Department of Administrative Services

Licensed Practical Nurse (Per Diem) (0276DH)

$42.30-$42.30 Hourly / $2,961.01-$2,961.01 BiWeekly /
$77,282.10-$77,282.10 Yearly


PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In a state hospital or facility, works on a daily or hourly basis; renders bedside care or mental health services to individuals with physical and/or intellectual disabilities in instances where the services of a registered nurse are not required.

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 registered nurse, physician or other professional of higher grade.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

May lead lower level employees as assigned.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Assists doctors and nurses in general care and treatment of individuals; measures doses and administers medications including insulin injections; documents medications using appropriate forms; performs narcotic counts; checks and may administer intravenous medications; reports changes in individuals to doctors; ensures restraints are applied correctly; transcribes doctors' medication orders; dispenses certain medications in doctors' absence; applies topical medication; takes and charts temperatures, pulses and respirations; performs simple nursing treatments; monitors general individual needs including personal hygiene; reports on individual condition and behavior; keeps unit safe and healthy; administers enemas or suppositories; performs foley catheterization care; orients individuals concerning medications and their use; may perform emergency first aid; may perform the full range of duties as described in class specifications for Mental Health Assistant 1 or 2; performs related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Knowledge of practical nursing specialties and bedside care; knowledge of various medications used in conjunction with individuals with physical and/or intellectual disabilities; knowledge of infection control practices; some knowledge of nutrition and diets; basic knowledge of medical and lab sciences; considerable interpersonal skills; ability to keep records; some ability to lead staff.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

License or temporary permit to practice professional nursing in Connecticut by the State Board of Examiners for Nursing.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Incumbents in this class may be required to lift/restrain individuals; may have some exposure to communicable/infectious diseases and 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

(10)-HEALTH NONPROF(NP-6)

EEO

(3)-Technician

SALARY INFORMATION

DH LN

CANCELLATION CLAUSE

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

EFFECTIVE DATE

05/03/2022

CLASS: 0276DH; EST: 6/29/1990; REV: 5/3/2022;