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Hospital Public Health Officer 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:
 
Hospital Public Health Officer 

Reporting to the Director Clinical Services, the Hospital Public Health Officer will oversee, plan and implement public health and sanitation programmes, policies and procedures and advice on the same at the KUH
 
Main Duties and Responsibilities
  • Oversee, plan and implement public health programmes and projects in the hospital
  • Oversee, plan and coordinate environmental and public health service in the hospital
  • Interpret and ensure enforcement of public health and environmental laws, regulations and standards in all the sections of the hospital
  • Vet and approve all infrastructural development plans in the in the hospital for safety
  • Ensure water supplies quality control, food quality control and safety control in order to control communicable diseases and suppress epidemics in the hospital
  • Ensure proper drainage of water and disposal of sewage and proper and safe hospital waste disposal systems
  • Provide technical advice on preventive and promotive health and ensure compliance to the national public health regulations and rules in the hospital
  • Work in collaboration with other clinical regulation and standards, and hospital engineering sections and specialists to ensure environmental safety and security in the hospital
  • Represent the hospital in public health and sanitation forums and national and regional government partnerships and networks for safe environment in the department within and without the hospital
  • Offer public health and sanitation advisory service to the hospital executive and other stakeholders and sensitise among them all public health and sanitation policies and programmes
  • Ensure appropriate management of public health and sanitation data and information at the hospital and ensure its compilation and appropriate reporting.
Qualifications:
  • Must have a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Health Sciences from a recognised institution
  • Must be registered with the Public Health Officers’ and Technicians’ Board of Kenya
  • At least three (3) years’ working experience as a Public Health Officer I in a reputable hospital
  • Must have a valid practice license
  • A Certificate in a course in life-saving will be an added advantage.
  • Computer literate
  • Knowledge of relevant legislations
  • Knowledge of professional standards
  • Meet the requirements of Chapter 6 of the Constitution of Kenya
Additional Skills / Requirements
  • Communication skills
  • Organisational skills
  • Leadership skills
  • Observation skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Team building skills
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:
 
Vice-Chancellor
Kenyatta University
P. O. Box 43844 – 00100
Nairobi

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.

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