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MDR Clinical Psychologist (Abbottabad)

MDR Clinical Psychologist (Abbottabad)


Job Title: Counselor/ Psychologist
Working area MDR TB Management Centre
Effort involved 100%



Job Title: Clinical Psychologist
Responsible to: MDR TB Coordinator
Job Description in summary Clinical psychologist will assist the MDR team in management of MDR TB patients registered for treatment. Will be responsible to reduce the distress and improve the psychological well-being of patients and bring a positive change in the condition of patients using various methods and treatment.
Job description The main responsibilities will include:

•       Assist MDR TB coordinator in the assessment and registration of MDR TB patients

•       assessing patients’ needs, abilities or behaviour using a variety of methods, including psychometric tests, interviews and direct observation of behaviour;

•       working as part of a multidisciplinary team alongside doctors, nurses, social workers, health professionals, health visitors, psychiatrists and occupational therapists;

•       devising and monitoring appropriate programmes of treatment, including therapy, counselling or advice, in collaboration with colleagues;

•       offering therapy and treatments for difficulties relating to mental health problems such as anxiety, depression, addiction, social and interpersonal problems and challenging behaviour;

•       developing and evaluating service provision for patients;

•       Providing consultation to patients

•       provide consultation to team members when required encouraging a psychological approach in their work;

•       Keep detailed paperwork about clients in order to monitor the progress of the clients’ treatments.

•       Prepare monthly and quarterly reports of clients consultations and progress

•       Educate newly registered and follow-up MDR-TB patients, as per program guidelines.

•       Participate in periodic intra-hospital monitoring events.

•       Participate in on the job and formal trainings organized by Organization / PR/ GF on the case management

•       Maintain close and effective working relationship with the hospital management for the implementation of project activities

•       Undertake such other duties, training and/or hours of work as may be reasonably required and which are consistent with the general level of responsibility of this job.

•       Undertake health and safety measures required with the post and/or as detailed in the programme guidelines

Qualifications and experience •       Master in Clinical/Applied Psychology (alternatively, Master in Social / Behavioral Sciences) with at least 2 years’ experience in Counseling / Psychotherapy.
Skills §  Flexibility to work in multi-disciplinary team and in difficult situation

§  Humanitarian motivation

§  Fluency in local languages (Urdu & Pushtu)

§  Good communication skills

§   Computer skills are prerequisites for this position.

§  Ability to develop and maintain efficient working relationship among project staff and recipients of assistance

Deliverables §  Patients record of consultations

§  Monthly /Quarterly reports




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