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Jobs and Vacancies in Meridian Health, Kenya

Meridian Health Group (MHG) is one of the fastest growing service providers in the Kenyan medical industry providing the full spectrum of healthcare services.

We are inviting self-motivated and talented candidates to fill in the following position:
Clinical Officer (Mombasa)
Reporting to the Clinical Services Manager, the Clinical Officer’s main purpose will be to ensure proper management of activities and staff to enable holistic care to both clients and staff at the branch.

The Clinical Officer will be the team leader at the branch.
Duties & Responsibilities
·         Provide comprehensive and good quality clinical services to patients.
·         Diagnose and institute appropriate treatment for the clients to reduce morbidity, mortality and increase longevity of the patients’ life.
·         Perform minor surgical operations.
·         In collaboration with the team receive and attend to patients who require emergency services.
·         Ensure the clinic treatment rooms are well equipped at all times.
·         Ensure that patient data/ information are handled confidentially at all times.
·         Ensure effective clinical procedures, rules, regulations which are consistent with organization procedures.
·         Prepare the daily, weekly & monthly plans/schedules and reports.
·         Ensure proper and cost-effective use of resources.
·         Ensure that the clinic environment is safe and complies with infection control standards.
·         Give treatment while ensuring that established treatment protocols and treatment process as well as dispensing of drugs are carried out efficiently.
·         Maintain confidentiality of all activities to preserve dignity of patients.
·         Ensure accurate and secure documentation of activities is kept.
·         Maintain adequate supplies drugs at all times.
·         Maintain up-to-date patient records at the clinic.
Clinical Officer Qualifications & Experience
·         Diploma in Clinical Medicine and Surgery or Clinical Medicine and Community
·         Health from Recognized institution.
·         Be a registered member of the Clinical Officers Council.
·         Possess a valid practicing license from the Clinical Officers’ Council.
·         At least three (3) years relevant post internship experience in a similar position.

Nurse (Mombasa)
The nurse will report to the branch team leader. The nurse’s main role will be to promote and restore patients’ health by completing the nursing process; collaborating with physicians and multidisciplinary team members; providing physical and psychological support to patients, friends, and families.
Duties & Responsibilities
·         Document patient care services by charting in patient and department records.
·         Identify patient care requirements by establishing personal rapport with potential and actual patients and other persons in a position to understand care requirements.
·         Establish a compassionate environment by providing emotional, psychological, and spiritual support to patients, friends, and families.
·         Promote patient’s independence by establishing patient care goals; teaching patient, friends, and family to understand condition, medications, and self-care skills; answering questions.
·         Resolve patient problems and needs by utilizing multidisciplinary team strategies.
·         Maintain safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations; calling for assistance from health care support personnel.
·         Protect patients and employees by adhering to infection-control policies and protocols, medication administration and storage procedures, and controlled substance regulations.
·         Maintain continuity among nursing teams by documenting and communicating actions, irregularities, and continuing needs.
·         Maintain patient confidence and protect operations by keeping information confidential.
·         Ensure operation of equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements; following manufacturer’s instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; calling for repairs; maintaining equipment inventories; evaluating new equipment and techniques.
·         Maintain nursing supplies inventory by checking stock to determine inventory level; anticipating needed supplies; placing and expediting orders for supplies; verifying receipt of supplies; using equipment and supplies as needed to accomplish job results.
·         Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.

·         Maintain a cooperative relationship among health care teams by communicating information; responding to requests; building rapport; participating in team problem-solving methods.
·         Contribute to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
Nurse Qualifications & Experience
·         O-levels/A-Levels
·         KRCHN
·         Possess a valid practicing license
·         At least one (1) year experience post internship experience in a similar position.

Dental COHO (Malindi & Kiserian)
The dental COHO will report to the Branch Manager.
The COHO will be responsible for performing dental procedures on patients.
Duties & Responsibilities
·         Prepare treatment room for patient by following prescribed procedures and protocols.
·         Screening patients, reviewing a patient’s oral health history and teaching appropriate brushing and flossing techniques.
·         In addition, welcoming, comforting, and draping patient.
·         Perform oral examination and charting, cleaning of teeth and polishing.
·         Perform simple extractions, place fissure sealants, apply topical fluorides and temporary fillings.
·         Use dental X-ray machines to take dental radiographs and develop the film for the dentist’s analysis.
·         Review pre-operative settings and make sure that the dentist has what is required to carry out dental procedures; i.e. provide necessary help to the dentist, including mixing materials, trimming, and polishing dental casts.
·         Implements and adheres to infection prevention protocols including autoclaving instruments after use, cleaning the dental procedures’ space and storage of the clean.
·         Maintain a record of day-to-day activities of the dental unit and prepare regular reports as needed.
·         Inventory management of equipment and supplies at the dental unit. This includes preparing orders as needed to avoid stock outs.
COHO Qualifications & Experience
·         O-levels/A-Levels
·         Diploma in Community oral health or equivalent from a reputable institution.
·         Be a registered member of Dental Technologists Board with a current practicing certificate.
·         At least two (2) years’ experience post internship experience in a similar position

Optometrist (Kiserian)
The Optometrist will report to the Branch Manager.
The main responsibility for the optometrist will be performing eye examinations to check for vision problems and diseases.
The optometrist will, based on the results prescribe or offer the appropriate advice to the patient while maintaining high standards of care.
Duties & Responsibilities
·         Taking eye and facial measurements to correctly interpret prescriptions
·         Guiding patients when selecting frames for proper fit and styling
·         Inserting, removing and caring for contact lenses
·         Advising patients on any necessary repairs or adjustments
·         Maintaining displays.
·         Basic bookkeeping duties associated with tracking patient’s orders and recording purchases and other necessary information for each patient
·         Preparing work orders for optical laboratory
·         Ensuring that all orders arrive and are to the specifications of the patient
Optometrist Qualifications & Experience
·         O-levels/A-Levels
·         Diploma in Diploma in Optometry from a recognized institution
·         At least one (1) year post internship experience as an optometrist
How to Apply
Interested candidates meeting the requirements for any of the positions above should send current CV and cover letter quoting the post applying for in the subject line to:
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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