Consultant Psychiatrist at Synapse Services Limited

Posted on: Mon 10-06-2024

Synapse Services Limited is a private mental healthcare organization with an unparalleled commitment to the prevention, assessment, treatment and management of mental health cases. Operating for more than a decade, we serve a growing number of individuals, groups, corporate organisations and government establishments, scaling new heights in fostering the wellness and wellbeing of our patients. Our work environment is highly engaging, productive, innovative and stacked with unique opportunities for career advancement and growth. We pride ourselves on the expertise of our clinical and non-clinical teams who serve as the backbone of our operations. Currently, Synapse Services Limited have centres in four Nigerian states including the Federal Capital Territory, Lagos State, Anambra State and Port Harcourt. We have a strong commitment to growth and believe in people as our greatest asset. Therefore, we continue to invest in talent development while creating an environment where everyone can aspire to the peak of their career.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Consultant Psychiatrist  

Location: Port Harcourt, Rivers

Employment Type: Full-time

Job Summary

  • As a Consultant Psychiatrist at Synapse Services you will play a pivotal role in ensuring the highest standard of patient care.
  • Your expertise will guide the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment processes, contributing significantly to the overall mental health and well-being of our patients.

Roles and Responsibilities

Assessment, Diagnosis, and Treatment:

  • Conduct comprehensive assessments of patients prior to admission.
  • Develop and implement individualized treatment plans.
  • Manage in-patient care, discharge planning, and aftercare services.

Care Planning and Risk Assessment:

  • Construct accurate summaries of patient needs and strengths.
  • Perform comprehensive individualized risk assessments.
  • Contribute to care planning and ensure the safety and well-being of patients.

Clinical Collaboration and Monitoring:

  • Collaborate with the Clinical Director to oversee patient treatment plans.
  • Maintain regular communication with patients, their families, and other concerned parties.
  • Conduct family sessions as needed, aligning with the patient’s treatment plan.

Multidisciplinary Team Leadership:

  • Provide clinical leadership to a multidisciplinary team, including Psychiatric Nurses, Support Workers, and Clinical Psychologists.
  • Ensure the delivery of high-quality, comprehensive services through effective team collaboration.

Interdepartmental Contributions:

  • Contribute to business development, administration, and management within the organization.
  • Form partnerships with other hospitals to enhance service delivery.

Clinical Meetings and Supervision:

  • Organize and supervise weekly clinical meetings to review patient progress and treatment plans.
  • Take an active role in the organization’s sister charity, Reconnect Health Development Initiative.

Service Development:

  • Lead efforts in developing and expanding mental health services.
  • Provide consultant oversight for patients admitted to the centre, ensuring 24/7 accountability for the centre’s services.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Perform any other duties as directed by the Managing Director (MD).
  • Reporting Line: The Consultant Psychiatrist will report directly to the Clinical Director.

Qualifications and Requirements

  • Medical Degree (MBBS)
  • Valid medical license to practice in Nigeria.
  • Fellowship (part II) of the National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria or its equivalent in the relevant speciality with at least 2 years post-Fellowship (Part II) experience.
  • Extensive experience in mental health and substance abuse treatment.
  • Strong leadership and team collaboration skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal abilities.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should send their CVs and a cover letter outlining their qualifications and experience to: [email protected] using "Consultant Psychiatrist Port Harcourt" as the subject of the mail.