Department of Administrative Services

Nurse's Aide (Per Diem) (8545DH)

$33.45-$33.45 Hourly / $2,341.51-$2,341.51 BiWeekly /
$61,113.15-$61,113.15 Yearly


PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In a state hospital this class is accountable for rendering bedside care to the physically or chronically ill in cases where the services of a registered or licensed practical nurse are not required.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Works under the close supervision of a nurse of higher grade; works more independently with acquired experience.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

Generally does not exercise supervision.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Assists doctors and nurses in general care and well-being of patients; positions, transfers, moves and lifts patients; may feed, bathe and massage clients as well as respond to their general needs; takes and records temperatures, pulses and respirations; observes patients and reports unusual symptoms and/or behavior; ensures that restraints are correctly applied; tests urine samples for sugar; collects specimens; keeps beds, bedpans and related equipment clean; maintains unit environment for safety of patient; transports patients, specimens and other related patient items; may apply or remove braces; may process billing and/or insurance information; may act as triage and/or receptionist for incoming patients and telephone calls; may schedule patient appointments; prepares reports and correspondence including necessary forms and/or requisitions, dietary orders, death paperwork and assembly of charts; may order supplies; performs related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Considerable interpersonal skills; ability to work with basic principles of nursing including infection control practices; ability to deal with physically and chronically ill; ability to learn safety and fire procedures.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

Certification as a Nurse's Aide.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED

One (1) year of experience in patient care in a hospital or nursing home may be substituted for the Certification as a Nurse’s Aide.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Incumbents in this class may be required to lift patients and perform other physically tiring work, have some exposure to communicable and/or infectious diseases and strongly disagreeable conditions and to risk of injury from assaultive patients. 

APPOINTMENT

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

COMPENSATION GUIDELINES

NP-6 Base Pay Hourly Rate - Step Three (3) of Nurse’s Aide
Fringe Benefit Rate - 37% of Base Pay Hourly Rate (Refer to the hourly wage rate for the DH pay plan in CORE-CT)
Shift Differential - In accordance with Collective Bargaining Agreement (e.g. 15% of Base Pay Hourly Rate)
Weekend Differential - In accordance with Collective Bargaining Agreement (e.g. 15% of Base Pay Hourly Rate)
Premium Holiday - 50% of Base Pay Hourly Rate

JOB CLASS DESIGNATION

Classified/Non-Competitive

JOB CLASS DESIGNATION

Classified/Non-Competitive

OCCUPATIONAL GROUP

(25)-Patient and Inmate Care

BARGAINING UNIT

(10)-HEALTH NONPROF(NP-6)

EEO

(5)-Para-Professional

SALARY INFORMATION

DH NA

CANCELLATION CLAUSE

Establishment of the pay rate and job code for the Nurse’s Aide (Per Diem).

EFFECTIVE DATE

04/13/2022

CLASS: 8545DH; EST: 4/13/2022; REV: 4/19/2022;