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Massive Recruitment by the Government of Kenya – Over 50 Positions in KNH

The Kenyatta National Hospital Management invites applications from qualified candidates for the following position:



Medical Specialist 1 - Radiology
Job Group K3 
1 Post
 
The Medical Specialist I will be responsible to the Chief Medical Specialist / Head of the respective Departments and will be expected to take full responsibility for patients under his/her care.
 
Key Responsibilities
·                     Performing clinical procedures and making decisions on patients’ management in the area of specialization.
·                     Conducting regular Ward Rounds.
·                     Responding to consultations from other clinical specialties.
·                     Conducting specialist out-patient clinics.
·                     Participating in assessment of patients as may be required by the Hospital Management.
·                     Participating in research, teaching, training and supervising the performance of both medical and non-medical staff as well as post-graduate students.
·                     Participating in preparation of annual budgets for the department.
·                     Participate in Administrative activities of the department.
Qualifications and Experience
·                     Masters Degree in Medicine (MMed) in any of the above specialties from the University of Nairobi or any other recognized University.
·                     At least one sub-specialization.
·                     Proven experience of not less than three (3) years at the level of Medical Specialist II.
·                     Specialist Recognition and retention Certificate from the Medical Practitioners and Dentist Board of Kenya.
·                     Evidence of research and at least two (2) professional publications in reputable local or international journals on particular scientific findings/practices in the relevant field.

Senior Assistant Director, Corporate Support
Job Group K2 
1 Post
 
The Senior Assistant Director, Corporate Support Services will be responsible to the Deputy Director (Administration & Finance) for the overall development, documentation, and administration and implementation Hospital strategies.

Key Responsibilities
·                     Provide the needed transformational leadership of the division to cope with citizens expectations in line with the Constitution of Kenya.
·                     Provide administrative direction to the heads of department.
·                     Ensure provision of high standard of quality service to the internal and external client.
·                     Ensure prudent management of resources for the achievement of the division’s mandate and strategic objectives.
·                     Coordinate the preparation of budgets for the division while ensuring proper utilization of allocated funds.
·                     Prepare periodic reports on the operations of the Division as required by the management.
Qualifications
·                     Masters in Business Administration or Masters of Science in a business related field from a recognized institution.
·                     Bachelor’s degree in Business related field from a recognized institution.
·                     Proven experience for not less six (6) years at Management level and three (3) years at Senior Management level in a large organization.
·                     Demonstrated outstanding professional competence, ability and integrity as reflected in work performance and results.

Planning Manager
Job Group K3 
1 Post
 
The Planning Manager will be responsible to the Senior Assistant Director, Corporate Support Services for the overall development, documentation, administration and implementation of strategies in the Hospital.
 
Key Responsibilities
·                     Setting performance targets and ensuring that they are achieved.
·                     Provision of professional advice to the Hospital Management on all matters related to planning.
·                     Co-ordination of all hospital projects, Performance Contracting activities & Carrying out of specific surveys as may be required in the Hospital.
·                     Development of project proposals for funding
·                     Preparation of Hospital monthly/annual reports and expenditure estimates and ensuring proper utilization of funds allocated to the Department.
·                     Coordinating quality assurance activities in the Department.
Qualifications
·                     Masters Degree in Economics, Statistics Health planning or their equivalent qualifications from a recognized university.
·                     Degree in Economics, Statistics Health planning or their equivalent qualifications from a recognized university.
·                     Proven experience for not less three (3) years at the level of Deputy Planning Manager or its equivalent in a large organization.
·                     Demonstrated outstanding professional competence, ability and integrity as reflected in work performance and results.

Medical Specialist II

Job Group K4
·                     Medicine (RIDD) (2 Posts),
Paediatrics (3 Posts), 
·                     Pathology (2 Posts),
·                     Neurology (1 Post) &
·                     Anaesthesia (1 Post)
The Medical Specialist II/I will be responsible to the Chief Medical Specialist / Head of Department and will be expected to take full responsibility for patients under his/her care.

