AHF Uganda Jobs 2021 – Psychiatric Clinical Officer

AHF Uganda Jobs 2021

Job Title: Psychiatric Clinical Officer – AHF Uganda Jobs 2021

Organization: AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF)

Duty Station: Masaka

 

 

AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) Profile

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 a 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.

AHF – Uganda Cares to date operates in 23 districts including Masaka, Kampala, Rakai, Kyotera, Lyantonde, Soroti, Lwengo, Luweero, Bukomansimbi, Kalungu, Kalangala, Masindi, Amuria, Butambala, Gomba, Nakasongola, Nakaseke, Buikwe, Ntungamo, Tororo, Kapelebyong, Gulu, Busia and supports 52 clinic sites country wide. The organisation now seeks to hire highly competent, dynamic and experienced persons to fill the position below.

 

 

Job Profile

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

 

 

Roles 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 the 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
• Covered in the preceding bullet
• Covered under among others

 

 

Minimum Qualifications

• Minimum of Diploma in mental health from a reputable training institution.
• Must be registered with the Allied Health Professionals Council
• Must have at least 2 years of experience providing similar services in a reputable health facility or organization.

 

 

How To Apply for AHF Uganda Jobs 2021

To be considered for this recruitment, please; Address your email application (Cover Letter and CV ONLY) to: globalhr.africa@aidshealth.org  mentioning clearly the 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.

Deadline: 9th April 2021 at 5:00 pm

 

 

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