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Mental Health Nurse

Date Posted: Jul 29, 2019
Monthly Salary: 338112 MWK - 338112 MWK

Job Description

Medecins Sans Frontieres, (MSF) is an international independent medical humanitarian organization working together with the Ministry of Health in Chiradzulu district on HIV program.

MSF-FRANCE is recruiting suitable candidates for the position of:

Mental Health Nurse (1 position) based Chiradzulu

The HIV/TB project of MSF France in Chiradzulu is looking for a Mental Health Nurse to join their Patient Support Team. This team provides a range of services to people living with HIV/TB including HIV counselling and education, and mental health and psycho-social support. The Mental Health Nurse will attend to the most complex cases within the MSF cohort.

General Duties

  • Provide high standard of mental health nursing and follow-up to patients living with HIV
  • Ensure that patients receive proper treatment including psychotropic medication and psychosocial support.
  • Follow-up of patients’ mental health evolution, identifying possible emergency situations arising and keeping the medical team informed
  • Deliver psychological health education to patients on mental health issues
  • Facilitate support groups and run group therapy sessions.
  • Carry out administrative procedures and documents.

Contract Details: Six-month contract renewable, including six weeks’ probation period

Basic salary of MWK338,112 plus housing and transport allowance, pension contribution and a full medical insurance cover for the employee and his/her dependants.

Intended start date: Mid-August 2019

Working hours: 07:30-16:30 Tuesday to Saturday. Schedule determined by Administration; occasionally on Mondays and public holidays, as flexibility is required.

Skills & Qualifications
  • Diploma /Degree in Mental Health/ Psychiatric Nursing
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in mental health
  • HIV related medical knowledge is desirable
  • Fluent in Chichewa and English

How to apply
Interested applicants should send a letter of motivation, a detailed CV, photocopies of certified academic documents and working certificates,and at least three referees to the following email addresses:

Email: Msff-chiradzulu-recruitment@paris.msf.org 

NOTE: Please clearly indicate the position title on the subject line in the email. Only short listed candidates will be contacted. MSF does not reimburse the possible costs for transportation for tests and interviews that may take place during the recruitment process. MSF is an equal opportunity employer: all applicants will be equally considered under the same criteria and expectations. MSF does not charge any application/recruitment or training fees: if ever you are requested to pay any amount to process your application or access employment with MSF, do not pay and please inform the MSF administration at 0999 969 544 as soon as possible.

Deadline to apply for this position: Saturday, 10th August, 2019

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