Fresher Psychiatric Clinical Officer US Non-profit Careers – AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF)

Job Title:    Psychiatric Clinical Officer

Organisation: AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF)

Duty Station:  Masaka City, Uganda

 

About US:

AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) is an international not for profit NGO based in Los Angeles, California, USA. AHF is registered in Uganda as AIDS Healthcare Foundation – Uganda Cares. AHF-Uganda Cares is collaboration between the Uganda Ministry of Health and AIDS Healthcare Foundation with a mission to provide cutting edge and free HIV and AIDS services, including antiretroviral therapy in resource constrained settings.

 

Job Summary:  The Psychiatric Clinical Officer is responsible for providing treatment of mental illnesses through, reviewing of mental status of clients, counselling and active case management based on competence. He/she will ensure right diagnosis and prescription is provided to clients with mental illness in a timely manner and makes appropriate referrals for better management of cases.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

  • Plan and budget for psychiatric clinical activities in the hospital and lower-level facilities
  • Provide clinical care and monitoring of patients with mental illnesses.
  • Plan and budget for psychiatric clinical activities in the hospital and lower-level facilities
  • Provide clinical care and monitoring of patients with mental illnesses.
  • Order, perform, interpret, and evaluate mental health screening and diagnostic tests/tools to identify and assess patient’s mental and clinical problems and healthcare needs.
  • Record physical and mental findings and formulates plan and prognosis based on patient’s condition; discusses case with physician and other health professionals to prepare comprehensive patient care plan.
  • Prescribe medication or other forms of treatment such as physical therapy, psychosocial care, occupational therapy or related therapeutic procedures, refills medication.
  • Refer patients to Medical Officer, physician, or specialist for cons:
  • Participate as a visiting psychiatric clinician to support, mentor and coach lower-level facilities and community settings.
  • Protect mental patients, relatives and staff involved in mental case management
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Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant must hold a Diploma in mental health from a reputable training institution.
  • Must be registered with the Allied Health Professionals Council
  • Must have at least two years of experience providing similar services in a reputable health facility or organization.

 

How to Apply:

All candidates should send Email their applications (cover letters and CV ONLY) to: globalhr.africa@aidshealth.org mentioning clearly Position and Location in the subject line. The email should not be larger than 2 MB any larger email will not be considered.

Address your hard copy application including telephone contact details to the:

Human Resources Manager,

AIDS Healthcare Foundation

Plot 54B Kira Road,

Kampala. Uganda

 

Deadline: Friday, 9th April 2021 by 5:00pm

 

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