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Government Jobs in Kenya - Kakamega

Pursuant to the Constitution of Kenya (2010) and the County Governments Act No. 17 of 2012, the County Government of Kakamega invites applications from suitably qualified persons to fill the following vacant positions:

Nursing Officer Internship

Job Group CPSB 09 (30 Posts)
Basic Salary Scale: Kshs. 37,070 x 1,470 – 38,540 x 1,520 – 40,060 x 1,710 – 41,770 x 1,910 – 43,680 x 2,000 – 45,680 x 2,100 – 47,780 x 2,170 – 49,950 pm.

Responsibilities
This is the entry and training grade for this cadre. An officer at this level will work under the guidance of a senior officer. Duties and responsibilities will entail:
  • providing holistic care by carrying out risk identification and assessment of an individual throughout the lifespan;
  • performing a comprehensive physical examination within various settings;
  • assessing, formulating, planning and implementing evidence-based nursing care for client/patient;
  • creating and maintaining a safe nursing care environment for client/patient;
  • carrying out patient audits to improve client/patient care;
  • collaborating and maintaining effective working relationships among interdisciplinary teams to support client/patient and their families;
  • carrying out therapeutic communication with the patient/client;
  • conducting community health risk assessment and providing outcome based interventions;
  • documenting interventions and nursing outcomes;
  • participating in quality improvement and quality assurance procedures; and
  • diagnosing common health conditions and recommending necessary interventions
Qualifications
For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:
  • Bachelor’s Degree Nursing or Midwifery from a recognized institution;
  • Registration Certificate issued by the Nursing Council of Kenya;
  • Valid practicing license from the Nursing Council of Kenya; and
  • Certificate in computer application skills from a recognized

Senior Registered Nurse (Specialists)

Job Group CPSB 08 (15 Posts) – (5 Oncologists, 5 Reproductive Health, 2 Pediatrics and 3 Critical Care)
Basic Salary Scale: Ksh. 41,770 x 1,910 – 43,680 x 2,000 – 45,680 x 2,100 – 47,780 x 2,170 – 49,950 x
2,550 – 52,500 x 2,650 – 55,150 x 2,750 – 57,900 p.m.
Responsibilities
This is the entry and training grade for this cadre. Duties and responsibilities at this level will entail:
  • assessing, planning, implementing nursing interventions and evaluating patient’s outcomes;
  • providing appropriate health care services including integrated Management of Childhood illnesses (IMCI), immunization, PMTCT, ante-natal care and delivery, providing health education and counselling to patients/clients and community on identified health needs;
  • referring patients and clients appropriately;
  • facilitating patients’ admission and initiating discharge plans;
  • maintaining records on patients/clients health condition and care;
  • ensuring a tidy and safe clinical environment; and collecting and compiling data; and
  • Providing specialized care as per specialization
Qualifications
For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:-
  • Diploma in any of the following disciplines: Kenya Registered Community Health Nursing, Kenya Registered Nursing, Kenya Registered Midwifery, Kenya Registered Nursing/Midwifery or Kenya Registered Nursing/Mental Health and Psychiatry from a recognized institution;
  • Higher Diploma in Oncology, Pediatrics, Reproductive Health, Critical Care from a recognized institution;
  • Registration Certificate issued by the Nursing Council of Kenya;
  • Valid practicing license from Nursing Council of Kenya; and
  • Certificate in computer application skills from a recognized
Terms of Service: Three (3) years Renewable Contract based on agreed performance levels.

Senior Registered Clinical Officer (Anesthetist)

(8 Posts)
Basic Salary Scale: Ksh. 41,770 x 1,910 – 43,680 x 2,000 – 45,680 x 2,100 – 47,780 x 2,170 – 49,950 x
2,550 – 52,500 x 2,650 – 55,150 x 2,750 – 57,900 p.m.
Responsibilities
Duties and responsibilities at this level will include;
  • offering specialized Clinical Services in Anesthesia; Administering anesthetic or sedation during medical procedures;
  • coordinating administration of anesthetics with surgeons during operation;
  • scheduling and maintaining use of surgical suite, including operating, wash-up, waiting rooms and anesthetic and sterilizing equipment;
  • providing and maintaining life support and airway management, and helping prepare patients for emergency surgery;
  • positioning patients on operating table, ordering laboratory tests, x-rays and other diagnostic procedures, managing anesthesiology services, coordinating them with other medical activities and formulating plans and procedures;
  • recording type and amount of anesthesia and patient condition throughout procedure, monitoring patient before, during, and after anesthesia and counteracting adverse reactions or complications;
  • examining patients, obtaining medical history and using diagnostic tests to determine risk during surgical, obstetrical, and other medical procedures
Qualifications
For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:-
  • Diploma in Clinical Medicine and Surgery or Clinical Medicine and Community Health from a recognized institution;
  • Higher Diploma in Anesthesia from a recognized institution;
  • Certificate of Registration from the Clinical Officers’ Council;
  • Valid practicing license from the Clinical Officers’ Council; and
  • Have Certificate in computer application skills from a recognized
Terms of Service: Three (3) years Renewable Contract based on agreed performance levels

