Classified/Non-Competitive 
Class Code Pay Plan Class Title Eff.Date
5415  HN - 18 LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE  May 12, 2017
PURPOSE OF CLASS:
In a state hospital, this class is accountable for rendering bedside care or mental health services to the physically or mentally ill in instances where the services of a registered nurse are not required.
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 the general care and treatment of patients; 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 patients to doctors; ensures that restraints are applied correctly; transcribes doctors medication orders; dispenses certain medications in doctor’s absence; applies topical medication; takes and charts temperatures, pulses and respirations; performs simple nursing treatments; monitors general patient needs including personal hygiene; reports on patient conditions and behavior; keeps the unit safe and healthy; administers enemas or suppositories; performs Foley catheterization care; orients patients concerning medications and their use; may perform emergency first aid; performs related duties as required.
In the Department of Developmental Services: performs the full range of duties as described in the class specification for the Lead Developmental Services Worker.
In the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services: performs the full range of duties as described in class specifications for the Mental Health Assistant 1 or Mental Health Assistant 2.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY:
Knowledge of practical nursing specialties and bedside care; knowledge of various medications used in conjunction with the physically and mentally handicapped; 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.
EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:
License or temporary permit to practice nursing in Connecticut by the State Board of Examiners for Nursing.
WORKING CONDITIONS:
Incumbents in this class may be required to lift/restrain clients/patients; may have some exposure to communicable/infectious diseases and to some risk of injury from assaultive/abusive clients/patients; may be exposed to disagreeable conditions.
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Licensed Practical Nurse in Salary Group HN 18 approved effective June 23, 1995. (Revised to modify Example of Duties)

5415A 5/18/17 cm
CC Final#  Occup. Group Bargaining Unit EEO
5415  2449  (25)-Patient and Inmate Care
(10)-HEALTH NONPROF(NP-6)
(3)-Technician