Job type : Full Time
CALL FOR APPLICATIONS
Doctors Without Borders, for its activities in Kumba is looking for :
SPECIALIZED NURSE PSYCHIATRY (Psychiatric Nurse)
ref : SNP28112020)
Doctors Without Borders (DWB) is an international non-governmental medical association providing assistance to populations in distress, to victims of natural or man-made disasters and to victims of armed conflict irrespective of race, religion, creed or political convictions.
We observe neutrality and impartiality in the name of universal medical ethics and the right to humanitarian assistance and claim full and unhindered freedom in the exercise of our functions.
Related with our activities we are looking for SPECIALIZED NURSE PSYCHIATRY
Working locations : Kumba
Type of contract : Fixed Term
Salary : According to the organisation s Salary Grid Level 7
ØBuild and improve the capacity of identified local staff to respond to and treat patients with psychiatric illnesses :
oSupport the medical doctors and nurses in screening, assessing and diagnosing psychiatric disorders.
oSupport the medical doctors and nurses in the management of psychiatric disorders.
oEnsure adequate prescriptions of drugs and treatments and train the medical staff on side effects of psychotropic medication.
ØWork together with the Mental health activity manager (MHAM) to strengthen the Mission's capacity for mental health activities :
oEvaluate and strengthen referral systems.
oTrain psychologists, counsellors, doctors, nurses and health workers to identify cases that need psychiatric referrals support to establish a functional circuit.
oIf directed, liaise with other private key organizations or the Ministry of Health regarding mental health.
ØEnsure the implementation of Doctors Without Borders protocols.
ØTrain psychologists, counsellors and other key people on basic knowledge of serious mental disorders, psychoeducation and family support for patients with severe mental illness and their families.
ØSupport doctors and nurses to provide psychiatric support in accordance with Doctors Without Borders proto-cols and to improve the mental health status of patients.
ØAssist and train staff to broaden the scope of mental health activities.
ØCollect statistics and monitor data on mental health activities.
ØInform supervisor and the medical team of any questions or problems that may arise in connection with the treatment, in order to offer the best solution from a medical point of view.
ØGuarantee the confidentiality of all information related to the patient.
Mission / context specific accountabilities
The position is flying, so the psychiatric nurse will support all DWB OCBA projects in anglophone Cameroon.
ØSupport doctors and nurses in DWB s projects in North West and South West, in addition to key medical resources supported by DWB.
ØCo-facilitate the MHGAP Guidelines training to DWB and non-DWB medical key persons chosen to participate in the training.
ØEnsure quality of care and follow up with training participants in the different areas of NW and SW.
ØWhen in the project, reports to the PMR of the project.
ØWorking in close collaboration with the MHAM while being in the projects.
ØParticipate as a member of the mental health team when present and offer support to national psychologists and counselors, in consultation with the MHAM.
ØLiaise with DWB counselors and psychologists as well as other members of the medical team to ensure holistic care of the patients.
ØProvide individual and / or group psychoeducation on different MH topics, especially severe MH disorders and combating stigma attached to them.
ØResponsible for managing the stock of psychotropics in the projects and in facilitating the provision of donations agreed by the Medical Coordinator.
ØEnsure that guidelines and psychotropic medications from MSF standard drug list are available in the project.
ØEnsure support to the nurses in the ambulance on management of patients with agitation or self-harm / harm to others.
ØUse the Doctors Without Borders tools in terms of reporting.
ØCollect the proper information on treatment and follow up in order to monitor the provision of care.
ØShare with the line manager any problem or challenge.
ØSupport the teams on the field during One shot mobile activities.
ØEssential recognized nurse psychiatry degree / diploma : Desirable bachelor’s in science of Nursing
ØDesirable 2 years of previous experience in psychiatry nursing
ØDesirable previous experience with Doctors Without Borders or in other NGOs
ØDemonstrable experience in training others in a team setting
Language : English and Pidgin English