Classified/Non-Competitive 
Class Code Pay Plan Class Title Eff.Date
0274  HD - RN REGISTERED PROFESSIONAL NURSE (PER DIEM)  Sep 6, 2013
PURPOSE OF CLASS:
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 patients/clients.
GUIDELINES FOR 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 clients; protects human and civil rights of clients and staff; educates clients and their families towards an awareness and understanding of health and illness; assesses clients 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 clients and residents; performs related duties as required.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY:
Knowledge of principles and practices of nursing; considerable interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills.
EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:
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 REQUIREMENT:
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 clients; may have exposure to communicable/infectious diseases and to risk of injury from assaultive/abusive clients; may be exposed to disagreeable conditions.
CONDITION OF APPOINTMENT:
No permanent State Employee may work in a per diem position.
COMPENSATION GUIDELINES:
Compensation will be based in accordance with the following schedule:
P-1 Base Pay Hourly Rate - Step Three of Head Nurse

NP-6 Base Pay Hourly Rate - Step Three of Licensed Practical Nurse

Arbitrator's Award - $1.00

Fringe Benefit Rate - 37% of Base Pay Hourly Rate
(Refer to the hourly wage rate for the HD 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 Holiday - 50% of Base Pay Hourly Rate
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Registered Professional Nurse (Per Diem) in Salary Group HD RN approved effective August 26, 2013. (Revised to modify Guidelines for Class Use)

0274A 9/3/13 cm
CC Final#  Occup. Group Bargaining Unit EEO
0274  1966  (25)-Patient and Inmate Care
(11)-HEALTH PROF (P-1)
(2)-Professional