Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) Jobs in Kenya

  1. Chief Pharmacist – Job Group K3 (1 Post)
  2. Hospital Engineer – Job Group K4 (1 Post)
  3. Chief Medical Laboratory Technologist – Job Group K4 (1 Post)
  4. Chief Legal Officer – Job Group K4 (1 Post)
  5. Deputy Chief Nurse – Job Group K4 (1 Post)
  6. Senior Legal Officer – Job Group K5 (1 Post)
  7. Deputy Quality Assurance Manager – Job Group K5 (1 Post)
  8. Deputy Chief Physiotherapist – Job Group K5 (1 Post)
  9. Deputy Chief Dental Technologist – Job Group K5 (1 Post)
  10. Chief Human Resource Officer – Job Group K5 (1 Post)
  11. Laundry Manager – Job Group K6 (1 Post)
  12. Assistant Quality Assurance Manager – Job Group K6 (1 Post)
  13. Hospital Planner I- Job Group K7 (1 Post)
  14. Senior Superintendent (Buildings) – Job Group K7 (1 Post)
  15. Senior Telephone Supervisor- Job Group K7 (1 Post)
  16. Senior Public Relations Officer – Job Group K7 (1 Post)
  17. Public Relations Officer II/I – Job Group K9/8 (1 Post)
  18. Nursing Officer III/II

The Hospital Management invites applications from qualified candidates for the following positions:-

1. Chief Pharmacist – Job Group K3 (1 Post)

Duties and Responsibilities

The Chief Pharmacist will be responsible to the Deputy Director (Clinical Services) for the planning, organization, control and co-ordination of Pharmaceutical Services in the Hospital.

Specific duties will include:-

  • Formulation and maintenance of high standards of pharmaceutical services.
  • Planning and budgeting for the procurement of drugs, proper storage, distribution and usage.
  • Participating in the planning and management of health care programmes and projects in the Hospital and at national level.
  • Ensuring preparation of regular monthly returns on drugs from the satellite pharmacies.
  • Ensuring that Pharmacy Practices and Ethics in the Hospital are adhered to.
  • Advising the Tendering and Technical Evaluation Committee on drug matters.
  • Conducting research, teaching and examination of students in the Hospital and in the adjacent institutions.
  • Effective supervision, training and development of staff.

Qualifications

  • Masters degree in Clinical Pharmacy.
  • Proven experience of at least three (3) years in the grade of Deputy Chief Pharmacist or equivalent position in a large organization.
  • Evidence of wide experience in drugs’ policies and laws.
  • Evidence of research and at least three (3) professional publications in reputable local or international journals on particular scientific findings/practices in the relevant field.
  • Registration with the Pharmacy and Poisons Board.

2. Hospital Engineer - Job Group K4 (1 Post)

Duties and Responsibilities

The Hospital Engineer will be responsible to the Deputy Director (Finance & Administration) for the planning, directing, controlling and coordinating Engineering and Maintenance services in the Hospital.

Specific duties will include:-

  • Formulation of design and installation, repair and maintenance of buildings and equipment in the Hospital.
  • Formulation of policy on procurement of spare parts to ensure efficiency  of  equipment  and  general  administration  of the maintenance services in the Hospital.
  • Undertake civil works on roads, parking and drainage system.
  • Developing long term strategy, business plans and annual operating budgets and establishing internal monitoring and control systems and procedures to support quality Engineering services.
  • Effective supervision, training and development of staff.

Qualifications

  • Bachelors of Science degree in any of the following:-Mechanical Engineering Civil Engineering Electrical Engineering Electronic Engineering.
  • Registration with the Engineers and Architects Registration Board of Kenya.
  • Proven experience of not less than three (3) years after registration at the level of Superintending Engineer (Mechanical, Civil, Electrical, Electronics) OR equivalent position in a large organization.
  • Member of a professional engineering body recognized by the Government.

3. Chief Medical Laboratory Technologist – Job Group K4 (1 Post)

Duties and Responsibilities

The Chief Medical Laboratory Technologist will be responsible to the Head, Department of Laboratory Medicine for the planning, organization, co-ordination and administration of Medical Laboratory Services.

Specific duties will include:-

  • Ensuring provision of quality laboratory services.
  • Ensuring availability and proper utilization of consumables and equipment in the Unit.
  • Participation in the preparation of expenditure estimates for the department.
  • Conducting research and participating in teaching and examination of students in the Hospital and in the adjacent teaching institutions.
  • Effective supervision, training and development of Medical Laboratory Technologists.

Qualifications

  • Higher Diploma in any of the following clinical disciplines:
    • Haematology/Blood Transfusion
    • Bacteriology
    • Biochemistry
    • Virology
    • Parasitology or Histopathology.
  • Proven- experience of at least three (3) years in the grade of Deputy Chief Medical Laboratory Technologist or equivalent position in a large organization.
  • Evidence of Continuous Professional Development (CPD).
  • Registration with the Laboratory Technicians and Technologists Board.

4. Chief Legal Officer - Job Group K4 (1 Post)

Duties and Responsibilities

The Chief Legal Officer will be responsible to the Deputy Director (Finance & Administration) for all legal matters in the Hospital.

Specific duties will include:-

  • Provision of advice on all legal matters.
  • Custody of all legal documents and the Hospital Seal.
  • Instituting court actions to recover Hospital debts.
  • Representing the Hospital in Legal cases instituted by or against the Hospital.
  • Effective supervision, training and development of staff.

Qualifications

  • Masters degree in law from a recognized university. Diploma in Law from the Kenya School of Law.
  • An Advocate of the High Court of Kenya (A.H.C.K)
  • Valid practicing licence.
  • Proven experience of not less than five (5) years in legal practice in the Public Sector, three (3) of which must have been at a senior position.

