Registered Psychiatric Nurse

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Registered Psychiatric Nurse

Description

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

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