Psychiatric Nurse (3 positions)

Company:Kenya Red Cross Society
Category:Health
Job Type:Permanent
Salary:Ksh. Not mentioned
Location:Mombasa

Job details

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Identify and define mental health problems and needs of the patients in the rehabilitation center and provide technical advice on all cases of psychiatric disorders/other psychological problems.
2. Oversee and conduct mental health assessments, diagnose and plan individual case management of patients with mental health conditions in the center and refer accordingly.
3. Develop nursing care plans for psychiatric patients admitted into the ward and liaise treatment plans with the Clinician.
4. Work closely with clinicians and addiction counselors in development of treatment plans for individual patients
5. Design a suitable and relevant “Mental Health” training manual for the rehabilitation center
6. Identify and manage patients will mental health conditions both in the outpatient and psychiatric consultation clinic and in the community through follow-ups.
7. Manage in-patients with psychological morbidity or those admitted with known psychiatric disorders.
8. Manage patients with emotional and or psychiatric morbidity.
9. Provide psychiatric support by use of individual or group counselling and psychotherapy.
10. Training of relevant staff, CHWs, HP screeners, auxiliary nurses and other groups exposed to persons with mental problems or the vulnerable groups.
11. Community education and creating awareness so as to initiate community participation as a PHC approach.
12. Design a mental health working guideline in line with ICD-10, chapter V primary care version, to suit the rehabilitation center.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
• Diploma in nursing from a recognized nursing institution
• Certificate or diploma in psychiatric community nursing. Experience of working in a rehabilitation center is an added advantage
• Registered with the nursing council of Kenya and have a current practicing licence
• At least 3 years’ experience working in a complex, multifaceted community health program.


KEY COMPETENCIES
• Strong communication skills: oral, written and presentation skills.
• Strong leadership, team building, conflict resolution and ability to deliver the Society’s strategic objectives.
• Flexibility and adaptability.
• Ability to effectively multitask.
• Excellent organizational skills
• Ability to effectively handle and manage interpersonal conflict.
• Good analytical and problem-solving skills.
• Integrity, emotional intelligence and objectivity.
• Be highly respectful towards all KRCS staff and stakeholders..
• Possess cultural awareness and sensitivity.
• Demonstrated proficiency in computer applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, database, email and utilization of the internet.

For more information, visit; http://www.redcross.or.ke/landing/careers.php

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