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Oct 23, 2016

Mortuary Services Manager, Kenyatta University Hospital Job in Kenya

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:
Mortuary Services Manager
Reporting to the Director-Clinical Services, the Mortuary Services Manager will provide leadership and management of the Funeral Home, coordinate and provide funeral services at the KUH.
Main Duties and Responsibilities
  • Plan for all funeral home services at the funeral home and thus participate in and contribute to the overall strategic planning of the hospital
  • Ensure and coordinate the implementation of the hospital strategic plan in the funeral home within the vision, mission and culture of the hospital and other national frameworks
  • Set marketing, sales, or other financial targets for the funeral home establishments ensure their achievement within the framework of the hospital’s overall goals
  • Provide leadership and management to the staff in the funeral home by giving them guidance, directions and mentorship in order to offer quality funeral services in the department of the hospital
  • Coordinate and provide funeral services in the funeral home of the hospital according to clients’ needs and the established standards and regulations
  • Ensure that the funeral home has all the human and non-human resources required to offer funeral services in the department of the hospital
  • Collaborate with the Chief Pathologist and the KU Pathology Department in conducting pathology services in the hospital and funeral home
  • Supervise morticians together with their services, in the funeral home of the hospital to ensure that they offer timely funeral services within the expected standards of quality and quantity complying with the established ethics, standards and regulations
  • Ensure and coordinate continuous training and development of the funeral home, for their effective and efficient performance and productivity in the hospital
  • Ensure that the funeral home assets are functioning properly in order to offer quality and timely funeral services in the hospital
  • Research the need for, plan and implement changes to services delivery at the funeral home to meet hospital and department needs
  • Respond to, in collaboration with the legal officers, customer needs and complaints, legal inquiries, payments negotiations, or other post service matters
  • Review financial statements, sales or activity reports, or other performance data in order to identify support department for cost reduction and/or service improvement.
  • Ensure completion of funeral services records such as state-required documents, tracking documents, or product inventories
  • Advise on funeral services’ situation to the hospital executive and other sections/departments and the general public in the appropriate media
  • Monitor and evaluate progress and achievement of funeral services in the funeral home, prepare and disseminate periodic reports appropriately.
  • Higher Diploma in Catering, Hotel Management or other Hospitality Services from a recognized institution, or Bachelor’s Degree in Hospitality, Hotel Management or Food and Beverages Science from a recognized institution.
  • At least three (3) years’ working experience as a Hospital Cateress in a reputable hospital.
  • Computer literate.
  • Knowledge of the relevant legislations.
  • Knowledge of professional standards.
Additional Skills / Requirements
  • Communication skills.
  • Leadership skills.
  • Team building skills.
  • Supervisory skills.
  • Organizational skills.
  • Observation skills.
  • Analytical skills.
  • 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:
Kenyatta University
P. O. Box 43844 – 00100

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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