Psychiatric Clinical Instructor at PIH – Partners In Health(Deadline: Ongoing)

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Psychiatric Clinical Instructor at PIH – Partners In Health(Deadline: Ongoing)

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Title: Psychiatry Clinical Instructor (PCI)

Reports to:

Chair of the Clinical Division for Academic Matters

Director of Mental Health at Partners In Health/Inshuti Mu Buzima (PIH/IMB) for Technical & Programmatic

PIH District Clinical Director for day to day Clinical work implementation at Site

Hospital Medical Director or designate for health facility clinical activities

Primary Location:A cross-site role based in Kayonza but supporting Kirehe & Butaro District Hospitals

Job overview:This is a dual function role that will support Psychiatric Care at Partners In Health (PIH) supported health facilities and leads Psychiatric education of MBBS/MGHD (“medical students”) enrolled at the University of Global Health (UGHE)- The academic Arm of PIH.

The Psychiatric Clinical instructor (PCI) will be pivotal to the advancement of quality Psychiatric care and Psychiatry Training for medical students. In accompaniment of government, PIH runs the innovative integrated based Mental Health Care Program implemented in the 3 PIH supported districts of Kayonza, Kirehe and Burera.

The PCI will provide Programmatic Technical advisory, support Hospital leadership to implement PsychiatryClinical services, andsupporttraining and mentorship of clinical staff. With a joint appointment as Faculty at UGHE, this role will ensure curriculum development and preparation of teaching materials, delivery and management of clinical teachings, student assessment and clerkship supervision.

In a nutshell, this role is centered around 3key activity buckets

UGHE teaching faculty for medical students on their psychiatry rotation

Direct Clinical care and Technical support for quality Mental Health care delivery at health facilities

Programmatic support for the IMB MH program as needed and Support Capacity building/accompaniment of other Mental Health providers

Organizational Profile: Partners in Health(PIH) is an internationally recognized non-profit organization whose mission is to provide a preferential option for the poor in health care. Through its service delivery, training, advocacy and research, PIH works globally to bring the benefits of modern medical science to those most in need and to serve as an antidote to despair.

In 2005, PIH began working in Rwanda at the invitation of the Government of Rwanda and is known locally as Inshuti mu Buzima(IMB). PIH/IMB began an effort to strengthen the public health systems in rural Rwandain three rural districts whose infrastructure remained decimated following the devastating 1994 genocide. PIH has built or renovated three hospitals, provided support to nearly 40+ rural health centers, trained a network of over 4,000 community health workers, and developed services to address the socioeconomic determinants of disease.

Our sites serve as centers of innovation and education in health care delivery, tackling implementation challenges from HIV to cancer, in close partnership with the Ministry of Health and the Rwanda Biomedical Center.

Key responsibilities and /Expected deliverables:

  • Working with the MH Program team, the Psychiatric Clinical Instructor will provides direct clinical care services and/or consultation on patients with psychiatric disorders for both in & out patients at hospital level
  • The Psychiatric Clinical Instructor will provides capacity building to medical personnel in the mental health department towards excellent mental health care:
    • Build the systems that ensure clinical care is of reasonable standard via:
      • Real time capacity/skills building on ward rounds and outpatient care
      • Real time instruction of providers to improve Clinical protocol and standards based adherence and compliance to standardized care pathways
      • Support continuous professional development for GPs and nurses in MH care
      • Support in design and implementation of quality improvement projects in partnership with mental health team members of the RBC MH Department.
      • Support quality mental health diagnostics and supply chain teams for adequate treatments to patients in emergency ward, in–patient and out-patients services
      • Support Hospitals to fully integrate Mental health delivery including driving design and implementation of mental health friendly services and spaces
      • The Psychiatric Clinical Instructor will provide technical support for establishment of quality clinical care:
      • Support QI projects in Psychiatric care at both community and Clinical faculty spaces across the continuum of MH care related health promotion, prevention, screening and case management
      • Assess and support MH integration into primary health care services at health facilities
      • Support health providers to conduct research, QI and M&E activities including data analysis and use for continuous mental health care improvements
      • The Psychiatric Clinical Instructor will be receiving a cross-appointment as a Clinical Faculty with UGHE to lead Psychiatry training of the UGHE Medical student will:
      • Lead the development and implementation of psychiatry training curriculums to achieve learning objectives including overseeing academic administrative responsibilities for the students
      • As faculty, drive Psychiatry related academic growth (research, professional development)
      • Support partnerships (both in Rwanda and International) with visiting psychiatric consultants and education specialists in service of the overall goals for psychiatric education
      • Work with MH Department Teams to expose students to community based education, Clinical training in and mentorship as required to comprehend MH care
      • Setup up the UGHE Academic Psychiatric program and have administrative responsibilities in student clerkship and lead in formative and summative assessment of medical students
      • Support visiting Psychiatric consultants and education specialists in service of the overall goals for psychiatric education at UGHE and the IMB mental health program
      • The Psychiatric Clinical Instructor will provide TA support to the MH Program in areas like grant writing, program design and implementation, QI, mentorship, pharmacy and supply chain, M&E, research


      • Medical doctor with Psychiatric specialty training with at least 3 years post-graduate experience in global health (Provision of care and service quality improvement in resource-limited setting).
      • Psychiatry Clinical educator experience is strongly desired.
      • Show experience working in diverse professional contexts
      • Significant knowledge of, and passion for, community building and instilling a community-based approach to of the field of global mental health delivery
      • Have strong written and oral communication skills and fluent in English. French & Kinyarwanda are desirable
      • Proven commitment to social justice and ability to live and work in a rural setting
      • Ability to live PIH/IMB values: Ubumuntu-Compassion, Ubupfura-Integrity, Ubunyangamugayo-Honesty, Ubwubahane-Mutual respect, Ubumwe-Solidarity, Agaciro-Dignity, Kugira ishyaka-Determination.
      • At Partners In Health, we are committed to ensuring that those who benefit from our work- including our patients, families and community members – as well as our staff are treated with dignity and respect and protected from sexual exploitation, abuse and sexual harassment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms their understanding of these recruitment procedures.”


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