The Following CRONA Opportunities Are Currently Available:

To apply for any open position, submit a Consent to Serve form to CRONA via email to crona@crona.org or fax to (650) 366-0182. The Consent To Serve form can be downloaded from the CRONA website under Forms. Any CRONA Nurse in good standing[1] may apply for an open position.

ELECTED POSITIONS:

President 

Number of positions available: 1 (may be either SHC or LPCH)

Nominations Due: September 13, 2019

Term: December 1, 2019 – November 30, 2022

Job Description: The President shall be the Chief Executive Officer of CRONA and shall, subject to the control of the Executive Board, have general supervision, direction, and control of CRONA’s business and have the general powers and duties of management usually vested in the office of the President of an association or labor organization, and, in addition to the duties specified below, shall have such other powers and duties as may be prescribed by the Executive Board or the Bylaws.
The President’s duties shall include:
A. To act as spokesperson for CRONA.
B. To plan and preside over meetings of the general membership, Area Representatives, Executive Board and any joint CRONA/Hospital committees or meetings, or designate an alternate.
C. To appoint CRONA task force members whenever there are no volunteers, providing that no more than a simple majority of the committee is comprised of members of one unit or area.
D. To be a member of any Negotiation Committee(s) and Team(s.
E. To be a co-chair of any Nurse Practice Committee, or to designate an alternate, and to encourage participation on, and communication to, all appropriate committees.

F. To serve as an ex-officio member of all committees.
G. To serve, when determined appropriate by the Executive Board, as advisor to CRONA after his/her term expires.
H. To orient the newly elected President.

Vice President 

Number of positions available: 2 (one for SHC, one for LPCH)

Nominations Due: September 13, 2019

Term: December 1, 2019 – November 30, 2022

Job Description: The Vice President (SHC or LPCH) shall assist the President in the general supervision, direction and control of CRONA’s business at SHC. In addition to the duties stated below, the Vice President (SHC or LPCH) shall have such other powers and perform such other duties as from time to time may be prescribed by the Executive Board or the Bylaws. A Vice Presidential position shall be filled by a nurse at SHC (for SHC Vice President) or LPCH (for LPCH Vice President) and voted on by SHC (for SHC Vice President) or LPCH (for LPCH Vice President) nurses only.
The Vice President’s (SHC or LPCH) duties include:
A. To assist the President.
B. To confer with committee chairs to see that committee reports are prepared to be presented at the CRONA meetings.
C. To propose to the Executive Board that a task force of Area Representatives be appointed to investigate an election challenge and to recommend its resolution to the Executive Board.
D. To serve, when determined appropriate by the Executive Board, as advisor to CRONA after his/her term expires.
E. To be a member of the (SHC or LPCH) Negotiation Committee and Negotiating Team.
F. To orient the newly elected Vice President (SHC or LPCH).

Nurse Advocate

Number of positions available: 4 (may be either SHC or LPCH)

Nominations Due: September 13, 2019

Term: December 1, 2019 – November 30, 2022

Job Description: The Nurse Advocates shall be responsible for handling grievances and other labor-related matters or problems, and, in addition to duties stated below, shall have such other powers and perform such other duties as may be prescribed by the Executive Board or the Bylaws.
The Nurse Advocate’s duties shall include:
A. To assist in the administration of the CRONA’s Collective Bargaining Agreement(s).
B. To represent fairly all members of the bargaining unit.
C. To ensure that contractual commitments are fulfilled.
D. To comply with the methods of adjusting grievances under the Agreement(s).
E. To coordinate all activities involving the handling and/or adjusting of grievances.
F. To keep a current record file on all issues raised by members of the bargaining unit.
G. To identify problem areas in the Agreement(s) and make recommendations to the Negotiation Committee(s).
H. To educate Area Representatives and members regarding rights and responsibilities under the Agreement(s).
I. To serve as advisors to any Negotiation Committee(s) and Team(s).
J. To orient the newly-elected Nurse Advocate(s).

