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Mental Health Nurse

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Permanent

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Job Summary

The Mental Health Nurse reports directly to the Mental Health Officer. He/she will be expected to work under Clinical services program with a main objective of integrating mental health care across all IRC health facilities.

Responsibilities

  • Implement mental health integration strategy with guidance from the mental health officer.
  • Identify and define mental health problems among refugees and provide technical advice on mental health matters.
  • Oversee and conduct mental health assessments, diagnose and plan individual case management of psychiatric patients in the camp and refer accordingly.
  • Develop in patient care plans for psychiatric patients admitted into the ward and liaise treatment plans with the clinical staff on duty.
  • Provide mental health and psychosocial support through use of individual or group counseling and psychotherapy.
  • Ensure timely completion of HIS weekly and monthly reports (statistical data and narrative) based on the daily /weekly mental health activities in liaison with the mental health officer.
  • Participate in mental health and psychosocial working group meeting
  • Liaise with other implementing partners within the refugee camp in advocacy for mental health clients

Job Requirements

Required education: Diploma, Associate's degree
Required relevant work experience: 2 years
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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