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Massive Recruitment by The Aga Khan Hospital, Kenya

Aga Khan Hospital, Kisumu

The Aga Khan Hospital, Kisumu is an institution of the Aga Khan Health Service, Kenya, which is an Agency of the Aga Khan Development Network.
The hospital is part of a network of health facilities, which includes Hospitals and Outreach Health Facilities across East Africa.
The Aga Khan Hospital is in an exciting growth phase and has attained acknowledgment of its quality by achieving ISO 9001:2015 certification, ISO 15189:2012 accreditation for laboratory services and is at an advanced stage of attaining Joint Commission International Accreditation.

The Aga Khan Hospital, Kisumu has outreach Health Services at Kisii, Kakamega, Kitale, Bungoma, Kericho, Kibuye-Kisumu, West End- Kisumu, Busia, Homa – Bay, Kapsabet, Migori, Bomet and Narok.
The hospital is seeking to attract interested and qualified applicants to fill the position of:
Carpenter
Overall Responsibility: Reporting to the Maintenance Supervisor the successful candidate will be responsible for all aspects of the installation, maintenance, inspection, operation and repair of carpentry installations in the main hospital and outreach centers.
Other Responsibilities
·         Perform routine maintenance of carpentry works
·         Measures building materials and spaces for installation accurately
·         Orders building materials as needed
·         Assembles sturdy and well-constructed floorboards, skirting boards, window frames, doors, door linings, staircases, fitted furniture, cabinetry, shelving, and more
·         Incorporates fixtures like door handles and locks, cabinet handles, stairway railing, and other fixtures into design and implementation
·         Crafts furniture with fine detail work and/or utmost sturdiness and quality
·         Utilizes skills in other related trades such as plumbing, roofing, bricklaying, painting, tiling, plastering, etc.
·         Combines carpentry work with joining work
·         Repairs and refurbishes existing building work
Requirements
·         A minimum of Certificate in Carpentry (Grade III)
·         2 years’ experience
·         In-depth knowledge of maintenance and repairs of carpentry works
·         Understanding of the current regulations within the field
·         Excellent interpersonal communication skills on a technical level
·         Able to work both independently and as part of a team

Plumber
Overall Responsibility: Reporting to the Maintenance Supervisor, the successful candidate will be responsible for all aspects of the installation, maintenance, inspection, operation and repair of the plumbing systems in the main hospital and outreach centers.
Other Responsibilities:
·         Perform routine maintenance of plumbing systems
·         Respond to plumbing calls from our general contracting team
·         Install plumbing systems in new construction
·         Work with our Expeditor to obtain permits for plumbing work to be performed
·         Adhere to current rules and regulations related to plumbing so that systems pass inspection the first time
Requirements
·         Certificate in Plumbing (Grade III)
·         At least 2 years’ experience
·         Certificate in Building Construction is an added advantage.
·         In-depth knowledge of maintenance and repairs of plumbing systems
·         Understanding of the current regulations within the field
·         Excellent interpersonal communication skills on a technical level
·         Able to work both independently and as part of a team

Medical Officer – Outreach Health Centres (Locum)
Reporting to the Medical Officer in Charge, the successful candidate will be responsible for providing consultancy and quality clinical judgment to patients in Ambulatory and Emergency Medicine.
Other Responsibilities:
·         Assessment of patient and manage the patient case.
·         Performance of investigative and therapeutic procedures.
·         Perform minor surgeries.
·         Re-asses and follow up patients.
Requirements
·         M.B.Ch. B or equivalent from a recognized University.
·         More than one – year working experience.
·         Must be Registered / Licensed by the Medical Practitioners and Dentist Board.
·         Competency in emergency procedures e.g. ACLS, ATLS etc. will be an added advantage.
·         Excellent public relations and communication skills.

Nursing Officer – Outreach Health Centres (Locum)
Overall Responsibility: Reporting to the Medical Officer in Charge the successful candidate will provide safe and competent nursing care to patients at the respective Outreach Health Centre.
Key Responsibilities
·         Demonstrates clinical practice competence in nursing management of all patients
·         Participate in quality improvement and patient safety initiatives
·         Provide efficient and quality care that is cost-effective; and that ensures value for money
·         Ensure safe custody and correct administration of drugs.
·         Coordinate safe transfer of patients
Qualifications
·         Kenya Registered Community Health Nurse or Kenya Registered Nurse / Midwife.
·         Basic Life Support /Advanced Cardiac Life Support and any other specialty certification will be an added advantage.
·         Over two years’ experience in a Medical / Surgical setting in a busy medical institution.
·         Valid Kenyan nursing practice license.