Secretary

Number of positions available: 1 (may be either SHC or LPCH)

Nominations Due: September 13, 2019

Term: December 1, 2019 – November 30, 2022

Job Description: The Secretary shall keep or cause to be kept a book of minutes of meetings and actions of the Executive Board and, in addition to the duties stated below, shall have such other powers and perform such other duties as may be prescribed by the Executive Board or the Bylaws.
The Secretary’s duties include:
A. To keep and distribute minutes of all meetings of CRONA and general staff.
B. To arrange meeting places and send notices of the time and place of all general membership meetings of CRONA to all units.
C. To note attendance and present minutes for approval at each meeting.
D. To keep Area Representative list up to date.
E. To follow up with Area Representatives attendance and notify the Board and Representative when appropriate regarding absenteeism.
F. To conduct general correspondence of CRONA.
G. To preserve all papers, letters, and transactions of CRONA.
H. To post a current roster of officers, area representatives, ad hoc and standing committee members on the main CRONA bulletin boards. Vacancies will be posted as they occur.
I. To orient the newly elected Secretary.

Treasurer

Number of positions available: 1 (may be either SHC or LPCH)

Nominations Due: September 13, 2019

Term: December 1, 2019 – November 30, 2022

Job Description: The Treasurer shall keep and maintain, or cause to be kept and maintained, adequate and correct books and records of the business transactions of CRONA. Such books of accounts shall at all reasonable times be open to inspection by any officer and any member. The Treasurer shall also deposit all monies and other valuables in the name and to the credit of CRONA with such depositories as may be designated by the Executive Board; shall not delegate except to the President or Executive Vice President the disbursing of funds of CRONA as may be ordered by the Executive Board; shall have the President or Executive Vice President be the second signature on all checks; shall have corresponding receipts for all cash transactions; and, in addition to the duties listed below, shall have such other powers and perform such other duties as may be prescribed by the Executive Board or the Bylaws.
The Treasurer’s duties shall include:
A. To recommend to the Executive Board possible avenues of investment for the funds, designated as reserve by the House of Representatives; and to invest those funds as directed by the Executive Board.
B. To make available a financial report at each representative meeting.
C. To maintain a current roster of all dues-paying and service-fee bargaining unit members.
D. To orient the newly-elected Treasurer.
E. To submit a certified independent financial audit every year.
F. To prepare and submit the proposed written budget for the following year to the Executive Board for approval. The Board approved proposed budget and the YTD budget, for comparison, should then be mailed/given to each member of the House of Representatives, approximately one month prior to convention, for their consideration and review.

Legislative Representative

Number of positions available: 1 (may be either SHC or LPCH)

Nominations Due: September 13, 2019

Term: December 1, 2019 – November 30, 2022

Job Description: The duties of the Legislative Representative, in addition to such other powers and performance of such other duties as may be prescribed by the Executive Board or the Bylaws, shall include:
A. To keep nurses informed of current and pending legislation and communicate to the legislators CRONA’s position.
B. To maintain membership in the appropriate professional and/or labor organizations and committees. The Executive Board shall determine and make reasonable reimbursement on behalf of CRONA to the Legislative Representative and/or her or his designee for actual expenses incurred in attending conventions.
C. To present reports, as necessary, on current legislation to the Area Representatives and the Executive Board and for publication in the CRONA Newsletter.
D. To orient the newly elected Legislative Representative.

Area Representative

Number of positions available: varies depending on unit, generally one Area Representative for every 20 members or fraction thereof; please email crona@crona.org if you have questions.

Applications Due: open. Must file new Consent to Serve in September of each election year. Position is elected at time of elections; if there are vacancies between elections, any qualified CRONA Nurse may be appointed.

Term: 3 years; current term is December 2016 – November 2019; next term will be December 2019 – November 2022. If volunteering to serve between elections, term will be for remainder of term.

