Kenya Red Cross Jobs - Medical Officer Vacancies

Kenya Red Cross Jobs - Medical Officer Vacancies


  • Responsible to the Medical Officer In Charge, the medical officer is a General Practitioner, appropriately qualified and registered medical professional with knowledge and skills to provide personal, family and community orientated comprehensive primary and secondary health care services to individuals.

  • MO is responsible for providing patient-centred, culturally appropriate, and individual holistic care to a defined population.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Review program activities and priorities on a regular basis updating the Medical Officer – In Charge on gaps and/or provide recommendations on how to improve quality of services

  • Attend to urgent medical services including resuscitation, stabilization and assessment and diagnosis, treatment and referral as necessary

  • Assess the urgency and severity of presenting problems through history taking, examination and investigation.

  • Recommending and, where appropriate, undertaking treatment options and carrying out/referring for appropriate interventions and procedures, including but not limited to prescribing, minor surgery and other general practice procedures, counseling, psychological interventions, advising and education.

  • Provide timely clinical and culturally appropriate health services through appropriate evidence based screening, risk assessment and early detection of illness, disease and disability.

  • Working with public health providers in the prevention and control of communicable diseases for individuals and families.

  • Provide ongoing care and support for people with chronic and terminal conditions to reduce deterioration, increase independence and reduce suffering linking, where relevant, with appropriate service providers.

  • Comply with established health and safety policies with regard to handling of instruments, storage of drugs and disposal of sharps and other potentially dangerous equipment and substances.

  • Liaise with nursing staff regularly to check on patient progress, or more frequently if their condition necessitates.

  • To see patients at the request of nurses in charge and carry out examinations of patients.

  • Supervise the daily clinical management of all patients in conjunction with the nurse team leaders and attend all post-operative patients on day of operation and every day following.

  • Conduct daily ward rounds in the hospital, and regular reviews of in-patients where necessary.

  • Ensure patient management is in line with the
    set MOH, WHO and NACADA guidelines and protocols.

  • Conduct special outpatient clinics in the hospital on the allocated days every week i.e. SOPC, GOPC, HRC, POPC, and MOPC.

  • Attend to all medical legal cases, including filling of P3 forms and attend court sessions as required.

  • Attend to sexual assault survivors on a timely basis in the GBV Support Centre.

  • Monitor closely the morbidity and mortality trends together with all the other health indicators in the HMIS to ensure that prompt actions are taken.

    Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery from a recognized college/University

  • At least two (2) years’ experience of working in a busy hospital

  • Valid practising licence with the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentist Board

    Key Competencies

  • Strong communication skills: oral, written and presentation skills.

  • Should be a team player and culturally sensitive

  • Demonstrated proficiency in computer applications such as word processing, spreadsheets and utilization of the internet.

  • Excellent report writing skills.

  • Strong leadership, team building, conflict resolution and ability to deliver the Society’s strategic objectives.

  • Previous work experience in a rehabilitation centre setting is an added advantage

  • Extremely flexible, and have the ability to cope with stressful situations.

  • Ability to maintains high level of confidentiality, remain open to new ideas and experiment with improved systems and proven methods

  • Ability to make consultative decisions, facilitate participative decision-making process and explain reasoning for decisions

  • Demonstrated proficiency in computer applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, database, email and utilization of the internet.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Kenya Red Cross Jobs - Medical Officer Vacancies


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