Cavendish Professionals
26 Sep 2016
Qatar, Middle East
Nurse practitioner
Job level:
Qualified (non-manager)
Full time
Contract type:
Closing date:
24 Oct 2016

Job Summary:

The Advanced Practice Nurse (APN) is a licensed independent practitioner who is responsible for managing health problems and coordinating age appropriate health care for the patient. S/he is part of the innovative care team that will meet the individual needs of the patient and their family. The APN practices in accordance with Qatar's Council for Healthcare Practitioner (QCHP) rules and regulations and the APNs professional body's standards of care providing evidence-based best practice care in an age appropriate care model. Included in their scope of practice is performing histories, examinations, ordering appropriate diagnostic and therapeutic tests and procedures along with prescribing pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions. The APN manages chronic patient conditions. S/he is instrumental in providing patient and family education. The APN is an active and respected member of the Healthcare team designed to meet the individual needs of the patient and her family. The APN takes key responsibility as a patient advocate and ensuring referral of the patient when necessary.

Key Role Accountabilities:

  • Functions independently to evaluate and treat patients with complex acute, critical and chronically ill patients, according to written guidelines as defined by the nurse practitioner's professional scope of practice as defined by the QCHP and in adherence with this facility's agreed upon scopes of practice.

A full job description is available upon request.

Selection Criteria:

  • Master's degree from an accredited school of nursing
  • Holds the appropriate Board Certification for specialty
  • A Minimum of 6 years' experience with 2 years' experience as a general scope nurse and a minimum of 4 years of experience as an APN in Pediatric General Surgery
  • Basic Life Support certification (Pediatric/Adult)
  • Advanced Life Support certification required in some specialty areas
  • Ability to utilize extended education, skills and experience in the assessment, evaluation, diagnosis and management of acute and chronic illness and disease (e.g. Hypertension, diabetes, dyslidemia, anemia, asthma, depression, anxiety, obesity, osteoarthritis, smoking cessation, thyroid disorder, wound care, musculoskeletal disorder, etc.)
  • Skilled in obtaining patient histories and conducting physical examinations
  • Skilled in ordering and performing diagnostic studies (e.g. Lab tests, x-rays and EKGs)
  • Skilled in prescribing pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions (prescriptive authority)
  • Skilled in providing prenatal care
  • Skilled in providing well-child care, including screening and immunizations
  • Demonstrated ability in providing primary and specialty care services
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite
  • Fluency in written and spoken English

Benefits- Highly competitive package including a Tax free salary in Qatar + benefits. Full details of the package will be discussed directly.

Please note the targeted start date for the position is dependent on the current timeline for the project. Likewise, the processing of licensing (if applicable)/ visas etc. also need to be considered. We will advise candidates specifically when we discuss the opportunity.

About Cavendish Professionals

Cavendish Professionals is a highly respected recruitment consultancy with the energy, enthusiasm, expertise and professionalism to offer extensive job vacancies in the Healthcare sector in the UK and Internationally.

Cavendish Professionals is an independent, family-run business, with a team of personable consultants whose aim is to get to know you better. We believe that this considered approach is the best way to ensure we find you a role that perfectly matches your career ambitions.

We’re proud to have been taking this approach for over 30 years and have helped hundreds of Healthcare workers to find their perfect role ranging from Nursing and Allied Health Professionals to Doctors and Hospital Executives, to mention a few

We’d love the opportunity to help you find your next job and to make sure it’s the Perfect Fit for you. There’s nothing better than knowing that we’ve helped someone make a stunning career move – or perhaps simply achieve the long-held dream of living and working abroad.

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