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Recruitment by Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH), Nairobi, Kenya

Chief Medical Specialist

The Chief Medical Specialist will be responsible to the Deputy Director, Medical Services through the Head of Department and shall be responsible and accountable for patients under his/her care.
Responsibilities
o    Establish effective teams to deliver quality clinical outcomes and ensure good working relationships with other specialists.

o    Promote efficient and high standards of specialized clinical care to patients.
o    Provide clinical direction and consultation to all levels of medical and professional staff.
o    Participate in the planning and management of health care programmes and projects in the Hospital.
o    Participate in the assessment of patients as may be required by the Hospital Management.
o    Participate in clinical research, health planning and policy.
o    Teaching, training, coaching and mentoring Clinicians and students.
o    Participate in preparation of annual budgets for the department.
o    Participate in quality Assurance/OSHE initiatives in the Department.
o    Ensure compliance with the set standard operating procedures.
o    Facilitate regular inspections and quality audits to ensure conformity with national guidelines and regulations.
o    Protect patients and support staff by adhering to Infection Control Protocols.
o    Participate in the preparation of the expenditure estimates / PC negotiations for the department.
Qualifications
o    Master’s Degree in Medicine (MMed)in the respective area of specialization from the University of Nairobi or any other recognized University.
o    Sub-specialization in the respective specialty.
o    Proven experience of not less than three (3) years at the level of senior Medical Specialist.
o    Specialist Recognition and retention Certificate from the Medical Practitioners and Dentist Board of Kenya.
o    Evidence of research and at least three (3) professional publications in reputable local or international journals on particular scientific findings/practices in the relevant field.
o    Proven ability to lead change management.
o    Demonstrated understanding of financial management and experience in managing budgets.
o    Demonstrated skills in strategic and planning of specialized clinical services.
o    Professional indemnity cover.
o    Fulfilled the requirements of Chapter Six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya, 2010.
Key Competencies
o    Resource management skills.
o    Managing performance and driving for outcomes.
o    Establishing strategic directions.
o    Visionary/leading change.
o    Building organizational capability.
o    Policy development.
o    Influencing persuasion and negotiation.
o    Effective communication skills.
o    Policy and strategic implementation.
o    Delivery on quality results.

Medical Specialist II

The Medical Specialist II (Paediatric Cardiologist) 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.
Responsibilities
o    Reviewing patients and instructing in writing all the recommendations;
o    Undertaking “First-on-Call” duties including clerking, investigating and managing patients.
o    Conducting weekly clinic and theatre days.
o    Training, supervising and mentoring Medical Officers, Medical Intern and other students.
o    Performing emergency surgeries.
o    Undertaking medico-legal duties including filling of P.3 forms, court attendance and performing post mortems.
o    Undertaking medical examinations and preparing Medical Board Proceedings;
o    Carrying out community diagnosis, care and treatment.
o    Ensuring data and information is collected, transmitted and utilized to benefit of the customer and service provider.
o    Conducting disease surveillance, prevention and control.
o    Professional Indemnity Cover.
o    Carrying out health education and promotion; and
o    Preparing medical reports.
Qualifications
o    Masters Degree in Paediatrics from the University of Nairobi or any other recognized University.
o    Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (M.B.Ch.B) degree from a recognized institution by the Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board.
o    Fellowship training in Paediatric Cardiology.
o    Training in Interventional cardiology will be an added advantage.
o    Proven experience of not less than one (1) year at the level of Medical Specialist.
o    Specialist recognition certificate from the Medical Practitioners’ and Dentist Board
o    Registration Certificate by the Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board.
o    Valid practicing license from Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board.
o    Retention in the Medical Practitioners and Dentist Board register.
o    Professional Indemnity Cover.
o    Evidence in knowledge and proficiency in computer applications.
o    Fulfilled the requirements of Chapter Six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya, 2010.
Key Competencies
o    Effective communication skills.
o    Policy and strategic implementation.
o    Risk Management.
o    Technical competence.
o    Decision-making and problem solving skills.
o    Empowering/delegating.
o    High standards of professional ethics.
o    Managerial, administrative and supervisory skills.
o    Coping with pressure and setbacks.
o    Project planning and management.

