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The Hospital Management invites applications from qualified candidates for the following positions:-


1.    REF/2014/07/01:    MEDICAL SPECIALIST II, JOB GROUP K4 (MEDICINE (1POST), NEUROSURGERY (1 POST), RADIOLOGY (2 POSTS)
 
Duties and Responsibilities


The Medical Specialist II 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.  Specific duties will include:-
•    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

•    Masters Degree in Medicine (MMed) or Surgery from the University of Nairobi or any other recognized University.
•    At least one sub-specialization in the respective specialty.
•    Proven experience of not less than three (3) years at the level of Medical Specialist II.
•    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.
•    Interest or specialization in Respiratory Infectious is highly desired for Physicians.
•    Computer literate.

2.    REF/2014/07/02:  DEPUTY QUALITY ASSURANCE MANAGER, JOB                 GROUP K5 (1 POST)

Duties and Responsibilities


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. Specific duties will include:-

•    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.

Qualification

•    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.

3.    REF/2014/07/03:    RE-ADVERTISEMENT: CHIEF SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT OFFICER I, JOB GROUP K5 (1 P0ST)

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. Specific duties will include:-
•    Purchasing and stores  management
•    Preparation & implementation of procurement  and disposal plans
•    Supervision & appraisal of staff in areas of operation
•    Preparation of periodic  reports  to management
•    Enforcement  of regulations procedures, & policies in supply  chain function
•    Planning and co-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.
•    Must have at least five (5) years professional and working experience in the management level in a multifaceted large organization.

Qualifications

•    A university  degree in Economics, Commerce   or Supply Chain Management
•    Possession of a post  graduate diploma in Supplies Management  from chartered institute of purchasing and supplies ( CIPS)
•    Must  have a masters degree in procurement  or Supply Chain Management or its equivalent
•    At least three (3) years experience at a management level in a large organization
•    Must be a registered  member of a recognized body e.g. KISM or MCIPS
•    Must be conversant with Public Procurement and Disposal Act and /or regulations


4.    REF/2014/07/04:    CHIEF ACCOUNTANT I, JOB GROUP K5 (3POSTS)
Duties and Responsibilities

The chief Accountant I will be responsible to the Finance Manager for provision of quality accounting and advisory services.  Specific duties will include:-

•    Interpretation of financial policies as contained in Government circulars and in conformity with the Exchequer and Audit Act.
•    Formulation and implementation of Hospital financial policies and regulations.
•    Development and implementation of sound and effective accounting systems.
•    Budgeting and costing of Hospital activities.
•    Collection of Hospital revenue and disbursement of Hospital funds.
•    Maintenance of proper accounting records.
•    Participate in preparation of expenditure estimates for the department
•    Promoting the Hospital Occupational Health and Safety initiatives.
•    Preparation of reports on the operations of the section as required.
•    Effective supervision, training and development of staff.
•    Assessment of staff performance.

Qualifications
•    Masters in Accounting, Commerce or its equivalent from a recognised University
•    Bachelors Degree in Accounting, Commerce, Finance or its equivalent or CPA (K)
•    Three (3) years experience at a Management level in a large organization
•    Must be a registered member of ICPAK .
•    Computer literate

5. REF/2014/07/05:    MEDICAL OFFICER (ONCOLOGY), JOB GROUP K6 ( 2 POSTS)

Duties and Responsibilities


The Medical Officer will be responsible to the Head, Cancer Treatment Centre for provision of quality health care services to clients.  Specific duties will include:-

•    Receiving, examining and filtering patients in the Cancer Treatment Centre.
•    Managing and treating of general illness/diseases or referral of patients for specialized treatment where necessary.
•    Managing of a wide range of medical and health services.
•    Directing health education and control measures for preventable diseases and injuries.
•    Determining the adequacy of the work environment.
•    Carrying out and implementing research projects in collaboration with medical specialists.
•    Providing quality emergency medical care service.
•    Providing formal and informal training to other health personnel working under him/her.

Qualifications


•    A Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (M.Bch.B) degree from a recognized university.
•    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.
•    Should have basic knowledge in Cancer management.

•    At least one (1) year internship.


