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Job Vacancies at Kenyatta National Hospital

Kenyatta National Hospital Management invites applications from qualified candidates for the following positions:-

Medical Specialist II
Ref: 2014/07/01

Job Group K4
4 Posts
Medicine - 1 Post
Neurosurgery - 1 Post
Radiology  - 2 Posts
Duties and Responsibilities

The Medical Specialist II will be responsible to the Chief Medical Specialist / Head of Department and will be expected to take full responsibility for patients under his/her care. 

Specific duties will include:-
  • Performing clinical procedures and making decisions on patients’ management in the area of specialization.
  • Conducting regular Ward Rounds.
  • Responding to consultations from other clinical specialties.
  • Conducting specialist out-patient clinics.
  • Participating in assessment of patients as may be required by the Hospital Management.
  • Participating in research, teaching, training and supervising the performance of both medical and non-medical staff as well as post-graduate students.
  • Participating in preparation of annual budgets for the department.
  • Participate in Administrative activities of the department.

  • Masters Degree in Medicine (MMed) or Surgery from the University of Nairobi or any other recognized University.
  • At least one sub-specialization in the respective specialty.
  • Proven experience of not less than three (3) years at the level of Medical Specialist II.
  • Evidence of research and at least two (2) professional publications in reputable local or international journals on particular scientific findings/practices in the relevant field.
  • Interest or specialization in Respiratory Infectious is highly desired for Physicians.
  • Computer literate.

Nursing Officer III/II
Ref: 2014/07/09
Job Group K10/9
49 Posts

Duties and Responsibilities

The Nursing Officer III/II will be responsible to the Senior Nursing Officer for planning of nursing care of patients.

Duties will include:-
  • Assessment and identification of patients’ needs.
  • Planning of patients’ care.
  • Implementation of the care.
  • Giving support and health education to patients and relatives.  
  • Duties and Responsibilities
  • Diploma in Kenya Registered Nursing/Midwifery (KRN/M) or Kenya Registered Community Health Nursing (KRCHN).
  • Post-basic training in any of the following specialities:  Critical Care, Operating Room, Accident & Emergency, Neonatal, Renal, Cardiac nursing and have at least one (1) year experience in the area of speciality.
  • Applicants for the position of Nursing Officer II or I must have at least three (3) years experience at the lower level of Nursing Officer III and II respectively.Applicants with Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing (BScN) will have an added advantage.

Age: 35 years and below.

Medical Officer (Oncology)
Ref: 2014/07/05
Job Group K6
2 Posts

Duties and Responsibilities

The Medical Officer will be responsible to the Head, Cancer Treatment Centre for provision of quality health care services to clients. 

Specific duties will include:-
  • Receiving, examining and filtering patients in the Cancer Treatment Centre.
  • Managing and treating of general illness/diseases or referral of patients for specialized treatment where necessary.
  • Managing of a wide range of medical and health services.
  • Directing health education and control measures for preventable diseases and injuries.
  • Determining the adequacy of the work environment.
  • Carrying out and implementing research projects in collaboration with medical specialists.
  • Providing quality emergency medical care service.
  • Providing formal and informal training to other health personnel working under him/her.

  • A Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (M.Bch.B) degree from a recognized university.
  • A current practicing license from the Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board (Kenya).
  • A current retention on certificate by Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board (Kenya).
  • Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) will be an added advantage.
  • Should have basic knowledge in Cancer management.
  • At least one (1) year internship.

Cateress III
Ref: 2014/07/13
Job Group K9
1 Post

Duties and Responsibilities

The Cateress III will be responsible to the cateress II for the efficient management of catering services in the Hospital.

Specific duties will include:-
  • Food preparation and production
  • Setting up and directing placement of foods in serving line.
  • Replenishing of foodstuffs in the buffet service line
  • Maintaining correct stock levels
  • Detecting and reporting spoilt or unattractive raw food materials
  • Ensuring proper stock rotation.
  • Ordering of foodstuffs from the main store.
  • Carrying out on the job training for staff.
  • Filing work order forms for detective equipment.

  •  A Degree in any of the following disciplines; food production, food beverage service and sales; housekeeping and laundry or Institutional management or equivalent qualification from a recognised institution.
  • A minimum of Div. II in KCE or C in KCSE.
  • Evidence of at least one (1) month training in general management.
  • Computer Literate.

Nutrition Officer I
Ref: 2014/07/18
Job Group K8
2 Posts

Duties and Responsibilities

The Nutritionist Officer I will be responsible to the Senior Nutrition Officer for the provision of quality nutritional and diet services to the patients. 

Duties will include:
  • Implementation of nutrition intervention programs.
  • Planning and supervising the administration of therapeutic diets.
  • Supervising and guiding staff working under the officer.
  • Teaching in the field of nutrition.


  • BSC degree in Food Science and Technology, Nutrition and dietetics, Foods and Nutrition, Home Science or Economics from a recognised institution.
  • Has been registered as a Nutritionist or Dietician with the Kenya Nutritionists and Dieticians Institute.
  • At least two (2) years progressive work experience in an NHIF accredited health facility.

How to Apply

All those interested in these position and meet the minimum requirements  are requested to submit their letter of application together with a detailed C.V indicating qualifications, experience, current responsibilities, copies of testimonials and certificates  on or before 1st August, 2014 to the address below:

The Chief Executive Officer,
Kenyatta National Hospital,
P.O Box 20723 - 00202,

Kenyatta National Hospital is an equal opportunity employer and qualified candidates with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Please note only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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