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Health Records & Information

This is the entry and training grade for this cadre. An officer at this level will work under the guidance of a senior officer and experienced officer.
o    Receiving and documenting patients at hospital reception
o    Registering and booking appointment for patients to clinics and consultants
o    Storing and retrieving medical records documents
o    Preparing clinics, updating bed beaeau, editing of patient case records and gathering from different sources.

o    Storing and retrieving medical records, balancing daily bed returns, creating and maintaining master index, updating patient master index
o    Directing patients to relevant clinics
o    Scheduling of patients to the consultants and specialty clinics
o    Assigning codes to disease and surgical procedures in Medicine
o    Preparing Health records and reports.
For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:-
o    Diploma in Health Records and Information Technology from a recognized institution
o    Certificate in computer application skills from a recognized institution
o    Association of Medical Records Officer —Kenya( AMRO-K) Certificate

Radiographer (5 Posts)
This will be the entry and training grade for Radiographers Cadre. An Officer at this level will work under the supervision and guidance of an experienced officer.
o    Providing radiographic services to the patients
o    Processing, verifying and maintaining information relating to patients
o    Ordering and maintaining records of radiographic supplies.
For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:-
o    Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education(KCSE) mean grade C (plain) with C plain in English/Kiswahili/BioIogicaI science or Physics/Physical Sciences and C- in Mathematics
o    Diploma in any of the following: -diagnostic Radiography/ Medical Imaging Science, Ultrasound, Computerized Tomography, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Mammography, Nuclear Medicine, Radiation Therapy and Digital Medical Imaging equipment or its equivalent from a recognized institution.

Nutrition & Dietetics Tech (4 Posts)
This is the entry and training grade into this cadre. Duties and responsibilities at this level will include:-
o    Implementing nutrition programmes
o    Providing nutrition services in Health Care facilities
o    Conducting nutrition assessments
o    Collecting and compiling nutrition data
o    Providing nutrition health education and demonstrations
o    Counseling of patients with specific nutritional needs
o    Monitoring preparation of therapeutic feeding programmes
o    Promoting maternal, infant and young children feeding programmes
o    Providing micronutrient supplementation
o    Diploma in community Nutrition, clinical nutrition or Nutrition and Dietetics from recognized institution.
o    Certificate in computer application skills from a recognized institution
o    Registration by the council of the Institute of nutritionists and Dietician (CIND)

Medical Social Worker
This will be the entry and training grade.
o    An officer at this level will be a member of Health team addressing the psychosocial effects as related to patients’ diagnosis, prognosis and future resettlement and counseling patients especially in cases associated with pandemic diseases, mental illness, HIV/AIDS, epilepsy.
o    KCSE mean grade C or its equivalent qualification
o    Diploma in any of the following social work, sociology, psychology, anthropology, mental Health or its equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution Personal qualities, core competences,

General Surgeon (4 Posts)

o    Be part of team of surgeons within Department of surgery and reporting to the Head of Department and Chief Officer.
o    Be involved in clinical management of patients including emergency care and procedures, elective procedures, outpatient clinics and inpatient management as per duty allocation/Roster
o    Provision of health services in various discipline in medicine and in the area of specialization.
o    Provision of professional guidance and training of doctors, dentists, and health personnel working under him to ensure maintenance of the highest standards of health care in the hospital.
o    Application of the principles and procedures of the modern medicine in preventing, Diagnosing, caring for and treating illness, injury using specialized testing, and diagnostic, medical and psychological techniques.
o    Supervision of the implementation of the care and treatment plans by other medical personnel. Conducting education and research activities
o    Ensure effective work planning, performance management and professional development. Setting of standards and ensuring they are enforced.
o    Ensure proper handling of patients, proper record keeping and detailed examinations,
o    Diagnosis, clerking and management of patient. Ensure proper procedure in referring patients
o    Have a Bachelor degree of medicine and bachelor of surgery (MB:Ch.B) or its equivalent from a recognized university.
o    Have a Master’s degree in the area of specialization General Surgery.
o    Be registered by the Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board.
o    Be registered as a consultant by the Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board.
o    Have obtained relevant and approved specialization/qualification in his/her field from recognized university.
o    Have demonstrated administrative capabilities and an acceptable degree of professional competence.
o    Have a comprehensive understanding of the clinical and /or surgical procedures, patient care procedures, medical protocols and testing procedures.
o    Have knowledge of the use of the modern technology in the area of specialization.
o    Have analytical ability to evaluate and determine health status of patient and implement proper care plan.
o    Must possess excellent interpersonal, decision making and problem solving skills.
o    Ability to handle stressful situations and work under pressure.
o    Be Team builder and a player.
o    Exhibit high level of integrity, honesty, leadership transparency and accountability in the performance of duties.