Paediatric Neurologist

The Medical Specialist II (Paediatric Neurologist) 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.
Responsibilities
o    Reviewing patients and instructing in writing all the recommendations;
o    Undertaking “First-on-Call” duties including clerking, investigating and managing patients.
o    Conducting weekly clinic and theatre days.
o    Training, supervising and mentoring Medical Officers, Medical Intern and other students.
o    Performing emergency surgeries.
o    Undertaking medico-legal duties including filling of P.3 forms, court attendance and performing post mortems.
o    Undertaking medical examinations and preparing Medical Board Proceedings;
o    Carrying out community diagnosis, care and treatment.
o    Ensuring data and information is collected, transmitted and utilized to benefit of the customer and service provider.
o    Conducting disease surveillance, prevention and control.
o    Professional Indemnity Cover.
o    Carrying out health education and promotion; and
o    Preparing medical reports.
Qualifications
o    Masters Degree in Paediatrics from the University of Nairobi or any other recognized University.
o    Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (M.B.Ch.B) degree from a recognized institution by the Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board.
o    Fellowship training in Paediatric Neurology.
o    Proven experience of not less than one (1) year at the level of Medical Specialist.
o    Specialist recognition certificate from the Medical Practitioners’ and Dentist Board
o    Registration Certificate by the Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board.
o    Valid practicing license from Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board.
o    Retention in the Medical Practitioners and Dentist Board register.
o    Professional Indemnity Cover.
o    Evidence in knowledge and proficiency in computer applications.
o    Fulfilled the requirements of Chapter Six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya, 2010.
Key Competencies
o    Effective communication skills.
o    Policy and strategic implementation.
o    Risk Management.
o    Technical competence.
o    Decision-making and problem solving skills.
o    Empowering/delegating.
o    High standards of professional ethics.
o    Managerial, administrative and supervisory skills.
o    Coping with pressure and setbacks.
o    Project planning and management.

Internal Medicine – CCU

The Medical Specialist II (Internal Medicine) 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.
Responsibilities
o    Reviewing patients and instructing in writing all the recommendations;
o    Undertaking “First-on-Call” duties including clerking, investigating and managing patients.
o    Conducting weekly clinic and theatre days.
o    Training, supervising and mentoring Medical Officers, Medical Intern and other students.
o    Performing emergency surgeries.
o    Undertaking medico-legal duties including filling of P.3 forms, court attendance and performing post mortems.
o    Undertaking medical examinations and preparing Medical Board Proceedings;
o    Carrying out community diagnosis, care and treatment.
o    Ensuring data and information is collected, transmitted and utilized to benefit of the customer and service provider.
o    Conducting disease surveillance, prevention and control.
o    Professional Indemnity Cover.
o    Carrying out health education and promotion; and
o    Preparing medical reports.
Qualifications

o    Master’s Degree in Internal Medicine from the University of Nairobi or any other recognized University.
o    Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (M.B.Ch.B) degree from a recognized institution by the Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board.
o    Proven experience of not less than one (1) year at the level of Medical Specialist.
o    Specialist recognition certificate from the Medical Practitioners’ and Dentist Board
o    Registration Certificate by the Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board.
o    Valid practicing license from Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board.
o    Retention in the Medical Practitioners and Dentist Board register.
o    Professional Indemnity Cover.
o    Evidence in knowledge and proficiency in computer applications.
o    Fulfilled the requirements of Chapter Six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya, 2010.
Key Competencies
o    Effective communication skills.
o    Policy and strategic implementation.
o    Risk Management.
o    Technical competence.
o    Decision-making and problem solving skills.
o    Empowering/delegating.
o    High standards of professional ethics.
o    Managerial, administrative and supervisory skills.
o    Coping with pressure and setbacks.
o    Project planning and management.

