Application deadline: 1st June 2018
Industry: Nurse/Medical Support
Location: Dagahaley , Kenya
2 - 4 years experience
The objective of our project is to provide primary and secondary level of health care to the Refugees in Dagahaley refugee camp. MSF provides a full package of medical care through 4 primary health care units and 1 hospital (100 beds) with 24 hour emergency and OT.
Health services include curative, preventative, nutritional activities and emergency preparedness and intervention with partners. The selected candidate will be reporting technically to the hospital director and hierarchically to the Mental Health Activity Manager.
Start date: Immediately
Package: Attractive salary package on offer with additional benefits including comprehensive health cover.
Contract duration: 12 months fixed term contract with possibility of extension based on performance (includes 3 month probationary period)
§ Carry out evaluation of psychological and mental health needs of patients, elaborate a diagnosis and establish a plan of treatment
§ Diagnose any psychological or psychiatric disorder and if necessary, refer the patient to the medical team in order to receive drug treatment.
§ Implement the Sexual Gender Based Violence (SGBV) protocol, identify possible victims of SGBV and refer them to the medical team so that they receive the necessary treatment.
§ Inform the patient and his/her relatives about the possible consequences of the illness and drug treatment to follow in order to improve the patient's condition.
§ Provide psychological support and psychotherapy sessions (individual, family, group) to patients according to MSF protocols to improve their mental health conditions
§ Refer patients to other health professionals whenever necessary in order to provide the most appropriate treatment
§ Assist and train staff members and resourceful people whenever necessary in order to enhance the scope of MH activities
§ Collect statistical and monitoring data about mental health activities
§ Work in close collaboration with translators in order to ensure that appropriate terminology and behavior are used during sessions.
§ Inform the supervisor and the medical team about any issues or problems that may arise related to patients’ treatment in order to provide the best possible solution from a medical perspective
§ Ensure that all patient information is kept confidential
· Essential degree or diploma in Psychology
· 2 years experience minimum as a Psychologist Desirable previous experience with MSF or other NGO’s in developing countries.
· Mission Language, essential, Local language, desirable.
· Desirable computer literacy (word, excel and internet)
Competences Result, teamwork, flexibility, commitment, stress
If you meet the above requirements, please send your CV, motivation letter outlining HOW you fulfill each of the requirements in bullet points on or before 21st May 2018
(MSF is an equal Employer and does not charge any application/recruitment or training fee)