Job Vacancies at Synapse Services

  • Synapse Services is a Centre for Psychological Medicine that is committed to providing a full range of mental health and substance misuse services in a caring, patient- centred environment. We provide first class psychological and psychiatric care, with a range of therapeutic programs suited to individual needs and retain the services of a robust mixture of local and internationally trained staff that provide excellent, client focused services to treat all forms of disorders related to your mental health. We are located in the heart of Nigeria – Abuja, with branches in Lagos, Anambra state and now Niger State.

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    • Open Jobs
      1. Internal Auditor
      2. Treasury Officer
      3. Clinical Psychologist
      4. Senior Medical Officer
      5. Support Worker
      6. Hospital Manager
      7. Medical Officer
      8. Psychiatric Nurse

    Internal Auditor

    • Job TypeFull Time  
    • QualificationBA/BSc/HND  
    • Experience
      3 – 4 years
    • Location
      Lagos
    • Job Field
      Finance / Accounting / Audit  
     


    Principal Duties and Responsibilities

    • Plan and carry out financial, regulatory, compliance or operational reviews/audits. 
    • Coordinates work with Risk, Legal & Compliance and other control-related activities and with others within Internal Audit.  Ensure daily compliance on the internal and financial policies of the facility.
    • Do a daily call over on all expenses across all synapse centres allocated to you and ensure that  all postings are correctly done
    • Takes routine stocks check and verify that records in the bin cards show true representation of stock on ground
    • Ensure that costs are not over stated on all expenses.
    • Ensure compliance on all regulatory policies.
    • Ensure that internal control system is in place so as to control loss, theft and    risk in the facility.
    • Identifies any internal control gap and measures for its improvement.
    • Report to management all risk issues in accordance with auditing standards.
    • Flag up any internal control issue.
    • Performs audit procedures to verify that controls are operating through testing and interviewing techniques. 
    • Analyses and concludes on effectiveness and efficiency of control environment.
    • Identifies control gaps and opportunities for improvement.
    • Documents the results of audit work in accordance with audit department and the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) standards. 
    • Assess, evaluate and promote compliance to Synapse internal policies.
    • Contributes, as appropriate, in the year-end financial audit with the external auditor.
    • Provides advice on internal control and participates in enhancing internal audit standards and practices within Synapse. 
    • Provide feedback on Accounting Procedures.

    Qualifications and Requirements

    • First Degree must be in Accounting
    • Certified member of ICAN/ACCA will be an added advantage
    • 3- 4 years’ work experience as an internal auditor
    • Excellent knowledge of healthcare financial business operations and risk-based auditing attained through 2 to 3 years of progressive work experience with a focus on financial risk and regulatory requirements.
    • Excellent understanding of the standards of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) and ability to fully comply with IIA standards
    • Strong skills in negotiating, relationship building, problem solving, and timely problem escalation.

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    Treasury Officer

    • Job TypeFull Time  
    • QualificationBA/BSc/HND  
    • Experience
      1 – 2 years
    • Location
      Lagos
    • Job Field
      Finance / Accounting / Audit  
     


    Principal Duties and Responsibilities

    • Perform Clients deposit and withdrawal transactions (cash and cheque) within approved limits and provide responses to customers’ enquiries or complaints in a polite and courteous manner within the cash area.
    • Manage daily balancing and reconciling of office accounts and handle daily bank deposits
    • Document bank transactions by processing checks and online deposits in a proactive manner
    • Enforce credit policies to ensure that defaulters and patients with extended credits pay on time
    • Enter all payments received from clients are entered into designated databases
    • Post payments to appropriate accounts and maintain logs of daily receipts
    • Maintain petty cash logs, receipts, and balances
    • Handle cash clearing and credit balancing activities along with determining and investigating unidentified accounts
    • Ensure that Cash is arranged and stored in an orderly manner (according to denominations) in the safe box and ensure that the cash cabin is neat, tidy, and free from all prohibited items.
    • Verify the correctness of customers account details (Name, account Number, account type etc.) and signatures before performing deposit and withdrawal transaction.
    • Keep periodic balance sheets of amounts and numbers of transactions.
    • Compile and maintain non-monetary reports and records.
    • Calculate total payments received during a time period, and reconcile this with total sales.
    • Ensure proper and complete record keeping and filing of all transaction reports and receipts
    • Support and participate in the deposit mobilization effort of the Centre.
    • Actively support the client advisor team in raising deposits by cross-selling, giving general information about products and services and referring clients to the client advisors.
    • Manage billings and invoicing
    • Prepare weekly and Monthly revenue and expense reports
    • Maintain petty cash and general ledger
    • Prepare monthly bank reconciliation statement
    • Assist at the front desk in handling patient admissions and provision of information to patients, families, and visitors
    • Any other duty assigned by Supervisor