Laboratory Technologist – Outreach Health Centres (Locum)
Overall Responsibility: Reporting to the Medical Officer in Charge the successful candidate will be responsible for preparing documentation, processing patient’s samples, ensuring timely dispatch of results and maintain records
Other Responsibilities:
·         Receive and process specimens, release patients result and archive specimens as per laboratory procedures.
·         Maintain relevant equipment in terms of routine maintenance, calibration and quality control.
·         Participate in proficiency testing and other quality assurance programs.
·         Create and maintain documents and records as required in the laboratory.
·         Ensuring compliance with relevant policies and procedures including but not limited to those related to safety and infection control.
Requirements and Qualifications
·         Higher National Diploma in Medical Laboratory Sciences from a recognized institution.
·         Excellent knowledge of laboratory operations and procedures.
·         Excellent knowledge and experience in hematology, biochemistry, histology and microbiology is essential.
·         Minimum three years working experience in a busy medical laboratory.
·         Knowledge and experience in ISO 15189 Standard is desirable.
·         Registration with the Kenya Medical Laboratory Technicians and Technologists Board with a current practice license is mandatory.

Pharmaceutical Technologist – Outreach Health Centres (Locum)
Overall Responsibility: Reporting the Medical Officer in Charge the successful candidate will provide both quality pharmacy services and healthcare.
Requirements and Qualifications
·         Diploma in Pharmaceutical Technology from KMTC or equivalent from a recognized institution.
·         Must be registered and licensed by the Kenya Pharmacy and Poisons Board
·         Over one year working experience in a busy pharmacy
·         Over one year in inventory control and management

Phlebotomist – Outreach Health Centres (Locum)
Overall Responsibility: Reporting to the Laboratory Manager, the successful candidate will be responsible for the safe collection of laboratory samples following laid down procedures, ensuring suitability of test samples and privacy of patients and personnel.
Other Responsibilities:
·         Timely collection of blood samples and other types of specimens for laboratory investigations from both in-patients and out-patients as per test requirements.
·         Timely recording and distribution of specimens to the laboratory for processing.
·         Maintain adequate stocks of phlebotomy supplies within the section.
·         Bleed donors as per the laboratory standard operating procedures.
·         Attend to patients’ queries and demonstrate good public relations and customer care.
·         Perform and manage quality control checks for all pre-analytical processes, consumables and the environment.
·         Support the laboratory to maintain ISO 15189:2012 Accreditation.
Requirements
·         Certificate in Phlebotomy or its equivalent.
·         At least two years working experience in a similar position.
·         Excellent public relations and communication skills.
·         Excellent computer skills and ability to work with minimum supervision.
·         Candidates who have worked in an accredited laboratory will have an added advantage.

Medical Records Officers – Outreach Health Centres (Locum)
Overall Responsibility: Reporting to the Medical Officer in Charge the successful candidate will be responsible for providing safe, effective storage of patient medical records towards ensuring integrity, easy accessibility, completeness and confidentiality of patient information.
Responsibilities:
·         Routine data collection by performing daily collection and collation of bed bureau census as well as collection of clinic reports.
·         Coding and Indexing of diseases to enable provision of data for learning, administrative purposes and as per statutory requirements.
·         Editing of Patient files as per the patient assembly order policy.
·         Clinic preparation by retrieving files and ensuring patient records are readily available as required.
Qualifications
·         Diploma in Health records from a recognized institution.
·         Minimum two years working experience in a busy Hospital environment.
·         Excellent customer service and people management skills.
·         Excellent computer skills and ability to work with minimum supervision.

Cleaner – Outreach Health Centres (Locum)
Overall Responsibility: The successful candidate will be responsible for the general cleaning of the facility and any other duties that may be assigned to ensure a hygienic environment within the Medical Centre.
Requirements
·         At least a Certificate in Housekeeping
·         Good communication skills in both English and Kiswahili
·         At least one year working experience in a similar position.

Patient Service Officer – Outreach Health Centres (Locum)
Overall Responsibility: Reporting to the Senior House Officer In-charge, the successful candidate will be responsible for financial transactions as well as working closely with Medical and Nursing staff to ensure smooth patient flow and reduce down on waiting time while ensuring continuous provision of effective service to enhance customer satisfaction.
Requirements
·         CPA IV or equivalent.
·         Excellent Skills in MS Office suite.
·         Certificate in front office operations or its equivalent will be an added advantage.
·         Ability to relate to patients, through familiarity with medical terminology and triaging procedure.
·         Ability and willingness to treat all patients with the utmost kindness and consideration in the most trying situations.
·         Over year working experience.
·         Fluent in both written and spoken English and Kiswahili.
·         Must have organizational skills.
How to Apply
Interested candidates are requested to submit their application letter quoting job title and preferred outreach on the email subject, together with a detailed curriculum vitae including names and contacts of three reference current and expected remuneration to ksm.recruitment@akhskenya.org on or before 30th August, 2019.
Hard copy applications will not be accepted.
Canvassing of any nature will lead to automatic disqualification.
“Aga Khan Hospital Kisumu is an equal opportunity employer”

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