Kenyatta University Hospital - General Surgeons Jobs in Kenya

Kenyatta University Hospital - General Surgeons 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 - General Surgeons Jobs in Kenya

General Surgeon- (DCSGS/KUTRRH/5)

1. Background Information

Kenyatta University Teaching, Research and Referral Hospital (KUTRRH)

Department: Clinical Services
Section/Unit: Surgery
Job Title: General Surgeon
Reports to: Head of Department - Surgery

2. Purpose of the Job

Reporting to the Head of Department - Surgery, the General Surgeon job exists to perform surgical operations and other medical procedures including invasive, minimally-invasive, or non-invasive surgical methods among patients provide general surgery research and training, and advise the hospital and public on the same at the KUTRRH.

3. Main Duties and Responsibilities of the Job:

  • Review medical history and records of patients in order to understand their medical
    conditions better and administer treatment through surgical operations and other medical procedures in the hospital.
  • Review and analyze patient's medical history, reactions to medicines, physical
    condition, and examination results to verify operation's necessity and determine best
    procedure in the hospital.
  • Examine patients in order to obtain information on medical conditions and establish
    risk associated with or related to surgical operations among them in the hospital.
  • Diagnose bodily disorders and provide treatments, such as medications and surgeries,in medical clinics, hospital wards, and operating rooms in the hospital.
  • Prescribe preoperative and postoperative treatments and procedures, such as anaesthesia, sedatives, diets, antibiotics, and preparation and painkillers of the patient's operative area in the hospital.
  • Operate on patients to correct deformities, repair injuries, prevent and treat diseases,or
    improve or restore patients' functions in the hospital.
  • Provide consultation and surgical assistance to other medical specialists and surgeons in the hospital
  • Refer patient with complex or diverse medical conditions to other medical specialist for further medical diagnosis and treatment when necessary within and without the hospital.
  • Examine surgical instruments, equipment, and operating room to ensure sterility and
    suitability to perform surgical operations in the hospital.
  • Perform surgical operations and other medical procedures in order to treat patients in the operating theatres of the hospital.
  • Prepare case histories for discharged or transferred patients from the operating theatres
    to other sections and units of the hospital.
  • Collaborate with other surgeons in performing complex or extensive surgical operation or other medical procedures required by patients in the hospital.
  • Provide clinical research and training to students in the general surgery in the hospital.
  • Guide and mentor junior surgeons interns and students in the general surgery unit ofthe

    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 (General Surgery) from a recognized institution

    Professional qualifications and Compliance 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

    Minimum level of knowledge required for the job:

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

    Soft skills required for the Job:

    a) Communication skills
    b) Observation skills
    c) Analytical skills
    d) Compassionate
    e) Team player
    f) 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 three years’ working experience as a General Surgeon in a reputable hospital.

    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

    For more information and job applications details, see; Kenyatta University Hospital - General Surgeons Jobs in Kenya/a>

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