Position Title: Nurse Representative

Reports to: Director of Labor

Bargaining Unit: *Exempt

Job Location: Eastern Washington

Position Summary

The Nurse Representative is responsible for representing WSNA and nurses in all activities of the Labor Executive Council (LEC) program.

Duties and Responsibilities Common to All Positions

  • Supports WSNA Purpose, Mission, Vision, and Goals.
  • Works with others, role modeling collaboration, communication, and teamwork. Strives for excellence in work performance.
  • Remains current in the field of expertise.
  • Performs other duties as assigned to meet association needs, including participation in staff teams and committees.
  • Acquires and maintains knowledge of Microsoft Office.

Duties and Responsibilities

    • Collaborates with labor counsel in developing proposals for negotiations and prepares local unit negotiating team for negotiations.
    • Collaborates with labor counsel in preparation for arbitration.
    • Investigates and processes grievances.
    • Serves as a resource for local unit members about WSNA, local unit, contract, or practice issues.
    • Collaborates with local unit leaders in contract administration and in work of local unit meetings, professional, and practice activities.
    • Develops and maintains knowledge of state and national laws and regulations related to the representation of nurses.
    • Participates in developing, using, and maintaining databases that support the Labor Executive Council program activities.
    • Collaborates with staff in other departments and works with local units.
    • Develops and presents training programs for local unit leaders and members.
    • Provides information for WSNA publications.
    • Promotes, develops, and maintains liaison relationships with other groups whose concerns relate to the representation or support of nurses.
    • Meets with employer representatives on behalf of local unit members.
    • Provides information to the Director of Labor.
    • Visits hospitals and other clinical settings to observe work conditions and meet with local unit members.


    Licensure as a registered nurse in the State of Washington is required.

    Essential Skills/Competencies

    • Experience in WSNA or another local unit preferred. Knowledge of trends in labor relations and health care. Experience in working with association volunteers.
    • Experience in participation in organizing activities and supporting members and others in active participation in union campaigns.
    • Proficient in writing and speaking to multiple audiences.
    • Demonstrated interpersonal skills and ability to consult with and motivate others and manage conflict.
    • Able to handle multiple priorities, organize workload, and take initiative.

    Physical requirements

    This job requires:

    • An ability to mobilize long distances when in the field; move about inside the WSNA office or other location to access files, equipment, personnel, or other individuals.
    • Ability to travel extensively and work flexible hours. Ability to accept overnight stays with some travel.
    • A valid driver’s license in the state of residence and access to an operational motor vehicle that is currently insured.

    *The WSNA Nurse Representative is included in the Program Specialist job classification and is subject to the WSNA-Teamsters Local #117 Contract provisions. This salary ranges from $98,040-$113,063 annually.

    WSNA provides a generous benefits package that includes employer-paid individual health, dental, vision, and life insurance, fifteen paid holidays, twelve personal days per year, twenty-two vacation days per year, one day of sick leave per month, and a defined benefit pension plan.

    The Washington State Nurses Association is the leading voice and advocate for nurses in Washington. As a professional association and union, we represent more than 20,000 nurses, and we advocate for the interests of all Washington registered nurses. For more than 100 years, WSNA has championed issues that support nurses, advance professional standards, and improve health and health equity for Washingtonians.