Radiation Oncologist Job in Kenya

Ref. V/FT/26/2024 (5 Positions)

Job Purpose:

The Radiation Oncologist job exists to provide comprehensive care to cancer patients by using radiation therapy to treat tumors and manage symptoms, ensuring accurate treatment planning, delivery, and follow-up care.

Duties and Responsibilities

Diagnosing cancer and determining the stage and extent of the disease;

Developing treatment plans for cancer patients using radiation therapy techniques such as external beam radiation and brachytherapy;

Collaborating with other healthcare professionals, including medical physicists, radiation therapists and oncology nurses, to ensure comprehensive patient care;

Monitoring patients’ progress during treatment, adjusting treatment plans as necessary, and managing any side effects or complications;

Educating patients and their families about their diagnosis, treatment options, and potential outcomes;

Ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements, quality assurance standards, and safety protocols related to radiation therapy;

Participating in clinical trials and staying updated on the latest research and advancements in radiation oncology to improve treatment outcomes and patient care;

Mentor junior medical staff;

Any other duty that may be assigned from time to time.

Qualifications and Requirements

Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery from an institution recognized by the Kenya Medical Practitioners’ and Dentists’ Council.

A Masters degree in Medicine in Radiation Oncology or equivalent from an institution recognized by the Kenya Medical Practitioners’ and Dentists’ Council.

At least one (1) year work experience in Radiation Oncology.

Registration with the Kenya Medical Practitioners’ and Dentists’ Council.

Retention in the Kenya Medical Practitioners’ and Dentists’ Council register.

Valid Practice License as a specialist from the Kenya Medical Practitioners’ and Dentists’ Council.

Professional Insurance Indemnity Cover.

Proficiency in computer applications.

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

Key Competencies & Attributes

Precision-oriented: Pays meticulous attention to detail in treatment planning, dosage calculations, and radiation delivery techniques, ensuring accuracy and precision in targeting cancer cells while minimizing damage to surrounding healthy tissues.

Empathy and Compassion: Demonstrates genuine care and understanding toward cancer patients and their families, fostering trust and enhancing the overall patient experience.

Analytical Skills: Analyzes complex oncology cases, considers various treatment options, and devises innovative solutions to address unique patient needs and evolving medical challenges in cancer care.

Ethical Practice and Professional Integrity: Upholds high ethical standards, maintains patient confidentiality, and prioritizes patient welfare throughout the cancer treatment journey. Demonstrates honesty, transparency, and compassion in all interactions.

Teamwork and Collaboration: Works seamlessly within multidisciplinary teams, collaborating effectively with oncologists, surgeons, radiologists, nurses, and other healthcare professionals to ensure coordinated and comprehensive cancer care.

Effective Communication: Clearly communicates complex medical information related to cancer diagnosis, treatment options, prognosis, and supportive care to patients, their families, and colleagues, facilitating informed decision-making and understanding.

Leadership and Mentorship: Inspires and guides junior staff in the Oncology

Department, fostering a culture of excellence in oncology care. Shares expertise, encourages professional growth, and contributes to the development of future oncology professionals.

Resilience and Adaptability: Navigates high-pressure situations, unexpected treatment outcomes, and advancements in cancer research and therapies. Remains composed, flexible, and committed to patient-centered care while adapting to changing landscapes in the field of Oncology.

How To Apply

Interested and qualified persons to apply online via careers.kutrrh.go.ke 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