Key Responsibilities
·                     Performing clinical procedures and making decisions on patients’ management in the area of specialization.
·                     Conducting regular Ward Rounds.
·                     Responding to consultations from other clinical specialties.
·                     Conducting specialist out-patient clinics.
·                     Participating in assessment of patients as may be required by the Hospital Management.
·                     Participating in research, teaching, training and supervising the performance of both medical and non-medical staff as well as post-graduate students.
·                     Participating in preparation of annual budgets for the department.
·                     Participate in Administrative activities of the department.
·                     Participate in delivery of hospital strategic plan and performance contract.
Qualifications
·                     Masters Degree in Medicine (MMed) / Paediatrics / pathology  /neurology / anaesthesia from the University of Nairobi or any other recognized University.
·                     Must have retention Certificate from the Medical Practitioners and Dentist Board of Kenya.
·                     Evidence of research and at least two (2) professional publications in reputable local or international journals on particular scientific findings / practices in the relevant field.
·                     Computer literate.

Medical Officer I
Job Group K6 
22 Posts

The Medical Officer will be responsible to the Head of unit / Department deployed and will be expected to take full responsibility of patients under his care. 

This is a full time engagement and it will be on a three year renewal contract based on performance.
 
Key Responsibilities
·                     Provision of quality emergency and ongoing medical care.
·                     Provision of formal and informal training to other health personnel.
·                     Carrying out and implementing research projects in collaboration with Medical Specialists.
·                     Participating in management of supplies and resources at the Accident and Emergency department.
·                     Participate in delivery of hospital strategic plan and performance contract.
Qualifications and Experience
·                     Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (M.Bch.B) degree from a recognized university.
·                     One year (1) post internship.
·                     A current practicing license from the Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board (Kenya).
·                     A current retention on certificate by Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board (Kenya).
·                     Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) will be an added advantage.

Chief Radiographer
Job Group K4 
1 Post

The Chief Radiographer will be responsible to the Assistant Director, Radiology for effective provision of quality radiography services in the Hospital.

Key Responsibilities
·                     Headship of imaging services
·                     Implement policies and regulations on medical imaging services in the hospital.
·                     Ensuring safety of Radiography equipments in the department.
·                     Ensuring safe custody of radiographic and photographic supplies in the hospital
·                     Preparation of the annual budget for the unit and ensuring proper utilization of allocation funds.
·                     Supervision of junior and/or students on attachment in the department.
Qualifications and Experience
·                     Higher Diploma in Diagnostic Radiology or equivalent from a recognized institution.
·                     Diploma in Diagnostic Radiography or equivalent from a recognized institution.
·                     Proven experience of not less three (3) years at the level of Assistant Chief Radiographer or an equivalent position in large organization.
·                     Must be a member of a professional body (Society of Radiography).
·                     Radiation Protection Board license.
·                     Degree in Radiography would be an added advantage.

Laundry Manager
Job Group K5 
1 Post

The Laundry Manager will be responsible to the SAD, Technical Services for the management, co-ordination and control of the laundry and tailoring services in the Hospital.
 
Key Responsibilities
·                     Establishing and maintaining procedures and standards to ensure high quality laundry and tailoring services.
·                     Ensuring receipts, cleaning, distribution and safe storage of linen and garments.
·                     Ensuring compliance to regulatory/statutory regulations by all staff.
·                     Ensuring proper functioning and maintenance of all laundry machines and other equipment in the unit.
·                     Preparation of the annual budget for the unit and ensuring proper utilization of allocation funds.
·                     Overseeing the Inspection of fabrics, mending and fabrication of specialized items.
·                     Preparation of reports on operations of the Unit.
·                     Effective supervision, training and development of staff in the Unit.
Qualifications and Experience
·                     Bachelor’s degree in either Hotel and catering Management or Hotel and Hospitality management or its equivalent qualification from a recognized institution.
·                     Attended senior Management course or a Management course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution.
·                     Proven experience of not less than five (5) years managing laundry services at a senior level in a large organization, preferably a health institution.
·                     Training in Laundry and housekeeping is an added advantage.
·                     Skills in the operation of laundry machinery and equipment and in the use of soaps, bleaches and washing solutions.
·                     Computer literate.

