Advanced Practice Registered Nurses / Physician Assistants
The Advanced Practice Nurse (APN) - Pediatric Emergency/Urgent Care 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.
Key Role Accountabilities:
Functions independently to evaluates and treats 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 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
Facilitates the patient’s transition within and between health care settings: admissions, transfers and discharges and completes appropriate documentation
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 general scope nurse and a minimum of 2 years of experience as an APN
Sidra Medical and Research Center is a state of the art academic medical center that will function to the level of the highest international standards. Its clinical focus is on the specialty care of women and children.
Sidra’s Vision is: “Sidra Medical and Research Center will be a beacon of learning, discovery and exceptional care, ranked among the top medical cen...ters in the world”.
Achieving this vision will encompass three essential activities:
World Class: Patient and Family Centered Care Health Education Biomedical Discovery
Sidra works closely with Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar and Hamad Medical Corporation across all three activities to raise the standard of health and health care throughout the State of Qatar.