Pharmaceutical Technologist III

Job Group CPSB 11 (20 Posts)
Basic Salary Scale: Ksh. 24,580 x 1,070 – 25,650 x 1,080 – 26,730 x 1,110 – 27,840 x 1,130 – 28,970 x
1,200 – 30,170 x 1,260 – 31,430 x 1,330 – 32,760 p.m.
Responsibilities
This is the entry and training grade for this cadre. An officer at this level will be responsible for dispensing drugs/medicines to patients under supervision of a senior officer. Specific duties and responsibilities at this level will include; –
  • receiving, interpreting, and processing prescriptions;
  • recording prescriptions in a pharmacy unit;
  • pre-packing, repacking and writing instructions on labels;
  • counseling patients on usage of drugs in a pharmacy unit;
  • maintaining drug registers/books; and
  • Stock-taking of drugs and medicinal devices on monthly basis.
Qualifications
For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:-
  • Diploma in either Pharmacy or Pharmaceutical Technology or equivalent qualification approved by the Pharmacy and Poisons Board from a recognized institution;
  • Certificate of Enrollment as a Pharmaceutical Technologist awarded by the Pharmacy and poisons Board (PPB); and
  • Certificate in computer application skills from a recognized institution.
Terms of Service: Three (3) years Renewable contract based on agreed performance levels.

Assistant Health Records & Information Management Officer

Job Group CPSB 11 (24 Posts)
Basic Salary Scale: Ksh. 24,580 x 1,070 – 25,650 x 1,080 – 26,730 x 1,110 – 27,840 x 1,130 – 28,970 x 1,200 – 30,170 x 1,260 – 31,430 x 1,330 – 32,760 p.m.
Responsibilities
This is the entry and training grade for this cadre. An officer at this level will work under the guidance of a senior and experienced officer. Duties and responsibilities at this level will entail;
  • receiving and documenting patients at hospital reception;
  • registering and booking appointment for patients to clinics and consultants;
  • storing and retrieving medical records documents; preparing clinics;
  • updating bed bureau;
  • editing of patient case records; gathering data from different sources;
  • capturing data from service points; maintaining record safety and confidentiality; storing and retrieving medical records;
  • balancing daily bed returns;
  • creating and maintaining master index;
  • updating patient master index;
  • directing patients to relevant clinics;
  • scheduling of patients to the consultants and specialty clinics;
  • assigning codes to diseases and surgical procedures according to the International Classification of Diseases and Procedures in Medicine; and
  • Preparing Health records and reports.
Qualifications
For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:-
  • Diploma in Health Records and Information Technology from a recognized institution; and
  • Certificate in computer application skills from a recognized institution;
Terms of Service: Three (3) years Renewable contract based on agreed performance levels

Senior Registered Clinical Officer Job – Pediatrics

Job Group CPSB 08 (6 Posts)
Basic Salary Scale: Ksh. 41,770 x 1,910 – 43,680 x 2,000 – 45,680 x 2,100 – 47,780 x 2,170 – 49,950 x
2,550 – 52,500 x 2,650 – 55,150 x 2,750 – 57,900 p.m.
 Responsibilities
Duties and responsibilities at this level will include;
  • implementing Community Health Care activities in liaison with other health workers;
  • history taking, examining, diagnosing, treating and managing Pediatric and Child Health conditions in an outpatient or inpatient health facility;
  • sensitizing patients and clients on preventive and promotive health;
  • providing clinical outreach and school health services;
  • coaching and mentoring students on attachment;
  • carrying out surgical procedures as per training and skill;
  • guiding and counseling patients, clients and staff on health issues;
  • assessing, preparing and presenting medico-legal reports;
  • conducting ward rounds, reviewing and making appropriate referrals;
  • offering specialized Clinical Services in Child Health and Pediatrics; and
  • collecting and compiling clinical data
Qualifications
For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:-
  • Diploma in Clinical Medicine and Surgery or Clinical Medicine and Community Health from a recognized institution;
  • Higher Diploma Paediatric and Child Health from a recognized institution;
  • Certificate of Registration from the Clinical Officers’ Council;
  • Valid practicing license from the Clinical Officers’ Council; and
  • Have Certificate in computer application skills from a recognized
Terms of Service: Three (3) years Renewable Contract based on agreed performance levels

