Chief of Rehabilitation Services Job in Kenya

Kenyatta University is in the process of opening a new state of the art Hospital - Kenyatta University Hospital (KUH) in line with the University Strategic Plan and the Government Vision 2030 Development Plan.

The Hospital aspires to meet the health needs of all Kenyans as well as regional and global citizens. The hospital will also offer training of highly skilled medical personnel while carrying out biomedical research. 

To this end the University seeks to employ a highly qualified and self-driven person to the following position:

Chief of Rehabilitation Services
Reporting to the Deputy Director-Clinical Services, the Chief of Rehabilitation Services job exists to oversee and coordinate rehabilitative services, coordinate and provide research and training in the rehabilitative services division, and advise the hospital and public on the same at the KUH.
Main Duties and Responsibilities
  • Oversee and manage the rehabilitative services division of the hospital by ensuring that all its resources are well planned and mobilized for timely rehabilitative services delivery in the hospital, and thus participate in and contribute to the overall strategic planning of the hospital.
  • Provide medical leadership to forward rehabilitative service transformation across the healthcare community in the hospital.
  • Provide supportive supervision of facilities and services among all units in the rehabilitative services division of the hospital.
  • Ensure that the rehabilitative services division generates the targeted revenue required to facilitate rehabilitative services delivery and other hospital financial obligations.
  • Ensure the coordination of the implementation of the hospital strategic plan in the rehabilitative services division within its vision, mission and other national and international healthcare frameworks.
  • Ensure that the rehabilitative services division has all human and non-human resources required to offer rehabilitative services, research and training in the hospital.
  • Oversee the recruitment, maintenance and disciplinary action and processes of the rehabilitative services division staff in the hospital.
  • Oversee rehabilitative services, and service delivery in rehabilitative services division to ensure that they meet the expected standards and compliance in the hospital.
  • Ensure smooth clinical referral services within and without the division and the hospital according to the division’s needs in collaboration with other hospital divisions and sections, and within the framework of the hospital and national referral policies.
  • Ensure continuous training and development of rehabilitative services division staff for their effective and efficient performance and productivity in the hospital.
  • Ensure coordination and provision of rehabilitative services research and training within the rehabilitative services division of the hospital in collaboration and cooperation with the KU’s Rehabilitative departments.
  • Ensure continuous advisory services of rehabilitative services chiefs, to the hospital executive, the general public and other stakeholders through the appropriate media.
  • Work with other medical specialists to solve single or multiple medical issue (s), when required by patients in the hospital.
  • Oversee monitoring and evaluation of clinical referral services, research and training programs in the rehabilitative services division in order to establish their progress and achievement, prepare and disseminate periodic reports appropriately.
  • Bachelor of Pharmacy, or Nutrition & Dietetics, or Physiotherapy, or Counselling Psychology or Occupational Therapy from a recognized institution
  • Masters’ Degree in any of the above Rehabilitative Services from a recognized institution
  • At least eight (8) years’ working experience in any of the Rehabilitative Services, five (5) of which should be Head of Department in Level 5 or 6 hospitals, or at least four (4) years’ experience as an Assistant Director of Medical Services in National or County Government
  • Registration with the respective regulatory or professional body
  • Valid Practice License where applicable
  • Must have a Certificate in a course in life-saving
  • Computer literate
  • Knowledge of relevant legislations
  • Knowledge of professional standards
  • Track record of clinical research and training in a reputable institution
Additional Skills / Requirements
  • Communication skills
  • Organizational skills
  • Leadership skills
  • Observation skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Compassionate
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to manage teams of professionals
  • Must pass the integrity test as required by Chapter 6 of the Constitution of Kenya
Terms of Service: The terms for the above position includes a generous medical scheme, house allowance and commuting allowance.

The applicants should provide full details of educational and professional qualification, work experience, present post and salary, applicant’s telephone number and e-mail address.

Copies of certificates and testimonials should also be enclosed giving the names and addresses of three (3) referees who are conversant with the applicant’s competence in area of specialization.
Applicants and Referees should write directly to:
Kenyatta University
P. O. Box 43844 – 00100

Applications and letters from the referees should be received not later than, 1st November 2016.

Kenyatta University is an equal opportunity employer and canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

Women and persons with disability are encouraged to apply.