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Mental Health Officer (HPC/RN3)

Date Posted
29th November 2017
Healthcare & Medical
Job Type
Not Disclosed

Job Summary

The Southern Regional Health Authority (SRHA) invites applications from suitably qualified persons for the position of Mental Health Officer (HPC/RN3), SRHA- Regional Office.

Job Description

Under the supervision of the Regional Mental Health Officer, the incumbent will be responsible for:

  • Organizing and implementing a comprehensive health care programme for the mentally ill and emotionally disturbed clients within the region in primary, secondary and tertiary care facilities.
  • Organizing, maintaining and supervising Outreach Activities throughout the region.


Qualifications and Experience:

  • Graduation from an accredited school of nursing as a professional nurse with Certificate/Bachelor of Science degree
  • A minimum of three (3) years clinical experience in nursing
  • Training in six (6) months Post Basic Psychiatric Nursing Course
  • Training in Nursing Administration - would be an asset


Required skills and Specialized Techniques

  • Knowledge of modern psychiatric nursing theory and practice
  • Ability to assess, diagnose and treat clients suspected of having mental health problem
  • Ability to provide bio psychosocial interventions for individuals, families and communities exposed to mental illness
  • Ability to provide psychotherapy and counselling for individuals, groups and family in relation to mental illness and related problems
  • Ability to provide Mental Health educational and promotional activities to groups in preventive aspects of Mental illness
  • Ability to conduct outreach activities including restraining techniques and managing psychiatric emergencies.
  • Ability to maintain adequate records and to prepare reports
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationship
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Sound analytical skills
  • Well-developed Human Relations Skills
  • Good physical health and emotional stability
  • Knowledge of the Mental Health Act 


NB. Only shortlisted applicants will be acknowledged.

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