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Vacancies in The Aga Khan Hospital

The Aga Khan Hospital, Mombasa is an institution of Aga Khan Health Services, Kenya which is an Agency of Aga Khan Development Network. The hospital is part of an integrated health system that includes Hospitals and outreach health centers across East Africa.

AKHS is one of the most comprehensive private not-for-profit health care systems in the developing world.
The Hospital wishes to recruit ideal candidates for the following positions:


Catheterization Laboratory Nurse
2 Positions
(Re- Advert)
Job Summary
·         Ability to identify the complex needs of the critically ill patient and to plan effective interventions
·         Ability to operate the sophisticated monitoring and life support equipment used in critical care
·         Demonstrate high level of expertise and sound scientific knowledge of current practices in critical care.
Required qualifications, attributes and experience
·         Diploma in Community Health Nursing
·         Should be registered with the Nursing Council of Kenya and also in possession of valid practicing license
·         At least two (2) years working experience in critical care nursing or emergency nursing will be an added advantage
·         ATLS and ACLS certification will be an added advantage
Application Procedure:
Candidates are invited to upload a CV and covering letter to recruitment.msa@akhskenya.org
Please indicate the position you are interested in on the subject line
Deadline of submitting application is on 10th January, 2019

Clinical Nurse (Renal) – Kilifi BOFA OHC
Job Summary: Responsible for promoting and maintaining high standards of professional nursing care by providing quality services with special focus on Care of renal patients.
Required qualifications, attributes and experience
·         Diploma in Community health Nursing (KRCHN)
·         Higher Diploma in Renal Care from a recognized institution will be an added advantage
·         Registration Certificate issued by the Nursing Council of Kenya;
·         Valid Practicing License from Nursing Council of Kenya
·         At least two years of experience in renal care nursing
·         Certification in BLS or ACLS will be an added advantage
Application Procedure:
Candidates are invited to upload a CV and covering letter to recruitment.msa@akhskenya.org
Please indicate the position you are interested in on the subject line
Deadline of submitting application is on 10th January, 2019

Section Head – Biochemistry Services
Job Summary
·         Perform tests according to standard laboratory procedure and guidelines.
·         Monitor turnaround time of results and manage referral specimens to other hospitals
·         Responsible in all sections with the assistance of assigned Laboratory Technologist
·         Conduct competence evaluation test for Laboratory Technologist
·         Ensure maximum and cost-effective utilization of reagents and appropriate stocking of reagents and consumables through CARE 2000
·         Participate in continuous medical education programmes of the department and regularly update the technologists with new and existing techniques
·         Supervise the daily performance of laboratory technologists assigned to the section.
·         Ensure compliances of all the daily quality assurance requirements in the sections
Required qualifications, attributes and experience
·         Higher Diploma or BSCI in Medical laboratory sciences
·         Registered and licensed by KMLTTB
·         Minimum of Six (6) years working experience as a laboratory Technologist
·         Minimum of Four (4) years working experience in Biochemistry.
·         High degree of administrative capability and good leadership skills
·         Ability to write and review SOPs
·         In depth knowledge regarding hospital wide quality initiatives ISO 15189 and JCIA will be an added advantage.
Application Procedure:
Candidates are invited to upload a CV and covering letter to recruitment.msa@akhskenya.org

Resident Medical Officer In Charge – Kilifi Bofa OHC
Reporting to the Head of Outreach Services, the successful candidate will be responsible for providing overall leadership and administrative support in the Kilifi Bofa Outreach Health Centre.
The successful candidate will also be responsible for the effective management and care of patients with the aim of ensuring optimal delivery of quality patient care.
Required qualifications, attributes and experience
·         Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB or MBBS)
·         Registered and licensed with the Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board
·         At least one year post internship experience
·         ATLS and ACLS certification will be an added advantage
Application Procedure:
Candidates are invited to upload a CV and covering letter to recruitment.msa@akhskenya.org
Please indicate the position you are interested in on the subject line
Deadline of submitting application is on 10th January, 2019

Pharmacy Coordinator
Reporting to the Pharmacy Manager, the successful candidate will be responsible for ensuring accurate compounding, dispensing, patient education and handling of pharmaceutical supplies for all orders and to provide effective pharmaceutical services to meet customer needs.
Key Responsibilities
·         Deliver drug discharges to patients in the ward, for effective provision of pharmaceutical services.
·         Receive prescriptions from patients, verify and dispense drugs within approved standards and procedures to enable overall accomplishment of departmental goal.
·         Counsel patients on drug administration for optimum customer satisfaction.
·         Compound drugs when required, for effective service provision.
·         Verify expiry dates of drugs prior to dispensing to prevent anomalies in service delivery.

