July 12, 2024

Oasis Hospital Kisii Psychologist Intern Job Vacancy

Job Description

The intern will work closely with the resident psychologists and other healthcare professionals to provide comprehensive psychological services to patients. This internship offers an opportunity to gain hands-on experience in a hospital setting, working with diverse patient populations and contributing to their mental health and well-being.

Key Responsibilities

  • Conduct psychological assessments and evaluations to understand patients’ presenting concerns, diagnostic needs, and treatment goals.
  • Implement evidence-based therapeutic interventions, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and interpersonal therapy, to address patients’ mental health challenges.
  • Collaborate with interdisciplinary teams to develop individualized treatment plans based on assessment findings and patients’ needs.
  • Facilitate individual and group therapy sessions to support patients in developing coping skills, managing emotions, and improving overall mental health functioning.
  • Provide crisis intervention services for patients experiencing acute psychological distress or psychiatric emergencies.
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date clinical documentation, including progress notes, treatment plans, and discharge summaries, in compliance with legal and ethical standards.
  • Educate patients and their families about mental health conditions, treatment options, and strategies for promoting recovery and resilience.
  • Engage in ongoing professional development activities, such as attending seminars, workshops, and case conferences, to enhance clinical skills and stay abreast of best practices in the field.
  • Adhere to professional codes of ethics and standards of practice, maintaining confidentiality and respecting patients’ rights and dignity at all times.

Skill & Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in clinical psychology or counseling psychology from a recognized institution.
  • Licensed or license-eligible as a psychologist in Kenya.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively with patients, families, and interdisciplinary team members.
  • Demonstrated commitment to cultural competence and sensitivity in working with diverse populations.
  • Ability to maintain professionalism and handle sensitive and confidential information with discretion.
  • Willingness to adhere to hospital policies and procedures and uphold ethical guidelines in clinical practice.
  • Previous experience in a healthcare setting or with psychological assessment and intervention techniques is preferred but not required.

Application Instructions

  • Interested candidates to email their cover letter and detailed curriculum vitae ONLY; including names and contacts of three references, to hr@oasishealthcaregroup.com on or before 19th April, 2024.
  • The email subject line MUST include title and Location of the position being applied for e.g., “DRIVER- NYAMIRA”
  • Canvassing of any nature will lead to automatic disqualification.


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