    Requirements

    • Minimum of HND/B.Sc. in Accounting or Finance
    • Must have completed NYSC.
    • Working Knowledge of EMR is an advantage
    • Good Reporting Skills
    • Minimum of 1- 2 years working experience as a Treasury Officer
    • Strong communication skill.
    • Excellent relationship management
    • Proactive problem solving approach.
    • Stress tolerance.
    • High level of professionalism.
    • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality.
    • Must have excellent interpersonal skill

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    Clinical Psychologist

    • Job TypeFull Time  
    • QualificationMBA/MSc/MA  
    • Experience
      3 years
    • Location
      Niger
    • Job Field
      Medical / Healthcare  
     


    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 biopsychosocial assessment, psychological case formulation and develop an individualized treatment plan for every patient in therapy.
    • Facilitate Diverse Group therapeutic sessions.
    • 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 cognitive behavioural therapy, psychotherapy, behaviour modification, stress reduction therapy, psychodrama and play therapy.
    • The post holder will also be interviewed to function as a program officer for Reconnect Health Development Initiative Reconnect HDI. More information about Reconnect-HDI can be found on www.reconnecthdi.org

    Qualifications and Requirements

    • A minimum of a Master degree in Clinical Psychology
    • Must have completed NYSC
    • Minimum of 3 years internship and/ or paid Clinical experience
    • Strong communication.
    • Excellent relationship management and business development skills
    • Proactive problem-solving approach.
    • Stress tolerance.
    • High level of professionalism.
    • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality
    • Must have excellent communication and interpersonal skill

    Salary
    N70,000 – N80,000 monthly

    Note:
     
    The subject of the email should be “Clinical Psychologist- Niger” failure to abide by this would lead to automatic disqualification.

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    Senior Medical Officer

    • Job TypeFull Time  
    • QualificationMBA/MSc/MA  
    • Experience
      3 – 5 years
    • Location
      Niger
    • Job Field
      Medical / Healthcare  
     

    Job Description

    • Inpatient Assessment, ward rounds and review (diagnosis, management plan medications).
    • Liaise with consultants with regards to Inpatient and Outpatient care.
    • Outpatient review and initial assessment.
    • Relate with patients relatives / caregivers on present state of health and further management.
    • Home pickups of clients/potential clients.
    • Staff reviews on health related matters.
    • Provide documentation as regards Health reports and discharge, summaries of clients.
    • Attend to emergencies as regards clients (inpatient) health care.
    • Perform managerial, research and development duties as assigned.

    Qualifications and Requirements

    • MBBS
    • 3 to 5 years Experience in patient assessment.
    • Must have completed NYSC.
    • Experience in a Mental health setting will be added advantage
    • 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 interpersonal skill
    • Proactive problem-solving skill and a friendly disposition
    • Must have good presentation skills
    • Good grasp of business development.

    Salary
    N140,000 – N200,000 monthly.

    Note: The subject of the email should be “Senior Medical Officer- Niger “failure to abide by this would lead to automatic disqualification.

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    Support Worker

    • Job TypeFull Time  
    • QualificationOND  
    • Location
      Niger
    • Job Field
      General  
      Medical / Healthcare  
     

    Job Description

    • Supporting mental health patients through recovery
    • Providing high standards of care/support
    • Crisis support and intervention
    • Observation and escorting duties
    • Assisting nursing staff with clinical and non-clinical tasks
    • Managing potentially violent and confrontational situations (control and restraint training will be provided)

    Qualifications and Requirements

    • Minimum of an ND in Health related and other Social Sciences Course
    • Good communication and interpersonal skill
    • Previous experience not necessary, but may be an added advantage.
    • Must be physically fit and strong
    • Ability to play any form of games/ sports will be an added advantage
    • Fluent in Hausa and English.

    Salary

    • N30,000 monthly.

    Note: The subject of the email should be “Support Worker- Niger“. Failure to abide by this would lead to automatic disqualification.

