Safe Staffing Campaign
As nurses, we’ve dedicated our lives to giving our patients the highest level of quality care. Having enough staff on the job means better care for our patients. But too often, we find ourselves working without adequate staffing which can make our jobs more difficult and harm the safety of our patients.
In 2004, we fought hard for safe staffing ratios and won California Department of Health Services (DHS) ratios.
Today and every day, we need to fight to make sure that management maintains those ratios. We depend on these ratios to ensure that our patients and fellow nurses are safe on the job.
We need to come together to demand that safe staffing be a top priority.
Posted on February 28, 2018
A team of RNs presented 2,000 petitions to Kaiser management on February 27, this time regarding the 1:3 nurse-to-patient UNAC ratios in tele units. We stood strong together, and Kaiser heard us! Click through to watch the video.
Posted on September 15, 2017
On September 15, UNAC/UHCP delivered petitions with thousands of signatures from UNAC/UHCP RNs and other health care professionals, calling on Kaiser Permanente to respect scope of practice and maintain patient safety in telemetry. This comes in response to Kaiser’s plan to eliminate telemetry units throughout the Southern California region.
Posted on April 19, 2016
On April 19, a delegation of UNAC/UHCP members delivered over 500 safe staffing petition signatures to management at KP San Diego.
Posted on December 23, 2015
Our campaign has already won over 125 new RN positions in just two affiliates to wipe out dangerous staffing practices, but there is still much work to be done to ensure that all UNAC/UHCP represented facilities are safely staffed.
Posted on October 16, 2015
Thanks to the efforts of UNAC/UHCP members, approximately 30 new RN positions have been filled at Kaiser South Bay and another 50 RNs are expected by the end of October!
Posted on October 12, 2015
As a result of the collective effort put forth by UNAC/UHCP Kaiser Woodland Hills members through the Safe Staffing campaign, more than 50 new full-time, part-time and per diem positions have been posted!