Eric, psychiatrist in Haiti
MSF IS URGENTLY LOOKING FOR PSYCHIATRISTS FOR ITS FIELD PROJECTS.
We offer diverse psychology and psychiatry activities depending on programme types and contexts: programmes integrated into hospital activities, psychiatric and psychological consultations, programmes offering specific care for trauma (conflicts, sexual violence) and certain diseases (tuberculosis, AIDS) or under-aged children.
Generally speaking the work is mostly clinical. It also calls for local team coordination and training via mentorship and support. Ready to work within multi-cultural, multi-disciplinary teams. In most programmes, local teams (usually psychologists) ensure the continuity of care. Expatriates are in charge of:
provides individual clinical consultations, psychiatric,
participates or organises the group's therapeutic or psycho-pedagogical activities,
supports the programme and the team by suggesting improvements in line with MSF's objectives and strategies,
coordinates the team's efforts by developing and/or improving working tools if required,
identifies national staff training needs and organises sessions in the areas identified,
organises patient referrals to adequate local facilities if needed.
Often mental health teams are composed of a pair psychologist / psychiatrist. These activities are only examples and obviously depend on the missions.