Deputy Quality Assurance Manager
Job Group K5 
1 Post
 
The Deputy Quality Assurance Manager will be responsible to the Quality Assurance Manager for the implementation of quality assurance programmes and ensuring that quality systems are maintained in accordance with the ISO 9001:2008 Standards.

Key Responsibilities
·                     Planning and organizing programmes to ensure delivery of quality services in the Hospital.
·                     Participating in preparation of annual budget for the department and ensuring proper utilization of allocated funds.
·                     Preparation of reports on quality related matters and activities in the Hospital.
·                     Participating in quality assurance research activities.
·                     Effective supervision, training and development of staff.
·                     Assist in the development, implementation plus verification effectiveness of quality systems affecting all aspects of Hospital operations.
·                     Responsible for reviewing & analyzing data, in order to recognize trends as well as opportunities for improvement/corrective action, by using process capability other statistical or quality tools.
Qualifications and Experience
·                     Masters degree in Public Health or Health management or its equivalent.
·                     Proven experience of at least three (3) years in a managerial position in a large organization.
·                     Degree or post graduate certificate in Quality Assurance will be an added advantage.
·                     At least two (2) years experience as lead Auditor of quality management systems.
·                     Computer literate.

Senior Planning Officer
Job Group K5 
1 Post

The Senior Planning Officer will be responsible to the Deputy Planning Manager for Planning for the overall development, documentation, administration and implementation of strategies in the Hospital.

Key Responsibilities
·                     Provision of professional advice to the Hospital Management on all matters related to planning.
·                     Co-ordination of all hospital projects, Performance Contracting activities & Carrying out of specific surveys as may be required in the Hospital.
·                     Development of project proposals for funding.
·                     Preparation of Hospital monthly/annual reports and expenditure estimates and ensuring proper utilization of funds allocated to the Department.
·                     Coordinating quality assurance activities in the Department.
Qualifications
·                     Masters degree in Economics/Statistics, Health Economics or equivalent post graduate qualification from a recognized university.
·                     Proven experience of not less three (3) years at the level of Senior Economist II/Senior Statistician II (Senior Planning Officer II) or equivalent position in a large organization.
·                     A proficient working knowledge of MS office and other software i.e SPSS, STATA.
·                     Proven experience in health planning and a working knowledge of the Balanced Scorecard will be an added advantage.
·                     Demonstrated outstanding professional competence, ability and integrity as reflected in work performance and results.

Chief Supply Chain Management Officer I
Job Group K5
1 Post

The Chief Supplies Chain Management Officer I will be responsible to the Supplies Chain Manager for ensuring timely availability of required materials, goods and services at the most competitive value and terms and stores management.

Key Responsibilities
·                     Purchasing and stores management.
·                     Preparation and implementation of procurement and disposal plans
·                     Supervision and appraisal of staff in areas of operation.
·                     Preparation of periodic reports to management
·                     Enforcement of regulations procedure, and policies in supply chain function.
·                     Planning and coordinating the procurement/ stock control and /or warehousing functions
·                     Preparing of expenditure estimates
·                     Review and updating of existing procurement regulations.
·                     Advising on appropriate stock levels, defects and obsolescence.
Qualifications and Experience
·                     A University degree in Economics, Commerce or Supply Chain Management.
·                     Possession of graduate diploma in supplies management form chartered institute of purchasing and supplies (CIPS).
·                     At least three (3) years experience at a management level in a large organization
·                     Must be a registered members of a recognized body e.g KISM or MCIPS
·                     Must be conversant be conversant with Public Procurement and Disposal Act and /or regulations
·                     Masters degree in procurement or supply chain Management or its equivalent will be added advantage.

