Chief of Surgery and Orthopaedics, 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 Surgery and Orthopaedics
 
 
Reporting to the Assistant Director-Surgery Services, the Chief of Surgery and Orthopaedics will coordinate and provide specialized general surgical services, coordinate general surgery research and training, and advise the hospital and public on the same at the KUH.
 
Main Duties and Responsibilities
  • Plan for all general surgery services and resources required in the general surgery department in collaboration with KU Surgery Department, participate in and contribute to the overall strategic planning of the hospital.
  • Coordinate the implementation of the hospital strategic plan in the department within the framework of the vision, mission and culture of the hospital and other national and international healthcare frameworks
  • Chair and act as its contact person for the general surgery department clinical referral services, research and training matters in the hospital.
  • Ensure that general surgery department of the hospital has all the human and non-human resources required to offer general surgical services, research and training in the hospital.
  • Participate in the recruitment and disciplinary action and processes of general surgery department staff in the hospital.
  • Coordinate and provide specialised general surgical services and services delivery in the general surgery department of the hospital ensuring that they meet the expected standards and compliance in the hospital.
  • Coordinate general surgery referral services within and without the hospital according to the general surgery services needs in collaboration with other hospital sections and departments and within the framework of the hospital and national referral policies.
  • Supervise general surgery staff together with their services, in the general surgery department of the hospital to ensure that they offer timely surgical services within the expected standards, complying with the established ethics and regulations in the hospital.
  • Ensure and coordinate continuous training and development of general surgery department staff for their effective and efficient performance and productivity in the hospital.
  • Coordinate and provide medical research and training within the general surgery department of the hospital as well as ensure collaboration and cooperation with KU’s General Surgery Department.
  • Provide specialised general surgical 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 general surgery department and services, research and training programmes in the hospital, prepare and disseminate periodic reports appropriately.
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery from a recognised institution
  • Master of Medicine and Surgery from a recognised institution
  • Registration with the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board or any other medical registration body recognized by the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentist Board.
  • At least three (3) years’ working experience as a Senior General Surgeon two (2) of which should be Head of Department in a reputable hospital.
  • 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
  • Organisational skills
  • Leadership 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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