Medical Director Job in Kenya


Job Purpose

The Medical Director is responsible for providing strategic leadership and oversight in the areas of quality, finance, people, and culture within the medical department. This role requires strong leadership skills, medical expertise, and a focus on delivering exceptional healthcare services in line with organizational goals. The Medical Director will work closely with other department heads, healthcare providers, and administrative staff to ensure the highest standards of care and efficiency.

Main Duties And Responsibilities

Clinical Leadership

Patient Care Standards: Establish and maintain high standards of patient care and ensure that clinical practices align with current medical guidelines, best practices and Hospitals policies.

Medical Staff Leadership: Provide leadership and guidance to the medical staff, fostering a collaborative and professional environment.

Clinical Protocols: Develop and implement clinical protocols, pathways and policies to enhance patient outcomes and operational efficiency.

Quality Assurance and Improvement

Quality Metrics: Monitor and evaluate key performance indicators related to quality of patient care and patient safety.

Continuous Improvement: Lead initiatives for continuous quality improvement, including MAC committee, morbidity and mortality reviews, root cause analysis and performance improvement plans.

Accreditation and Compliance: Ensure compliance with all relevant healthcare regulations and standards such as Safecare and ISO.

Administrative Oversight

Budget Management: Collaborate with the finance department to develop and manage the Medical departments budget including staffing, equipment and supply costs.

Resource Allocation: Oversee the allocation of medical resources to ensure optimal utilization and efficiency.

Medical Records: Ensure that accurate and complete medical records are maintained, complying with legal and hospital requirements.

Strategic Planning

Healthcare Services Development: Identify and develop new healthcare services and programs that meet the needs of the community and align with the Hospitals strategic goals.

Long- term planning: Participate in long term strategic planning to enhance the hospitals growth and sustainability.

Market Analysis: Conduct market analysis to understand trends, competitors

Staff Management and Development

Recruitment and Retention: Oversee the recruitment, retention and professional development of medical staff, ensuring a high caliber of clinical talent.

Training Programs: Develop and implement training and continuous education programs to ensure medical staff competency and growth.

Performance Evaluation: Conduct regular performance evaluations for medical staff, providing constructive feedback and setting performance goals.

Patient and community Engagement

Patient Experience: Work to improve the overall patient experience, addressing patient concerns and fostering a patient centered care environment.

Community Outreach: Engage with the community to promote public health initiatives, education and preventive care programs.

Stakeholder Communication: Communicate effectively with internal and external stakeholders, including patients, families, staff and the broader community.

Regulatory and Legal Compliance

Regulatory Adherence: Ensuring all clinical operations comply with government mandated healthcare policies and ethical standards.

Risk Management: Oversee risk management programs to programs to identify and mitigate potential legal and clinical risks.

Technology and Innovation

Health Information Systems: Oversee the implementation and utilization of health information systems (e.g Electronic Health Records) to improve patient care and operational efficiency.

Innovation: Foster a culture of innovation, encouraging the adoption of new technologies and practices that can enhance patient care and operational performance.

Collaboration and Networking

Interdepartmental collaboration: Foster effective collaboration between medical departments and other organizational units to ensure cohesive and integrated patient care.

External Partnerships: Develop and maintain partnerships with other healthcare providers, academic institutions and professional organizations to enhance service offering and professional development opportunities. 

Minimum Requirements

Med from a recognized institution.

Must be registered/licensed by the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Council.

Specialist Recognition by the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Council.

BLS and ACLS certification

10+ years of clinical experience

3 years’ experience in a leadership role managing a team.

Core Competencies

Strategic thinking and problem-solving abilities

Superior Interpersonal and organizational skills

Excellent communication and presentation skills

High degree of professionalism and ethics

Clinical risk management experience

How To Apply

If your background, experience and competence match the above specifications, please send us your application (cover letter & CV/Resume) quoting the job title on the email subject (Medical Director), your current and expected remuneration, testimonials and full contact details of 3 referees, to

The application should be received not later than 5.00 pm on 23rd July 2024. We shall ONLY accept ONLINE applications. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis. Due to the high number of applications, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.