Deputy Chief Medical Social Worker
Job Group K5 
1 Post

The Deputy Chief Medical Social Worker will be responsible to the Assistant Director (Medical Services) for the overall development, documentation, administration and implementation of strategies in the Department.

Key Responsibilities
·                     Co-ordinate policy on psychosocial programmes in the hospital and community.
·                     Provision of professional advice to the Hospital Management on all matters related to government policies on rehabilitation and treatment of patients.
·                     Co-ordinate social work activities in the wards and clinics.
·                     Place abandoned patients through networking with other social support agencies.
·                     Preparation of the annual budget for the unit and ensuring proper utilization of allocation funds.
·                     Plan and organize post care support.
Qualifications and Experience
·                     Bachelor’s degree in sociology from a recognized University.
·                     Proven experience for not less three (3) years at the level of Assistant Chief Medical Social Worker or its equivalent in a large organization.
·                     Proficiency in computer packages.
·                     A Masters degree in Social work or related field will be n added advantage

Deputy Chief Therapy Radiographer
Job Group K5
1 Post

The Deputy Chief Therapy Radiographer will be responsible to the Chief Therapy Radiographer for effective provision of quality therapy radiography services in the Hospital.
 
Key Responsibilities
·                     Processing, verifying and maintaining information related to patients.
·                     Take charge of radiation medicine, equipment and accessories.
·                     Maintaining and evaluating radiation safety in the radiotherapy treatment, Simulation and nuclear medicine rooms.
·                     Radiotherapy treatment, simulation and treatment planning for patients.

Qualifications and Experience
·                     Bachelor’s degree in Therapy Radiography from a recognized University
·                     Proven experience of not less three (3) years at the level of Assistant Chief Therapy radiographer and has demonstrated competency in the management of Radiation Therapy services for at least three (3) years or an equivalent post in a Radiation Oncology Establishment.
·                     Must be a member of a relevant professional body (Society of Radiography).
·                     A Masters degree in Therapy Radiography will be an added advantage.

Biomedical Technologist III
Job Group K10 
1 Post
 
The Biomedical Technologist III will be responsible to the Assistant Chief Engineer (Biomedical) for the co-ordination of all biomedical services.
 
Key Responsibilities
·                     Preparation and implementation of planned preventive maintenance programmes.
·                     Repair of all medical equipment.
·                     Advising on technical aspects relating to biomedical equipment.
·                     Preparing reports on operations of the Unit.
·                     Implementation of policy and quality assurance standards.

Qualifications and Experience
·                     Diploma in Medical Engineering Technology from a recognised institution.
·                     Proven experience of at least three (3) years at the level of Medical Engineering Technologist or equivalent position in a large organisation.
·                     Evidence of practical experience in spare parts procurement procedures.
·                     Computer literate.
·                     A degree in Biomedical engineering or its equivalent will be an added advantage

Chief Information Communications Technology II (ICT)
Job Group K6
 
The Chief Information Communications Technology I (ICT) will be responsible to the Manager, Information Communications Technology for the overall development, documentation, administration, implementation and maintenance of ICT installations and strategies in the Hospital.

Key Responsibilities
·                     Planning, monitoring and evaluating ICT program activities.
·                     Developing of ICT strategies and goals and ensuring they are achieved.
·                     Management of database applications and website development.
·                     Installation and maintenance of networks, communications and technology.
·                     Preparation of ICT budget and reports on the operation of the Unit.
·                     Ensuring that ICT projects are completed within the planned time and budget.
·                     Liaising with users to ensure information processing needs are met.
·                     Ensuring that procedures and standards are adhered to.
Qualifications
·                     Masters degree in Computer Science or any other ICT related discipline from a recognized institution.
·                     Professional certificate in at least one of the following areas:-
·                     Microsoft Certified Engineering & Microsoft Certified Professional
·                     Database Administration
·                     Systems Development
·                     Proven working experience of at least three (3) years at a senior level in a large organization.
·                     Demonstrated professional ability, initiative and competence in organizing and directing work.

