Precepting walk in

October 13, 2022

Teaching new staff members in Professional and Technical roles requires skill and dedication from older hands in the facility. In recognition of the extra work this requires, a pay differential known as “Preceptor Pay” was successfully negotiated at the last contract negotiation with the League of Voluntary Hospitals and Homes.

It has been more than a year since the League contract was ratified, and while 1199 members have continued teaching, they still haven’t been paid for it.

On September 21, ProTech members across multiple League hospitals in New York City delivered a petition to their bosses to hold them accountable for their contractual obligations.

Irene Sprung, Licenced Social Worker at Presby, said, “People don’t just graduate school and know how to do professional and technical work. Nurses have had preceptor pay for years and the ProTechs are very involved in training new employees and training students to do the work that we do.”

1199 Magazine | September / October 2022