Substance Misuse – Drug Addiction Psychiatry CNS

Substance Misuse – Drug Addiction Psychiatry CNS

  • Hamad Medical Corporation
  • Doha, Qatar


Responsible to use his or her skills to improve the well-being of individuals suffering from mental illness.

Education / Qualification Required:

  • Master’s of Science in Nursing specialized in addictions / substance use / drugs and alcohol studies built on Bachelor Degree in Nursing.


  • Minimum Seven (7) years of post nursing registration experience with at least (5 to 7) Years of experience working as a Clinical Nurse Specialist/Specialist Nurse in addictions/ drugs and alcohol (inpatient, community and/or criminal justice services)
  • Experience of delivering training in addictions
  • Experience in managing a complex caseload of patients (Dual Diagnosis experience preferable for 1 post)


  • Current and clean medical license to practice in country/state of origin
  • Be eligible for license from the Licensing authority in the State of Qatar to practice Healthcare Profession.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provides skilled safe, holistic, culturally competent, person-centered nursing & midwifery care to patients, families, community and society, in collaboration with the multidisciplinary team irrespective of healthcare settings.
  • Provides direct patient care, including assessment, diagnosis and treatment interventions.
  • Provides guidance for and supervision of personnel accountable to the role.
  • Coordinates services with the services of other health care disciplines.
  • Assumes responsibility for staffing and scheduling personnel.
  • Assignments reflect appropriate utilization of personnel.
  • Evaluates the quality and appropriateness of care.
  • Accepts organizational accountability for services provided to recipients.
  • Accepts accountability for own actions and decision-making and for the related outcome.
  • Functions at all times in accordance with legislative, regulatory and policy guidelines relevant to registered nursing & midwifery practice.
  • Maintains and demonstrates clinical competence in all aspects of care provided to patients & families on specific unit.
  • Develops, implements, evaluates, revises and provides input to the patients’ plan of care and provides care according to the plan of care.
  • Administers medications and therapies in a safe, timely and effective manner in accordance with HMC policy.
  • Uses communication skills to ensure that other members of the health care team, the patient and their family are and remain fully informed.
  • Exhibits leadership qualities and manages nursing & midwifery care safely, efficiently and ethically.
  • Ensures nursing practice meets organizational quality and safety standards and guidelines and participates in continuous quality improvement.
  • Maintains and promotes customer satisfaction through effective customer service.
  • Delegates and provides supervision to team members according to their competence and scope of practice.
  • Demonstrates commitment to the development of other members in the healthcare team, as well as patients, families, community and society.
  • Assumes responsibility for own professional development through lifelong learning to ensure continued competence and performance improvement.
  • Enables and provides information on maintaining and optimizing health and maximizing self-care.
  • Integrates evidence and research findings into practice.
  • Uses data systems to enhance the quality and delivery of patient care.
  • Uses research, evaluation, service improvement and audit findings to enhance the quality of patient care and protect the rights of those participating.
  • Performs and documents a comprehensive medical/nursing history, physical and psychosocial assessment of the patient’s and family’s health status.
  • Provides direct, specialized, comprehensive care, education and counselling emphasizing health promotion, disease prevention and collaborative management strategies to positively affect health outcomes.
  • Working under defined clinical pathways and/or medical directives, the nurse practitioner may undertake a variety of task as per the scope of practice.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.