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Massive Recruitment by KNH Othaya Annex

Kenyatta National Hospital Othaya Annex seeks to recruit dynamic, highly motivated, innovative and experienced individuals to fill the following vacant positions


Patient Porter
Job Purpose
An officer at this level will be responsible to the Assistant Chief Nurse and Catering Manager respectively, in the area of deployment for the welfare of patients.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Organizing and ferrying patients /food from one point to another.
  • Escorting stable patients to diagnostic service point (X-Ray, Laboratory etc)
  • Ensuring safety of patients / food while on transit.
  • Cleaning stretchers, wheelchairs / food portering equipment, and other tools of
    trade.
  • Safe keeping of stretchers and other equipment in storage bays.
  • Reporting any defects on tools of trade to the Administrative Officers in-charge.
  • Exchanging empty oxygen cylinders with full cylinders from oxygen plant.
  • Booking of patients for specific examination (CT Scan, Radiotherapy, X-Ray ETC). 
Qualification and Experience
  • Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education Mean Grade D+ (plus) or its equivalent qualification from a recognized institution.
  • Training in life saving skills support (Nurse Aid, First AI or Home Based Care).
  • Fulfilled the requirements of Chapter Six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya,2010

Cook

Job Purpose
  • The officer will be responsible to the Cateress in charge for provision of quality catering
    services.
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Food Preparation, Production and Services.
  • General cleanliness and hygiene maintenance.
  • Proper use of equipment and reporting of any defective equipment.
  • Maintaining of equipment inventory in the section on daily basis.
  • Supervisory roles for cooks.
  • Adherence of Standard Recipes and Sops.
Qualification and Experience
  • Craft Certificate in Food and Beverage Production Sales and Service or its
    equivalent from a recognised institution.
  • Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) mean grade D+ plain or its
    equivalent from a recognised institution.
  • At least two (2) years experience a cook.
  • Certificate in Computer Application
  • Fulfilling Chapter six (6) of the Constitution Kenya, 2010.

Farewell Home Assistant
Job Purpose
An officer at this level will be responsible for the Senior Farewell Home Attendant in provision of farewell home services in the Hospital.
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Collecting bodies from wards;
  • Admitting bodies at the Farewell Home;
  • Documenting and recording of Data;
  • Identifying bodies for medico-legal cases;
  • Preparing bodies for burial including embalming;
  • Cleaning and dressing of bodies;
  • Cleaning equipment and instruments used in the Farewell Home; and
  • Helping relatives in the identification of unknown bodies.
Qualification and Experience
  • Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education Mean Grade D (plain) or any other equivalent qualification from a recognized institution.
  • Certificate in Mortician course or its equivalent lasting not less than six (6) months from a recognized institution.
  • Proficiency in computer application.
  • Fulfilled the requirements of Chapter Six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya, 2010.

Sonographer
Job Purpose
The officer will be responsible to the Senior Radiographer for the effective provision of
quality radiography services in the Hospital.
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Provide quality ultrasound services to assist in diagnosis of patients’ conditions
  • Review and analyzing reports for Physicians while observing quality standards
  • Perform high quality x-rays and ultrasound examinations for diagnostic purposes
  • Take care of the equipment in the unit
Qualification and Personal Specification
  • Higher Diploma in Medical Imaging Sciences (Ultrasound Option) or its equivalent from a recognised institution.
  • Diploma in Medical Imaging Sciences or its equivalent from a recognised institution.
  • Registration with Society of Radiographers in Kenya (SORK)
  • Valid Practicing licence from Radiation Protection Body.
  • Proficiency in Computer applications.
  • Fulfilling Chapter six (6) of the Constitution Kenya, 2010.

Radiographer
Job Purpose
  • The officer will be responsible to the Senior Radiographer for the effective provision of
    quality radiography services in the Hospital.
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Providing radiographic services to patients.
  • Processing, verifying and maintaining information relating to patients.
  • Ensuring supply of radiographic and photographic equipment’s.
  • Preparing medical examination rooms for patients.
  • Positioning patients for imaging.
Qualification and Personal Specification
  • Degree in Diagnostic or Therapeutic Radiography or Diploma in Diagnostic or Therapeutic Radiography or its equivalent from a recognised institution.
  • Registration with Society of Radiographers in Kenya (SORK)
  • Valid Practicing licence from Radiation Protection Body.
  • Proficiency in Computer applications.
  • Fulfilling Chapter six (6) of the Constitution Kenya, 2010.

