Fresher Psychiatric Nurse NGO Jobs – Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF)


Job Title:    Psychiatric Nurse

Organization:  Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF)

Duty Station:  


About US:

Medecins Sans
Frontieres (MSF) is an international independent humanitarian medical
organization that delivers aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics,
natural disasters and exclusion from health care. MSF offers assistance to
people based on need irrespective of race, religion, gender or political


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

mental health nursing care, treatment and follow-up of patients within the
scope of his/her professional competencies, and refer patients with conditions
falling beyond his competencies, according to the context, MSF and other agreed
protocols and universal hygiene standards/precautions, in order to ensure the
quality and continuity of care for the targeted population.

and carry out mental health consultations, care and treatments according to MSF
or other agreed protocols and refer patients to other health professionals
whenever necessary in order to provide the most appropriate treatment.

cases with need of psychological or psychiatric care and refer them to the
psychotherapists or psych clinical officers.

needed, give psychological support to patients according to MSF protocols to
improve mental health conditions of patients and enhance their functionality

in health education of the patient (and family) when necessary, informing the
patient and his/her relatives about the possible consequences of the illness
and drug treatment to follow in order to improve the patient’s condition.

and maintain confidentiality regarding all patient cases and records.

in the department-related pharmacy management when requested (carrying out
inventories, requesting re-supply, check storage conditions, doing follow-up of
expired drugs, etc.)

in the process of data collection and reporting when requested.

applicable, identify Sexual Violence survivors and refer them to the medical
team, so they can receive the necessary treatment.

Know and
be aware of the importance and appropriate use of the Post Exposure Prophylaxis

addition to general mental health conditions and medical conditions falling
under mental health in Uganda (e.g. epilepsy), provide consultation, diagnosis,
treatment (both medical and psychological) and prevention for the following
specific conditions: reactions to violence and trauma, bereavement and loss,
survivors of sexual and gender-based violence.

consultations and treatments to children to provide child-friendly services.

and assess referral destinations for higher level care and propose ways MSF
could support these destinations if necessary.

with other actors providing mental health and psychosocial care for good
coordination of activities and appropriate referral networks.

children and adults with special needs and refer accordingly.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

applicant must be a Psychiatric Nurse degree/diploma and registered with the
appropriate health professions Council of Uganda

At least
two years of previous experience and previous experience in other NGOs

computer literacy (word, excel and internet)

English essential. Desirable
local languages: Kakwa (Pojulu Bari), Arabic and Lugbara (Aringa)


Competences: Results
and quality oriented, team work and cooperation, flexible, commitment to MSF
principles, stress management


How to Apply:

All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should hand deliver their application packages
(CV, application letter and copies of academic/ work certificates) to:


Field Administrator

Médecins Sans
Frontières –Arua,

Plot 2 Osu Cresent
next to Anyafio Primary School West village.

Arua City


Or by e-mail:


Deadline: 23rd October 2020 by 5:oopm


NOTE:  The candidature files will not be returned.  Only photocopies of important documents
should be submitted. Only persons responding to the job profile will be
contacted for a written test and/or interview.


No monetary, goods
or service offers, nor favoritism, will be tolerated in a recruiting process.  MSF reserves the right to refuse any
candidate having benefited from such acts. 
Any illicit solicitations can be reported to the justice system


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