Kenyatta University Hospital - Head of Department – Obstetrics & Gynaecology Jobs in Kenya

Kenyatta University Hospital - Head of Department – Obstetrics & Gynaecology 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 – Obstetrics & Gynaecology Jobs in Kenya

Head of Department – Obstetric and Gynaecology - DCSOG/KUTRRH/4

1. Background Information

Kenyatta University Teaching, Research and Referral Hospital (KUTRRH)

Department: Clinical Service
Section/Unit: Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Job Title: Head of Department - Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Reports to: Deputy Director - Medical Services
Direct Reports:

a) Senior Obstetrics and Gynaecologist
b) Obstetrics and Gynaecologist

2. Purpose of the Job

Reporting to the Deputy Director-Medical Services, the Head of Department Obstetrics and Gynaecologist coordinates and provides specialized obstetrics and gynaecological services, coordinates obstetrics and gynaecological research and training and advises the hospital and public on the same at KUTRRH.

3. Main Duties and Responsibilities of the Job:

  • Plan for all obstetrics and gynaecology services and resources in the hospital; and
    participate in and contribute to the overall strategic planning of the hospital.
  • Coordinate the implementation of the hospital’s strategic plan in the obstetrics and
    gynaecology unit within the framework of the vision, mission and culture of the hospital and other national and international healthcare frameworks.
  • Ensure that obstetrics and gynaecological unit of the hospital has all the required
    human and non-human resources required to offer specialized obstetrics and gynaecological services, research and training in the hospital.
  • Participate in the recruitment and disciplinary action and processes of internal
    medicine staff in the hospital.
  • Coordinate and provide specialized obstetrics and gynaecological services and
    services delivery in the obstetrics and gynaecology unit of the hospital ensuring
    that they meet the expected standards and compliance.
  • Coordinate obstetrics and gynaecological referral services within and without the
    hospital according to the obstetrics and gynaecological services needs in collaboration with other hospital sections and units and within the framework of the hospital and national referral policies.
  • Supervise obstetrics and gynaecology staff together with their services, in obstetrics
    and gynaecology unit of the hospital to ensure that they offer timely services within the expected standards, complying with the established ethics and regulations.
  • Ensure and coordinate continuous training and development of obstetrics and gynaecology staff for their effective and efficient performance andproductivity.
  • Coordinate and provide medical research and training within the obstetrics and
    gynaecology unit of the hospital
  • Offer specialized obstetrics
    and gynaecological service advice to the CEO 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 obstetrics and gynaecology
    unit’s clinical referral, research and training programmess 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) Master of Medicine in Obstetrics and Gynaecology 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) 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) Supervisory skills
    h) 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’ experience as a Senior Obstetrics and Gynaecologist, 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

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