Kenyatta University Hospital - Head of Department – Anesthesiology Jobs in Kenya

Kenyatta University Hospital - Head of Department – Anesthesiology 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 – Anesthesiology Jobs in Kenya

Head of Department – Anesthesiology (DCSHA/KUTRRH/4)

1. Background Information

Kenyatta University Teaching, Research and Referral Hospital (KUTRRH)

Department: Clinical Service
Section/Unit: Anesthesia
Job Title: Head of Department Anesthesiology
Reports to: Deputy Director- Surgery Services
Direct Reports:

a) Senior Anesthetist
b) Anesthetist
c) Senior Medical Officer

2. Purpose of the Job

Reporting to the Deputy Director-Surgery Services, the Head of Anesthesiology job
exists to coordinate and provide anesthesia services, coordinate anesthesia research and
training and advise the hospital and public on the same at KUTRRH

3. Main Duties and Responsibilities of the Job:

  • Plan for all anesthesia services and resources required in the anesthesia unit;and
    participate in and contribute to the overall strategic planning of the hospital
  • Coordinate the implementation of the hospital strategic plan in the anesthesia unit
    within the framework of its vision, mission and culture and other national and international healthcare and frameworks.
  • Chair and act as its contact person of the anesthesia unit and its clinical referral
    services, research and training matters in the hospital.
  • Ensure that anesthesia unit of the hospital has all the human and non-human
    resources required to offer anesthesia services, research and training in the
  • Participate in the recruitment and disciplinary action and processes of anesthesia staff in the hospital.
  • Coordinate and provide anesthesia services and services delivery in the anesthesia unit of the hospital, ensure that they meet the expected standards and compliance in the hospital.
  • Coordinate anesthesia referral services within and without the hospital according to
    the anesthesia needs in collaboration with other hospital sections and units and within the framework of the hospital and national referral policies.
  • Supervise anesthesia staff together with their services, in the anesthesia unit of the
    hospital to ensure that they offer timely anesthesia services within the expected
    standards, complying with the established ethics and regulations in the hospital.
  • Ensure and coordinate continuous training and development of anesthesia staff for their effective and efficient performance and productivity in the hospital.
  • Coordinate and provide anesthesia research and training within the hospital.
  • Offer specialized anesthesia services advice to the hospital executive and
    sections/units and the general public in the appropriate media.
  • Work with other medical specialties to solve single or multiple medical issue (s) or perform extensive surgery, when required by patients in the hospital.
  • Monitor and evaluate progress and achievement of the anesthesia unit and
    services, research and training programmes in the hospital, prepare and disseminate periodic reports appropriately.

    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 Anesthesia from a recognized institution
    c) Senior Management Course lasting not less than 6 weeks

    Professional qualifications and Compliance required to effectively perform in the role:

    a) Registration with the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board
    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) Proven track record of clinical research and training in a reputable institution

    Soft skills required for the Job:

    a) Communication skills
    b) Organizational skills
    c) Leadership skills
    d) Observation skills
    e) Analytical skills
    f) Compassionate
    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 five years working experience as a Senior Anesthetist, two of which should be Head of Department 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 - Head of Department – Anesthesiology Jobs in Kenya /a>

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