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Providence St Vincent Medical Center Bargaining Unit
9205 SW Barnes Rd.
Portland, OR 97225
1300 Bargaining Unit Nurses Represented
ONA Constituent Association 24


Executive Committee/Officers
  • President: John Smeltzer (5E)
  • Vice President: Jessica Carrier Lobell (AED)
  • Secretary: Christy Simila (SSU)
  • Treasurer: Allison Jackson (L&D)
  • Member-at-large: Kathy Keane (Cardiology A)
  • Member-at-large: Danielle Heyl (CICU)
  • Member-at-large: Rachel Seidelman (Surgical)
  • Member-at-large: Megan Fong (CVOR)

Housewide Staffing Committee Members

  • Rachel Seidelman: Co-chair
  • Jenn Speer (Maternal/Child Division)
  • Kial Cheperka (Surgical Services Division)
  • Laura Galbraith (Behavioral Health Division)
  • Jason Sangster (Med/Surg Division)
  • Tricia Macy (Emergency Services Division)
  • Danielle Heyl (Critical Care Division)

Steward Resource Center


Stewards Council

  • Stewards Dinners: We are currently planning the next dinner. Stay tuned for date.

New Nurse Orientations

  • Any member who would like to help welcome new nurses to the bargaining unit during new nurse orientation please email
  • Orientations are held bi-weekly on Thursdays, 7-7:30 a.m.

News and Updates

Flu Policy Enforcement Announcement

Providence has notified ONA that it will enforce the flu policy more vigorously beginning in 2019. We have asked additional questions about the changes and are waiting for responses. Click here for some answers to our questions.

Peds and PICU

Peds and PICU nurses meet with ONA and management regarding mandatory scheduling moves on August 11. Lack of clarity remains regarding how management is applying the contract language when mandatory moves are made, updates coming soon.

Update on CVOR Staffing Plan and Grievance: OHA mediation requested after second impasse reached.

On September 17, the HWSC again reviewed the proposed staffing plans and was unable to reach agreement and declared impasse.

The HWSC discussed the plan at its Aug. 13, 2019 Emergency Meeting, and the CVOR Unit Based Staffing Committee is continuing to work on its plan which will be reviewed again at the next HWSC meeting on September 17.

Contract Update: Education Leave and Fund Reopener

The Pre-Negotiation Survey closed on Oct. 4. We are working to rescheduling bargaining as the Medical Center’s chief negotiator is not available the dates we previously scheduled. New dates will be coming soon and bargaining will begin in October or November. Make sure ONA has your non-work email address so you receive important updates.

Demand to Bargain over RQI / Training Time

We are working to get dates to negotiate on the schedule and the right people at the table. Read the employer’s response to our demand to bargain here.

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Steward Resource Center


Name E-mail Phone
St. Vincent Executive team/Officers
ONA Contract Labor Representative: Sally LaJoie (503) 293-0011 ext. 1350


The following contract provision outlines how to file a grievance and the grievance process specific to this bargaining unit. ONA staff or a member of the local grievance or negotiating committee should be consulted if you have questions, concerns, or need assistance filing a grievance.

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