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Our client is a leading Hospital in Meru Town with the aim of providing quality, affordable and all-inclusive inpatient and outpatient treatment services to the satisfaction of their clients in line with best medical practices.
In order to improve their efficiency, expand their business portfolio and enhance service delivery, they are seeking to recruit a dynamic and results driven individual who is passionate about developing their skills and experience to fill the following position to be based in Meru Town:

Role Description: The job holder will be responsible for Providing financial information and support to the management by compiling and analyzing financial information including monthly and annual accounts and also ensuring financial records are maintained in compliance with accepted policies and procedures by researching and analyzing accounting data; preparing reports and Substantiating financial transactions by auditing documents.
S/he will be responsible for managing and overseeing the procurement department to ensure procurement procedures are followed.
Key Responsibilities
·         Perform general Accounting duties including Preparing monthly accounts statements, monthly bank reconciliations, payroll processing, processing payments for suppliers, consultants (Trainers, others), bills and updating the accounting system.
·         Prepare, examine, and analyze accounting records, financial statements, and other financial reports to assess accuracy, completeness, and conformance to reporting and procedural standards.
supervise timely and correct processing of claims to ensuring cost containment and adherence to the hospitals policies while attending to all activities of the claims department in the processing of insurance claims to achieve prompt, efficient, equitable and accurate processing and settlement including but not limited to ensuring that claims notified are covered in terms of the Policy issued and that they are registered promptly, enter new claims on the hospital computer system Management Information System (MIS), in a timely manner, analyze claims supporting documents to establish liability, communicate with intermediaries and direct clients to obtain information necessary for processing of claims, Liaise with the underwriters, beneficiaries, departments and subsidiary offices to facilitate claims processing.
·         Oversee debtors and creditors and ensure the reconciliation of their balances.
·         Confirm supplier invoices entered in system Knowledge
·         Processing and submissions of all statutory returns including as PAYE, VAT, NHIF, withholding Tax and all others that may be required from time to time.
·         Maintain cheque payment summary and petty cash.
·         Survey operations to ascertain accounting needs and to recommend, develop, and maintain solutions to business and financial problems.
·         Advise management about issues such as resource utilization, tax strategies, and the assumptions underlying budget forecasts.
·         Procurement of goods and services including pre-qualification of suppliers.
·         To perform any other duties that may be assigned by the hospital management from time to time.
Required qualifications, attributes and experience
·         Bachelor’s degree in Commerce, Finance or Accounting or relevant qualifications
·         CPA qualifications
·         At least 3 years’ experience in the Private, NGO or Public sector.
·         Previous training experience in accounts including use of Excel, accounts software such as QuickBooks, Sage, ERPs.
·         Experience in a hospital setting is an added advantage especially in the claims department.
Desired Qualities
·         Must be able to deliver under strict deadlines and handle pressure effectively.
·         Excellent organizational skills
·         High integrity and professionalism
·         Ability to work under pressure
·         Time management skills
·         Report writing skills
·         Attention to detail
·         Must be willing to work during odd hours and on weekends/holidays
·         Committed to work as part of a multidisciplinary team

Medical Officer
Role description: The position holder will be responsible for the effective management and care of patients with the aim of ensuring optimal delivery of quality patient care including daily hospital assessment and prescription of treatment for all patients attending the hospital to ensure that patients feel they have been dealt with in a professional, friendly and courteous manner. They will also be responsible for providing overall leadership and administrative support in the hospital.
Key responsibilities
Provide Primary Care Services as follows:
·         Urgent medical and nursing services (including resuscitation, stabilization and assessment and diagnosis, treatment and referral as may be necessary);
·         Assess the urgency and severity of presenting problems through history taking, examination and investigation.
·         Recommending and, where appropriate, undertaking treatment options and carrying out/referring for appropriate interventions and procedures, including but not limited to prescribing, minor surgery and other general practice procedures, counseling, psychological interventions, advising and education.
·         Referral for diagnostic, therapeutic and support services as required
Provide timely hospitalal and culturally appropriate health services through –
·         Ongoing health and development assessment and advice.
·         Appropriate evidence based screening, risk assessment and early detection of illness, disease and disability.
·         Interventions to assist people to reduce or change risky and harmful lifestyle behavior.
·         Family planning services, provision of contraceptive advice and sexual health services.
·         Ensure Immunization programmes are available to the practice population.
·         Ongoing care and support for people with chronic and terminal conditions to reduce deterioration, increase independence and reduce suffering linking, where relevant, with appropriate service providers.
Improve patient health through health education, counseling and information provision about how to improve health and prevent disease and interventions or treatments that treat risk factors.
Organize with the medical team weekly work and day off schedule
General patient management including:
·         Identify and coordinate referral of patients for further management.
·         Ensure proper documentation of patient notes.
·         Improve patient records in line with the reporting system.
·         Admit patients to the wards when necessary.
·         Carry out surgical procedures at the hospital
·         Attend to emergencies in the ward
·         Develop hospital protocols and procedures in line with the current SOPs.
·         Training of staff on job and theory sessions
·         Provide health talks to staff and patients
·         Advise the management and board on hospital requirements
·         Represent the hospital and liaise with county and national governments, to promote the hospitals programs
·         Pro-actively source for medical supplies in collaboration with hospital Director.
·         Overall supervision of the running of the laboratory, pharmacy, medical stores, X-ray, Dental, Eye, Physiotherapy, and medical records Units
·         Ensure students and interns on attachment are appropriately placed within medical departments and appropriately supervised.
·         Coordinating and administering relevant and timely continuous medical updates to other staff.
·         Conducting internal quality checks at the hospital
Carry out other relevant duties as may be assigned by management from time to time.
Required qualifications and experience
·         Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB or MBBS) from an accredited University
·         Registered and licensed with the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board(KMPDB)
·         At least two years post internship experience in an accredited medical facility
·         ATLS and ACLS certification will be an added advantage
Desired Qualities
·         An analytical and fast learner;
·         A results oriented person who is persistent and decisive;
·         Flexible person able to work under pressure and multitask.
·         Pleasant personality and customer centric person.
·         Must be willing to work during odd hours and on weekends/holidays
·         Committed to work as part of a multidisciplinary team

