DESCRIPTION of the ASSIGNMENT

Provision of psychiatric care to service users with mental health conditions in coordination with the multidisciplinary team and in line with the NMHP (National Mental Health Program) MH (mental health) Integration Pilot and other guidelines.

  • Conduct a comprehensive in-depth psychiatric assessment and establish a diagnosis and an appropriate treatment plan for the service users referred by the case managers/social workers taking in consideration the relevant inputs of the other team’s professionals.
  • If not screened by a GP, collect information regarding service users’ medical history, assess the service user’s general physical condition and refer them when needed for further medical evaluation.
  • Provide psychiatric treatment to service users based on the treatment plan.
  • Provide pharmacological treatment in line with the Guide for the Rational Prescription of Medications for Priority Mental and Neurological Conditions for Specialists in the Public Health System of the MoPH and WHO.
  • Provide psycho-education to the service users (and to their family or trusted other when needed), following a service user centered care approach, to allow for informed decision making concerning the treatment.
  • Provide suicide risk management and safety planning for service users at risk of suicidality.
  •  Monitor response to treatment, manage severe side-effects and modify the treatment accordingly, in coordination with the nurse.
  • Coordinate with the Nurse on diagnostic tests results and possible treatment side effects.
  • Review and evaluate treatment progress and outcomes with psychotherapists and case managers.
  • Decide on and facilitate the hospitalization of patients when needed and in coordination with the team and the hospital’s psychiatrist.
  •  Discharge patients from the program and/or refer them to the PHCC GP when they are stabilized on treatment for Prescription Renewal Under the “Community of Practice” and the NMHP MH integration pilot model.

Participation to the case discussions within the multidisciplinary team, as well as to training and meetings organized by MdM and NMHP when relevant.

  • Participate in technical and case discussion meetings with the multidisciplinary team for ensuring the proper follow up of the service users.
  • Attend regular meetings, working sessions and training organized by the projects’ partners and the NMHP/MoPH in line with the National Mental Health strategy and the National MH Integration Pilot.

Data and Reporting

  • Complete and update all information related to service users' treatment on the designated forms using clear and legible documentation.
  • Complete the needed health information on Dharma, PHENICS and/or any other software related to service user information on a daily basis.
  • Provide a monthly report to MdM’s MHPSS Coordinator and regularly meet with the  technical MdM team.

Profile:

  • Licensed Psychiatrist
  • Previous experience in provision of Mental Health services in multidisciplinary teams
  • Previous experience working in community setting and/or with Primary Healthcare Centers
  • Knowledge on the model for the integration of MH in PHCCs will be an asset.
  • Experience with NGO will be an asset.
  • Follows a recovery and patient-centered care approach
  • Very good knowledge of written and spoken Arabic and English.
  • Good computer skills (Microsoft Office)
  • Good analytical skills
  • Good communication and teamwork skills

SELECTION PROCESS:

A competitive selection process will take place taking into consideration the entire offers including CV, technical and financial aspects.

  1. Technical proposal to submit including:
  • CV and Cover Letter (Including Certificate and License)
  • An appreciation of the terms of reference and the technical approach to be adopted.
  • The provisional working plan (suggested working day during the week)
  • References of previous employees
  1. Financial proposal including:
  • The total financial quotation (including MOF tax 7,5% consultancy tax) incorporating the budget allocation (transportation, accommodation, and other fees).
  • Terms of payment and payment modality.
  • Proposal validity.

Any and all relevant information or deemed of value to MdM.

Any and all relevant information or deemed of value to MdM.

How to apply

The offer must be sent by email to:  [email protected], and mention in the subject of the email “003MR – 24 LB BEY 003 – Consultant Psychiatrist for provision of Psychiatric Consultation in the CMHC in Beirut”, before June 12th at 05:00 PM.

 

Deadline to apply: 12/6/2024, 05:00 PM

Expected starting date: 01/07/2024 (duration: Six Months contract renewable depending on funds and performance efficiency).

Expired
Deadline
Wednesday, 12. Jun 2024
Type of Call
Call for Consultancies
Intervention Sector(s):
Health, Mental Health
Remuneration range:
< 1000 (USD)
Duration of Contract:
6 Months