6. REF/2014/07/06: INFORMATION COMMUNICATION OFFICER II – JOB GROUP K9 (1POST)

Duties and Responsibilities


    The Information communication officer II will be responsible to the Senior Information Communication Technology Officer for the application of Information Communication Technology and maintaining ICT standards.  Specific duties will include:-
•    Analysing, designing, coding, testing, implementing computer programs
•    Providing user support and maintaining support systems.
•    Training of users
•    Repairing and maintaining of Information communication Technology, equipment and associated peripherals.
•    Receiving, installing and certifying of communication Technology equipment.
•    Configuring of new Information communication technology equipment.
•    Routine maintenance and updating of the hospital website.
•    Creation of site layout/user interface from provided design concepts by using standard HTML/CSS practices.
•    Development of robust and user-friendly PHP web applications.


Qualifications

 
•    Bachelors degree in any of the following; Information Communication Technology, Computer Science, Computer Engineering or any other ICT related discipline from a recognized institution.
•    Must have excellent skills on Creation of site layout/user interface from provided design concepts by using standard HTML/CSS practices.
•    Understands the development of robust and user-friendly PHP web applications

7.  REF/2014/07/07: CORPORATE AFFAIRS AND COMMUNICATION ASSISTANT,    JOB GROUP K10 (2 POSTS)

Duties and Responsibilities

The corporate Affairs and communication Assistant will be responsible to the Corporate Affairs and Communication Officer for provision of quality corporate communication functions in the Hospital.  Specific duties will include:-
•    Participate in the development of the corporate communication strategy for the Hospital.
•    Participate in the identification of Hospital events that require dissemination to the media and the public.
•    Prepare media supplements, documentaries and press releases/media features.
•    Participate in the preparation of budget for the Unit.
•    Prepare reports on the operations of the Unit.
•    Supervise social media platform
Qualification
•    A  Diploma in Communication, Mass Communication, Public Relations or Journalism
•    Customer care skills and interpersonal relationships.
•    Must have good interpersonal skills both oral and written.
•    Good grasp of both public relations duties and media relations.
•    Must possess desktop publishing skills, experience in web design.
•    Possess video shooting and editing skills.

 

8.  REF/2014/07/08: RISK AND AUDIT OFFICER I, JOB GROUP K8 (4) POSTS)

Duties and Responsibilities

The Risk and Audit Officer I will be responsible to the Senior Risk and Audit Officer for provision of efficient and quality audit services.  Specific duties will include:-

•    Promoting efficient and quality audit services.
•    Planning, managing and supervising audit reviews.
•    Developing and maintaining internal controls.
•    Formulating audit management policies, procedures, regulations and auditing systems.
•    Periodic audit of Hospital processes and procedures.

Qualifications

•    Bachelor of Commerce Degree or its equivalent from a recognized University.
•    CPA part II or its equivalent
•    Conversant with computerized audit and accounting packages.
•    Possession of CIA or CISA is desirable.
•    Progressive work experience of at least three (3) years at a busy Audit function or organization.

9. REF/2014/07/09:  NURSING OFFICER III/II - JOB GROUP K10/9 (49 POSTS)

Duties and Responsibilities


The Nursing Officer III/II will be responsible to the Senior Nursing Officer for planning of nursing care of patients. Duties will include:-

  • Assessment and identification of patients’ needs.
  • Planning of patients’ care.
  • Implementation of the care.
  • Giving support and health education to patients and relatives.  


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Diploma in Kenya Registered Nursing/Midwifery (KRN/M) or Kenya Registered Community Health Nursing (KRCHN).
  • Post-basic training in any of the following specialities:  Critical Care, Operating Room, Accident & Emergency, Neonatal, Renal, Cardiac nursing and have at least one (1) year experience in the area of speciality.
  • Applicants for the position of Nursing Officer II or I must have at least three (3) years experience at the lower level of Nursing Officer III and II respectively.Applicants with Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing (BScN) will have an added advantage.
  • Age:  35 years and below.



