Kenyatta University Hospital - Medical Social Workers Jobs in Kenya

Kenyatta University Hospital - Medical Social Workers 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 - Medical Social Workers Jobs in Kenya

Medical Social Worker – DCSMSW/KUTRRH/9

1. Background Information

Kenyatta University Teaching, Research and Referral Hospital (KUTRRH)

Department: Rehabilitative Services
Section/Unit: Medical Social Work
Job Title: Medical Social Worker
Reports to: Senior Medical Social Worker

2. Purpose of the Job:

Reporting to the Senior Medical Social Worker, the Medical Social worker job exists to
provide family care, patient education, and provide care and case management or interventions designed to promote health, prevent disease, and address barriers to access
to healthcare within KUTRRH.

3. Main Duties and Responsibilities of the Job:

  • Identify environmental impediments to client or patient progress through interviews and review of patient records in the hospital.
  • Utilize consultation data and social work experience to plan and coordinate patient care and rehabilitation, following through to ensure service efficiency in the hospital.
  • Refer patients or family to community resources to assist in recovery from mental or
    physical illness and provide access to services such as financial assistance, legal aid,
    housing, job placement or education in the hospital.
  • Engage patients in individual and group sessions to help them deal with social challenges facing them in the hospital and the communities
  • Monitor, evaluate, and record client progress according to measurable goals described in treatment and care plan in the hospital.
  • Organize support groups or counsel family members to assist them in understanding,
    dealing with various and assist them to overcome dependencies, recover from illness, and adjust to life within and without the hospital.
  • Investigate cases of child abuse or neglect cases and take authorized protective action when necessary within or without the hospital.
  • Plan and implement programmes to combat social problems, prevent substance abuse, or improve community health and counseling services within and without the hospital.
  • Ensure National Hospital Insurance Fund related paperwork and record keeping for
    patients is up to date for use in the hospital.
  • Develop, implement and/or advise on social
    policy and assist in community development within and without the hospital.
  • Conduct social research to advance knowledge in the social work and thus enhance the effectiveness and efficiency in medical social work within and without the hospital.
  • Provide clinical research and training to students in the medical social work of the hospital.

    4. Qualifications and Skills

    Minimum level of academic qualifications required to perform effectively in the role:

    a) Bachelors’ Degree in Social Work ,Sociology,Pschology,Anthropolgy,Mental health from a recognized institution

    Minimum level of knowledge that would be regularly applied to the job:

    a) Computer literate
    b) Knowledge of relevant legislations
    c) Knowledge of professional standards
    d) Proven track record of counseling Psychology research and training in a reputable

    Professional qualification required to effectively perform in the role:

    b) Registration with the relevant regulatory or professional body
    c) Must have a Certificate in a course in life-saving

    Soft skills required for the job:

    a) Communication skills
    b) Listening skills
    c) Observation skills
    d) Analytical skills
    e) Compassionate
    f) Team player

    5. Relevant Work Experience Required:

    Minimum number of months or years of experience the jobholder is required to have to be appointed to the position:

    At least four years’ working experience as a Medical Social Worker 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 - Medical Social Workers Jobs in Kenya/a>

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