Mental Health Clinical Nurse

Mental Health Clinical Nurse

  • Hamad Medical Corporation
  • Doha, Qatar

Summary

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

Education/Qualifications Required:

  • Masters in Nursing built on Bachelor Degree in Nursing (both Degrees need to be full time)

Experience:

  • Minimum 7 years post nursing registration experience with At least 5 years’ experience working in forensic mental health environment OR 5 years’ experience working in Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU

License:

  • Current and clean medical license to practice in country/state of origin
  • AND should be eligible for license in the State of Qatar within the Ministry of Public Health

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.