Kenyatta National Hospital Medical Specialist (Radiation/ Clinical Oncology) Jobs in Kenya

Kenyatta National Hospital Medical Specialist (Radiation/ Clinical Oncology) Jobs in Kenya

  • Kenyatta National Hospital is a Government State Corporation whose vision is to be a world
    class referral hospital in the provision of innovative and specialized healthcare. The Hospital seeks to recruit dynamic, highly motivated, innovative and experienced individuals to fill the following vacant positions.

  • The Medical Specialists (Radiation/Clinical Oncology) are responsible to a 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

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Managing and treating cancer patients in coordination with the other departmental staff
    throughout the entire course of cancer treatment.

  • Collecting medical histories and performing physical evaluations in addition to basic administrative duties, such as maintaining records, coordinating with other medical personnel, to offer treatment to patients.

  • Investigate and request appropriate investigations and able to interpret them in order to select appropriate oncologic treatment options.

  • Prescribing various types of treatment, such as chemotherapy, medications and targeted hormonal therapy.

  • Treatment of cancer patients using advanced treatment technology like IMRT, VMAT, intra-cavity/interstitial Brachytherapy, 3D Conformal Radiotherapy and manipulation of computer-based tools in achieving treatment goals.

  • Performing procedures to treat regions of the body affected by cancer treatment.

  • Writing prescriptions, providing specific cancer information to patients, monitoring treatment plans and improving patients' quality of life.

  • Explaining cancer development stages to patients, discussing treatment options and assisting in symptom management.

  • Caring for patients throughout the entire course of cancer treatment, from diagnosis to
    recovery or death.

  • Ensure quality assurance is achieved on equipment, accessories and treatment plans to enhance patient safety

  • Maintain accurate database of patient information and treatment plans.

  • Active participation in Multi-Disciplinary Team meetings and able to consult widely with
    other sub specialty in Oncology for the best interest of the patient.

  • Be research oriented and able to enhance evidence-based practice

  • Implement clinical decisions for specialized quality inpatient and outpatient care that includes provision of promotive, preventive, curative and rehabilitative services;

  • Implement hospital programmes within their respective specialties

  • Champion continuous quality healthcare standards and patient safety guidelines

  • Assist in mentoring and coaching of staff in the respective specialties;

  • 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

  • Working with other specialists to solve single or multiple
    medical issues as required by patients in the hospital

  • Undertaking research activities in the specialty 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

  • 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’s Degree in Radiation Oncology OR Masters of Clinical Oncology equivalent
    qualification from an institution recognized by the Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Medicine and Surgery (MBChB.) or its equivalent qualification from an
    institution recognized by the Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board.

  • Specialist recognition certificate in Radiation Oncology or Clinical Oncology from the
    Medical Practitioners’ and Dentist Council.

  • Registration Certificate by the Medical Practitioners & Dentist Council.

  • Valid practicing license from Medical Practitioners and Dentists Council.

  • Valid license from the Kenya Radiation Protection Board with prior experience of working
    with linear accelerators and simulation.

  • Proof of knowledge in sound diagnostic skills and judgement.

  • Proof of Proficiency in Information Technology with regards to Oncology Information
    System (added advantage)

  • Professional Indemnity Cover.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Kenyatta National Hospital Medical Specialist (Radiation/ Clinical Oncology) Jobs in Kenya

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