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March 26, 2014


1 Legislative 2 Bargaining 3 Educational 4 Regulatory 5 Partnering

Our mission is to make California the healthiest state in the nation. And we can only do that if thousands of our members step and take on leadership roles to improve access to affordable healthcare.

Dave Regan, SEIU-UHW President

Reaching Milestones
SEIU-UHW Members Enroll 7,234th Californian in Health Coverage

Surgical Tech Committee

Yitskhaq "Shaq" Abraham, Surgical Tech Kaiser West L.A.

Purpose of the Surgical Tech Committee

Address the apathy in unions members in this day and time Inspire members to take an active role in defining the future of their career Guide members to better use the resources our union provides Help members understand that true collective bargaining takes full participation from all members

Strategy Meeting
April 19th 9:00 AM
Oakland, L.A. & Sac. Union Halls

AB 2062 Certified Surgical Technologist Act

Assemblymember Roger Hernndez 48th District, Labor Committee Chair

SEIU UHW-West & Joint Employer


Pro-Tech Council Meeting March 26, 2014

Elizabeth Toups, Executive Director, SEIU-UHW-West & Joint Employer Education Fund

Creating Tomorrows Quality Healthcare Workforce

Announcing NEW CE Courses

Online access 24/7 Simple enrollment at www.EdFundCEUs.org Unlimited free classes Covers a variety of classifications
Surgical Technologist LVN C.N.A. Respiratory Therapist Dietician/Diet Tech EMT Pharmacist/Pharm Tech Laboratory Professional Occupational Therapist/Assistant Social Worker Physical Therapist


Call toll-free: 888.872.4606


Impact of the ACA on the Healthcare Workforce

Phase I Findings 1. 420,600 new health care jobs by 2020 48,112 new health care jobs by 2021 as a direct result of ACA alone ~6% growth in Tech classifications 2. Hospitals show highest demand for new jobs due to ACA

Phase II to focus on changes in: 1. 2. 3. Models of care Demographics Use of Technology

Impact of the 2010 Affordable Care Act on the CA Labor Force, Health Systems Innovation Network, 2014. For the full report, go to www.seiu-uhweduc.org. Call toll-free: 888.872.4606


Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians

Donna Norton, LVN, Kaiser Vacaville

Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians

Appointment Process What the Board Does and Doesnt Do

Healthcare is changing so dramatically and specifically for dieticians on the preventative health side. Its important to be on top of the changes and how we can work with them in our hospitals.
Jennifer Jusinski, Registered Dietitian Kaiser Fremont

Updating the Business and Professions Code for Registered Dietitians and Dietetic Technicians, Registered

SB 993

A Need for Change

Discrepancy between Department of Public Health (DPH) and current Business & Professions (B&P) Code language interpretation BS DTR pathway not included

Main Policy Objectives

Eliminate regulatory citations from the DPH Align CA B&P code with national standards for the DTR

Going Forward
Patient Safety Timely & Effective Patient Care Update DTR Pathway

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Sign up to lobby on the Pro Tech legislation Recruit your coworkers to be a part of the Pro Tech Council Join the next council call on July 16th
Contact us at protech@seiu-uhw.org

Contact Us at protech@seiu-uhw.org