Job Title: Fresher Diploma Psychiatric Clinical Officer – IRC Uganda Jobs 2021
Organization: International Rescue Committee (IRC)
Duty Station: Impevi, Uganda
International Rescue Committee (IRC) Profile
Founded in 1933, the International Rescue Committee (www.rescue.org) is a world leader in relief, rehabilitation and post-conflict development services for those uprooted or affected by violent conflict and oppression. The IRC is currently working in over 40 countries around the world, addressing both the immediate and lifesaving needs of conflict affected people in emergencies and the reconstruction needs of post-conflict societies.
The IRC began programming in northern Uganda in 1998 in response to mass displacement and devastation wrought by rebel group, the Lord’s Resistance Army. In 2002, the IRC expanded to the remote, conflict-affected region of Karamoja and in 2011, began working with refugees in Kampala and Kiryandongo settlement. Monitoring the influx of South Sudanese refugees at the end of 2015, the IRC began scaling up its response to refugees arriving in the West Nile region. By promoting durable solutions that deliver on the interdependent aims of saving lives, strengthening institutions, and supporting social cohesion, the IRC in Uganda is laying the building blocks for long-term stability and development – bringing people from harm to home. The IRC currently works in the districts of Kitgum, Lamwo, Arua, Yumbe, Kyegegwa, Kiryandongo, Kyaka and Kampala including 7 districts in Karamoja region.
Assess patients’ mental status, develop treatment plans and provide up to date patient care including making referrals to the appropriate services points. Diagnose, treat and provide evidence- based management of patients with mental illness.
Roles and Responsibilities:
•Diagnose, treat, and provide evidence- based management of patients with mental illness.
•Participate in planning, budgeting, coordinating, monitoring, and evaluating psychiatric activities.
•Refer complicated cases to appropriate level of care.
•Ensure maximum protection of mental patients, relatives and staff involved in patient management.
•Participate in integrated community outreaches providing equitable services to cases in the community including assessment of their psychosocial support.
•Identify mental health related gaps and advice programing to deliver client centered interventions.
•Develop capacity of other clinical staffs to implement MHGAP through CPDs and onsite mentorship.
•Maintain a good record keeping system and undertake continuous monitoring and regular evaluation of the project activities.
•Ensure that Medicines, medical supplies, and other commodities stocks are monitored.
Minimum Qualifications for IRC Uganda Jobs 2021
•Holds a diploma in psychiatric clinical medicines from a reputable institution.
•Must be registered with the Allied health professional council and have a valid practicing license.
•At least two (2) years of prior professional experience in a similar post, preferably with an international Organization, implementing PHC services in a humanitarian setting
How To Apply for IRC Uganda Jobs 2021
All interested and suitably qualified candidates should submit their applications through the link below.
Deadline: Open until filled
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