Psychiatric Clinical Officer job at Medical Teams International

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Job Description

Vacancy title:
Psychiatric Clinical Officer

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Nonprofit, and NGO , Category: Healthcare ]

Jobs at:

Medical Teams International

Deadline of this Job:
05 January 2022  

Duty Station:
Within Uganda , kyaka , East Africa

Summary
Date Posted: Thursday, December 30, 2021 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed

JOB DETAILS:
Psychiatric Clinical Officer
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 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, Experience, Licenses and certifications
• Diploma in Mental Health is required
• Registration with Allied Health Professionals Council is required
• Valid practicing license is required
• 2 years of psychiatric medicine practice is required
• Experience working with international NGOs is an added advantage

Knowledge
• 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
Skills
• Skilled in applying professional psychiatric medicine 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.

Work Hours: 8

Experience in Months: 24

Level of Education: Associate Degree

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