Medical Specialist II (Obs & Gynaecology) – 2 Positions at Kenyatta National Hospital

March 14, 2023
Application Ends: April 3, 2023

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Job Description

Job Purpose

The Medical Specialists (Obstetrics & Gynecology) 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 Obstetrics & Gynaecology or equivalent qualification froman 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 any of the clinical disciplines or equivalent qualification from an institution recognized by the Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board will be an added advantage;
  • Specialist recognition in Obstetrics & Gynaecology from the Medical Practitioners’ and Dentist Board. However, those that have finished MMed in Obstetrics & Gynaecology 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 Obstetrics & Gynaecology by the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentist Council;
  • 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