Consultant LN, Psychiatrist (Roster Recruitment)
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Consultant Scope of Work
Psychiatrist (Roster Recruitment)
Period of Performance: 2023
Grant: To be allocated on an active MHPSS grant
Level of Effort: The Consultant will work according to the deliverables listed below.
Background: The International Medical Corps Mental Health Department provides Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) consultations through its case management teams located in Bekaa, South, Tripoli, Akkar, Beirut and Mount Lebanon. International Medical Corps also aims to advocate for mental health, by promoting community based interventions through the youth and caregivers. Additionally, it provides awareness sessions on mental health topics, ECD, YEP, parenting skills, and community support group activities. Moreover, International Medical Corps continues to provide mental health trainings and support the National Mental Health Program, with the MoPH.
Purpose: The purpose of this scope of work is to support the procurement of the services of Consultant to examine patients to determine general physical condition, following standard medical procedures and formulate treatment program.
Task Description: Consultant will serve as the Psychiatrist project’s activity in Lebanon. Specifically, Consultant will complete the following tasks:
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
- Collect information concerning the patient medical and psychiatric history, his/her family psychiatric history and the history of his/her current psychiatric episode. Information can be collected from the patient him/her self and/or from his/her family, relatives, general practitioner.
- Interview the patient to assess his/her general physical condition, and refer when needed for a more in depth medical evaluation
- Order, when needed, laboratory, imagery or other special diagnostic tools, and follow up of the results
- Determine the nature and extent of his/her mental disorder, and suggest an appropriate treatment accordingly.
- Treat or direct treatment of patient, utilizing variety of psychotherapeutic methods and medications. Respect when prescribing, as much as possible, the essential list of psychiatric medication.
- Psycho educate patient and his family
- Follow up on the treatment evaluating the response to medication and the possible side effects. Modify the treatment accordingly
- Discharge patient from the program and refer him for the continuity of his treatment when stabilization is done.
- Keep track of patient numbers/cases through IMC outpatient records, to be submitted at the end of every month.
- Attend weekly or biweekly meetings including the technical meeting with the rest of the multidisciplinary team or case management team.
- Reports directly to IMC MHPSS manager.
- Coordinate with IMC MH technical Advisor and MH coordinator for technical support and follow up.
- IMC psychiatrist can refer patients to the hospital when needed upon consultation with the IMC MH Technical Advisor and based on the approval of both the MH Advisor and MH Coordinator.
- Conduct on the job supervision observation for primary health care providers along with the trainer when required.
- Attend regular meetings, working sessions and trainings organized by IMC.
- Take part in research activities, mapping exercises or assessments based on mutual consensus with the IMC management team.
- Licensed Psychiatrist.
- Registration in the MoF (MoF number to be provided to HR)
- Completed all necessary registration with the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) and Lebanese Order of Physicians (LoP).
- Specialized Trainings are a plus.
- Fluent in spoken Arabic.
- Previous NGO experience is a plus.
- Personal interest in humanitarian work.
- Willing to adhere to clinic schedule.
- Good communication and teamwork skills.
Deliverables/Due Dates/Payment Schedule:
Deliverable: Submit outpatient record and monthly consultant periodic report of the work executed at the end of each month.Three to Four working days/ month in a selected PHCC in Lebanon. One working day is equivalent to 4.5 hours
Due date: By end of each month
Payment: depending on the area covered and modality
In-clinic consultations: follow IMC MH internal guidelines.
In case of phone consultations: Every 11 phone consultations will be equivalent to one working day even if not performed on the same day. The payment rate that will be followed is as the one listed on the consultant’s agreement. In case the consultant did less than the mentioned number of consultations, he will receive a percentage of their daily allowance equivalent to the number of sessions provided.
The above mentioned hours and days can be subject to change due to several factors such as non-scheduled appointments of the beneficiaries, no show up of beneficiaries, weather and road conditions, and consultants justified absenteeism. Additional days might also be requested to respond to the increased demand. Therefore, the program shows flexibility in the number of working days and/or hours/month where the consultant coordinates with the MHPSS manager in each area to approve any change and compensate for the missed days/hours when needed after discussion with program coordinator/budget holder.
The fees will be determined based on the area of operation and coverage modality (in person or remote)
The consultant will be paid based on completion and International Medical Corps acceptance of deliverables.
Location of Work: Consultant resides in Lebanon and will conduct the work in one of the selected PHCCs in Lebanon.
Please note, for Lebanon-based roles, we are only able to accept applications from candidates who are eligible to work in Lebanon. Since the position is a ational role, we are unable to progress applications that would require sponsorship
Code of Conduct
As applicable to this position, an individual must promote and encourage a culture of compliance and ethics throughout the organization and maintain a clear understanding of International Medical Corps and donor compliance and ethics standards and adheres to those standards.
It is all staff shared responsibility and obligation to safeguard and protect populations with whom we work, including adults who may be particularly vulnerable and children. This includes safeguarding from the following conduct by our staff or partners: sexual exploitation and abuse; exploitation, neglect, or abuse of children, adults at risk, or LGBTI individuals; and any form of trafficking in persons. Staff are also responsible for preventing violations to our Code of Conduct and Ethics, which may involve Conflicts of Interest, Fraud, Corruption or Harassment. If you see, hear or are made aware of any violations to the Code of Conduct and Ethics or Safeguarding Policy, you have an obligation to report.
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