Role Description: The position holder will provide leadership to the Nursing function over and above providing professional nursing services.
Key Responsibilities
·         Directing nursing functions with operating policies and program standards to ensure full documentation and compliance within all regulatory requirements.
·         Development, coordination, and execution of continuous evaluation of nursing service objectives, policies, and procedures to maintain continuity of quality nursing care.
·         Leadership in the Nursing Division Quality Improvement activities, infection control and institutional quality assurance activities.
·         Providing performance feedback and playing a key role in building the culture of accountability
·         Audit of different areas of patient care to ensure exceptional hospitalal outcomes
·         Periodic evaluation of job performance of the nursing staff to ensure superior customer experience to all internal and external clients
·         Promote and restore patients’ health by completing the nursing process; collaborating with physicians and multidisciplinary team members; providing physical and psychological support to patients, friends, and families; supervising assigned team members.
·         Identify patient care requirements by establishing personal rapport with potential and actual patients and other persons in a position to understand care requirements.
·         Establish a compassionate environment by providing emotional, psychological, and spiritual support to patients, friends, and families.
·         Assure quality of care by adhering to therapeutic standards; measuring health outcomes against patient care goals and standards; making or recommending necessary adjustments; following hospital and nursing division’s philosophies and standards of care set by NNAK, NCK ,The nurses Act, and other governing agency regulations.
·         Maintain safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations; calling for assistance from health care support personnel.
·         Protect patients and employees by adhering to infection-control policies and protocols, medication administration and storage procedures, and controlled substance regulations.
·         Document patient care services by charting in patient and department records.
·         Maintain continuity among nursing teams by documenting and communicating actions, irregularities, and continuing needs.
·         Maintain patient confidence and protect operations by keeping information confidential
·         Ensures operation of equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements; following manufacturer’s instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; calling for repairs; maintaining equipment inventories; evaluating new equipment and techniques.
·         Maintain nursing supplies inventory by checking stock to determine inventory level; anticipating needed supplies; placing and expediting orders for supplies; verifying receipt of supplies; using equipment and supplies as needed to accomplish job results.
·         Maintain a cooperative relationship among health care teams by communicating information; responding to requests; building rapport; participating in team problem-solving methods.
·         Carry out any other duties as may be assigned by the hospital management from time to time
Required qualifications and experience
·         Degree/Diploma in Community Health Nursing (KRCHN)
·         10 years of hospital working experience in a busy private practice set up
·         Experience in the maternity department
·         Excellent customer care and critical thinking skills
·         BLS and ACLS certification will be an added advantage
·         Should be registered with the Nursing Council of Kenya and in possession of a valid practicing license (KRCHN)
Desired Qualities
·         A results oriented person who is persistent and decisive;
·         A good leader who takes own initiative
·         Excellent people relation skills
·         High levels of confidentiality
·         Must be willing to work during odd hours and on weekends/holidays
·         Committed to work as part of a multidisciplinary team