·         Comply and observe the environmental health and safety measures and regulations.
·         Dispense drugs accurately and in timely manner to uphold quality standards of the department.
·         Ensure the accuracy of the label before dispensing for right patient, right drug and right quantity, for effective service delivery.
·         Maintain and update personal drug knowledge data base to ensure accurate provision of pharmaceutical care of general disease states as well as specialized knowledge in the assigned area of expertise.
·         Assisting in facilitating and act as a secretary in PTC meetings
·         Conduct training to Pharmacy staff in related to CPOE or any changes or updates.
·         Ensuring stocks adjustment forms are filled, signed and adjusted by finance in a timely manner
Required qualifications, attributes and experience
·         Certificate in Pharmacy
·         5 years’ experience as a dispenser
·         Knowledge of the hospital management information system ( CARE 2000)
·         Computer literate, good communication skills
·         Familiarity with hospital pharmacy functioning and locally available drugs and their indications.
·         Ability to keep up with Continuous Pharmaceutical Developments and Continuous Medical Education programmes.
Application Procedure:
Candidates are invited to upload a CV and covering letter to recruitment.msa@akhskenya.org
Please indicate the position you are interested in on the subject line
Deadline of submitting application is on 10th January, 2019

Pharmacist
Reporting to the Pharmacy Manager, the successful candidate will be responsible for providing both normal and specialist pharmaceutical services to patients and oversee accurate compounding, dispensing, patient education and handling of pharmaceutical supplies for all orders.
Key Responsibilities
·         Dispense prescriptions accurately.
·         Communicate with prescribers any time a prescription order is unclear or potentially harmful for a patient.
·         Ensure patients’ safety by checking for potentially dangerous drug interactions.
·         Counsel patients on proper medication use and their potential side effects
·         Giving drug information to user departments
·         Checking pharmaceutical stock to determine inventory level
·         Anticipating needed medications and supplies and placing and receiving orders from stores
·         Collecting data on Medication errors, near misses and interventions and submitting on a monthly basis.
·         Perform administrative tasks including proper documentation, adequate inventory management and generation of adequate reports
·         Setting and enforcing workplace policies
·         Keep up to date on drug approvals, product recalls and ensure compliance with regulatory authority.
·         Educate doctors, nurses and other healthcare providers about new medications and drug therapy protocols
Required qualifications, attributes and experience
·         Bachelor’s Degree in Pharmacy
·         2 years’ experience in a Hospital, retail or industry pharmacy
·         Registered with the Pharmacy & Poisons Board
·         S/he must demonstrate understanding of quality initiatives not limited to JCIA and ISO
·         S/he should have strong leadership, people management, negotiating and influencing skills with the ability to build relationships and encourage consensus, partnering and networking at all levels.
·         Demonstrated critical thinking skills in the problem solving process.
·         Ability to organize work load and identify priorities appropriately
Application Procedure:
Candidates are invited to upload a CV and covering letter to recruitment.msa@akhskenya.org
Please indicate the position you are interested in on the subject line
Deadline of submitting application is on 10th January, 2019

Clinical Pharmacist
Reporting to the Pharmacy Manager, the successful candidate will be responsible for providing clinical pharmacy service to improve patients’ health outcomes and the efficiency of the Primary Care team by providing direct, accessible and timely medicines expertise.
Key Responsibilities
·         To offer drug information to consultants, physicians, nurses, and other users of the hospital
·         To participate in the review and update of the Aga Khan Hospital, Mombasa, Formulary to enable optimal drug usage
·         To serve as an active member and to give professional advice to the Pharmacy Department, Pharmacy and Therapeutic Committee, Infection Control,
·         Antibiotic Stewardship and other Advisory Committees as appropriate
·         Attend doctors rounds in ICU and medical ward
·         Conduct face to face and other modes of medication reviews and agree medicines care plans in agreement with patients and carers
·         Organize and oversee repeat prescribing, repeat dispensing, electronic prescribing and medication review systems
·         Promote a culture of constant improvement and excellence
·         Conduct regular clinical audits and other improvement activities
·         Prevent, detect, resolve and document medication-related problems and make appropriate evidence-based, patient-centered medication therapy recommendations as part of the interdisciplinary team
·         Attending mandatory CMEs, conferences and trainings
·         Participating in departmental education activities.
Required qualifications, attributes and experience
·         Master’s Degree in Clinical Pharmacy
·         At least 2 years working experience in a similar position, preferably in a busy hospital set up
·         Registered with the Pharmacy & Poisons Board
·         Experience with an online prescription system is a plus
·         S/he must demonstrate understanding of quality initiatives not limited to JCIA and ISO
·         S/he should have strong leadership, people management, negotiating and influencing skills with the ability to build relationships and encourage consensus, partnering and networking at all levels.
·         Demonstrated critical thinking skills in the problem solving process.
·         Ability to organize work load and identify priorities appropriately
Application Procedure:
Candidates are invited to upload a CV and covering letter to recruitment.msa@akhskenya.org
Please indicate the position you are interested in on the subject line
Deadline of submitting application is on 10th January, 2019
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
“Aga Khan Hospital, Mombasa is an equal opportunity Employer”

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