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Kampala, Uganda

Full-time

Deadline: 

June 25, 2024 at 2:00:00 PM

About the Organisation

CaseMedServices is the umbrella company representing Case Hospital, Case Pharmacy, Case MedInsurance, Case Medcare, Case Medschool Case Diagnostic Centre and the affiliated health care facilities all over the country. CaseMedServices started in 1995 with case clinic as a pioneer company which became Case Hospital

Case Hospital is a Limited company duly registered with the Uganda Medical and Dental Practitioners Council. Case Hospital is a private health care service provider which started 27 years ago as a small clinic located on Bombo Road and over the years it has grown to a private mini-referral hospital that provides primary, secondary and tertiary health care services.

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Job Title

Mental Health Nurse job at Case Hospital

Job Description

A mental health nurse, also known as a psychiatric nurse, plays a critical role in the care and treatment of patients with mental health issues. Their duties encompass a wide range of responsibilities aimed at improving the mental well-being of individuals.

Duties and Responsibilities

Patient Assessment and Diagnosis

  • Initial Assessment: Conduct comprehensive mental health assessments to evaluate patients' psychological, emotional, and social well-being.

  • History Taking: Gather detailed patient histories, including medical, psychiatric, and family histories, to inform diagnosis and treatment plans.

  • Diagnosis Support: Assist psychiatrists and other healthcare professionals in diagnosing mental health disorders.


Care Planning and Management

  • Care Plan Development: Develop and implement individualized care plans tailored to each patient's specific needs and conditions.

  • Treatment Coordination: Coordinate with other healthcare providers, such as psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, and occupational therapists, to ensure a holistic approach to care.

  • Medication Management: Administer medications as prescribed, monitor their effects, and manage any side effects.


Therapeutic Interventions

  • Counseling: Provide one-on-one counseling and support to patients, helping them understand and manage their conditions.

  • Group Therapy: Facilitate group therapy sessions, fostering a supportive environment for patients to share experiences and strategies.

  • Crisis Intervention: Respond to mental health crises, providing immediate care and intervention to stabilize patients.


Patient Education and Advocacy

  • Education: Educate patients and their families about mental health conditions, treatment options, and coping strategies.

  • Advocacy: Advocate for patients' rights and needs within the healthcare system and the community.

  • Support Networks: Help patients establish and maintain support networks, including connecting them with community resources and support groups.


Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Progress Monitoring: Regularly monitor patients' progress, adjusting care plans as necessary to achieve the best outcomes.

  • Risk Assessment: Continually assess and manage risks to patient safety, including the risk of self-harm or harm to others.

  • Documentation: Maintain accurate and detailed records of patient care, including assessments, treatments, and progress notes.


Professional Development and Education

  • Continuing Education: Engage in ongoing professional development to stay current with best practices, new treatments, and emerging research in mental health care.

  • Training: Provide education and training to junior nurses, students, and other healthcare professionals on mental health issues and care practices.

  • Supervision: Supervise and mentor less experienced nursing staff, ensuring high standards of care are maintained.


Collaboration and Communication

  • Interdisciplinary Collaboration: Work collaboratively with an interdisciplinary team to provide comprehensive care to patients.

  • Communication: Maintain clear and effective communication with patients, families, and other healthcare providers.

  • Family Involvement: Involve family members in the treatment process, providing support and education to help them understand and contribute to the patient's recovery.


Ethical and Legal Responsibilities

  • Confidentiality: Ensure patient confidentiality and privacy are maintained in accordance with legal and ethical standards.

  • Ethical Practice: Adhere to ethical guidelines in all aspects of care, including informed consent and patient autonomy.

  • Legal Compliance: Comply with all relevant laws, regulations, and policies related to mental health care and nursing practice.

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Qualifications and Competencies

  • Diploma in Mental Health Nursing

  • Bachelor's degree in nursing (BSN) and a certificate in Counselling and added advantage

  • 3 years' experience in Counselling Practice in a busy environment

  • Registered with Uganda Nurses and Midwives Council

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How to Apply

EMAIL CV, COVER LETTER AND ACADEMIC DOCUMENTS TO hr@casemedservices.org

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