day shift assignment, and shall receive the applicable shift differential.  The one year time period will begin from the time of transfer to the new shift.
  3. Registered Nurses who have not been continuously employed as a Registered Nurse at the south site in a bargaining unit title for five years or more may be required to accept rotating shift assignments until such time as they are exempt from such requirement in accordance with the provisions of paragraph 2 above.

    Registered Nurses who are required to accept rotating shift assignments pursuant to this paragraph 3 shall not be assigned more than forty (40) such assignments during any twelve (12) month period unless agreed to by mutual consent.  A Registered Nurse covered by this paragraph 3 shall receive the applicable shift differential for each rotating shift assignment.  Registered Nurses covered by this paragraph 3 shall receive a supplemental payment of fifty dollars ($50) per standard shift worked (pro-rated for longer or shorter shifts) in addition to the applicable shift differential for each rotation shift volunteered beyond forty in any twelve month period.
  4. If the Employer is unable to properly staff any unit due to a lack of rotatable Registered Nurses, the Union will develop, in consultation with the Registered Nurses in the unit, a plan to provide rotation in the unit and such plan shall be implemented by the Hospital provided that it is reasonable and promptly submitted.  Registered Nurses who rotate in accordance with such plan will be compensated in the same way as Registered Nurses who rotate pursuant to paragraph 2 or 3 above.
  5. Supplemental payments made pursuant to this Section D shall not be considered part of a Registered Nurse's base rate of pay and shall not be considered in computing premium pay benefit entitlement or any other emolument provided for in this Agreement.
  6. Registered Nurses who voluntarily work additional shifts beyond their regular assignment shall be paid seventy-five dollars ($75) for each standard shift worked (pro-rated for longer or shorter shifts of at least four hours) in addition to any other contractual pay to which they are entitled, except that Registered Nurses entitled to premium overtime pay shall not receive payment hereunder for the same work.

E. On-Call

  1. Registered Nurses who work in the operating room or the recovery room  and are required by the Employer to be on-call off Hospital premises, shall receive during such time, a rate of pay equal to three-fourths (3/4ths) of their regular compensation rate.  A Registered Nurse on-call who is called to work at other than normal work hours, shall receive time and one-half (1 1/2) for all such hours worked outside of the normal workday, with a guaranteed minimum of pay for four (4) hours work.  There shall be no pyramiding of pay under this provision.
  2. Assignments to be on-call off Hospital premises shall be distributed on a rotating basis in order of seniority, starting with the most senior Registered Nurse on the unit.  

F. Uniform

  1. Registered Nurses are required to wear a uniform in accordance with the policy of the Nursing Department and the Hospital.
  2. The Employer shall provide, launder and maintain any uniforms which it requires the Employees to wear.

G. Charge Pay

Registered Nurses who are designated “in-charge” shall receive three dollars and eighty five cents ($3.85) per hour per shift as charge pay effective April 13, 2014. (The current rate is $3.75 per hour per shift.)   The assigned charge RN may decline that responsibility provided another RN on duty volunteers to be in charge.

H. Night Shift Pay

Night shift nurses shall receive their paychecks on Wednesday night (night before payday) except because of data processing failure.

I. Preceptor Pay

Registered Nurses who are assigned as preceptors shall receive additional compensation in the amount of three dollars ($3.00) per hour per shift.