Kenyatta University Hospital - Director of Clinical Services Jobs in Kenya

Kenyatta University Hospital - Director of Clinical Services Jobs in Kenya

Kenyatta University Teaching, Referral & Research Hospital (KUTRRH) is seeking to recruit highly transformative and dynamic self-driven individuals with a high degree of integrity, result oriented, demonstrable professionalism, competence and impeccable capability to fill the following positions within its staff establishment:

Kenyatta University Hospital - Director of Clinical Services Jobs in Kenya

Director of Clinical Services (DSC/KUTRRH/2)

1. Background Information

Kenyatta University Teaching, Research and Referral Hospital (KUTRRH)

Department: Clinical Services
Section/Unit: None
Job Title: Director of Clinical Services
Reports to: Chief Executive Officer
Direct Reports:

a) Deputy Director – Surgical services
b) Deputy Director - Pharmaceutical services
c) Deputy Director – Medical Services
d) Deputy Director – Diagnostics
e) Deputy Director – Public Health & Quality Assurance

2. Purpose of the Job:

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Director-Clinical Services job exists to provide clinical governance in the department; oversee and ensure quality clinical referral, clinical research, training services and delivery of clinical services at KUTRRH.

3. Main Duties and Responsibilities of the Job

(a) Participate in KUTRRH strategic planning

  • Sit as member of the hospital management committee.
  • Oversee and ensure the strategic planning of the department as well as facilitate
    services across that has significant impact on the performance or business outcome of KUTRRH or its sub-functions.
  • Participate in the comprehensive strategic planning of the hospital and formulations
    of its policies and principles.
  • Ensure evaluation of risks and business trade-offs and oversee changes to develop
    optimal business solutions and results.

    (b) Ensure that patients have appropriate medical staff coverage

  • Oversee and ensure proper planning for adequate and appropriate clinical
    staff in the hospital.
  • Oversee and ensure the recruitment and deployment of clinical staff within the hospital.
  • Head the clinical department and lead the clinical services delivery in the hospital.

    (c) Oversight of medical governance

  • Ensure that the culture of KUTRRH is team-based, fact-based, customer-based and work towards achievement of the Vision of the hospital.
  • Lead and guide the development, approval and implementation of specific best clinical practice and patient care related policies and procedures.
  • Ensure the collaboration of all stakeholders in clinical referral, clinical research and training in the process of developing, implementing and interpreting
    policies, programmes and activities.
  • Chair the Clinical Committee in the hospital.
  • Oversee and ensure the monitoring and evaluation performance of clinical
    management team in the hospital.
  • Assist in the development of terms of reference and credentialing criteria for
    each of the department position with quality performance indicators for clinical practice, education and research activities.
  • Ensure quality appropriate delivery of clinical referral research and training
    activities at the hospital and advise the board on the same.

    (d) Oversight of quality and patient safety

  • Assist in planning
    and setting priorities for hospital wide quality improvement and patient safety activities.
  • Review patient complaints and ensure a satisfactory resolution thereof with proper corrective and preventive actions.
  • Assist in the establishment of systems and methods for reviewing the quality and appropriateness of clinical care and other health-related services.
  • Ensure quality and patient safety reviews are acted upon.
  • Follow up on mitigation and suggested systemic changes within the clinical
    services department in the hospital.
  • Ensure implementation of global best clinical practices.

    4. Qualifications Knowledge and Skills:

    Minimum level of academic qualifications required to perform effectively in the role:

    a) Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery from a recognized institution.
    b) Master of Medicine in any Medical Specialization from a recognized institution.
    c) Sub-specialization in a health related field will be an added advantage
    d) Senior Management Course in a health related field lasting not less than 6 weeks.
    e) An MBA or a Doctorate Degree will be an added advantage.

    Minimum level of knowledge required for the job: Evidence required

    a) Computer literate
    b) Knowledge of relevant legislations
    c) Knowledge of professional standards
    d) Proven track record of clinical research and training in a reputable institution.

    Professional qualifications required to effectively perform in the role:

    a) Registration with the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Council
    b) Valid Practice License.
    c) Professional Insurance indemnity cover

    Soft skills required for the job:

    a) Communication skills
    b) Observation skills
    c) Analytical skills
    d) Team player
    e) Compassionate
    f) Organizational & Supervisory skills
    g) Ability to work under pressure

    5. Relevant Work Experience Required:

    Minimum number of years of experience the jobholder is required to have to be appointed
    to the position:

    At least 10 years’ experience in a Senior Clinical Management Position.

    The deadline for the receipt of all applications is Monday 5th August 2019

    If your background and competencies match the specifications of any of these posts, please send your;

    1. Application Letter,
    2. Curriculum Vitae and
    3. Filled Application Form

    ONLY via email to

    Or hard copies can be addressed to:

    The Chief Executive Officer
    Kenyatta University Teaching, Referral & Research Hospital
    P.O Box 7674 – 00100 GPO
    Nairobi Kenya

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