Senior / Staff Nurse, Psychiatric*

Job ID:  3553
Job Function: 


Job Purpose

The job-holder is responsible to provide personalised, specialised and cost-effective care to the patients in accordance to established

Duties and Responsibilities

Primary Responsibilities and Duties (80%)


  • Assesses patients’ needs on admission and daily throughout their hospital stay
  • Plans and implements care according to the assessed need
  • Evaluates and monitors patients’ progress according to planned care
  • Documents care given and monitors outcomes on the established charts and forms
  • Carries out treatments and investigations as prescribed by physicians
  • Communicates and discusses patients’ progress and response to treatment with physicians, nursing and allied health colleagues involved in the patient care
  • Follows-up to ensure continuity of patient care and treatment plans
  • Delivers safe and competent nursing care
  • Participates actively in physicians’ rounds
  • Prepares and assists physicians with procedures done on patients
  • Collaborates and co-operates with physicians and other health-care providers in the smooth delivery of patient care and services
  • Demonstrates clinical skills, knowledge and critical thinking in the delivery of patient care
  • Displays compassion, a positive and caring attitude towards patients as well as to internal and external clients
  • Provides patient/family information and education on disease prevention, health education and rehabilitation techniques
  • Demonstrates proper use and care of equipment
  • Demonstrates proper and economical usage of consumables and supplies
  • Maintains a clean and safe working environment
  • Supervises and guides new/junior staff in their work as well as nursing students on posting
  • Assumes the role as Staff Nurse in-charge
  • Demonstrates competency in all core competencies and unit specific programs implemented by Nursing Administration


Secondary Responsibilities and Duties (20%)


  • Participates in clinical and service quality activities as well as research study
  • Demonstrates awareness of current nursing and health care practices
  • Assumes additional responsibilities as assigned by Nursing Officers, Senior Nursing Officers, Assistant/Deputy Director (Nursing) and Chief Nurse


Job Specification/Requirements


  • Registered Nurse
  • Diploma in Nursing or Degree Nursing from recognized training institution as approved by the Singapore Nursing Board
  • Able to perform 3 rotating shifts


We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.