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Job for Consultant Psychiatrist at Synapse Services

Synapse Services is a Centre for Psychological Medicine that is committed to providing a full range of mental health and substance misuse services in a caring, patient- centred environment.  We are located in the heart of Nigeria – Abuja, with branches in Lagos, Anambra state and now Niger State.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Consultant Psychiatrist

Location: Niger
Employment Type: Full time/ Part- Time

 

Required Qualifications and Experience

  • Applicant must have a degree in Medicine and Surgery (MBBS)
  • Must have a fellowship from either the West African College of Physicians or the National Postgraduate College of Nigeria
  • Must have 4-6 years of experience in mental health service provision
  • Applicant must be a registered member of Medical and Dental council Of Nigeria and should still own a valid practicing license
  • Demonstrate ability to collaborate effectively in a team setting application
  • Good communication skills.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities
The post holder will:

  • Be responsible for patient assessment and diagnosis prior to admission, in patient care, discharge planning and aftercare
  • Construct an accurate summary of patient’s needs, strengths, and a comprehensive individualized risk assessment that contributes to care planning.
  • Communicate effectively through regular contact with patients, relatives and any other concerned bodies
  • Run family sessions in line with the patients treatment plan and when the need arises
  • Contribute to other departments in the organization – Business development, Administration and Management.
  • Provide Clinical leadership in interaction, planning and collaboration with multidisciplinary team comprising of Psychiatric Nurses, Support Workers, and Clinical Psychologists in delivering a comprehensive high quality service.
  • Clinically support, coordinate and consult for sister organisations
  • Organize and supervise weekly clinical meetings
  • Play an active role in our sister charity organization, Reconnect Health Development Initiative
  • Take a lead role in developing mental health services
  • Be required to perform on call duties.

Deadline: 29th November, 2019.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Application Letter and CV to: nigermedics@synapseservices.org

Note: The subject of the email should be “Consultant Psychiatrist- Niger” failure to abide by this would lead to automatic disqualification.

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