AFSCME: EXHIBIT E: Licensed Vocational Nurse Unit

  1. Shift Differential. Nurses shall be paid at the rate specified in Section 8.1 (1) when assigned to a shift which starts after 1:59 p.m. and before 10:00 p.m.
  2. Rest Period. Each institutional Nurse shall have an unbroken rest period of at least twelve (12) hours between shifts, and of at least fifty-five (55) hours between shifts when the Nurse is off duty on the weekend or two (2) consecutive days off duty, and of at least thirty-one (31) hours between shifts when the Nurse is off-duty on a holiday or for a single day. All hours worked within the above rest periods shall be paid at the rate of one and one-half (1 ½ ) times the nurse’s straight-time rate of pay. This provision may be waived on the request of the individual Nurse and with the agreement of the supervisor provided that the Nurse is not otherwise eligible to receive overtime compensation. If employees are receiving overtime for such rest period time, they are ineligible for this payment. The provisions of this Section shall not apply to nurses whose regularly scheduled shift requires less than twelve (12) hours between the end of one (1) regularly scheduled workday and the beginning of the next regularly scheduled workday.
  3. Scheduled Days Off. The County will continue its present practice with regard to scheduling employees an average of one out of three weekends off duty and shall endeavor to schedule employees an average of every other weekend off duty as soon as feasible. Patient care requirements and equitable staff scheduling shall be considered.
  4. No Rotation of Shifts. Shift assignments shall not be rotated for the sole purpose of equalizing tours of duty for Licensed Vocational Nurses on each shift.
  5. Shift Assignments. Licensed Vocational Nurses shall be assigned to the shift for which they were employed within (3) months following their first work day. Up to three (3) months of employment shall be considered an orientation period during which time Licensed Vocational Nurses will normally be assigned to the day shift.
  6. Double Shift. Part-time nurses working less than forty (40) hours per week who work a double shift of sixteen (16) hours shall receive sixty dollars ($60.00) in addition to all other compensation. Part-time nurses working more than eight (8) hours but less than sixteen (16) hours shall receive an hourly proration of the above rate.
  7. On-Call Duty. Institutional nurses in the Licensed Vocational Nurses’ Unit shall be paid the hourly equivalent of one-half (1/2) their base pay for each hour they are required to be in an on call status. Nurses will not receive on-call pay for periods when they are actually at work.
  8. Attendance at Educational Courses. The County will endeavor to schedule required hours of work for Licensed Vocational Nurses so as to permit them to attend educational courses directly related to the nursing profession; provided, however, that such scheduling shall not interfere with normal operation of the department.
  9. Educational Leave. All Licensed Vocational Nurses shall be allowed six (6) days of educational leave each fiscal year under prescribed policies.
  10. IV/Phlebotomy Skills. The County has agreed to encourage nursing supervisory staff to make use of IV and Phlebotomy skills of those nurses who have passed IV/Phlebotomy classes. The County also agrees to provide the necessary State qualifying training for nurses who are asked to carry out IV and phlebotomy activities.
  11. A Licensed Vocational Nurse who is assigned to work in a lead capacity will receive a differential of one step (5.74%) in addition to all other compensation.
  12. Licensed Vocational Nurses employed in the Clinic Option shall receive compensation in the amount of one step (5.74%) in addition to all other compensation.
  13. Work Schedules. In areas with no regular schedule, a tentative work schedule shall be posted six (6) weeks prior to its effective date. The schedule shall be finalized no later than ten (10) working days prior to its effective date. Affected LVN’s shall be notified before any changes are made to the final schedule.
  14. Reduction in Force of Less than Fourteen (14) Days 

    For reductions in force of 14 days or less including “call-offs”, scheduled hours shall be reduced or cancelled in the following order:

  1. Employees working beyond 40 hours in a week
  2. Volunteers to reduce or cancel hours
  3.    Extra Help
  4. Part-Time working beyond hired FTE in that payroll week

Staff who volunteer or are involuntarily reduced may use (within accrual balances) earned vacation, holiday or comp time, or unpaid leave of absence.

Employees will be notified at least one and a half (1 ½) hours prior to the start of their shift. Employees who are not notified at least one and a half (1 ½) hours prior to the beginning of a scheduled shift and who report for work will be worked and paid a minimum of 4 hours. This minimum guarantee shall not apply if the employer has contacted the employee personally by telephone at least one and a half (1 ½) hours prior to the beginning of the shift. In attempting to make personal contact, the employer shall call employees in both call-off order and in order of seniority until an employee is contacted. If the employer is unable to personally contact any of the employees in a unit scheduled to work, and if all of those employees report for work, the employee at the top of the call-off list, with the least seniority shall be sent home without pay. It shall be the responsibility of each employee to notify the employer of their current home phone number and address.

Prior to temporarily closing, employees will be consulted on the timing and process of the closure. Every effort will be made to provide eight hours notice prior to closing.

 

 

AFSCME – Licensed Vocational Nurses Salaries: 11/23/2014

Class
Code
Class Title Work
Group
Range A B C D E
F020 LICENSED VOC NURSE 1 3288 $ 2,224.80 $ 2,352.80 $ 2,488.00 $ 2,630.40
F020-R LICENSED VOC NURSE-R 1 3451 $ 2,208.80 $ 2,335.20 $ 2,469.60 $ 2,611.20 $ 2,760.80
B155 LICENSED VOC NURSE-U 1 3288 $ 2,224.80 $ 2,352.80 $ 2,488.00 $ 2,630.40

 

AFSCME – Licensed Vocational Nurses Salaries: 10/11/2015

Class
Code
Class Title Work
Group
Range A B C D E
F020 LICENSED VOC NURSE 1 3387 $ 2,292.00 $ 2,423.20 $ 2,562.40 $ 2,709.60
F020-R LICENSED VOC NURSE-R 1 3555 $ 2,275.20 $ 2,405.60 $ 2,544.00 $ 2,689.60 $ 2,844.00
B155 LICENSED VOC NURSE-U 1 3387 $ 2,292.00 $ 2,423.20 $ 2,562.40 $ 2,709.60

 

AFSCME – Licensed Vocational Nurses Salaries: 10/09/2016

Class
Code
Class Title Work
Group
Range A B C D E
F020 LICENSED VOC NURSE 1 3489 $ 2,360.80 $ 2,496.80 $ 2,640.00 $ 2,791.20
F020-R LICENSED VOC NURSE-R 1 3662 $ 2,344.00 $ 2,478.40 $ 2,620.00 $ 2,770.40 $ 2,929.60
B155 LICENSED VOC NURSE-U 1 3489 $ 2,360.80 $ 2,496.80 $ 2,640.00 $ 2,791.20

 

AFSCME – Licensed Vocational Nurses Salaries: 10/08/2017

Class Code Class Title Work
Group
Range A B C D E
F020 LICENSED VOC NURSE 1 3559 $ 2,408.80 $ 2,546.40 $ 2,692.80 $ 2,847.20
F020-R LICENSED VOC NURSE-R 1 3735 $ 2,390.40 $ 2,527.20 $ 2,672.80 $ 2,825.60 $ 2,988.00
B155 LICENSED VOC NURSE-U 1 3559 $ 2,408.80 $ 2,546.40 $ 2,692.80 $ 2,847.20