Neuro-Surgeon

The Medical Specialist II (Neuro-surgeon) 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.
Responsibilities
o    Reviewing patients and instructing in writing all the recommendations;
o    Undertaking “First-on-Call” duties including clerking, investigating and managing patients.
o    Conducting weekly clinic and theatre days.
o    Training, supervising and mentoring Medical Officers, Medical Intern and other students.
o    Performing emergency surgeries.
o    Undertaking medico-legal duties including filling of P.3 forms, court attendance and performing post mortems.
o    Undertaking medical examinations and preparing Medical Board Proceedings;
o    Carrying out community diagnosis, care and treatment.
o    Ensuring data and information is collected, transmitted and utilized to benefit of the customer and service provider.
o    Conducting disease surveillance, prevention and control.
o    Professional Indemnity Cover.
o    Carrying out health education and promotion; and
o    Preparing medical reports.
Qualifications
o    Master’s Degree in Neuro-surgery from the University of Nairobi or any other recognized University.
o    Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (M.B.Ch.B) degree from a recognized institution by the Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board.
o    Proven experience of not less than one (1) year at the level of Medical Specialist.
o    Specialist recognition certificate from the Medical Practitioners’ and Dentist Board
o    Registration Certificate by the Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board.
o    Valid practicing license from Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board.
o    Retention in the Medical Practitioners and Dentist Board register.
o    Professional Indemnity Cover.
o    Evidence in knowledge and proficiency in computer applications.
o    Fulfilled the requirements of Chapter Six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya, 2010.
Key Competencies
o    Effective communication skills.
o    Policy and strategic implementation.
o    Risk Management.
o    Technical competence.
o    Decision-making and problem solving skills.
o    Empowering/delegating.
o    High standards of professional ethics.
o    Managerial, administrative and supervisory skills.
o    Coping with pressure and setbacks.
o    Project planning and management.

Dermatology

The Medical Specialist II (Dermatology) 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.
Responsibilities
o    Reviewing patients and instructing in writing all the recommendations;
o    Undertaking “First-on-Call” duties including clerking, investigating and managing patients.
o    Conducting weekly clinic and theatre days.
o    Training, supervising and mentoring Medical Officers, Medical Intern and other students.
o    Performing emergency surgeries.
o    Undertaking medico-legal duties including filling of P.3 forms, court attendance and performing post mortems.
o    Undertaking medical examinations and preparing Medical Board Proceedings;
o    Carrying out community diagnosis, care and treatment.
o    Ensuring data and information is collected, transmitted and utilized to benefit of the customer and service provider.
o    Conducting disease surveillance, prevention and control.
o    Professional Indemnity Cover.
o    Carrying out health education and promotion; and
o    Preparing medical reports.
Qualifications
o    Master’s Degree in Internal Medicine with a Diploma in Dermatology or Master of Science in Clinical Dermatology from a recognized University.
o    Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (M.B.Ch.B) degree from a recognized institution by the Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board.
o    Proven experience of not less than one (1) year at the level of Medical Specialist.
o    Specialist recognition certificate from the Medical Practitioners’ and Dentist Board
o    Registration Certificate by the Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board.
o    Valid practicing license from Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board.
o    Retention in the Medical Practitioners and Dentist Board register.
o    Professional Indemnity Cover.
o    Evidence in knowledge and proficiency in computer applications.
o    Fulfilled the requirements of Chapter Six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya, 2010.
Key Competencies
o    Effective communication skills.
o    Policy and strategic implementation.
o    Risk Management.
o    Technical competence.
o    Decision-making and problem solving skills.
o    Empowering/delegating.
o    High standards of professional ethics.
o    Managerial, administrative and supervisory skills.
o    Coping with pressure and setbacks.
o    Project planning and management.

How to Apply
Those interested in applying for the declared vacancies and meet the job specifications are required to apply online and MUST submit a hard copy of the Hospital application form available in the website with copies of certificates and testimonials on or before 24th April 2019 to the address below:
The Chief Executive Officer
Kenyatta National Hospital
P.O Box 20723-00202
NAIROBI
“Kenyatta National Hospital is an equal opportunity employer and qualified candidates with disabilities are encouraged to apply”.
NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and must present the following documents during the interview:-
A certificate of good conduct from the National Police Service
EACC Clearance
Credit Reference Bureau Clearance
HELB Compliance
KRA Tax Compliance
Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification

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