Fresher Psychiatric Clinical Officer NGO Jobs – Medical Teams International (MTI)

Clinical Officer
Organization: Medical
Teams International (MTI)
Duty Station: 
About US:
Medical Teams
International is a faith-based not for profit health relief and development
organization with a Calling “Daring to love like Jesus, we boldly break
barriers to health and restore wholeness in a hurting world”. MTI-UG has
operations in West Nile and South western Uganda. We provide Comprehensive
Primary Health Care, Reproductive Health, HIV/AIDS and Nutrition.
Job Summary:   The Psychiatric Clinical Officer will be
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.
Key Duties and 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant for the Medical Teams International (MTI) Psychiatric
    Clinical Officer job must hold a Diploma in Mental Health
  • Registration with Allied Health Professionals Council is required
  • Valid practising license is required
  • Two years of psychiatric medicine practice is required
  • Experience working with international NGOs is an added advantage
  • Knowledge of professional psychiatric medicine principles,
    procedures and techniques use in the care and treatment of psychiatric
  • 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
    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
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of patient information and
    adhere to professional code of conduct
  • Ability to treat all patients and staff with respect, without
  • 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
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified
and interested applicants should email their application letters and Curriculum
Vitae including work related references to;
Only online
applications will be accepted. Your application will be reviewed if you have fulfilled
all the requirements including submission of standard file types such as MS
Word (.doc) and Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) in a single attachment (No Zipped files,
Links or Multiple Attachments) and should not exceed 2MB.
Please clearly indicate the Position Title and Location you are applying for.
Do not attach your Academic Transcripts. They will be requested if you are
short listed. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. MTI is an equal
opportunity employer.
Deadline: 16th August 2019 by 5:00pm
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