Medical Specialist II (Anaesthesia) – 2 Positions at Kenyatta National Hospital

March 14, 2023
Application Ends: March 28, 2023

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Job Description

Job Purpose

The Medical Specialists (Anesthesia) are responsible to the Head of Department in the provision of specialized diagnostic, curative, rehabilitative and preventive health care services to the population under their care; they are entrusted to provide quality health care services

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Implement clinical decisions for specialised quality inpatient and outpatient care that includes provision of promotive, preventive, curative and rehabilitative services;
  • Implement hospital programmes within their respective specialities
  • Champion continuous quality healthcare standards and patient safety guidelines
  • Assist in mentoring and coaching of staff in the respective specialities;
  • Coordinate intervention activities and programs for training health professionals in community health and health management in hospitals/health facilities
  • Implementing clinical review protocols procedures and work instructions for the practice of specialized care
  • Coordinating and managing referral care within the framework of the hospital and national referral policies
  • Consult with other specialists to solve single or multiple medical issues as required by patients in the hospital
  • Undertaking research activities in the speciality and implement the research findings to improve quality of service delivery
  • Performing emergency medical procedures
  • Collaborates, writes and responds to requests for consultation from other Specialist throughout the Hospital in the diagnosis and management of patients not directly under his/her care.
  • Providing high standards of specialized clinical services to patients in the wards and specialized clinics
  • Performing regular rounds with the registrars and other officers to assist in patient management.
  • Communicating to all patients under their care about the nature of their illness and the outlook in treatment of their well-being so that they understand the full extent of their recovery or disability as may be the case.
  • Carryout specialized diagnostic, therapeutic medical or surgical procedures
  • Accepting responsibility for the teaching of the highest standards of medical practice to medical specialists-in-training, medical officers, medical interns and other students;
  • Executing Medico-legal duties including filling of P3 forms, court attendance and forensic duties
  • Participating in community diagnosis, preventive & promotive care and treatment;
  • Utilizing patient data to benefit the customer and service provider;
  • Undertake medical research & clinical audits and implementing the findings.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Master degree in Anaesthesia or equivalent qualification from an institution recognized by the Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board.
  • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChdegree from a recognized institution by the Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board.
  • Sub Specialization in critical care medicine or equivalent qualification from an institution recognized by the Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board.
  • Specialist recognition in Anaesthesia from the Medical Practitioners’ and Dentist Board. However, those that have finished MMed in Anaesthesia and are undergoing the pre-KMPDC registration attachment are encouraged to apply
  • Registration Certificate by the Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board.
  • Valid practicing license as an Anaesthesia by the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentist Council.
  • Applicants without subspecialisation in Critical Care Medicine MUST prove interest in the discipline and willing to train in critical care medicine.
  • Professional Indemnity Cover

Method of Application

Interested applicants who meet the requirements are requested to download and fill the application form. The application form together with a detailed C.V listing the qualifications, experience, current responsibilities, copies of testimonials and certificates must be submitted on or before 3rd April, 2023   to the address below:-

The Chief Executive Officer
Kenyatta National Hospital
P.O Box 20723-00202
NAIROBI