o    Undertaking general diagnosis, care, treatment and rehabilitation of patients
o    Carrying out specialized clinic care Providing clinical services to patients
o    Training, consulting and performing surgeries in various health facilities Carrying out forensic and medico-legal services
o    Coordinating disease surveillance, prevention and control Coordinating health education and promotion Implementing health projects and programmes Maintaining up to date health information systems Monitoring provision of health treatment and care Undertaking health research
o    Analyzing medical reports
o    Served as a Medical specialist-Pathology for a period of three (3) years
o    Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of surgery (M.B.Ch.B) degree from an institution recognized by Medical practitioner and Dentist Board
o    Master’s degree in Psychiatry, Orthopedic Surgery, Pathology or Radiology. Certificate of registration by the Medical practitioners and Dentist Board Certificate in Computer application skills from a recognized institution.
o    Demonstrated professional competence and managerial capability as reflected in work performance and results.


o    Participates with the Cytotechnologist in the preparation, examination and preliminary diagnosis of all cytologic specimens including bedside assistance at fine needle aspirations
o    Assists the Cytotechnologist on difficult cases and resolves day to day technical problems.
o    Researches, develops, verifies and evaluates new or modified procedures, techniques and equipment.
o    Schedules and records preventive maintenance for all instruments.
o    Make concentrated solutions of body secretions and to prepare slides with skill and accuracy. Make accurate observations and records of test results.
o    Perform research studies.
o    Write well organized and effective reports. Organize and maintain accurate records.
o    Direct the work of other staff
o    Possession of a valid License as a Cytotechnologist
o    Three (3) years of full-time or its equivalent experience in a laboratory performing cytologic tests and analysis.
o    Registered by KMLTTB.
o    Have valid practicing license.
o    Certificate in computer applications from recognized institution Knowledge of Cytological terminology, methods and procedures
o    Techniques, methods and procedures used in the preparation and microscopic screening of slides of cytologic materials
o    The use and care of cytology instruments, equipment and supplies Accepted practices of standard records maintenance

ENT Surgeon

o    The successful candidate will be expected to provide expert otorhinolaryngology services in the hospital for both inpatients and outpatients.
o    Should be a team player with excellent communications skills and should participate in the day to day activities of the hospital in collaboration with other healthcare workers and the hospital management.
o    Will set up specialty ENT clinics within the hospital and in the outreach centers.
o    Will be expected to actively participate in CPD activities including teaching of interns and Medical Officers.
o    Master’s degree in Otorhinolaryngology I ENT from a recognized university Specialist Recognition by the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board
o    Registered, licensed and retained by the Kenya Medical Practitioners’ and Dentists’ Board. At least three years post graduate working experience.

Clinical Cytologist

o    Will be in charge of analyzing and identifying cancer cells particularly in the field of cervical cancer, as well as training trainers on how to carry out cervical cancer tests such as Pap test and HPV testing.
o    Provide analysis in identifying abnormal or cancer cells in human body
o    Train trainers on how to use cervical cancer tests including Pap test and HPV testing
o    Demonstrate the usage of microtomes to prepare slides of body cells from thin slices of tissue and observe and examine using a microscope
o    Study cell division into new formation of different cells from their tissue of origin and determine physicaland chemical factors that are involved in the cell growth
o    Provide analysis in gathering cellular data and endorsing this report to determine the best action to take for the curing of the cancer cells
o    Carry out constant research to be up to date within the field and find out any new development of unknown cellular abnormalities
o    Bachelor of Science in Cytotechnology
o    Must have a minimum of 3 years’ experience in a similar position and be familiar with viral infections
o    Registered by KMLTTB.
o    Have valid practicing license.
o    Certificate in computer applications from recognized institution Must have experience in Training trainers on cervical cancer testing.
Additional Requirements
All applicants are expected to attach copies of the following additional documents
o    Tax compliance certificate from KRA
o    Clearance certificate from HELB
o    Clearance certificate from the Ethics and anti- corruption commission (EACC)
o    Certificate of Good Conduct (DCC)
o    Credit Reference Bureau clearance (CRB)

How to Apply

Applicants should go to the following online link to apply:-
Candidates should scan and attach copies of their academic and professional certificates in the online job
Application portal on or before Wednesday 24th April, 2019. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
The shortlisted candidates will be required to:
Satisfy the requirements of Chapter (6) six of the Constitution.
Demonstrate understanding and commitment to the values and principles as outlined in Articles (10) and 232 of the Constitution Kenya,
Machakos County Government is an equal opportunity employer, Women, persons with Disabilities and other disadvantaged groups are encouraged to apply.

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