Medical Vacancies in Abuja at Center for Psychological Medicine April 2014 ( )

Center for Psychological Medicine - We are in the process of opening a new branch in Abuja and are looking for exceptional, committed, innovative and highly motivated staff, willing to go above and beyond the call of duty to provide stellar services within a confidentiality driven service practice.

We are recruiting for the following position:

  1. Medical Officer
  2. Clinical Psychologist
  3. Consultant Psychiatrist
  4. Projects Officer

Job Title: Medical Officer
Location: Abuja
Work Type: Part time - 4 to 5 days a week; including Saturdays

    Inpatient Assessment, ward rounds and review (diagnosis, management plan medications).
    Liaising with consultants with regards to Inpatient and Outpatient care.
    Outpatient review and initial assessment.
    Relating with patients relatives / caregivers on present state of health and further management.
    Home pickups of clients/potential clients.
    Staff reviews on health related matters.
    Providing documentation as regards Health reports and discharge, summaries of clients.
    Attending to emergencies as regards clients (inpatient) health care.

Qualifications and Requirements:

    A good Medical degree.
    Experience in patient assessment.
    Must have completed NYSC.
    Attention to detail.
    Good listening ability.
    Strong communication and interpersonal skill.
    Excellent relationship management.
    Proactive problem solving approach.
    Stress tolerance.
    High level of professionalism.
    Ability to maintain strict confidentiality.
    Must have excellent inter personal skill
    Proactive problem solving skill and a friendly disposition
    Must have at least MBBS
    Minimum of 3 years experience

Job Title: Clinical Psychologist
Location: Abuja
Core Job Functions:

    Counsel individuals and groups regarding problems such as stress, substance abuse, and family situations, in order to modify behaviour and/or to improve personal, social, and vocational adjustment.
    Offering therapy and treatments for difficulties relating to mental health problems such as anxiety, depression, and addiction, social and interpersonal problems.
    Identify psychological, emotional, or behavioural issues, and diagnose disorders, using information obtained from interviews, tests, records, and reference materials.
    Working as part of a multidisciplinary team alongside doctors, nurses, social workers, education professionals, health visitors, psychiatrists and occupational therapists;
    Develop and implement individual treatment plans, specifying type, frequency, Intensity, and duration of therapy.
    Prepare and type a psychological formulation for every patient in therapy
    Evaluate the effectiveness of counselling or treatments, and the accuracy and completeness of diagnoses, and then modify plans and diagnoses as necessary.
    Interact with clients to assist them in gaining insight, defining goals, and planning action to achieve effective personal, social, educational, and vocational development and adjustment.
    Obtain and study medical, psychological, social, and family histories, by interviewing individuals, couples, or families, and by reviewing records.
    Select, administer, score, and interpret psychological tests in order to obtain information on individuals' intelligence, achievements, interests, and personalities.
    Utilize a variety of treatment methods such as psychotherapy, hypnosis, behaviour modification, stress reduction therapy, psychodrama, and play therapy.

Required Qualification and Experience:

    A minimum of a Master’s degree in Clinical psychology
    Knowledge of Psychological Formulations using different psychological models
    Knowledge of Psychological Assessment using standardized tests/scales
    Knowledge and application of psychological principles/models
    Psychological treatments/interventions
    Minimum of 2 year internship and/ or paid Clinical experience
    Excellent remuneration packages exist for all roles, and will be commensurate with experience.

Job Title: Consultant Psychiatrist

Location: Abuja
Employment Type: Part time – 30 hours a week including alternate Saturdays (Applicants interested in Full time are also encouraged to apply)

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

    Assessment, Diagnosis and treatment : Responsible for patient assessment prior to admission, in patient care, discharge planning and aftercare
    Responsible for treating and managing mental illness, emotional disturbance and abnormal behavior in patients by prescribing psychotherapeutic treatments and medication.
    Provide Clinical leadership in interaction, planning and collaboration with multidisciplinary team comprising of Psychiatric Nurses, Social Workers, and Clinical Psychologists in delivering a comprehensive high quality service.
    Management of complexity, severity and risk to the patient, contain anxieties within the team and have overall responsibility of patient treatment plans whilst liaising with the multidisciplinary team
    Construct an accurate summary of patient’s needs, strengths, and a comprehensive individualized risk assessment that contributes to care planning.
    Collaborate with Medical Director in taking overall clinical responsibility for monitoring client treatment and delivery of services
    To communicate effectively through regular contact with patients, relatives and any other concerned bodies.
    To contribute to other departments in the organization – Business development, Administration and Management.

Required Qualification and Experience:

    Applicant must have a degree in Medicine (MBBS) from a well-known institution
    Applicant must be a registered member of Medical and Dental council Of Nigeria and should still own a valid practicing license
    Licensed Consultant Psychiatrist
    Demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively in a team setting
    Ability to synthesize medical and psychiatric data and formulate effective and evidence based clinical recommendation
    Should have a comprehensive understanding of mental illness, signs and symptoms, side effects, psychotropic medication and contemporary treatment models

Job Title: Projects Officer
Location: Abuja
Work plan: Part Time,  4 - 26 hours a week

    Project Officer’s main role of duty is to monitor the progress and be in charge of project management of specific projects as directed.
    Responsible for the design, layout and coding of the Organization’s website.
    Responsible for the maintenance and content management of the internet websites of the Facility.
    Develop graphics and layouts for product illustrations, company logos, fliers, and internet websites.

The candidate should:

    Be highly creative with a strong visual sense
    Hands on experience in web designing
    Good I.T. Skills
    Must be proficient in Corel Draw, Adobe Photoshop and other related applications
    Excellent use of social media sites like Facebook, twitter and the likes
    Can create confidential chart forums online etc.
    Ability to write proposals is an added advantage


    Minimum of OND in any related discipline
    Minimum of 2 years’ experience designing websites and using graphic applications like corel draw and Photoshop

How to Apply

Interested and suitably qualified applicant should submit their application to the following email address: on or before the 20th of April, 2014

Note: The subject of the email should be the Tile of the Job Position you are applying for

Deadline: 20th April, 2014 

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