Extra Shift Incentive Agreement Re-Instituted

Below is more information about the extra shift incentive agreement for August 5-October 4, 2021.

The extra shift incentive is in addition to applicable overtime and differential provisions as may be required by law and/or as set forth in the Collective Bargaining Agreement. Report any pay concerns to your immediate supervisor and your local president. Please contact your local stewards or affiliate officers with any questions.

Registered nurses, nurse practitioners or physician assistants will be an eligible for an incentive payment for each additional shift as follows:

  • $400.00 for each additional day or evening shift equal to or greater than 8 hours
  • $700.00 for each additional night shift equal to or greater than 8 hours
  • $200.00 for each additional 4-hour day or evening shift
  • $350.00 for each additional 4-hour night shift

The extra shift incentive applies to registered nurses, nurse practitioners and physician assistants who work an extra shift in the following areas caring for patients:

  • Med-surg/tele
  • Med-surg
  • Telemetry
  • ICU
  • DOU
  • Hemodialysis
  • Maternal-Child Health (L&D and FCC)
  • Peds/PICU/NICU units
  • PACU
  • OR
  • KPOC
  • Message management
  • COVID-19 Testing/Vaccine
  • Urgent Care Centers
  • Emergency Department
  • Home health registered nurses
  • Hospice registered nurses
  • Home palliative registered nurses
  • Home health after hours triage registered nurses

UNAC/UHCP SCNSC members can earn an extra shift incentive for the following work:

  • Case Manager Utilization RN
  • Case Manager Outside Medical RN
  • Coordinator Emergency Prospective Review Program RN

UNAC/UHCP KPMWON members can earn an incentive for the following work:

  • ICD III Nurse Specialists, which require an NP license, are included for the extra shift incentive when volunteering to work an NP shift

Under this agreement, day shift is generally 7:00am-7:00pm, night shift generally 7:00pm-7:00am, and 3:00pm-11:00pm shifts shall be eligible for the day shift incentive. An eligible employee can only receive one of the incentives; there will not be pyramiding of incentives.

Additional fine print:
An additional shift is defined as hours worked in the care of patients that is in excess of 36 hours in one work week for 0.9 FTE staff and in excess of 40 hours in one work week for 1.0 FTE staff. If the staff member is routinely scheduled for four 12 hour shifts in one week (1.05 FTE), the additional shift definition for that week would be hours worked in the care of patients that is in excess of 48 hours. In addition, for part-time and per diem staff, a minimum of 24 hours must first be worked in the work week before being eligible for the incentive. Nonproductive hours do not count toward eligibility. All scheduled shifts in place at the time of the agreement’s effective date may be eligible if all other criteria of the agreement are met.

Registered Nurses, Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants who sign up for and are needed to work additional shifts, in their home medical center or at another medical center in departments/units as described above for which they are not regularly scheduled will be eligible to receive an incentive payment for each additional shift worked.

With respect to shifts worked at another medical center an eligible employee must first make themselves available for extra shifts in their home department, and with manager approval, may pick up shifts in another medical center. Selection is first come first serve assuming qualifications are met. The Employer and the Union will determine appropriate scheduling practice. Once a shift is confirmed, the employee will not be cancelled, nor will the employee cancel their shift.

Once a Registered Nurse’s extra shift has been confirmed on the work schedule, the Registered Nurse cannot be cancelled. In lieu of cancellation, the Registered Nurse may be floated to another inpatient/ambulatory unit for which he/she is qualified and competent to float if the need exists. If there is no need in another inpatient/ambulatory unit for which the Registered Nurse is qualified and competent to float, the Registered Nurse may request removal from the schedule and be granted “Voluntary Kaiser Time Off.” Once a Registered Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant’s extra shift has been confirmed on the work schedule, the NP/PA cannot be cancelled and will work in their assigned unit unless they take voluntary KTO or voluntarily accept work in another department/unit for which they are qualified and competent.

If the employee calls in sick or takes an educational day for one of their regularly scheduled shifts in a week where they are also scheduled for an “Extra Shift Incentive” shift, they will no longer be eligible for the incentive. Staff are free to seek approval from their manager to cancel education time so that they may work their regular shift(s) if available or make themselves available for extra shifts.

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