Chief Security & Safety Services Officer
Job Group K6 
1 Post 

The Chief Security and Safety Services Officer will be responsible to the Security and Safety Services Manager, for the overall deployment, Documentation, Administration and Implementation of Security Strategies in the Hospital. 

Key Responsibilities
·                     Implementation of Hospital Security Policy, standards, guidelines and procedures.
·                     Update departmental emergence procedures and contingency planning;
·                     Coordinate implementation of security surveys and threat assessment
·                     Facilitate corporate Security investigations
·                     Coaching and mentorship of staff
·                     Ensuring security of buildings, plants, equipment, work environment and patients.
·                     Sensitize staff on workplace security and safety.
·                     Implement departmental disciplinary procedures.
Qualifications
·                     Higher Diploma in Criminology, Security Management or related Field and/or
·                     Diploma in Criminology, Security Management or related Field with Five years experience as a Security and Safety Services Officer in the Hospital
·                     They must have shown proven Security Management skills.
·                     Must be of high Integrity and Ethical Conduct.
·                     Must have ability to supervise staff and organize routine security checks.
·                     Must have Crime Detection, Investigation and Report writing skills.
·                     Must possess relevant Computer Skills, good Communication and Supervisory Skills.
·                     Proven service as a Superintendent of Police in the Kenya Police or in the rank of a Major in the Kenya Defence Forces and a certificate in Health Systems Management or relevant field will be an added advantages.
·                     Must be physically and mentally fit.
·                     Must possess a current Certificate of Good Conduct from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations within six months of the date of job application.

Senior Superintendent (Buildings)
Job Group K7
1 Post
 
The Senior Superintendent (Buildings) will be responsible to the Hospital Engineer for the planning and implementation of building works.

Key Responsibilities
·                     Estimating costs of repairs.
·                     Monitoring and supervision of work in progress on site.
·                     Participating in the preparation of monthly progress returns on expenditure.
·                     Ensuring that proper specifications and standards are maintained.
·                     Supervising any repairs, maintenance and/or alterations being carried out on existing buildings.
·                     Auditing of quantities of materials required for the job.
·                     Effective supervision, training and development of staff.

Qualifications and Experience
·                     Higher Diploma in Building and Civil Engineering from Kenya National Examinations Council or other approved equivalent qualification.
·                     Proven experience of at least three (3) years at the level of Superintendent I (Buildings) or its equivalent in a large organization.
·                     Candidates who have the Ordinary National Diploma in Building and Civil Engineering from the Kenya National Examination Council or other approved equivalent qualifications and have served for at least six (6) years in the grade of Superintendent (Buildings), and have shown merit and ability in work performance will also be considered.
·                     Training in Project/Contract Management.
·                     Registration with relevant professional body.
·                     Computer literate

Senior Superintendent (Buildings)
Job Group K7
1 Post
 
The Senior Superintendent (Buildings) will be responsible to the Hospital Engineer for the planning and implementation of building works.

Key Responsibilities
·                     Estimating costs of repairs.
·                     Monitoring and supervision of work in progress on site.
·                     Participating in the preparation of monthly progress returns on expenditure.
·                     Ensuring that proper specifications and standards are maintained.
·                     Supervising any repairs, maintenance and/or alterations being carried out on existing buildings.
·                     Auditing of quantities of materials required for the job.
·                     Effective supervision, training and development of staff.