Time Commitment: monthly meeting on hospital campus (receive stipend for attending meeting); attend House of Representatives (annual CRONA Convention held the first Tuesday in October – paid one shift’s worth of pay for attending). Additional time commitment varies.

Job Description: Area Representatives shall have the following rights and obligations:

To serve as a member of the House of Representatives. Representatives are encouraged to notify the Executive Board if unable to attend the meetings or to send an alternate.

Representatives are responsible for the interpretation and explanation of the terms of the contract to members. Any questions a representative cannot answer will be referred to any of the officers for CRONA’s interpretation.

Representatives shall contact the new staff members on their units in regard to explanation of the contract. Representatives should remind staff members of the benefits that are available to them through CRONA and should encourage participation in CRONA. To implement the telephone tree during negotiations and on other occasions as directed by the CRONA Board. To maintain the designated unit CRONA bulletin board. CRONA matters can be discussed at breaks, mealtimes, and outside of patient care areas.

Representatives are obligated to notify the Executive Board preferably in writing of any issues related to contractual matters immediately.

To orient the newly elected Area Representative. In case no such orientation occurred, it shall be done by the Executive Board or its designee.

Representative(s), only if designated by the President, shall be available to attend investigatory/disciplinary meetings with members, if a member requests a representative to be present as a witness or to represent the member.

Bylaws Committee

Number of positions available: 9 (may be either SHC or LPCH)

Nominations Due: September 13, 2019

Term: December 1, 2019 – November 30, 2022

Job Description: The purpose of the committee is to interpret, review and propose revision of the CRONA Bylaws.
B. Duties are:
1. To interpret the Bylaws as needed, which shall be binding.
2. To hold annual forums at which a review of present Bylaws and proposed amendments will be addressed. The date of these forums will be posted thirty (30) calendar days in advance.
3. To prepare amendments by:
a. Publishing reasonable notification to the membership of intent to revise.
b. Reviewing all proposed amendments to CRONA Bylaws to ensure compliance with the Articles of the Association.
c. Initiating its own amendments to the CRONA Bylaws.
d. Submitting proposals to CRONA Executive Board and legal counsel for review, to be returned to the committee within ten (10) working days of receipt of Bylaw proposals.
e. Presenting to the House of Representatives any proposed changes in CRONA Bylaws for their consideration.

Ballot and Elections Committee

Number of positions available: 9 (may be either SHC or LPCH)

Nominations Due: September 13, 2019

Term: December 1, 2019 – November 30, 2022

Job Description: Ballot committee members cannot concurrently serve on the CRONA Executive Board. Duties are:
1. To determine the balloting method for voting within the allocated budget.
2. To prepare ballots and conduct voting for elected positions, ratifications and any other such vote as delegated by the Executive Board.
3. At the direction of the Executive Board, the Ballot Committee shall meet and prepare a list of offices and positions to be filled. This shall be mailed to the membership, at least six (6) weeks prior to election, requesting names of candidates and their qualifications.
4. To determine whether each candidate meets the eligibility criteria and to notify each candidate(s) if such criteria is not met. Appeals may be made
to the Bylaws Committee.
5. To mail to each candidate, CRONA’s Campaign Standing Rules.
6. At the request of the Executive Board, to prepare ballots for ratification by the general membership.
7. To arrange for CRONA members to staff the polls for election, ratification, and strike.
8. To write rules of conduct of voting which shall be ratified or rejected by the House of Representatives. These rules shall be posted and announced prior to any voting and shall include:
a. Date and time of voting.
b. Guidelines for assuring proper conduct at the polls.
c. Guidelines for the use of proxies.
9. To tabulate or delegate tabulation of voting, and report results to the
Executive Board and general membership.
10. To hold ballots, credentials, and election records for one (1) year.

Finance Committee

Number of positions available: 5 (may be SHC or LPCH)

Applications Due: open. Must file new Consent to Serve in September of each election year. Position is elected at time of elections; if there are vacancies between elections, any qualified CRONA Nurse may be appointed on a volunteer basis.