Pharmaceutical Technologist
Job Purpose
The officer will be responsible to the Senior Pharmaceutical Technologist for provision
of quality pharmaceutical services in the Hospital.
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Receiving, interpreting, and processing prescriptions;
  • Promoting rational drug/medicine use;
  • Preparing and submitting reports;
  • Providing health education on rational use of drugs/medicine;
  • Receiving complaints and documenting/reporting adverse drug reactions;and
  • Receiving and documenting/reporting poor quality medicine.
Qualification and Experience
  • Diploma in Clinical Pharmacy or its equivalent approved by the Pharmacy and Poisons Board.
  • Certificate of registration awarded by the Pharmacy and Poisons Board(PPB).
  • Valid practicing license from the Pharmacy and Poisons Board(PPB).
  • Proficiency in computer applications.
  • Fulfilled the requirement of Chapter Six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya,2010

ICT officer
Job Purpose
The officer shall be responsible to the Senior ICT Officer for effective provision of Quality Information Technology services in the Hospital.
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Assisting in managing and servicing Computer Hardware, Printers, Copiers, Network devices, power systems and other electronic equipment.
  • Analyzing, designing, coding, testing, implementing computer programs
  • Providing user support and maintaining support systems.
  • Training of users
  • Repairing and maintaining of Information Communication Technology, equipment and associated peripherals.
  • Receiving, installing and certifying of communication technology equipment.
  • Configuring of new Information Communication Technology equipments
  • Installing, configuring, and maintaining a variety of computer equipment including computer terminals, printers, modems, personal computers and data communications equipment.
  • Testing equipment using diagnostic and application software before releasing to users. Make routine repairs and adjustments and report malfunctions.
Personal Specification
  • Bachelors in any of the following fields: Computer Science, Information Technology, Computer Engineering/ Electronics or any other ICT related
    discipline from a recognized institution.
  • Proven proficiency in Creation of site layout/user interface from provided design
    concepts by using standard HTML/CSS practices.
  • Fulfilling Chapter six (6) of the Constitution Kenya, 2010.

Dental Technologist
Job Purpose
This is the entry grade for diploma holders. An officer at this level will work under the supervision of a Senior Dental Technologist.
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Assessing patients’ needs;
  • Verifying and maintaining information relating to patients;
  • Pouring plastic and stone models of dental prosthetics.
  • Repairing and/or relining existing full and/or partial dentures.
  • Arranging and clasping teeth for new wire or cast chrome partials.
  • Assisting in banding wire for clasping and making soldered rests for partial dentures.
  • Assisting in the construction of new dental appliances by selecting and setting up acrylic or porcelain teeth using dental wax, articulator, and
    various waxing instruments according to dentist’s prescription;
  • Recording bite relations on dental articulators.
  • Assisting in grinding, smoothing, and polishing dental prosthetics using finishing burrs and grinding equipment.

Qualification and experience
  • Diploma in Dental Technology or its equivalent qualification from a recognized institution.
  • Registration with the Professional/Regulatory body.
  • Evidence of knowledge and proficiency in computer applications.
  • Fulfilled the requirement of Chapter Six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya,2010.

Medical lab Technologist
Job Purpose
An officer at this level will be responsible to the Senior Medical Laboratory Technologist in the provision of laboratory services in the Hospital.
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Recruiting, preparing and screening of blood donors for transfusion services;
  • Performing blood grouping;
  • Storing blood products according to their requirements;
  • Screening for blood transfusion, infections, issuing blood and blood products to peripheral health facilities;
  • Preparing blood products;
  • Collecting and analyzing data;
  • Processing the specimen according to the specified standard operating procedures (SOP);
  • Supervising the disinfection, washing and sterilizing of apparatus;
  • Mentoring and coaching trainees on practical attachment;
  • Receiving and scrutinizing laboratory requisition forms/specimens;
  • Preparing clients for collection of specimens;
  • Receiving, collecting, labeling and registering specimens;
  • Transferring specimens to specific sections for processing and analysis;
  • Preparing reagents;
  • Examining specimens;
  • Writing and recording of results;
  • Dispatching laboratory results for clinical management; and
  • Preparing stains.
Qualification and Experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Medical Laboratory Sciences in any of the following disciplines; Parasitology and Entomology, Clinical Chemistry, Medical BioChemistry, Haematology, Blood Transfusion Science, Virology, Bacteriology, Histopathology, Clinical Cytology, Immunology, Mycology and Epidemiology or Diploma in Medical Laboratory Sciences or equivalent qualification from an institution recognized by the Kenya Medical Laboratory Technicians and Technologists Board.
  • Registration Certificate issued by the Kenya Medical Laboratory Technicians and Technologists Board (KMLTTB).
  • Valid practicing license from Kenya Medical Laboratory Technicians and Technologists Board.
  • Proficiency in computer Applications.
  • Fulfilled with the requirements of Chapter Six (6) of The Constitution of Kenya

Dental Technologist
Job Purpose
This is the entry grade for diploma holders. An officer at this level will work under the supervision of a Senior Dental Technologist.
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Assessing patients’ needs;
  • Verifying and maintaining information relating to patients;
  • Pouring plastic and stone models of dental prosthetics.
  • Repairing and/or relining existing full and/or partial dentures.
  • Arranging and clasping teeth for new wire or cast chrome partials.
  • Assisting in banding wire for clasping and making soldered rests for partial dentures.
  • Assisting in the construction of new dental appliances by selecting and setting up acrylic or porcelain teeth using dental wax, articulator, and
    various waxing instruments according to dentist’s prescription;
  • Recording bite relations on dental articulators.
  • Assisting in grinding, smoothing, and polishing dental prosthetics using finishing burrs and grinding equipment.

Qualification and experience
  • Diploma in Dental Technology or its equivalent qualification from a recognized institution.
  • Registration with the Professional/Regulatory body.
  • Evidence of knowledge and proficiency in computer applications.
  • Fulfilled the requirement of Chapter Six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya,2010.

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