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About the Role

The Psychiatrist Consultant is a senior doctor who has oversight responsibility for his team of junior doctors and manages other team members. He should be able to take a comprehensive view of the care pathway. He accepts ultimate responsibility for the care of all patients admitted under his supervision.

The Psychiatrist Consultant is capable of independently providing high quality patient care (diagnose, treat, manage and admit patients). Ability to relate well to others and use interpersonal skills to achieve desired objectives, recognizing the need to represent both the clinical work and the team.

The Psychiatrist Consultant actively contributes to the teaching and training of students and junior doctors, and to the development of his specialty through leadership, academe and research. Research is a key and integral component to the Naufar’s Strategic aim to become an Academic Health System.

The post holder must be able to contribute on delivering an integrated strategic vision and planning for Clinical, Research, Education and training which improves the quality of patient care.
The post holder will lead in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of persons with substance use disorders or co-occurring substance use and psychiatric disorders.

Job Requirements

  • Post-graduate training and/or experience in the treatment of substance use disorder.
  • Minimum of one from the below list is an essential requirement;
    • Arab Board of Health Specializations
    • USA – The American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS)
    • Canada – Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons (RCPS-C)
    • UK – GMC/CCST Specialist Register
    • Germany – Fachartz Specialist Certificate
    • Sweden – Swedish Board
    • Australia and New Zealand – Fellowship from the Royal Australia and New Zealand Colleges
    • Specialist registration from other countries will be considered after an equivalence review


  • Valid Primary license from the country of origin. Must satisfy revalidation criteria.
  • Eligible for Psychiatry license from the Licensing authority in the State of Qatar to practice Healthcare Profession.

Essential Experience:

  • Consultants with western qualifications and completed a subspecialty fellowship should have held a Consultant post for at least 1 year. While those with western qualifications but did not complete a subspecialty fellowship, a minimum period of 2 years, as an Associate Consultant experience is required.
  • Physicians with non-western qualifications but have completed a fellowship program, should currently be in a Consultant post and have 10 years of clinical experience post specialty certification, or should be currently in an Associate Consultant post for a minimum of 2 years.
  • He/she must be practicing within the same specialty.
  • Other specialist experience e.g. commissioning, accreditation, practice guideline development.


  • Expert knowledge of Psychiatry including clinical expertise applied in legal contexts, assessment and treatment of seriously mentally ill persons and persons with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders.
  • Expert knowledge of pharmacological and psychotherapeutic strategies for the treatment of mental, emotional, or behavioural disorders.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of evidence based psychosocial interventions for treatment of substance use disorder.
  • Possess expertise in understanding internationally accepted models of addiction, and predisposition, causation, epidemiology, treatment, and models of recovery from substance use disorders.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of psychotherapeutic skills: individual, group, family therapy


  • Demonstrates ability to apply analytical skill to problem-solve and seek and/or provide advice in ambiguous and dynamic situations.
  • Demonstrates initiative and creativity in suggesting ways to improve process efficiency that will result in improving the delivery of patient care services across Naufar Center.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the concept of illness as a whole and the ability to impart that concept in the teaching of others
  • Management of complex information from many sources to formulate management of medication and therapeutic approaches for patients.
  • Ability to lead the MDT in the delivery of clinical care in line the Naufar Model of Care.
  • Good written English skill to document patient notes in EMR and writing reports
  • Excellent spoken English to contribute and/or lead meetings


  • Ability to support, lead and delegate strategic planning initiatives in line with organizational policies.
  • Recognizes and accepts accountability for safety and care of patients, colleagues, and public. (identification & risk management)
  • Contribute to incident and performance reporting, clinical audit and medicine management
  • Work closely with Naufar multidisciplinary teams to provide a high standard of care, which encompasses clinical assessment, treatment, and management of patients across a wide range of clinical areas including mental health conditions while complying with internationally recognized standards.
  • Application of sound judgment in seeking and providing support and advice in a hierarchal structure.
  • Takes responsibility, delivering on commitment, showing drive and commitment to achieve results
  • Fulfil continuing professional development requirements and participate in relevant learning opportunities like conferences or seminars to enhance personal expertise and apply that expertise to providing continuous quality improvement of patient care at Naufar.
  • Provide supervision to other staff and provide specialist interventions for new or emerging drugs of misuse to better deal with these difficult cases.
  • Assist in educating the broader Naufar staff group to gain a better understanding of addiction and mental health in populations and the role staff play in the providing state of the art clinical care.
  • Assist in conducting clinical research, adding to the evidence base of practice in addictions and related areas
  • Contribute to the identification of opportunities for the continuous improvement of departmental systems, processes, and practices in comparison to recognized standards to improve efficiency.
  • Planning, organizing and time management of self and others.
  • Handling complains, eliciting feedback, and diffusing difficult situation.

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