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

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

Head of Department – Oncology (DCSO/KUTRRH /4)

1. Background Information

Kenyatta University Teaching, Research and Referral Hospital (KUTRRH)

Department: Clinical Services
Section/Unit: Oncology Surgery
Job Title: Head of Department - Oncology
Reports to: Deputy Director – Medical Services
Direct Reports:
a) Senior Oncology Surgeon
b) Oncology Surgeon

2. Purpose of the Job

Reporting to the Deputy Director-Medical Services, the Head of Department Oncology
job exists to coordinate and provide specialized medical oncology services, coordinate oncology research and training and advise the hospital and public on the same at the KUTRRH.
  • Plan for all oncology services and resources required in the oncology unit; and
    participate in and contribute to the overall strategic planning of the hospital.
  • Coordinate the implementation of the hospital strategic plan in the oncology unit
    within its vision, mission and culture, and other national and international healthcare
    and frameworks.
  • Chair and act as contact person for the medical oncology unit and its referral services, research and training matters in the hospital.
  • Ensure that oncology unit of the hospital has all the required human and non-human
    resources required to offer oncology services, research and training in the hospital.
  • Participate in the recruitment and disciplinary action and processes of oncology staff in the hospital.
  • Coordinate and provide oncology services and service delivery in the oncology unit of the hospital ensuring that they meet the expected standards and compliance in the
  • Coordinate oncology referral services within and without the hospital according to
    the oncology needs in collaboration with other hospital sections and units and within
    the framework of the hospital and national referral policies.
  • Supervise oncology staff together with their services, in the oncology unit of the
    hospital to ensure that they offer timely oncology services within the expected
    standards, complying with the established ethics and regulations in the hospital.
  • Ensure and coordinate continuous training and development of oncology staff
    for their effective and efficient performance and productivity in the hospital.
  • Coordinate and provide oncology research and training within the hospital .
  • Offer specialized oncology services advice to the hospital executive and other
    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 oncology unit and services,
    research and training programmes in the hospital, prepare and disseminate periodic
    reports appropriately.

    3. 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 Medical Oncology 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 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) Proven track record of oncology research and training in a reputable institution

    Soft skills required for the job (Attributes):

    a) Communication skills
    b) Organizational skills
    c) Leadership skills
    d) Observation skills
    e) Analytical skills
    f) Supervisory skills
    g) Compassionate
    h) Ability to work under pressure

    4. 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 Oncologist, 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 – Oncology Jobs in Kenya /a>

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