Medical Officer Job in Kenya

Ref. V/FT/30/2024 (200 Positions)

Job Purpose:

The Medical Officer is responsible for providing diagnostic, curative, rehabilitative and preventive health care services to patients under their care to whom they are entrusted to provide quality health care services.

Reviewing patients and instructing in writing all the recommendations;

Conducting weekly clinic and theatre days;

Duties and Responsibilities

Undertaking “first-on-call” duties including clerking, investigating and managing patients;

Performing emergency surgeries;

Working with Medical Specialists in wards, theatres and clinics;

Undertaking medico-legal duties including filling of P.3 forms, court attendance and performing postmortems;

Undertaking medical examinations;

Training and supervising Medical Officers (Interns) and other students;

Carrying out outreach services;

Ensuring data and information is collected, transmitted and utilized to benefit the customer and service provider;

Preparing medical reports;

Adhere to ethical and legal standards in patient care, documentation, and communication;

Any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.

Qualifications and Requirements

Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB) degree from an institution recognized by the Kenya Medical Practitioners’ and Dentist Council.

Completed one (1) year medical internship.

Registration Certificate by the Kenya Medical Practitioners’ and Dentists’ Council.

Valid practicing license from Kenya Medical Practitioners’ and Dentists’ Council.

Must possess a professional indemnity cover.

Possesses a deep understanding of medical theories, principles, and practices, demonstrating comprehensive medical knowledge.

Exhibits proficiency in conducting various medical examinations, performing

procedures, and interpreting diagnostic tests with precision and accuracy.

Proficiency in computer applications.

Fulfilled the requirements of Chapter Six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya, 2010.

Key Competencies and Attributes

Empathy and Compassion: Demonstrates genuine care and understanding toward patients and their families. Fosters trust and enhances the overall patient experience.

Critical Thinking and Problem-Solving: Analyzes complex cases, considers multiple factors, and devises innovative solutions. Adapts to unique patient needs and evolving medical challenges.

Ethical Practice and Professional Integrity: Upholds ethical standards, maintaining patient confidentiality and prioritizing patient welfare. Demonstrates honesty and transparency in all interactions.

Teamwork and Collaboration: Works seamlessly within multidisciplinary teams, collaborating with other healthcare professionals.

Effective Communication: Clearly communicates complex medical information to patients, colleagues, and families.

Resilience and Adaptability: Navigates high-pressure situations, unexpected outcomes, and evolving medical landscapes. Remains composed, flexible, and committed to patient-centered care.

How To Apply

Interested and qualified persons to apply online via by uploading an Application Letter, Curriculum Vitae and Filled Application Form and Practice License. Clearly indicate Job Reference No. i.e. JOB APPLICATION – [JOB/CADRE REFERENCE NUMBER] as the subject of your application.

For all physical applications, please indicate the subject as follows: JOB APPLICATION – [JOB REFERENCE NUMBER]. Please note that you have to attach the Application Form, Application Letter, Curriculum Vitae and Practicing License and ONLY apply to the address below:

The Chief Executive Officer

Kenyatta University Teaching, Referral & Research Hospital

P.O. Box 7674 – 00100 GPO Nairobi Kenya

The deadline for the receipt of all applications is 2nd April 2024. 

KUTRRH is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Please note:

Kenyatta University Teaching, Referral, and Research Hospital does not charge any fees for application.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Successful candidate (s) will be required to submit the documents listed below to comply with the requirements of Chapter Six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya, 2010:

Certificate of good conduct from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations

Clearance Certificate from the Higher Education Loans Board (for university graduates only)

Tax Compliance Certificate from the KRA

Clearance from Ethics & Anti-Corruption Commission

A report from an approved Credit Reference Bureau