10. REF/2014/07/10: SENIOR INSPECTOR (MECHANICAL) JOB GROUP K9 (1POST)

Duties and Responsibilities


The senior inspector mechanical will be responsible to the Superintendent Mechanical for repair of plant machinery.  Specific duties will include:-

•    Inspection of plant and machinery.
•    Verification of the required spare parts
•    Testing of equipment before and after repair.
•    Supervision of junior staff.

Qualification
•    Diploma in Mechanical engineering or any other relevant qualification from a recognized institution.
•    Satisfactorily served for at least three (3) years in the grade of Inspector(Mechanical)
•    Shown merit and ability in work performance.
•    Registration by the Engineers of Kenya.
•    Computer literate.


11. REF/2014/07/11: SENIOR INSPECTOR (MOTOR VEHICLE), JOB GROUP K9  (1POST)

Duties and responsibilities


The senior inspector motor vehicle will be responsible to the SAD (Technical Services) for repair of motor vehicles.  Specific duties will include:-
•    Inspection of motor vehicles
•    Verification of the required spare parts.
•    Testing of vehicles and equipment before and after repair.
•    Conducting proficiency test for drivers
•    Supervision of junior staff.

Qualifications

•    Diploma in  (Automotive) or approved equivalent qualification.
•    Driving licence.
•    Satisfactorily served for at least three (3) years in the grade of Inspector I
•    Shown merit and ability in work performance.
•    Registration by the Institute of Engineers of Kenya.
•    Computer Literate.

12. REF/2014/07/12: SUPERITENDENT (ELECTRICAL), JOB GROUP K8 (1POST)

Duties and Responsibilities


The superintendent   electrical will be responsible to the senior superintendent (electrical) for the planning and implementation of electrical works.

•    Prepare   cost estimates of repairs
•    Ensure compliance with electrical codes and adherence to safety regulations.
•    Ensure proper maintenance of equipment.
•    Supervising repairs of electrical equipment and assist in electrical system installation.
•    Prioritize purchases and ensuring proper specifications and standards.
•    Effective supervision, training and development of staff.

Qualification

•    Diploma in Automotive/Mechanical Engineering or Technician certificate Part III in Mechanical Engineering or automotive Engineering or its equivalent.
•    A driving licence;
•    Served in the grade of senior inspector (Mechanical) for three years or in a comparable and relevant position in the public service.
•    Shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results.
•    Registration by the Institute of Engineers of Kenya.
•    Computer literate.


13. REF/2014/07/13: CATERESS III - JOB GROUP K9 (1 POST)

Duties and responsibilities


The Cateress III will be responsible to the cateress II for the efficient management of catering services in the Hospital.  Specific duties will include:-

•    Food preparation and production
•    Setting up and directing placement of foods in serving line.
•    Replenishing of foodstuffs in the buffet service line
•    Maintaining correct stock levels
•    Detecting and reporting spoilt or unattractive raw food materials
•    Ensuring proper stock rotation.
•    Ordering of foodstuffs from the main store.
•    Carrying out on the job training for staff.
•    Filing work order forms for detective equipment.

Qualification
 

•    A Degree in any of the following disciplines; food production, food beverage service and sales; housekeeping and laundry or Institutional management or equivalent qualification from a recognised institution.
•    A minimum of Div. II in KCE or C in KCSE.
•    Evidence of at least one (1) month training in general management.
•    Computer Literate.

14. REF/2014/07/14: REGISTERED CLINICAL OFFICER III/II (ANAESTHESIA) - JOB GROUP K10/9 (5POSTS)

Duties and Responsibilities

The registered clinical Officer III/II will be responsible to the registered clinical Officer I for the management of clinical services in the Hospital.  Specific duties will include:-

•    Planning, examining and conducting primary health care activities.
•    Undertake clinical work in theatres as may be directed.
•    Teaching students attached to the hospital.
•    Supervising and counselling of staff engaged on routine patients’ care.
•    Giving support and health education to patients.

Qualification and Experience
•    A  Higher Diploma in Anaesthesia from any recognized institution.
•    At least three (3) years relevant experience In a NHIF accredited health facility.
•    Be in possession of Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KSCE), mean grade C, with at least C in Biology, English or Kiswahili and a C- in any other two science subjects.
•    Registration with Kenya Clinical Officers Association/ clinical council of Kenya.
•    Must have a valid practicing licence.
•    Computer literate.

