Job Title: Registered Psychiatric Nurse – Medical Teams International Jobs 2022

Organization: Medical Teams International

Location: Moyo, Uganda



Medical Teams International Profile:

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:

Responsible for providing psychiatric nursing services to patients suffering from severe and common psychiatric disorders.



Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Provide psychiatric nursing services including assessment, diagnosis and treatment in consultation with Psychiatric Clinical Officer
  • Administer use of and monitor reactions to psychotropic and other medications
  • 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 issues
  • 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



Minimum Qualifications:

Education, Experience, Licenses and Certifications

  • Diploma in Comprehensive Nursing is required
  • Registration with Uganda Nurses and Midwives Council is required
  • Valid practicing license is required
  • 2 years of psychiatric nursing experience is required
  • Experience working with international NGOs is an added advantage


  • Knowledge of professional nursing 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 nursing care 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.



How To Apply for Medical Teams International Jobs 2022

All suitably qualified and interested candidates should apply online at the link below

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Deadline: Open until filled



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