Medical Teams International Registered Psychiatric Nurse, Moyo - Jobs in Uganda

Medical Teams International Registered Psychiatric Nurse, Moyo -Jobs in Uganda

Job Summary:

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

Job 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 record keeping 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

    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.

    For more information and job application details, see; Medical Teams International Registered Psychiatric Nurse, Moyo - Jobs in Uganda

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