Job Summary :
The Advanced Practice Nurse (APN) Critical Care 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 Critical Care 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. 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 Sidra’s agreed upon scopes of practice
Performs age appropriate histories on new patients
Performs pertinent physical exams with assessment of the normal and abnormal findings on new patients
Obtains age appropriate interval histories on return patients
Performs focused examinations on return patients
Performs or requests and evaluates diagnostic studies as indicated upon evaluation of the patient
Prescribes appropriate pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment modalities (obtains counter-signature on prescription from the supervising physician for medications not included in the approved formulary)
Prescribes physical therapy and other rehabilitation treatments
Performs designated procedures after demonstrating competency and according to written standardized procedure where applicable.
Selection Criteria :
Master’s degree from an accredited school of nursing
Holds the appropriate Board Certification for specialty
A minimum of 5 years’ experience with 3 years’ experience as a registered general nurse and a minimum of 2 years experience as an APN in Adult Critical Care.