Term: 3 years; current term is December 2016 – November 2019; next term will be December 2019 – November 2022. If volunteering to serve between elections, term will be for remainder of term.

Time Commitment: one to two meetings per year, with a few number of additional hours reviewing financial documents.

Job Description: The Finance Committee is an advisory committee to the Executive Board, the Area Representatives and the CRONA membership. The Finance Committee will make recommendations regarding CRONA’s finances with emphasis on Executive Board expenditures and the investment of reserves.

Communications Committee

Number of positions available: 5 (may be either SHC or LPCH)

Nominations Due: September 13, 2019

Term: December 1, 2019 – November 30, 2022

Job Description: The purpose of the committee is to provide CRONA members with timely communication, maintain present modes of communication, and adopt future methods of communication. The CRONA Secretary shall be the Chair of the Communication Committee. Duties are: 1. To assist the CRONA Executive Board in providing timely information to the membership. 2. To maintain present lists of email addresses, phone and SMS (text message) numbers, and postal addresses of the CRONA membership. 3. To maintain the CRONA main web site, any CRONA social media accounts(s), and any other mode, site, or process approved by the Executive Board that facilitates the dissemination of CRONA information to its members. 4. To ensure that information sent to the members and public has been properly vetted and approved by the legal team and Executive Board. The Executive Board retains the ultimate authority to decide what information will be sent to the members and public and to decide when that information will be sent. 5. During negotiations, the Chair of the Communication Committee will work directly with the Executive Board, Negotiation Team(s), the Negotiation Committee, and the Ballot and Election Committee to assist and coordinate communication efforts. 6. The Executive Board may, in its sole discretion, permit members of the Communication Committee to be present during negotiations or other Executive Board, committee, or task force meetings. 7. To publish (a) an annual e-newsletter summarizing the previous year and outlook for next with feedback from each board member; and (b) a publication following election of a new CRONA Executive Board, introducing the new Executive Board to the members.

Strike (Contingency) Committee

Number of positions available: 12 (may be either SHC or LPCH)

Nominations Due: September 13, 2019

Term: December 1, 2019 – November 30, 2022

Job Description: To develop and/or revise rules of conduct for strike actions and present to the House of Representatives for approval.

NON-ELECTED POSITIONS

Nurse Practice Committee (SHC and LPCH)

Number of positions available: 2 for SHC, 2 for LPCH (positions currently filled)

Applications Due: July 26, 2019

Term: 2 years, September 2019 – August 2021

Time Commitment: monthly meeting (paid) on hospital campus. In addition to the monthly meeting, the committee member may spend a small amount of time obtaining and reviewing information; such work may be done remotely.

Click HERE to view a PDF with additional information about the SHC Nurse Practice Committee Job Description position.

Click HERE to view a PDF with additional information about the LPCH Nurse Practice Committee position.

Workplace Violence Subcommittee (LPCH)

Number of positions available: 2 (positions currently filled)

Applications Due: July 26, 2019

Term: 2 years, September 2019 – August 2021

Time Commitment: monthly meeting (paid) on hospital campus. In addition to the monthly meeting, the Subcommittee member may spend a small amount of time obtaining and reviewing information; such work may be done remotely.

Click HERE to view a PDF with additional information about the Workplace Violence Subcommittee (LPCH) position.

Workplace Violence Prevention Taskforce (SHC)

Number of positions available: 2 (positions currently filled)

Applications Due: July 26, 2019

Term: 2 years, September 2019 – August 2021

Time Commitment: monthly meeting (paid) on hospital campus. In addition to the monthly meeting, the Subcommittee member may spend a small amount of time obtaining and reviewing information; such work may be done remotely.

Click HERE to view a PDF with additional information about the Workplace Violence Prevention Taskforce (SHC) position.

[1] See CRONA Bylaws, Article IV, Section 401.1 for definition of “member in good standing”.