The Ministry of Public Health (MOH) has opened a tender for filling 178 specialist positions and thereby implementing the National Mental Health Policy 2023-2028.

The process started on March 28 and ends on March 30. 52 psychologists, 42 social workers, 42 occupational therapists, 23 psychiatrists and 19 analysts for monitoring narcotics and mental health are expected to be employed.

Ecuador’s Ministry of Health is opening a selection process for the recruitment of 178 professionals for the mental health system

The selection process is carried out through the Find Employment platform of the Ministry of Labour.

This is step by step:

During this search, offers from the private sector appear, so it is necessary to take care of its description. For example, if I search for a psychologist, the title shows districts, which means it’s from the public sector.

Salaries vary among specializations, but are between a minimum of $1,000 and a maximum of $2,500. This contracting process will also serve to improve the health system in terms of drug use. For Zone 5, which includes Santa Elena, Guayas, Bolívar, Los Ríos, Galápagos, MSP will hire staff.

Users assure via social networks that when entering the platform, they do not find free places to which they could apply. However, EL UNIVERSO logged into the system (username and password required) and was able to check whether the job offers were on the portal.

This selection process joins the one that took place on March 21 when the MSP announced that 70 family doctors should be recruited for a project to strengthen intercultural health in Ecuador.