Employees in the Licensed Vocational Nurse Unit shall be reimbursed by the County for unused sick leave at the time of retirement on the following basis:

For each day of unused sick leave at the time of retirement, the County shall pay for one (1) month’s premium for health coverage for the nurse only, to a maximum of 180 months of continued health coverage. Should a retired nurse die while receiving benefits under this section, the employee’s spouse and eligible dependents shall continue to receive coverage to the limits provided above.