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

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

Head of Department – Pharmacy (DCSHP/KUTRRH/5)

1. Background Information


Kenyatta University Teaching, Research and Referral Hospital (KUTRRH)

Department: Clinical Services
Section/Unit: Pharmacy
Job Title: Head of Department - Pharmacy
Reports to: Deputy Director- Rehabilitative Services
Direct Reports:
a) Senior Pharmacist
b) Pharmacist 1
c) Senior Pharmaceutical Technologist
d) Pharmaceutical Technologist

2. Purpose of the Job:

Reporting to the Deputy Director-Rehabilitative Services, the Head of Department Pharmacy job exists to coordinate and provide pharmacy services, coordinate pharmacy and pharmaceutical 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 pharmacy services and resources required in the 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 strategic plan in the unit within its vision, mission and culture and other national and international healthcare and frameworks.
  • Chair pharmacy unit and act as its contact person in clinical referral services,research
    and training matters in the hospital.
  • Ensure that pharmacy unit of the hospital has all human and non-human resources required to offer pharmacy services, pharmaceutical research and training in the hospital.
  • Participate in the recruitment and disciplinary action and processes of pharmacy staff in the hospital.
  • Coordinate and provide pharmacy services and service delivery in the pharmacy unit of the hospital ensuring that they meet the expected standards and compliance in the hospital.
  • Supervise pharmacy staff together with their services, in the pharmacy unit of the
    hospital to ensure that they offer timely pharmacy services within the expected
    standards, complying with the established ethics and regulations in the hospital.
  • Ensure and coordinate continuous training and development of pharmacy staff for their effective and efficient performance and productivity in the hospital.
  • Coordinate and provide pharmacy and pharmaceutical research and training within
    the hospital.
  • Provide specialized pharmacy and pharmaceutical services’ advice to the hospital executive and other sections/units and the
    general public through the appropriate media.
  • Work with other medical specialists to solve single or multiple medical issue (s),
    when required by patients in the hospital.
  • Monitor and evaluate progress and achievement of the pharmacy unit and services, pharmaceutical research and training programs 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 Pharmacy from a recognized institution
    b) Master’s Degree in a health related field from a recognized institution

    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 pharmacy research and training in a reputable institution

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

    a) Registration with the Pharmacy and Poisons Council
    b) Valid Practice License
    c) Professional Insurance Indemnity Cover

    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 Pharmacist, 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 recruitment@kutrrh.go.ke

    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 – Pharmacy Jobs in Kenya/a>

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