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Diplomierte/r psychiatrische/r Gesundheits- und Krankenschwester/-pfleger (Austria)

  • Generic name of profession

    harmonised training required here:
    Specialist nurse training (national training requirements)
  • Identification

    Name of regulated profession:
    Diplomierte/r psychiatrische/r Gesundheits- und Krankenschwester/-pfleger
    Psychiatric Nurse (EN)
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  • Legal information

    Legal basis for regulation

    EU Law :
    Other  Directive 2005/36/EC
    National legislation:
    Gesundheits- und Krankenpflegegesetz, BGBl. I Nr. 108/1997
    Useful link:


    Type of regulation :
    Reserves of activities


    Recognition under:
    DIRECTIVE 2005/36/EC
    Additional information :
    Recognition under Directive 2005/36/EC:
    General system of recognition - primary application
    Qualification level:
    DSE - Diploma (post-secondary education), including Annex II (ex 92/51, Annex C,D) , Art. 11 c
    Free provision of services:
    Prior check of qualifications
  • Activities

    Description of activities:
    Beobachtung, Betreuung und Pflege sowie Assistenz bei medizinischen Maßnahmen sowohl im stationären, teilstationären, ambulanten als auch im extramuralen und komplementären Bereich von Menschen mit akuten und chronischen psychischen Störungen, einschließlich untergebrachten Menschen, Menschen mit Abhängigkeitserkrankungen und geistig abnormen Rechtsbrechern sowie von Menschen mit Intelligenzminderungen; Beobachtung, Betreuung und Pflege von Menschen mit neurologischen Erkrankungen und sich daraus ergebenden psychischen Begleiterkrankungen; Beschäftigung mit Menschen mit psychischen Störungen und neurologischen Erkrankungen; Gesprächsführung mit Menschen mit psychischen Störungen und neurologischen Erkrankungen sowie deren Angehörigen; psychosoziale Betreuung; psychiatrische und neurologische Rehabilitation und Nachbetreuung; Übergangspflege.
    Observation, care and nursing of persons with acute or chronic mental disorders, including institutionalised persons, persons suffering from addictions, mentally ill criminals and persons with intellectual deficiencies, as well as assisting in medical measures in in-patient and out-patient departments, boarding-out, extramural and complementary settings; observation, care and nursing of people with neurological diseases and the resulting accompanying illnesses; working with people suffering from mental disorders and neurological diseases; conducting talks with people suffering from mental disorders and neurological diseases and their family members; psycho-social care; psychiatric and neurological rehabilitation and follow-up care; transitional care. (EN)
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