Registered Psychiatric Nurse job at Medical Teams International


Medical Teams International

Registered Psychiatric Nurse job Post

Location:  Jobs in Uganda 2021 - 2022


Work Hours: Full-time, 08 hours per day

Salary: UGX

No. of vacancies: 01

Deadline: 05 January 2022

Hiring Organization: Medical Teams International

Job Details:

Registered Psychiatric Nurse
Job Summary:

Responsible for providing psychiatric nursing services to patients suffering from severe and common psychiatric disorders.

Job Responsibilities:
• Provide psychiatric nursing services including assessment, diagnosis and treatment in consultation with Psychiatric Clinical 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
• 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, Experience, Licenses and Certifications
• Diploma in Comprehensive Nursing is required
• Registration with Uganda Nurses and Midwives Council is required
• Valid practicing license is required
• 2 years of psychiatric nursing experience is required
• Experience working with international NGOs is an added advantage

Knowledge
• Knowledge of professional nursing 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
Skills
• Skilled in applying professional nursing care principles and procedures in the evaluation and treatment of psychiatric patients
• Skilled in developing 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 which require a high degree of sensitivity, tact, and diplomacy
• A good command of both written and spoken English
Abilities
• Ability to maintain 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.

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Date Posted: 2021-12-30

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