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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: Wednesday, Jan. 29, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at St. Vincent, CR 4 (2nd floor).

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. For updates on the enforcement process, please read the Nov. 27, 2019 newsletter.

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, we are continuing to work on this issue and will have more 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.

Contract Update: Education Leave and Fund Reopener

Please read the Nov. 27 Newsletter for important information about the Education fund and leave.

Demand to Bargain over RQI / Training Time

Last summer we demanded to bargain over the change in terms and conditions of employment that resulted when Providence eliminated the paid release time for BLS, ALS, ACLS training, and in most cases required nurses complete online modules during shifts under the new RQI program. Nurses in the AED circulated a petition asking ONA to bargain this change. Read the employer’s response to our demand to bargain here.

We met twice in October and November and have been exchanging proposals. Click here for ONA's Nov. 27 proposal.

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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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