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Mental Health Nurse (2 Positions) – Galkayo South, Somalia

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P.O.BOX: 234, MOGADISHU, SOMALIA

96, TALEH STREET, HODAN DISTRICT, MOGADISHU, SOMALIA Tel: +252619520460 Email:   info@aamin.so

Aamin Organization is a Not for Profit Organization in Somalia established in 2006. AAMIN is engaged in life-saving activities and on improving the livelihoods of Somalia communities through implementation of the following programs; Food Security, Health, Education, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WaSH), Youth-Empowerment Programs and Provision of free Ambulance services to the communities in Somalia. AAMIN Organization has received financing from Somali Humanitarian Funds (SHF) to implement a health project “Provision of Emergency and Essential Health Care Services through Mobile medical services and free ambulance services to IDPs and hard-to reach host communities in Mudug region (Galkayo South)”. In that regard, AAMIN wishes to Hire 2 qualified Mental Health nurses on a contract basis for a period of 12 months.

Ref: AA/00174/2021/HEALTH/GALKAYO/SHF 18214

Position title

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Mental Health Nurse (2 Positions)

Reporting to

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Nurse incharge

Location

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Galkayo South

Functional Department

: Health

Position Summary:

The Mental Health nurse will provide all mental health nursing care services within the Mobile clinic. Specifically, they will provide quality nursing care, hospice care and support to patients. The care they give will enhance the outcomes for outpatients through education, liaison, case management, co-coordinating the treatment and discharge planning processes.

Priority Task and Responsibilities:

Assessing and planning nursing care requirements

Organizing and assisting in relieving the workloads in the mobile clinics

Building relationship with reassuring and listening to and talking to patients

Combating stigma and helping patients, relatives and care givers.

Liasing with doctors, social workers and other professionals to make patients comfortable and free of stigma

Assessing treatment success through follow up

Writing and updating patients record

Encouraging patients to take therapeutic activities.

Other responsibilities as given by the supervisor

Be accountable for the delivery of clinical skills, in a safe and appropriate manner:

Appropriately initiate, maintain and terminate therapeutic relationships/partnerships.

Practice within team settings, accepting responsibility for decisions and activities implemented.

Ensure procedural requirements are met in accordance with laid out policies and protocols.

Acknowledge, report and document accidents, incidents, errors/omissions promptly.

Initiate action to reduce / correct / prevent actual or potential risks to patients and colleagues

Practice effective time management, priority setting, co-ordination and communication skills.

Ensure that the available equipment and supplies are used safely and economically.

Accept referrals and organize the clinic for patients referred to the Medical Procedure clinic according to protocols and standards

Ensure the patients legal, privacy and confidentiality rights are known and understood by the client.

Ensure that all concerns, complaints and issues are brought to the attention of the Doctor in Charge and matron in a timely and effective manner, in accordance with the Hospital policies and procedures.

Maintain privacy and confidentiality

Health & Safety

Promote an environment of physical, occupational, cultural, ethical and legal safety

Observe safe work practices, rules and instructions relating to work, and be pro-active in hazard management

Willingly co-operate in the achievement of all health and safety goals and initiatives by:

Practicing and observing; safe work methods, correct use of safety equipment, reporting & documenting all accidents and incidents and reporting unsafe conditions or equipment

Education Qualification & Experience

Bachelor degree in Nursing or equivalent

Relevant Experience

Working experience of 3 years in a busy hospital setting

Excellent experience in BEMONC & Familiarity with CEMONC services

Ability to provide Basic Life Support to women and newborns

Competencies – knowledge, skills, abilities

Excellent counselling and communication skills

Observing client confidentiality and privacy

Ability to work effectively and efficiently under pressure

A good communicator with other nurses, doctors, support staff, individuals, families and patients.

Excellent organization skills

Team player

Ability to work with minimal supervision

Child Safeguarding Policy:

Aamin Organization is committed to safeguarding the rights of the children and therefore, is expected that every individual who joins Aamin Organization Somalia shall be required to sign a declaration and commitment to protect and keep children always safe in the execution of their duties

Application Procedure:

Interested and qualified applicants should send their applications with a CV and scanned copies of academic and professional certificates indicating their telephone numbers and three referees to this email: hr@aamin.so with a clear subject line on or before 4th May 2021.

Competent Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Aamin Organization is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

 

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