Department of Administrative Services

Registered Professional Nurse (Per Diem) (0274HD)

$53.75-$53.75 Hourly / $3,762.51-$3,762.51 BiWeekly /
$98,201.25-$98,201.25 Yearly


PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In a state hospital or facility, works on a daily or hourly basis as a regular registered nurse, providing direct professional nursing care to a variety of individuals.

GUIDELINES FOR JOB CLASS USE

Appointing authorities should attempt to limit the duration of appointment per position to not more than twenty-four (24) hours per week averaged over a twelve (12) month period.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Works under the general supervision of a nurse or other employee of higher grade.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

May have supervisory/lead responsibilities over paraprofessionals and other non-nursing staff.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Acts as a nurse working on a per diem/hourly basis; makes rounds and gives direct care; takes and records vital signs; carries out physicians orders regarding diet, medication, and treatment; changes dressings; checks and distributes narcotics; maintains availability of drugs and supplies; observes adequacy of housekeeping and maintenance services; performs first aid and alerts physicians to emergency conditions; records observations of physical and physiological status and actions taken; confers with nurses and physicians on other shifts regarding condition of individuals; protects human and civil rights of individuals and staff; educates individuals and their families towards an awareness and understanding of health and illness; assesses individuals medical-psychosocial needs; may participate in outpatient clinics and assist in physical examinations and histories; may administer EKG and eye examinations; may participate in bathing and feeding of individuals and residents; performs related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Knowledge of principles and practices of nursing; considerable interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

Graduation from an accredited nursing program.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

  1. Incumbents in this class must possess and retain a current license or temporary permit to practice professional nursing in Connecticut.
  2. Incumbents in this class may be required to be fluent in a foreign language or proficient in the use of American Sign Language in certain designated positions.

CHARACTER REQUIREMENTS

In addition to the checking of references and of facts stated in the application, a thorough background investigation of each candidate may be made before persons are certified for permanent appointment.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Incumbents in this class may be required to lift and restrain individuals; may have exposure to communicable/infectious diseases and to risk of injury from assaultive/abusive individuals; may be exposed to disagreeable conditions.

APPOINTMENT

No permanent State Employee may work in a per diem position.

COMPENSATION GUIDELINES

In accordance with applicable collective bargaining agreement’s compensation guidelines.

JOB CLASS DESIGNATION

Classified/Non-Competitive

OCCUPATIONAL GROUP

(25)-Patient and Inmate Care

BARGAINING UNIT

(11)-HEALTH PROF (P-1)

EEO

(2)-Professional

SALARY INFORMATION

HD RN

CANCELLATION CLAUSE

This replaces the existing specification for the class of Registered Professional Nurse (Per Diem) in Salary Group HD RN approved effective October 18, 2019. (Revised to modify Compensation Guidelines) Final No. 22-033

EFFECTIVE DATE

05/03/2022

CLASS: 0274HD; EST: 6/29/1990; REV: 5/3/2022;