Jobs in Uganda - Psychiatric Clinical Officer Job at Medical Teams International

Psychiatric Clinical Officer Job Post

Location:  Jobs in Uganda 2021 - 2022

Work Hours: Full-time, 08 hours per day

Salary: UGX

No. of vacancies: 01

Deadline: 26 May 2021

Hiring Organization: Medical Teams International

Job Details:

Job Summary: Responsible for collaborating with other medical staff on the integration of psychiatric treatment with basic healthcare services in order to ensure the treatment of patients suffering from severe and common psychiatric disorders.
Job Location: Adjumani

Job Responsibilities
• Assess, diagnose, treat and manage patients with mental illnesses psychiatric disorder; refer complicated cases to Medical Officer
• Administer use of and monitor reactions to psychotropic and other medications
• Support client in understanding the nature of emotional disturbances and mental illness and accepting the need for treatment with specific attention to the cultural context
• Maintain accurate records and documentation of patient treatments and laboratory results according to standard medical recordkeeping and MTI policy
• Participate in community mobilization and sensitization on mental health issues
• Support medicine management for psychiatric drugs for regional health facilities in close collaboration with the Medical Coordinator
• Provide training for medical staff on diagnosis and treatment of severe and common mental health disorders
• Ensure data collected is accurate and submit reports according to schedule
• Ensure that medical practices are conducted with the highest level of integrity and ethics according to professional and MTI Code of Conduct
• Other duties as assigned

Education, Experiences, Licenses, and Certification
• A diploma in Mental Health is required
• Registration with Allied Health Professionals Council is required
• A valid practising license is required
• 2 years of psychiatric medicine practice is required
• Experience working with international NGOs is an added advantage

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
• Knowledge of professional psychiatric medicine principles, procedures and techniques use in the care and treatment of psychiatric patients
• Knowledge of theories, principles, and techniques of group and individual psychotherapy; symptoms and behaviour patterns of patients with emotional disturbances and mental illness
• Knowledge of medications, including psychotropic drugs, and the control, preparation and administration of medications
• Skilled in applying professional psychiatric medicine principles and procedures in the evaluation and treatment of psychiatric patients
• Skilled in developing an interpersonal therapeutic relationship with psychiatric patients
• Skilled in assessment and application of appropriate intervention techniques
• Skilled in effectively communicating with a variety of individuals and able to function calmly in situations that require a high degree of sensitivity, tact, and diplomacy
• Good command of both written and spoken English
• Ability to maintain the confidentiality of patient information and adhere to professional code of conduct
• Ability to treat all patients and staff with respect, without prejudice
• Ability to provide high quality, ethical, compassionate care that places the needs of the patient first
• Ability to maintain detailed records with high accuracy
• Ability to support MTI Calling and adhere to the MTI Code of Conduct

Physical Conditions
This position requires work at health facilities located in remote areas with very basic living conditions.

NOTE: The above job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by staff assigned to this job. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of staff in this position. Duties, responsibilities and skills are also subject to change based on the changing needs of the job, department or organization. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by Medical Teams International as the requirements of the job change.

Application procedure

1. Interested applicants who meet the minimum criteria should visit the link to apply. Please include at least 3work related referees on your CV preferably people who have worked with you in your current role and previous and understand your competence and conduct.
2. Only online applications will be accepted. Your application will only be reviewed if you have fulfilled all the requirements and system application procedures.Pleasenotethatifyourapplicationissuccessfullyreceived,youwillreceiveanemailconfirmingthereceiptofyourapplicationandinformingyouofthenextstep.Ensurethatallrequiredfieldsmarkedwith*arefilledbeforesubmittingyourapplication.
3. Medical Teams International does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, Shortlisting, interview meeting, processing, reference verification, training or any other fees)
4. Medical Teams International will not be responsible for such fraudulent correspondence or any loss of money or theft which may result from anyone engaging in any fraudulent recruitment activity.
5. Medical Teams International is an equal opportunity employer.

Date Posted: 2021-05-20




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