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Psychiatric Clinical Officer

Medical Teams International

This is a Full-time position in Uganda posted December 31, 2021.

Psychiatric Clinical Officer Jobs in Medical Teams International Uganda vacancies in Uganda at Medical Teams International

# Job Description

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.

Job 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 policy
• Participate in community mobilization and sensitization on mental health
• 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 schedule
• 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

Education, Experience, Licenses and certifications
• Diploma in Mental Health is required
• Registration with Allied Health Professionals Council is required
• Valid practicing license is required
• 2 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 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
• 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 prejudice
• 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
Physical Conditions
This position requires work at health facilities located in remote areas with
very basic living conditions.

NOTE : The above job description is intended to describe the general
nature and level of work being performed by staff assigned to this job. It is
not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and
skills required of staff in this position. Duties, responsibilities and skills
are also subject to change based on the changing needs of the job, department
or organization. The job description does not constitute an employment
agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by
Medical Teams International as the requirements of the job change.

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**Closing Date** : 5th Jan. 2022

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