KUTRRH Head of Department - Pediatrics & Child-heath Jobs in Kenya

KUTRRH Head of Department - Pediatrics & Child-heath Jobs in Kenya


Reporting to the Assistant Director-Medical Services, the Chief Paediatrician job exists to
coordinate and provide paediatric services, coordinate paediatric surgery research and
training, and advise the hospital and public on the same at KUTRRH.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Plan for all paediatric services and resources in the paediatric unit of the hospital in
    collaboration with KU’s Paediatric Department, 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
    paediatric unit within the framework of the vision, mission and culture of the
    hospital and other national and international healthcare frameworks.
  • Chair and act as the contact person in the paediatric unit’s clinical referral, research
    and training matters and in the hospital.
  • Participate in the recruitment processes for paediatricians in the hospital.
  • Coordinate and provide paediatric services and services delivery in the paediatric
    unit of the hospital ensuring that they meet the expected standards of quality,
    quantity and compliance.
  • Coordinate paediatric referral services within and without the hospital according to
    the paediatric services needs in collaboration with other hospital sections and units
    and within the framework of the hospital and national referral policies.
  • Supervise paediatric staff together with their services, in the paediatric unit of the
    hospital to ensure that they offer timely paediatric services within the expected
    standards of quantity and quantity complying with the established ethics and regulations.
  • Ensure and coordinate continuous training and development of paediatric staff for
    their effective and efficient performance and productivity.
  • Coordinate and provide paediatric research and training within the paediatric unit of
    the hospital as well as ensuring collaboration and cooperation with other
  • Offer specialised paediatric services’ advice to the hospital management 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 paediatric services, research and training programs in the hospital, and prepare and disseminate periodic reports appropriately

  • Minimum level of academic qualifications required to perform effectively in the role:
  • Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery from a recognized institution
  • Master of Medicine in Paediatrics from a recognized institution
  • Minimum level of knowledge required for the job:
  • Computer literate
  • Knowledge of relevant legislations
  • Knowledge of professional standards
  • Track record of clinical research and training in a reputable institution
  • Minimum level of professional qualification required to perform effectively in the role:
  • Registration with the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board
  • Valid Practice License
  • Professional Insurance Indemnity Cover

    Soft Skills
  • Communication skills
  • Leadership skills
  • Organizational skills
  • Observation skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Compassionate
  • Supervisory skills
  • Ability to work under pressure

    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 Paediatrician, two of which should be as a Head of
    Department in a reputable hospital.

    How to Apply
  • The deadline for the receipt of all applications is Tuesday 17th September 2019
  • If your background and competencies match the specifications of any of the posts above, we encourage applicants to apply online here or send hard copies of your Application Letter, CV, and Filled Application Form and address to:
  • The Chief Executive Officer
  • Kenyatta University Teaching, Referral &
  • Research Hospital
  • P.O Box 7674 – 00100 GPO
  • Nairobi Kenya
  • For more information and job application details, see; KUTRRH Head of Department - Pediatrics & Child-heath Jobs in Kenya

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