Safe staffing and patient safety are our top concerns as healthcare professionals.
You can have a direct effect on Jackson’s staffing decisions by joining the campaign to report every instance where patient safety could be compromised by insufficient staffing.
Below are the steps you should take if you believe unsafe staffing is occuring in your unit, including a link to our PATIENT SAFETY STAFFING DISCREPANCY REPORT.
1) Consult the JHS nurse staffing ratios policy #414 to determine if it is being violated. Find the policy here: nursing staffing ratio policy 07.26.12 (final)
2) Report the staffing concern directly to your supervisor and use the JHS policy on staffing ratios to support your position. If it is not a violation of the policy, explain why it is an unsafe assignment in your professional opinion. If the supervisor doesn’t fix it, go up the chain of command until the issue is resolved.
3) Fill out the SEIU Local 1991 Patient Safety & Staffing Discrepancy Report. Forms are available from your steward, your rep and in the links on this page.
4) Fill out an incident report and file it via Quantros. Record the report number on your SEIU staffing form.
Download and print the report here: PATIENT SAFETY STAFFING DISCREPANCY REPORT
To download a flyer with helpful tips you can share with your colleagues, click here: SafeStaffingHow To