15. REF/2014/07/15:  MEDICAL LABORATORY TECHNOLOGIST III – JOB GROUP     K10 (2 POSTS)

Duties and Responsibilities


The Medical Laboratory Technologist III will be responsible to the Senior Medical Laboratory Technologist for the provision of Laboratory services in the Hospital.  Duties will include:-

•    Planning, coordinating and providing laboratory services.
•    Analysing specimen and report results.
•    Ensuring proper utilization of equipment and other consumables.
•    Participating in research and teaching of students.
Qualifications
•    Diploma in Laboratory Technology from a recognized institution.
•    Registration by the Laboratory Technicians and Technologists Board.
•    At least two (2) years progressive work experience in an NHIF accredited health facility.

16. REF/2014/07/16: PHYSIOTHERAPIST III/II - JOB GROUP K10/9 (1POST)

Duties and Responsibilities


Physiotherapist III/II will be responsible to the Senior Physiotherapist for the contribution of patient satisfaction through delivery of efficient and effective physiotherapy services.  Specific duties will include:-

•    Preventing impairment, functional limitation and disabilities to individuals at risk of altered movement due to ill health.
•    Providing interventions to restore integrity of body systems and improve on their quality of life.
•    Promoting the health and well-being f individual and general public society.
Qualifications
•    Diploma in Physiotherapy from a recognized institution.
•    At least two (2) years work experience in an NHIF accredited health facility.
•    Registration by the Kenya Society o Physiotherapists.
•    Evidence of at least attendance of accredited Continuous Professional Medical Education will be an added advantage.

17. REF/2014/07/17: OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST III - JOB GROUP K10 (2POSTS)

Duties and responsibilities


Occupational Therapist III will be responsible to the Senior Occupational Therapist for Contribution of patient satisfaction through provision of quality Occupational therapy services. Specific duties will include:-
•    Receive and assess patients needs including rehabilitation of patients with limited/lost functions.
•    Ensure that patients requiring therapy treatment are reviewed and evaluated for proper treatment.
•    Ensure all equipment is in good working condition and available to the patients.
Qualifications
•    Diploma in Occupational Therapy from a recognized institution.
•    Registration by the Kenya Occupational Therapists Association.
•    At least two (2) years’ work experience in an NHIF accredited facility.

18.  REF/2014/07/18: NUTRITION OFFICER I – JOB GROUP K8  (2 POSTS)

Duties and Responsibilities

The Nutritionist Officer I will be responsible to the Senior Nutrition Officer for the provision of quality nutritional and diet services to the patients.  Duties will include:

•    Implementation of nutrition intervention programs.
•    Planning and supervising the administration of therapeutic diets.
•    Supervising and guiding staff working under the officer.
•    Teaching in the field of nutrition.
Qualifications

•    BSC degree in Food Science and Technology, Nutrition and dietetics, Foods and Nutrition, Home Science or Economics from a recognised institution.
•    Has been registered as a Nutritionist or Dietician with the Kenya Nutritionists and Dieticians Institute.
•    At least two (2) years progressive work experience in an NHIF accredited health facility.

19. REF/2014/07/19: INSPECTOR (MECHANICAL) - JOB GROUP K10 (1POST)

Duties and responsibilities


The inspector (mechanical will be responsible to the Superintendent (Mechanical) for repair of section plant machinery.  Specific duties will include:-

•    Keep equipment operational by coordinating maintenance and repair services.
•    Inspect and test equipment before and after repairs.
•    Prepare reports on products.
•    Evaluate mechanical and electro mechanical systems and products
•    Training and guiding technicians.
•    Supervision of staff.

Qualifications
•    Diploma in mechanical Engineering or other approved equivalent qualification.
•    Registration by the Association of Engineers of Kenya.
•    Computer literate.
•    Shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results.


METHOD OF APPLICATION

All those interested in these position and meet the minimum requirements  are requested to submit their letter of application together with a detailed C.V indicating qualifications, experience, current responsibilities, copies of testimonials and certificates  on or before 1st August, 2014 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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