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    Hospital Manager

    • Job TypeFull Time  
    • QualificationMBA/MSc/MA  
    • Experience
      3 years
    • Location
      Niger
    • Job Field
      Medical / Healthcare  
     

    Job Description

    • Set up systems and processes for the smooth running of all day to day office administrative activities
    • Oversee purchasing function: negotiate price, quality and delivery; approving invoices.
    • Ensure the availability of necessary supplies by identifying procurement needs of the office – reception, departments, kitchen and ward and all areas of the Facility.
    • Ensure there is an effective communication system where needs are identified and options evaluated.
    • Ensure effective planning and execution of operations by reducing waste levels.
    • Oversee facility’s maintenance needs; supervises the maintenance and repair of the Company’s infrastructure, vehicles and equipment;
    • Manages the provision of general support services, including cleaning and upkeep of office premises;
    • Ensure the kitchen unit and security unit deliver a professional service.
    • Develop work schedules for all employees.
    • Inform employees of new policies and other changes.
    • Coordinate with doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals to identify their issues and needs.
    • Respond to questions from doctors, nurses, and patients in a timely manner.
    • Ensure patient medical records are kept up to date.
    • Keep records of all expenses and recommend techniques to reduce costs.
    • Ensure all departments comply with the current healthcare laws and regulations.

    Qualifications and Requirements

    • Master’s Degree in Management or Healthcare Administration
    • Management experience (minimum of 3 years at manager/senior manager level), including significant budget and staff management experience
    • Must understand the workings of medical services as well as business procedures, and must be able to reconcile the two to ensure a balanced organization that maintains standards and efficiency
    • Evidence of ability to lead people successfully
    • Health service sector experience
    • Excellent communication skills both written and oral
    • Excellent analytical skills
    • Conflict resolution skills
    • Basic IT skills

    Salary
    N70,000 – N90,000 monthly.
    Note: The subject of the email should be “Hospital Manager – Niger “failure to abide by this would lead to automatic disqualification.

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    Medical Officer

    • Job TypeFull Time  
    • QualificationBA/BSc/HND  
    • Experience
      2 years
    • Location
      Niger
    • Job Field
      Medical / Healthcare  
     

    Job Descriptions

    • Initial assessment and preparing a management plan for patients
    • Inpatient assessment ward rounds and review
    • Liaise with Senior Medical Officer with regards to Inpatient and Outpatient care
    • Relate with patients relatives / caregivers on present state of health and further management.
    • Provide documentation as regards Health reports and discharge summaries of clients
    • Attend to emergencies as regards clients (inpatient) health care.
    • Evaluate effectiveness of current care methods and suggest improvements
    • Business development and NGO activities
    • Some administrative function.

    Qualifications and Requirements

    • Bachelor’s of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
    • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in mental health care
    • Must have completed NYSC.
    • Proficient in the use of Microsoft packages
    • Attention to details
    • Good listening ability
    • Strong communication and interpersonal skill.
    • Excellent relationship management.
    • Proactive problem solving approach
    • Ability to work under pressure.
    • High level of professionalism.
    • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality.

    Salary
    N100,000 – N140,000 monthly
    Note: 
    The subject of the email should be ” Medical Officer- Niger ” failure to abide by this would lead to automatic disqualification.

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    Psychiatric Nurse

    • Job TypeFull Time  
    • QualificationBA/BSc/HND  
    • Experience
      3 years
    • Location
      Niger
    • Job Field
      Medical / Healthcare  
     


    Job Description

    • Observe outpatients and inpatients daily to identify, interpret, and document physical and emotional status and/or patterns, such as assaultive or suicidal behaviour, and response to treatment or medication.
    • Administer psychotropic medications to patients, monitor use, and document reactions.
    • Instruct patients on the purpose, dosage, and side effects of medication, and explain the legal process related to the patient’s refusal to take prescribed medication.
    • Monitor the number of outpatients and inpatients present in the facility at certain intervals.
    • Provide information, emotional support and reassurance to patients.
    • Take patients samples, pulses, temperatures and blood pressures.
    • Assess care requirements/write care plans
    • Instruct support workers to see the assessment and safety of service users always during the day.
    • Ensure that scheduled Urine Drug test is taken for patient and recorded appropriately.

    Requirements

    • Applicants must possess RPN
    • Must Be Resident in Niger
    • Be male or female between the ages of 28 and 35 years
    • Be medically and physically fit.
    • Must have at least a minimum of 3 years work experience in a psychiatric hospital.

    Method of Application

    Use the email(s) below to apply.

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