Public Health Mental Nurse Job at Action Africa Help Uganda

Job Title: Public Health Mental Nurse

Reports to: Clinical Officer

Staff reporting to this post: Nursing Assistants

Liaises with: Medical Doctor, Counsellors, HIV Focal Person, Registered Nurses, Enrolled Midwives Project Officers, Area Manager, Zonal Community Support Officer and Nutritionist

Duty Station: Kyangwali Refugee Settlement

Job Summary: To provide a comprehensive nursing package that include preventive, curative and health education to support and encourage a healthy living culture within the target population.

Duties & Responsibilities

    Attend to mentally sick people in the Health Units.
    Provide regular follow-up of discharged cases.
    Liaise with Community Health Workers and Community Social Workers on identification and management of cases.
    Sensitize the Schools and communities on identification, prevention and management of mental illnesses.
    To liaise with community leaders to sensitize the community on drug and substance abuse; and to initiate community programs that reduce boredom and idleness.
    Maintain personal contact with patients, take note of their complaints, carry out corrective measure and escalate for further action if necessary.
    To follow up referred cases outside the settlement.
    Plan and request drugs appropriately.
    Conduct and attend trainings and meetings related to mental health.
    Implement special programs, out reaches related to mental health in collaboration with supervisors.
    Coordinate with other health sector personnel to implement quality integrated services to the communities.
    Prepare and submit periodic and progress reports covering the mental health sector.
    Manage patients with confidentiality and adherence to the professional code of conduct.
    Perform any other duties as assigned by the supervisor


    A certificate in Comprehensive Nursing(3yrs)
    A certificate of Registration from the national professional nursing body
    At least One year’s experience in similar.


    A certificate in Psychiatric Nursing(3yrs)
    A certificate of Registration from the national professional nursing body
    At least One year’s experience in similar.
    Excellent inter-personal and communication skills
    A good command of both written and spoken English
    Patient, understanding and of a pleasant character
    Computer literate with ability to use Microsoft Office
    People Management skills
    Able to coach and develop others
    Ability to mobilize different audiences
    Commitment to the organizational values

How to Apply:
Interested persons who meet the above criteria should submit their applications (together with an updated (CV) with at least three suitable referees with their telephone contact to;
Human Resource Officer,
Action Africa Help Uganda; Plot 72 Ntinda Road, P O Box 10501, Kampala, Uganda. Deadline for receiving the applications is: 14/02/2013.


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