- A temporary Registered Nurse is one who is so informed at the time of hire, and who is hired for a special project or to replace Registered Nurses on leaves or vacation and who is hired for a period of six (6) months or the duration of such projects, leaves or vacation periods, whichever is greater. The said period may be extended up to an additional three (3) months with the consent of the Union, which will not be unreasonably withheld.
- Temporary Registered Nurses will receive holidays and personal days in the same manner as regular Registered Nurses. Temporary Registered Nurses do not accrue vacation or sick leave until after three (3) months and are in the same status as new probationary Registered Nurses during the term of their service, provided that if a temporary Registered Nurse is made a regular Registered Nurse while in service as a temporary Registered Nurse, seniority and accrual of sick leave and vacation benefits shall be retroactive to the date of the Registered Nurse’s employment as a temporary Registered Nurse.
- Health benefits for a temporary Registered Nurse shall begin on the first day of the month following the date when such Registered Nurse is accepted into a 0.5 or greater regular position provided that the Registered Nurse has been continuously employed as a 0.5 or greater temporary Registered Nurse for at least three months immediately prior thereto.