Qualifications and Experience
·                     Higher Diploma in Building and Civil Engineering from Kenya National Examinations Council or other approved equivalent qualification.
·                     Proven experience of at least three (3) years at the level of Superintendent I (Buildings) or its equivalent in a large organization.
·                     Candidates who have the Ordinary National Diploma in Building and Civil Engineering from the Kenya National Examination Council or other approved equivalent qualifications and have served for at least six (6) years in the grade of Superintendent (Buildings), and have shown merit and ability in work performance will also be considered.
·                     Training in Project/Contract Management.
·                     Registration with relevant professional body.
·                     Computer literate

Orthopaedic Technologist III
Job Group K 10
1 Post
 
The Orthopaedic Technologist III will be responsible to the Senior Orthopaedic Technologist for the efficient delivery of support services in Orthopaedics.
 
Key Tasks and Responsibilities
·                     Participating, planning and coordinating of the Orthopaedic services.
·                     Ensuring proper utilization of materials, supplies and equipment.
·                     Participating in assessing, measuring, making and fitting of Orthopaedic appliances.
Qualifications and Experience
·                     Diploma in Orthopaedic Technology from a recognized institution.
·                     Registration with a professional body
·                     At least three (3) years in a large organization, preferably in a health-related organization or public service.
Dental Technologist III
Job Group K10 
1 Post
 
The Dental Technologists III will be responsible to the Senior Dental Technologist for the management of dentistry support services.
 
Key Tasks and Responsibilities
·                     Planning, supervising and co-ordinating dentistry services.
·                     Allocating duties and distributing staff to various sections.
·                     Ensuring availability of supplies and equipment for the unit.
·                     Participating in the making of dental appliances.
·                     Participating in research and teaching of students.
Qualifications and Experience
·                     Diploma in Dental Technology from a recognized institution.
·                     Registration with a professional body.
·                     At least three (3) years in a large organization, preferably in a health-related organization or public service.
Pharmaceutical Technologist III
Job Group K10 
1 Post
 
The Pharmaceutical Technologist III/II will be responsible to the Senior Pharmaceutical Technologist for the efficient delivery of Pharmaceutical services. 

Specific duties will include:

Key Tasks and Responsibilities
·                     Participating in the compounding and dispensing of medicine to patients in a satellite pharmacy.
·                     Ensuring proper utilization of supplies and equipment.
·                     Ensuring safety of drugs to staff and patients.
·                     Participating in research and teaching of students.
·                     Effective supervision, training and development of staff.
Qualifications and Experience
·                     Diploma in Pharmaceutical Technology.
·                     Registration with the Pharmacy and Poisons’ Board.
·                     At least three (3) years in a NHIF – accredited health organization.
·                     A Higher Diploma in Pharmacy will be an added advantage.

Supplies Chain Officer II
Job Goup K9 
3 Posts

The Supplies Chain Officer II will be responsible to the Senior Supplies Officer.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities
·                     Ensuring efficient management of supplies to the user departments.
·                     Participating in the preparation of supplies expenditure estimates.
·                     Coordinate and participate in issuing and receiving stores.
·                     Supervision of junior and/or students on attachment in the department.
Qualifications and Experience
·                     Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education mean grade C- with a minimum of C- in Mathematics and English or Kiswahili or its equivalent qualification from a recognized institution.
·                     Bachelor’s degree in Commerce, Economics or Business Administration or its equivalent.
·                     Proven experience of not less than three (3) years in Supplies Office in a large organization.
·                     Conversant with Computer based inventory system.
·                     Conversant with the Public Procurement and Disposal Act and other statutory regulations relating to Public Procurement.


Candidate who do not possess a degree but are in possession of a Diploma in Supplies/Materials Management and have worked for at least five (5) years in Supplies Office and in addition meet the other requirements indicated above will also be considered.

How to Apply

All interested in these positions and meet the minimum requirements are requested to submit the Hospital application form (CLICK HERE
 
to download) with copies of certificates on or before 14th August 2015 to the address below:

The Chief Executive Officer,
Kenyatta National Hospital,
P. O. Box 20723-00202
Nairobi


Kenyatta National Hospital is an equal opportunity employer and qualified candidates with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Please note only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

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