Psychologist

Bachelor's Degree   Afghanistan, Kabul Full Time 178
Date Posted:Jan 14, 2021
Reference: Psychologist
Closing Date:Jan 21, 2021
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:1
Gender:Female
Functional Area:Health/Medical
Nationality:Afghan
Salary Range:As per NTA salary scale policy
Years of Experience:Fresh
Contract Duration:Not specified
Extension Possibility:No
Contract Type:Consultant
Probation Period:3 months
Required Languages:Dari,Pashto,English

About Ministry of Public Health:

Founded:  

WHO estimates, nearly 20,000 Afghans suffer from various types of cancers each year while more than 15,000 die every year. The most common types of cancers are that of breast, stomach, oesophagus, lip/oral, cervix, and lung.

To address the increasing cancer incidence and deaths, the Ministry of Public Health established the National Cancer Control Program (NCCP). NCCP is addressing the problem through cancer prevention, early detection, treatment, palliative care, and research and surveillance. One of the major achievements of NCCP is the establishment first Cancer Department providing high quality healthcare services to Afghans.

The Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment Center with OPD, Day-Care, Medical Oncologgy and Surgical Oncology units is currently located on the 2nd, 9th and 10th floors of Jumhuriat Hospital. There are 20 beds in Day-Care, 30-beds in Medical Oncology, and 16-beds in Surgical Oncology units. In addition, the Cancer Center has pharmacy, ultrasound, and endoscopy units.

Between 80 and 100 patients visit the outpatient department each day. The patients include those who are already diagnosed with cancer in in other centres and are mainly under chemotherapeutic treatment. In addition, some patients visit the department with advanced stage of their disease which require palliative care.

Job Summary:

The ideal candidate will be knowledgeable in all laboratory and clinical procedures and have an extensive background in pathology. The position will require testing and analyzing samples to diagnose and treat diseases. Candidate must have experience using clinical equipment to conduct tests, with the ability to research the results. The job also entails supervising and managing lab assistants and technicians. The job also includes providing education and training to PGME students of Pathology, plus all attendant educational activities, which may include lecturing and small group active learning in laboratory facilities.

Duties & Responsibilities:

1.      Psychological assessment of cancer patients on admission and Re-assessment on discharge.

2.      Individual and group CBT Counseling sessions with cancer patients, to make them understand, how and why we behave as we do.

3.      Identify psychological, emotional or behavioral issues of cancer patients.

4.      Psychotherapy

5.      Application of psychotherapeutic techniques to overcome emotional/behavioral problems of cancer patients.

6.      Individually follow up session of emotionally disturbed cancer patients.

7.      Promoting social interactions among cancer patients.

8.      Training and education of patient’s attendants regarding their psycho social issues.

9.      Develop and implement treatment plans and therapeutic processes according to client's needs.

10.  Monitor the client’s progress on a regular basis to ensure that their needs are met by the course of action, and adjust it if necessary.

11.  Documentation/maintenance of records of the psychology department

12.  Provide Emotional support to care givers.

13.  Organize training classes for counselor.

14.  Advocate for enhancing the importance of psychological support to patients.

15.  Advocate for involving civil society in supporting cancer patients.

16.  Coordination/Collaboration with other departments of the center.

17.  Coordination with the management of the center.

18.  Required to complete any other responsibility assigned by the center’s management.

19.  Report writing


Specialization Job:

1.      Psychological assessment of cancer patients on admission and Re-assessment on discharge.

2.      Individual and group CBT Counseling sessions with cancer patients, to make them understand, how and why we behave as we do.

3.      Identify psychological, emotional or behavioral issues of cancer patients.

4.      Psychotherapy

5.      Application of psychotherapeutic techniques to overcome emotional/behavioral problems of cancer patients.

6.      Individually follow up session of emotionally disturbed cancer patients.

7.      Promoting social interactions among cancer patients.

8.      Provide Emotional support to care givers.


Administration Job:

1.      Training and education of patient’s attendants regarding their psycho social issues.

2.      Develop and implement treatment plans and therapeutic processes according to client's needs.

3.      Monitor the client’s progress on a regular basis to ensure that their needs are met by the course of action, and adjust it if necessary.

4.      Documentation/maintenance of records of the psychology department

5.      Required to complete any other responsibility assigned by the center’s management.

6.      Report writing

7.      Organize training classes for counselor.

8.      Travel to provinces for training of consular and other staff.

9.      Training of psychosocial consulars

10.  Take part in different guideline and protocol development working group, workshop


Coordination Job:

1.      Advocate for enhancing the importance of psychological support to patients.

2.      Advocate for involving civil society in supporting cancer patients.

3.      Coordination/Collaboration with other departments of the center.

4.      Coordination with the management of the center. 

Job Requirement:

·        Candidate must hold Bachelor degree in Psychology, Master’s degree would be preferable.


Skills, knowledge and competencies:

·        Excellent communication skills, including the ability to listen to patients with compassion, consideration and understanding.

·        Integrity and ethics should be first priority in helping patients.


Deliverables:

·        At least one presentation in each quarter of the year.

·        Monthly reports.

·        Quarterly and annual reports.

·        Annual Plan.

·        Quarterly reports

·        Yearly reports 

·        Training Plan

Meeting minutes 

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul

Submission Guideline:

Electronic applications will be sent to: sub e-mail which corresponds if any of following 2 items is missing, your application will be considered as ineligible/incomplete.


1. In your emails please specify the title of the position as well as vacancy number for electronic submissions and please do the same in the hard copy submissions.

2. Updated Curriculum vitae (CV)/Resume (Please attached your recent photo and mention in your CV exact date/periods of your work experience, graduation Day, Month, and Year).


If you are shortlisted and invited for written test/interview you will be required to present the original, the following:


A. Education Documents: Your recent education degree/diploma

ÿ Copy of verified Baccalaureate (12 passed) degree by Ministry of Education

ÿ Copy of verified 14 or 15 passed degree by related Ministries

ÿ Copy of verified Bachelor Degree by Ministry of Higher Education

ÿ Copy of verified Medical Doctor Degree by Ministry of Higher Education

ÿ Copy of verified Master degree by Ministry of Higher Education

B. Copy of National Identity Card (Tazkira: Only the pages that show picture and Tazkira number, pages, place of issue and date of issue)


(II)


Electronic applications will be sent to: sub e-mail .


The Contact Person at Human Resources is: Mr. Mojib Rahimi, HR Officer, MoPH-GD HR. Phone number: 0093- (0)-700991056



Note:

Only shortlisted candidates will be invited to written test/interview and subsequent process. Please contact the person in charge (Mr. Mojib Rahimi ) for confirmation.


No CVs will be accepted after the closing date.


Any persuade will be threat as disqualification.


Fraudulent documents and or fraudulent claims in CVs and or documents will result in disqualification at any stage of the recruitment process.

Instruction for test and interview:

The test and interview will be taken from the following references:

1. Main points of the TOR.

Submission Email:

  moph.gdhr99@gmail.com