Kenyatta University Hospital - Head of Department – Internal Medicine Jobs in Kenya

Kenyatta University Hospital - Head of Department – Internal Medicine 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 – Internal Medicine Jobs in Kenya

Head of Department – Internal Medicine (DCSIM/KUTRRH/4)

1. Background Information

Kenyatta University Teaching, Research and Referral Hospital (KUTRRH)

Department: Clinical Service
Section/Unit: Internal Medicine
Job Title: Head of Department Internal Medicine
Reports to: Deputy Director- Medical Services
Direct Reports:

a) Senior Medical Specialists
b) Medical Specialist
c) Senior Medical Officers

2. Purpose of the Job

Reporting to the Deputy Director-Medical Services, the Head of Department Internal Medicine’s job exists to coordinate and provide specialized general medical services, coordinate general medical research and training and advise the hospital and public on internal medicine matters at KUTRRH.

3. Main Duties and Responsibilities of the Job:

  • Plan for all general medical services and resources in the internal medicine unit of the hospital; and participate in and contribute to the overall strategic planning of the hospital.
  • Ensure and coordinate the implementation of the hospital’s strategic plan in the internal medicine unit within the framework of the vision, mission and culture of the hospital and other national and international healthcare
  • Chair and act as the contact person for the internal medicine unit’s clinical referral, research and training matters in the hospital.
  • Ensure that the internal medicine unit of the hospital has all the required resources required to offer specialized general medical services, research and training in the hospital.
  • Participate in the recruitment and disciplinary processes of internal medicine
    staff in the hospital.
  • Coordinate and provide specialized medical services and service delivery in the internal medicine unit of the hospital, ensuring that they meet the expected standards of quality, quantity and compliance.
  • Coordinate internal medicine referral services within and without the hospital
    according to the specialized medical services needs in collaboration with other hospital sections and units and within the framework of the hospital and national referral policies.
  • Supervise internal medicine staff together with their services, in the internal medicine unit of the hospital to ensure that they offer timely specialized medical services within the expected standards of quality and quantity in
    compliance with the established ethics and regulations.
  • Ensure and coordinate continuous training and development of internal medicine staff for their effective and efficient performance and
  • Coordinates and provide medical research and training within the
    internal medicine unit of the hospital as well as ensure collaboration and cooperation with Internal Medicine unit of the hospital.
  • Offer specialized internal medical services’ advice to the hospital executive
    and other sections/units and the general public in the appropriate media.
  • Work with other medical specialists to solve single or multiple medical issue (s) or perform extensive surgery, when required in the hospital.
  • Monitor and evaluate progress and achievement of the internal medicine unit
    and services; research and training programs in the hospital; and 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) Masters of Medicine (Internal Medicine) from a recognized 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

    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) Leadership skills
    c) Organizational 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’ experience as a Senior Medical Specialist, two of which should be as a 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

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