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Θέσεις εργασίας για Κλινικό Ψυχολόγο και Ψυχίατρο στους Γιατρούς Χωρίς Σύνορα στην Αθήνα

Θέσεις εργασίας για Κλινικό Ψυχολόγο και Ψυχίατρο στους Γιατρούς Χωρίς Σύνορα στην Αθήνα

PsychologyNow Team

Νέες θέσεις εργασίας για (1) Κλινικό Ψυχολόγο και (1) Ψυχίατρο στους Γιατρούς Χωρίς Σύνορα στην Αθήνα.


Clinical Psychologist

Project: MSF Europe Migrations

Location: Athens – Daily Care Centre

Starting Date: Immediately

Duration: 3 months (possibility of extension)

 

Context

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international independent medical and humanitarian action-driven organization that offers assistance to populations in distress, to victims of natural or man-made disasters and to victims of armed conflict, without discrimination and irrespective of race, religion, creed or political affiliation. The MSF movement is built around 5 operational centres (OC) supported by 23 sections and offices worldwide. The MSF-Mission in Greece provides humanitarian and medical assistance to the refugee and migrants populations fleeing conflict in their home countries and following a migration route via Greece and the Balkans towards Northern Europe.

 

Main Purpose of the Position

Provides psychological support to patients according to MSF principles and protocols in order to improve patients’ mental health.

 

Accountabilities

  • Carrying out evaluation of mental health needs of patients and establishing a diagnosis and a plan of treatment. Informing the patient and his/her relatives about the possible consequences of the illness and the drug treatment to follow and referring patients to other health professionals whenever necessary, in order to provide the most appropriate treatment and improve the patient's condition
  • Implementing the Sexual Gender Based Violence (SGBV) protocol, identifying possible victims of SGBV and referring them to the medical team so that they receive the necessary treatment.
  • Providing psychological support and psychotherapy sessions (individual, family, group) to patients according to MSF protocols in order to improve their mental health conditions
  • Assisting and training staff members and resourceful people whenever necessary in order to enhance the scope of MH activities. Working in close collaboration with translators in order to ensure appropriate terminology and behavior during sessions
  • Collecting statistical and monitoring data about mental health activities
  • Informing the supervisor and the medical team about any issues or problems that may arise related to patients’ treatment in order to provide the best possible solution from a medical perspective
  • Ensuring that all patient information is kept confidential.
  • Conducting psychological assessments and/or tests for diagnostic purposes.
  • Conducting minors and adults individual and groups sessions
  • Identifying possible victims of sexual and gender based violence and referring them to the medical team so that they receive the necessary treatment.

 

Requirements

Education         Essential degree or diploma in Clinical Psychology

Experience       Essential 2 years’ experience minimum as a Psychologist 

                            Desirable previous experience with MSF or other NGO’s in developing countries 

                         Practical experience working with patients (adult and minors of different ages) from different culture backgrounds in a clinical setting.

Languages       Mission language essential. Local language desirable

Knowledge       Desirable computer literacy (word, excel and internet)

 

Competencies 

  • Results and Quality Orientation 
  • Teamwork and Cooperation 
  • Behavioural Flexibility and geographical flexibility in Attica 
  • Commitment to MSF Principles 
  • Stress Management 
  • Ability to communicate with adult and children suffering from wide range of disorders, particularly linked to people on the move and refugee contexts (SGBV, victims of exploitation and trafficking

 

Post conditions

· Annual gross salary: According to MSF Salary Policy

· Private insurance

 

To apply

Please send your CV and a motivation letter in English quoting reference code "Athens PSYCHOLOGIST" in the subject line of the e-mail at: MSFCH-Athens-Recruitment@geneva.msf.org

Closing date: 12/07/2019

All applications will be treated in strictest confidentiality

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

Psychiatrist

Project: MSEuropeF Migrations

Location: Athens – Daily Care Centre

Part time position: 1 or 2 day/week

Starting Date: Immediately

Duration: 3 months (possibility of extension)

 

Context

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international independent medical and humanitarian action-driven organisation that offers assistance to populations in distress, to victims of natural or man-made disasters and to victims of armed conflict, without discrimination and irrespective of race, religion, creed or political affiliation. The MSF movement is built around 5 operational centres (OC) supported by 23 sections and offices worldwide. MSF in Greece provides humanitarian and medical assistance to the refugee and migrant populations fleeing conflict in their home countries and following a migration route via Greece and the Balkans towards Northern Europe.

Main purpose

To collaborate with MSF medical staff on the integration of psychiatric treatment with basic healthcare services in order to insure the treatment of patients suffering from severe and common psychiatric disorders.

 

Main Responsibilities of the Position

· Provide treatment for patients suffering from severe and common psychiatric disorders with specific attention to the cultural context.

· Provide training and supervision to national and international medical staff (doctors and nurses) on diagnosis and treatment of severe and common mental health disorders according to MSF guidelines

· Participate as a member of the mental health team when present and offer supervision and support to national psychologists and counsellors

· Ensure that guidelines and psychotropic medications from MSF standard drug list are available in the project

· Ensure that proper information on treatment and follow up are collected in order to monitor the provision of care.

· Evaluate in-country available psychiatric services including possibilities for psychiatric hospitalization and the quality of these services.

· Form a relationship with MoH and exploration of sustainability of psychiatric treatment.

· Establish collaboration/communication with medical specialties in the project in order to achieve a multi-disciplinary approach to patient care.

 

Requirements

· MD degree, registered Psychiatrist

· At least 3 years’ experience in clinical care to adults/children

· Desirable experience: Experience with migrants is an asset and/or traumatized refugees and psychotherapy. Previous experience with MSF.

· Previous field experience with MSF in different contexts essential

· Essential, Greek and English

· Desirable Arabic/Farsi/Dari

· Result, Teamwork, flexibility, commitment, stress management

 

Post Conditions

· Annual gross salary: According to MSF Salary Policy

· Private insurance

 

To apply

Please send your CV and a motivation letter in English quoting reference code "Athens Project Psychiatrist" in the subject line of the e-mail at: MSFCH-Athens-Recruitment@geneva.msf.org

Closing date: 12/07/2019

All applications will be treated in strictest confidentiality

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

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