Chief of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, 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 Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
 
 
Reporting to the Deputy Director Clinical Services, the Chief of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine will coordinate and provide medical laboratory services, coordinate pathology research and training and advise the hospital and public on pathology matters at the KUTRRH

Main Duties and Responsibilities
  • Plan for all laboratory services and resources required in the in collaboration with KU’s Laboratory Department, participate in and contribute to the overall strategic planning of the hospital.
  • Coordinate the implementation of the hospital strategic plan in unit the within its vision, mission and culture of the hospital and other national and international healthcare and frameworks.
  • Chair laboratory unit and act as its contact person in clinical referral services, research and training matters in the hospital.
  • Ensure that the laboratory unit of the hospital has all human and non-human resources required to offer pathology services, research and training in the hospital
  • Participate in the recruitment and disciplinary action and processes of laboratory staff in the hospital.
  • Coordinate and provide laboratory services and service delivery in the laboratory unit of the hospital ensuring that they meet the expected standards and compliance in the hospital.
  • Supervise laboratory staff together with their services, in the laboratory unit of the hospital to ensure that they offer timely laboratory services within the expected standards, complying with the established ethics and regulations in the hospital.
  • Ensure and coordinate continuous training and development of pathology staff for their effective and efficient performance and productivity in the hospital.
  • Coordinate and provide laboratory research and training within the hospital as well as ensuring collaboration and cooperation with the KU’s Laboratory Department.
  • Provide pathology services advice to the hospital executive and other sections/units and the general public in the appropriate media.
  • Work with other medical specialties to solve single or multiple medical issue (s) or perform extensive surgery, when required by patients in the hospital.
  • Monitor and evaluate progress and achievement of the laboratory unit and services, research and training programs in the hospital, prepare and disseminate periodic reports appropriately
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery from a recognized institution
  • Master of Medicine in Pathology from a recognized institution
  • Registration with the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board
  • At least three years’ experience as a Senior Pathologist, two of which should be Head of Department in a reputable hospital.
  • Valid Practice License
  • Must have a Certificate in a course in life-saving
  • Computer literate
  • Knowledge of relevant legislations
  • Knowledge of professional standards
  • Proven track record of Pathology research and training in a reputable institution
Additional Skills / Requirements
  • Communication skills
  • Organizational skills
  • Leadership skills
  • Observation skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Compassionate
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to manage teams of professionals
  • 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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