HR Officer
Role Overview: The Human Resource &Admin Officer will be in charge of the human resource function and co-ordinate the operations and activities of the Administration unit. S/he shall be will be involved in every level of administration through all of the main HR disciplines (recruitment, training and employee relations).
Key Result Areas / Responsibilities
·         Advising the management on matters related to human resource management;
·         Implementation and interpretation of the approved human resource and administrative policies, procedures and standards;
·         Documentation and management of all staff records and ensuring they are complete, accurate, securely well-kept and up to date;
·         Co-ordinate staff recruitment & selection, orientation & placement to respective departments;
·         Ensure staff conduct and discipline is maintained in all the departments /units and ensure fast conclusion of staff disciplinary cases in collaboration with the senior management and the Directors;
·         Staff Payroll administration; preparation, adjustment, review and approving staff remuneration payments on monthly basis;
·         Approving staff leave applications and payment of leave allowance;
·         Assisting the management with administrative duties in the company;
·         Human Resource Planning for all staff to ensure that they are optimally engaged;
·         Conducting staff background checks and follow up to ensure receipt of responses to reference checks from referees of new hires before they fall due for confirmation.
·         Prepare confirmation letters for staff due for confirmation after expiry of their probation period as well as those being confirmed into new appointments.
·         Manage staff training & development through conducting staff training needs assessment and recommending relevant training for all staff;
·         Staff Performance Management through implementation of the current performance management system and coordinating performance appraisals;
·         In charge of staff motivation and ensure effective & efficient Communication among members of staff, staff Welfare and Safety & Health;
·         Co-ordinate and advice the management on best available options when matters industrial relations issues arise;
·         Promote a positive image of the hospital by promoting the ethos and values;
·         Carry out any other lawful duties as may be assigned from time to time.
Qualifications and Experience
The candidate should posses the following qualifications
·         A university degree in Human Resource Management or a degree in Business Related field from a recognized university.
·         Diploma in Human Resource Management /Advanced Certificate in Human Resource Management from KNEC, IHRM, KIM or ABE.
·         Minimum 3 years’ relevant HR experience with 1-2 years in Management.
·         Must be a member of Institute of Human Resource Management ( IHRM )
Skills and Competencies
The ideal candidate should have;
·         Strong character -constantly reminding moral and ethical obligations to employees.
·         Mediator: Playing the role of a peacemaker during disputes, conflicts between staff members.
·         Problem Solver: Solving problems of overall human resource management and long-term organizational planning.
·         Management of Manpower Resources: Broadly concerned with leadership both in the group and individual relationships and labour-management relations.
·         Ability to formulate, implement and monitor HR Policies and Procedures.
·         Excellent organisational, communication and interpersonal skills.
·         Extensive experience in performance management and reporting.
·         Unquestionable Integrity and strong ethical standards.
·         Confidentiality when dealing with sensitive personal information.
·         Proficient in Microsoft office suite.
·         Must be willing to work during odd hours and on weekends/holidays
·         Committed to work as part of a multidisciplinary team

Maternal and Child Health Services Nurse (MCH)
Role Overview: The job holder will be responsible for providing holistic and responsive Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Services. He/she will be responsible for Providing a comprehensive Maternal and Child Health Service in the hospital to address and meet the needs of children under 6 years and their families.
Key roles
·         Ensure comprehensive MCH services including newborn screening, vaccination, integrated management of childhood illness (IMCI), immunization, PMTCT, Ante-Natal Care and delivery,
·         Providing help and guidance to pregnant women and seeing them through Labor, delivery, recovery, operational, postpartum and management of high-risk pregnancies.
·         Providing health education and counseling to patients/clients on identified health needs.
·         Promoting patient’s independence by establishing patient care goals; teaching patient, friends, and family to understand condition, medications, and self-care skills; answering questions.
·         Promoting, identifying, and teaching social, behavioral, and healthy habits to patients to promote good health to the child/mother.
·         Keep patients informed about family planning and sexual reproductive medical services, work to make pregnant women healthier, and increase the health and vaccination rates of young children.
·         Promote and monitor the health and growth and the physical, social, emotional and intellectual development of children in the 0-5 years age group
·         Monitor maternal health and well being through consultations and to provide advice, information, support and referral as appropriate.
·         Carry out other relevant duties as may be assigned by management from time to time
·         Diploma in any of the following disciplines: Kenya Registered Community Health Nursing or Kenya Registered Midwifery;
·         Registration certificate issued by the Nursing Council of Kenya; and
·         Valid practicing license from Nursing Council of Kenya;
·         Computer literate.
Desirable characteristics
·         must be very passionate about working with children and have keen interest in children health matters
·         Empathetic person able to walk with the patients while providing professional services
·         Keen listener with ability to extract and use information pertaining to relevant support services for families Skills in assessment, case management and referral Knowledge of current issues affecting the Maternal and Child Health Service.
·         Familiarity with M&CH Practice Guidelines and the M&CH Program Standards.
·         High levels of confidentiality
·         Must have good leadership skills with demonstrated ability to work with minimal supervision.
·         Must be willing to work during odd hours and on weekends/holidays
·         Committed to work as part of a multidisciplinary team
·         Computer proficiency

