Kenyatta University Hospital - Head of Department – Accident & Emergency Jobs in Kenya

Kenyatta University Hospital - Head of Department – Accident & Emergency 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 - Head of Department – Accident & Emergency Jobs in Kenya

Head of Accident & Emergency (DCSAE/KUTRRH /4)

1. Background Information

Kenyatta University Teaching, Research and Referral Hospital (KUTRRH)

Department: Clinical Service
Section/Unit: Accident & Emergency Services
Job Title: Head of Accident & Emergency Services
Reports to: Deputy Director Medical Services
Direct Reports:
a) Senior Medical Officers

2. Purpose of the Job

Reporting to the Deputy Director-Surgery Services, the Head of Accident & Emergency job
exists to coordinate medical services at KUTRRH.

3. Main Duties and Responsibilities of the Job:

  • Participate in the strategic planning of the medical services division for significant
    impact on the performance or business outcome of KUTRRH or its sub-functions.
  • Plan for adequate and appropriate medical staff availability for the A&E unit.
  • Prepare duty rosters and work plans for medical staff in the A&E unit of the hospital.
  • Ensure quality and appropriate delivery of medical services in the A&E unit of the
    hospital and advise the Deputy Director Clinical Services on service delivery situations there in.
  • Supervise staff deployed within the A&E unit of the hospital together with their work
    in order to ensure that they operate within the established procedures and deliver services within the established standards.
  • Implement the culture of team-base, fact-base and patient-base and work towards
    achievement of the Vision of KUTRRH in the A&E unit of the hospital.
  • Coordinate medical services within the A&E unit within the established principles, values
    and practices of the hospital for the best interest of the patients.
  • Implement specific best practice clinical and patient care related policies and procedures in the A&E unit of KUTRRH.
  • Serve as a link between A&E unit and other units; and the education and research facets
    in the process of interpreting and implementing policies, programmes and activities.
  • Organize and implement training, development and mentorship programmes for
    medical staff within the A&E unit of the hospital.
  • Train medical students within the A&E unit of the hospital and mentor them to be competent medics to offer quality emergency medical care services to patients.
  • Attend to and diagnose the patients’ emergency medical needs within the unit as a
    way of collaborating with other medical staff and getting the right perspective of service delivery within the division.
  • Refer patients to appropriate specialized clinics and consultants within the hospital for further management of
    their medical condition.
  • Monitor and evaluate medical services delivery within the A&E unit of the hospital
    and report to the appropriate stakeholders for the appropriate action
  • Propose and assign improvement actions to relevant medical staff in the A&E unit in
    order to improve quality of services delivered and for patient care.
  • Forward disciplinary cases for action following quality and patient safety reviews, from the A&E unit to the appropriate authorities and follow up on mitigation and systemic changes.
  • Ensure continuing professional development and medical education activities to staff
    members within the A&E unit of the hospital.

    4. Qualifications Knowledge and Skills:

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

    a) Bachelor’s Degree in Medicine and Surgery from a recognized university
    b) Postgraduate training in Emergency Medicine from a recognized institution
    c) Senior Management Course not lasting 6 weeks

    Professional qualifications required to effectively perform in the role:

    a) Must be registered with the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Council
    b) Must have a valid practice license
    c) Must have additional training in emergency care
    d) 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

    Soft skills required for the Job:

    a) Communication skills
    b) Leadership skills
    c) Analytical skills
    d) Observation skills
    e) Organizational skills
    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 five years’ experience in Emergency Medical Practice, two of which should be as a Head of Unit in a reputable health facility

    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 - Head of Department – Accident & Emergency Jobs in Kenya /a>

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