Nursing Care Committee

Mission & Vision

The prime purpose for our Nursing Care Committee is to:

Educate;
Communicate; and
Advocate

for nurses who are members of SEIU-West.

The Nursing Care Committee will be an avenue to educate our members on nursing issues.

We will:

inform and communicate with our members and the bargaining committee of issues arising in nursing;
lobby governments on issues concerning the committee and our members in the nursing sector;
be the watchdog for SEIU-West issues and concerns in nursing locally and provincially; and
be an advisory and resource for our members.

Committee Co-Chairs:
Deidre Wilson, CCA – Moose Jaw Home Care – H 306.692-0651 or C 306-631-5296
Crystal Mayes-Martynes, LPN, Saskatoon Home Care – C 306-229-5877

Communicator:
Brenda Berry, Recreation Worker – C 306-630-7528

Committee Members:
Erin Diehl, Biggar – C 306-948-9152
Patricia Wacholtz, Humboldt – 306-231-8121
Tanya Kessler, LPN, St. Paul’s Hospital 306-241-1380
Nancy Fiddler, LPN, Saskatoon Home Care C 306-381-9326 W 306-653-0277
Cheryl Ann Smith, CCA – Saskatoon Home Care – 306-477-0788 or 306-221-0697
Lisa Virtue, Sunset Extendicare – C 306-551-4990

December 10 – Human Rights Day

SEIU-West is a member driven union which means our members decide what to do to create a more just workplace and society. Members use the resources of our union to assist in their endeavours and have enjoyed some great accomplishments!

2017 CCA Conference: Apply Now!

Your SEIU-West Nursing Care Committee (NCC) invites you to participate in this unique conference designed for specifically for Continuing Care Assistants (CCAs). Through a combination of activities, special guests and a member panel, together we will delve into topics including …

2017 CCA Conference: Apply Now!

Space is limited apply today!

Join an SEIU-West Committee: Deadline Fast Approaching!

SEIU-West Committees keep us at the forefront of the Labour movement in Canada, and provide an excellent opportunity for members to learn from each other. Committee members serve for two years, and we have now approached the end of a two-year term so we are requesting SEIU-West members and all current committee members to submit their Expressions of Interest should they wish to serve or remain on committees.

Submission: Stakeholder Feedback on Standards and Competencies for the RN with Additional Authorized Practice Document

SEIU-West promotes nursing care delivery models that are based upon the principles of collaboration, mutual respect, and the exchange of knowledge among members of the health care team. It is from that perspective that SEIU-West has submitted our feedback to the Saskatchewan Registered Nurses Association (SRNA) on the Standards and Competencies for the RN with Additional Authorized practice.

Join an SEIU-West Committee!

SEIU-West Committees keep us at the forefront of the Labour movement in Canada, and provide an excellent opportunity for members to learn from each other. Committee members serve for two years, and we have now approached the end of a two-year term so we are requesting SEIU-West members and all current committee members to submit their Expressions of Interest should they wish to serve or remain on committees.

Celebrate Nursing Week: May 8-14!

Nursing week gives us a chance to get to know all of the players on our nursing team, how they work to benefit you and your family. We want you to know that behind those scrubs, there are different skills, knowledge and talents working to provide world-class health care to the people of Saskatchewan.

2017 SALPN Education Conference and Annual General Meeting

The Saskatchewan Association of Licensed Practical Nurses (SALPN) Education Conference and Annual General Meeting (AGM) are being held at the Delta Regina Hotel on April 25 & 26, 2017. The SEIU-West Nursing Care Committee and Education Committee will each sponsor …

Continuing Care Assistant Conference 2016

Your SEIU-West Nursing Care Committee (NCC) invites you to participate in this unique conference designed for specifically for Continuing Care Assistants (CCAs). Through a combination of activities, special guests and a member panel, together we will delve into topics including …

National Nursing Week – It’s Continuing Care Assistants (CCA) Day!

Earlier this week, I talked about the role of the LPN in continuing education and the skills brought to their work as part of the nursing team. Today I want to talk about the role of our CCAs. The Continuing Care Assistants bring experience, knowledge and training to their daily work. With a certificate program that covers different aspects and environments of care, there is a focus on the technical aspects of the work. But the people who work within this classification also bring a considerable amount of compassion to the care they provide.

Celebrate Nursing Week – It’s Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) Day!

As we celebrate Nursing week, I ask you to remember this: everyone has skills to bring to our health care system. We cannot operate in silos; we cannot eliminate any one player on our health care team and we all know how to improve our health care system… let’s remember that this week. Let’s work together to build strong nursing teams – to do this we must stop the ongoing attacks against all members of our nursing teams, recognize and value the professional skills offered by each and create pride and respect for our diverse roles.

Enter the 2016 Nursing Week Contest!

In celebration of Nursing Week May 9 to 16, 2016, your Nursing Care Committee (NCC) wants you to tell us how your workplace nursing team goes the extra mile to ensure that your residents/client/patients get the dignity and respect they deserve in their day-to-day care.

SEIU-West @ SALPN!

The Education Committee and Nursing Care Committee provided prizes and took  care of operating costs of staffing at our SEIU-West table at the 2016 SALPN Convention and AGM. The table was well visited by delegates and the gift baskets and …

2016 SALPN Education Conference and Annual General Meeting

The Saskatchewan Association of Licensed Practical Nurses (SALPN) Education Conference and AGM is being held in Saskatoon on April 19 and 20, 2016. The SEIU-West Nursing Care Committee will be sponsoring up to four (4) delegates to attend. SEIU-West will …

Research Study: Workplace Harassment Interventions with Caregivers in Healthcare

Are you a CCA, LPN, or RN in the Saskatoon Health Region who is interested in finding solutions to workplace harassment?
If so, please join our research study to examine workplace harassment and its effects in dynamic, participatory workshops with other members of your professional/occupational group and explore strategies for change.

We Have Our Nursing Week Contest Winners!

The Nursing Care Committee (NCC) understands that many members on the nursing team go out of their way to ensure extra love and care, so they asked members to share the “behind the scenes” stories about the special moments Licenced …

Register Now for the Continuing Care Assistant Conference: Finding Your Balance…Life, Family, Work

In order to be eligible to attend the CCA Conference 2015, you must be a member in good standing who is currently working as a Continuing Care Assistant. Please identify your work setting and whether you have an ongoing, regular exposure to patients, clients or residents who are suffering with dementia or Alzheimer’s. Make sure to fill out the expression of interest form and the registration form and get it in by September 1, 2015!

Enter the National Nursing Week Contest! New Deadline!!!

The Nursing Care Committee (NCC) of SEIU-West is proud of our Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) and Continuing Care Assistants (CCAs) and wants to recognize them for all the wonderful work they do as key players of the collaborative nursing team. Check out their certificates of recognition for Continuing Care Assistants’ Day on May 12 and Licensed Practical Nurses’ Day on May 13!

SALPN Education Conference and Annual General Meeting

The Saskatchewan Association of Licensed Practical Nurses (SALPN) Education Conference and Annual General Meeting will be held in Regina, Saskatchewan on April 21 and 22, 2015. The SEIU-West Nursing Care Committee will be sponsoring up to four (4) delegates and the …

Update on the LPN Town Hall Meetings

Summary of LPN townhall meeting discussions By Barbara Cape Through the course of October and November, SEIU-West Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) met to discuss concerns about the SUN interference with the SALPN bylaw review process; the role of the Ministry …