Psychiatric Nurse Needed at International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Vacancy title: Psychiatric Nurse Type: FULL TIME Category: Healthcare Jobs at: International Rescue Committee (IRC) Deadline of this Job: 21 January 2020 Duty Station: Within Uganda , Lamwo , East Africa JOB DETAILS: The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities, we restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC leads the way from harm to home. The IRC has been working in Uganda since 1998 supporting nationals and refugees and various institutions in the country notably the government, community based organizations, the civil society and the private sector. The current program portfolio in Uganda includes health, peace building, gender-based violence, economic recovery and agribusiness, and children & youth. IRC has a country office in Kampala, a regional office in Lamwo, Moroto, West Nile and in South western Uganda. Given the conflict outbreak in South Sudan, IRC extended its services to Palabek refugee settlement to support refugees being settled in Lamwo district. IRC is currently looking for enthusiastic, hardworking and self-motivated persons to join our team to support the effective delivery of the organization’s mission. TITLE: Psychiatric Nurse (1 Position) REPORTS TO: Psychiatric Clinical Officer LOCATION: Palabek Refugee Settlement, Lamwo District DEPARTMENT: Health DURATION: 12 months, contingent on donor funding Job Overview/Summary Under the direct supervision the Psychiatric Clinical Officer, the role of the Psychiatric Nurse is to carry out day to day activities of nursing care . Specific Responsibilities: • To receive patients, register admissions, death, and discharges. • To provide quality nursing care. • To manage records and ensure their safe custody. • To keep patients comfortable, allay their anxieties and ensure a healthy psychiatric environment. • To ensure maximum protection of patients, relatives, and staff. • To provide health education and counselling to patients and relatives. • To manage and account for allocated resources. • To compile and submit daily ward reports. Competencies and Skills: • Assertiveness and self-confidence • Communicating effectively • Ethics and integrity • Public relation and customer care • Self-control and stress management • Coaching and mentoring • Records and information management Required Qualifications and Experience • Comprehensive Nursing Certificate from a recognized institution • Must be registered with the Uganda Nurses and Midwives Council Job Education Requirements: Nursing Certificate Job Experience Requirements: Not Specified Job application procedure Please send filled IRC application form, cover letter, and Curriculum Vitae in ONE PDF attachment clearly indicating the position that you have applied for to: UA‐  or hands deliver to Human Resource department in IRC Lamwo Office, Located on Mission road, Palabek Kal. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Deadline: Monday 27th January 2020. Please note that if you do not follow the above instructions your application will be automatically disqualified. Whilst all applications will be assessed strictly on their individual merits, qualified Females are especially encouraged to apply. IRC is an equal opportunity Employer.
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