Chief of Paediatrics and Child Health, Kenyatta University Hospital Job in Kenya

Oct 23, 2016

Kenyatta University is in the process of opening a new state of the art Hospital - Kenyatta University Hospital (KUH) in line with the University Strategic Plan and the Government Vision 2030 Development Plan.

The Hospital aspires to meet the health needs of all Kenyans as well as regional and global citizens. The hospital will also offer training of highly skilled medical personnel while carrying out biomedical research. 

To this end the University seeks to employ a highly qualified and self-driven person to the following position:
 
Chief of Paediatrics and Child Health
 
 
Reporting to the Assistant Director-Medical Services, the Chief Paediatrician will coordinate and provide paediatric services, coordinate paediatric surgery research and training, and advise the hospital and public on the same at KUH.
 
Main Duties and Responsibilities
  • Plan for all paediatric services and resources in the paediatric department of the hospital in collaboration with KU’s Paediatric Department, participate in and contribute to the overall strategic planning of the hospital.
  • Ensure and coordinate the implementation of the hospital’s strategic plan in the paediatric department within the framework of the vision, mission and culture of the hospital and other national and international healthcare frameworks.
  • Chair and act as the contact person in the paediatric department’s clinical referral, research and training matters and in the hospital.
  • Participate in the recruitment processes for paediatricians in the hospital.
  • Coordinate and provide paediatric services and services delivery in the paediatric department of the hospital ensuring that they meet the expected standards of quality, quantity and compliance.
  • Coordinate paediatric referral services within and without the hospital according to the paediatric services needs in collaboration with other hospital sections and departments and within the framework of the hospital and national referral policies.
  • Supervise paediatric staff together with their services, in the paediatric department of the hospital to ensure that they offer timely paediatric services within the expected standards of quantity and quantity complying with the established ethics and regulations.
  • Ensure and coordinate continuous training and development of paediatric staff for their effective and efficient performance and productivity.
  • Coordinate and provide paediatric research and training within the paediatric department of the hospital as well as ensuring collaboration and cooperation with the KU’s Paediatric Department.
  • Offer specialised paediatric services’ advice to the hospital executive and other sections/departments and the general public in the appropriate media.
  • Work with other medical specialists to solve single or multiple medical issue (s) or perform extensive surgery, when required in the hospital.
  • Monitor and evaluate progress and achievement of the paediatric services, research and training programs in the hospital, and prepare and disseminate periodic reports appropriately.
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery from a recognised institution
  • Master of Medicine in Paediatrics from a recognised institution
  • At least three (3) years’ experience as a Senior Paediatrician, two (2) of which should be as a Head of Department in a reputable hospital.
  • Registration with the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board or any other medical registration body recognized by the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentist Board.
  • Valid Practice License
  • Computer literate
  • Knowledge of relevant legislations
  • Knowledge of professional standards
  • Track record of clinical research and training in a reputable institution
Additional Skills / Requirements
  • Communication skills
  • Leadership skills
  • Organisational skills
  • Observation skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Compassionate
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Must pass the integrity test as required by Chapter 6 of the Constitution of Kenya
Terms of Service: The terms for the above position includes a generous medical scheme, house allowance and commuting allowance.

The applicants should provide full details of educational and professional qualification, work experience, present post and salary, applicant’s telephone number and e-mail address.

Copies of certificates and testimonials should also be enclosed giving the names and addresses of three (3) referees who are conversant with the applicant’s competence in area of specialization.
 
Applicants and Referees should write directly to:
 
Vice-Chancellor
Kenyatta University
P. O. Box 43844 – 00100
Nairobi

Applications and letters from the referees should be received not later than, 1st November 2016.

Kenyatta University is an equal opportunity employer and canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

Women and persons with disability are encouraged to apply.




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