Registered Clinical Officer III

Job Group CPSB 11 (27 Posts)
Basic Salary Scale: Ksh. 24,580 x 1,070 – 25,650 x 1,080 – 26,730 x 1,110 – 27,840 x 1,130 – 28,970 x 1,200 – 30,170 x 1,260 – 31,430 x 1,330 – 32,760 p.m.
Responsibilities
This is the entry and training grade into this cadre. An officer at this level will work under guidance of a senior officer. Duties and responsibilities at this level will include;
  • taking history, examining, diagnosing and treating patients’ common ailments at an outpatient or inpatient health facility;
  • implementing Community Health Care activities in liaison with other health workers;
  • guiding and counseling patients, clients and staff on health issues;
  • sensitizing patients and clients on preventive and promotive health; carrying out minor surgical procedures as per training and skill;
  • collecting and compiling clinical data; and
  • Referring patients and clients to appropriate health facilities.
Qualifications
For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:-
  • Diploma in Clinical Medicine and Surgery or Clinical Medicine and Community Health from a recognized institution;
  • Certificate of Registration from the Clinical Officers’ Council; and
  • Have Certificate in computer application skills from a recognized institution

Pharmaceutical Technologist III

Job Group CPSB 11 (20 Posts)
Basic Salary Scale: Ksh. 24,580 x 1,070 – 25,650 x 1,080 – 26,730 x 1,110 – 27,840 x 1,130 – 28,970 x
1,200 – 30,170 x 1,260 – 31,430 x 1,330 – 32,760 p.m.
Responsibilities
This is the entry and training grade for this cadre. An officer at this level will be responsible for dispensing drugs/medicines to patients under supervision of a senior officer. Specific duties and responsibilities at this level will include; –
  • receiving, interpreting, and processing prescriptions;
  • recording prescriptions in a pharmacy unit;
  • pre-packing, repacking and writing instructions on labels;
  • counseling patients on usage of drugs in a pharmacy unit;
  • maintaining drug registers/books; and
  • Stock-taking of drugs and medicinal devices on monthly basis.
Qualifications
For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:-
  • Diploma in either Pharmacy or Pharmaceutical Technology or equivalent qualification approved by the Pharmacy and Poisons Board from a recognized institution;
  • Certificate of Enrollment as a Pharmaceutical Technologist awarded by the Pharmacy and poisons Board (PPB); and
  • Certificate in computer application skills from a recognized institution.
Terms of Service: Three (3) years Renewable contract based on agreed performance levels.
NOTE: APPLICANTS FOR THE ABOVE POSITIONS WILL BE REQUIRED TO GET CLEARANCE FROM THE FOLLOWING TO MEET REQUIREMENTS OF CHAPTER 6 OF THE CONSTITUTION OF KENYA 2010:-
  • Criminal Investigation Department;
  • Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission;
  • For those with higher education certificates (degrees) from outside Kenya, a letter of recognition of qualifications from the Commission of University Education.
Copies of these clearances MUST be attached to the applications.
How to Apply
All applicants should submit their applications together with copies of their detailed Curriculum Vitae, Academic and Professional Certificates, Testimonials, National Identity Card or Passport, and any other supporting documents. The positions applied for should be indicated on top of the envelope. Kakamega County residents will be required to indicate their Sub-County and Ward of origin.
Applications should be submitted to:
THE SECRETARY/CEO
COUNTY PUBLIC SERVICE BOARD
P.O. BOX 458-50100
KAKAMEGA
Hand delivered applications can be submitted at the County Public Service Board’s Reception located at Former Provincial Headquarters, Block ‘B’ 2nd Floor.
All applications should reach this office on or before 20th December, 2019
County Government of Kakamega is an equal opportunity employer. Female Candidates and Persons with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.
Only Shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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