C.O Ophthalmologist with Training in Cataract Surgery
Role Description: The job holder will be responsible for performing examinations, diagnosis and treatment of eye problems, perform eye surgery and prescribe eye glasses and contact lenses where necessary.
Key result areas/responsibilities
·         assess and examine patients in order to make a diagnosis
·         manage ophthalmic conditions, taking into account both the medical and psychological aspects of patient care
·         manage busy general outpatient hospitals, emergency eye hospitals and specialist hospitals
·         do occasional ward rounds (most ophthalmic patients have day surgery and don’t stay in hospital overnight)
·         work as part of a multidisciplinary team in other hospital departments including but not limited to nurses, as well as other specialists such as neurologists, ENT (ear, nose and throat) surgeons and pediatricians
·         operate equipment such as ophthalmoscopes, slit lamps and lenses
·         provide advice and reassurance to patients and family members
·         educate patients to help them understand their medical condition
·         handle legal documentation for the certification of patients as blind or partially sighted
·         Support health promotion and disease prevention activities.
·         Carry out other relevant duties as may be assigned by management from time to time
·         Higher Diploma in ophthalmology
·         Diploma in Hospital Medicine
·         Valid practicing license
·         Certificate of registration by Medical Practitioners & Dentists Board
·         Valid practicing license from Medical Practitioners & Dentists Board
·         Computer literate
·         At least 2 years experience
·         Certificate in computer Applications from a recognized institution
Desirable characteristics
·         Practical hand skills and good hand-eye coordination
·         Problem-solving and high-level decision-making skills
·         Communication skills, including empathy and sensitivity
·         Has demonstrated professional competence and managerial capability
·         Must be willing to work during odd hours and on weekends/holidays
·         Committed to work as part of a multidisciplinary team
·         The ability to work under pressure with very minimal supervision
·         Organizational, time management and planning skills.

Community Oral Health Officer (COHO)
Role Description: The position holder is responsible for the management and care of dental patients including clinical assessment and treatment in a professional and compassionate manner.
S/he will be responsible for performing routine dental procedures, proper patient examination and formulation of correct treatment plan.
Key Responsibilities
·         plan, organize, execute and coordinate oral health education according to the identified needs of the community
·         Welcoming, comforting and draping patients
·         Prepare treatment room for patients by following prescribed procedures and protocols
·         Diagnose and treat common dental conditions and refer patients to a dentist for further review
·         Review pre-operative settings and ensure that the dentist has what is required to carry out dental procedures
·         analyze patients x-rays, evaluate medical history, perform oral examination and charting, cleaning of teeth and polishing
·         Take, develop and mount radiographs required for corrective dental treatment
·         perform dental procedures and minor surgeries including teeth cleaning, plaque removal, replacing missing teeth, filling in cavities, rebuilding broken teeth and removing severely damaged teeth ones in a safe and sterile environment while providing quality dental experience during the procedure
·         Perform simple extractions, place fissure sealants, and apply topical fluorides and temporary filings
·         Implement and adhere to infection prevention protocols including autoclaving instruments after use, cleaning the dental procedures space and storage of the clean instruments
·         Screening patients, reviewing a patients oral health history and teaching appropriate brushing and flossing techniques
·         maintain a record of day to day activities of the dental unit and prepare regular reports as needed
·         Provide necessary help to the dentist including mixing materials, trimming and polishing dental casts
·         Inventory management of the equipment and supplies at the dental unit including preparing orders as needed to avoid stock outs
·         Carry out other relevant duties as may be assigned by management from time to time
·         Diploma in Community Oral Health or equivalent from a recognized institution
·         Association certificate from Oral Health Association of kenya(OHAK)
·         Certificate of registration by Medical Practitioners & Dentists Board
·         Valid practicing license from Medical Practitioners & Dentists Board
·         Computer literate
·         at least 1 year practical attachment
·         At least 1 year working experience
·         copy of recommendation letter from MOH
·         Certificate in computer Applications from a recognized institution
Desirable characteristics
·         Problem-solving and high-level decision-making skills
·         Excellent Communication skills, including empathy and sensitivity
·         Friendly and confident
·         strong leadership and analytical skills
·         Record keeping skills
Application Procedure:
Candidates are invited to upload their Resume and Covering Letter to:
Please do not attach certificates.
Please indicate the position you are interested in on the subject line.
Deadline of submitting applications is on 31st May, 2019.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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