5. Deputy Chief Nurse – Job Group K4 (1 Post)

Duties and Responsibilities

The Deputy Chief Nurse will be responsible to the Chief Nurse for the planning, organizing, control and co-ordination of Nursing services.

Specific duties will include:-

  • Development, implementation and maintenance of nursing standards and programmes in the Hospital.
  • Participating in the planning and management of national nursing programmes.
  • Maintenance of discipline among nursing personnel.
  • Monitoring and following up the prdcurement of nursing equipment, supplies and appliances.
  • Co-ordination of admission of mass medical/surgical emergencies/epidemics and participation in the formulation and implementation of related policies and procedures.
  • Collection and analysis of data on nursing care and related activities.
  • Participation in the investigation of patients and staff complaints. Active participation in the staff training and development.

Qualifications

  • Diploma in Kenya Registered Nursing (KRN) and Kenya Registered Midwifery (KRM) or Kenya Registered Community Health Nursing (KRCHN)
  • At least three (3) post basic qualifications one of which must be in Public Health.
  • Proven experience of at least three (3) years in the grade of Assistant Chief Nurse or and equivalent position in a large health institution. Evidence of Continuous Professional Development (CPD)
  • Bachelor of Science (BSN) degree in Nursing will be an added advantage.

6. Senior Legal Officer - Job Group K5 (1 Post)

The Senior Legal Officer will be responsible to the Chief Legal Officer for all legal matters in the Hospital.

Specific duties will include:-

  • Providing advice on legal matters.
  • Representing the Hospital in legal matters.
  • Deputizing the Chief Legal Officer.
  • Taking charge of the Legal Unit in absence of the Chief Legal Officer.
  • Assisting the Chief Legal Officer in instituting Court action to recover Hospital debts.
  • Assisting the Chief Legal Officer in supervision, training and development of staff.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor degree in law from a recognized University.
  • Diploma in Law from Kenya School of Law.
  • An advocate of the High Court of Kenya (AHCK) Valid practicing licence.
  • Proven experience of not less than three (3) years in the legal practice/work.

7. Deputy Quality Assurance Manager – Job Group K5 (1 Post)

Duties and Responsibilities

The Deputy Quality Assurance Manager will be responsible to the Quality Assurance Manager for the implementation of quality assurance programmes and ensuring that quality systems are maintained in accordance with the Hospital quality Assurance policies.

Specific duties will include:-

  • Planning and organizing programmes to ensure delivery of quality services in the Hospital.
  • Preparation of reports on quality related matters and activities in the Hospital.
  • Participating in quality assurance research activities.
  • Effective supervision, training and development of staff.

Qualifications

  • Masters degree in Public Health or Health management with a sound knowledge in quality health.
  • Proven experience of at least three (3) years in a managerial position in a large organization.
  • Degree or post graduate certificate in Quality Assurance will be an added advantage.

8.  Deputy Chief Physiotherapist - Job Group K5 (1 Post)

Duties and Responsibilities

The Deputy Chief Physiotherapist will be responsible to the Chief Physiotherapist for the planning and management of Physiotherapy services in the Hospital.

Specific duties will include:-

  • Participating in planning and organizing the provision of quality Physiotherapy services.
  • Ensuring availability and control of relevant supplies and equipment for the department.
  • Participating in the preparation of the expenditure estimates for the department.
  • Participating in research and teaching of students.
  • Effective supervision, training and development of staff in the department.

Qualifications

  • Higher Diploma in Physiotherapy.
  • Proven experience of at least three (3) years at the level of
  • Assistant Chief Physiotherapist or an equivalent position in a large organization.
  • Evidence of Continuous Professional Development (CPD)
  • Degree in Physiotherapy Studies and/or evidence of research or teaching will be an added advantage.
  • Registration with the Kenya Society of Physiotherapists.

9. Deputy Chief Dental Technologist – Job Group K5 (1 Post)

Duties and Responsibilities

The Deputy Chief Dental Technplogist will be responsible to the Head of Dentistry Department for the overall management of Dental Technology services.

Specific duties will include:-

  • Participating in the planning, supervising and co-ordinating the dental technology services.
  • Ensuring availability of supplies and equipment.
  • Participating in the planning and development of curricula. Implementation and evaluation of training programs.
  • Supervision, training and development of staff.

Qualifications

  • Diploma in Dental Technology from a recognized institution.
  • Proven experience of at least three (3) years at the level of Assistant Chief Dental Technologist or an equivalent position in a large organization. Evidence of Continuous Professional Development (CPD).
  • Registration with the Association of the Kenya Dental Technologists.
  • A Bachelor of Science in Dental Technology from a recognized institution will be an added advantage.

10. Chief Human Resource Officer - Job Group K5 (1 Post)

Duties and Responsibilities

The Chief Human Resource Officer will be responsible to the Deputy Human Resource Manager for the Human Resource management functions.

Specific duties will include:

  • Planning and co-ordinating recruitment, appointments, promotions, staff discipline and industrial relations matters.
  • Development, interpretation and implementation of Human Resource policies.
  • Participation in the preparation of Human Resource budget.
  • Administration of staff remuneration and related benefits. Participation in the review of the Terms and Conditions of Service.
  • Planning and management of exit programmes.
  • Effective supervision, training and development of staff.

Qualifications
Masters degree in Human Resource Management or its equivalent.

  • Proven experience of at least three (3) years at the level of Senior Human Resource Officer or equivalent position in a large organisation.
  • Evidence of skills in human resource management information system.
  • Candidates with a degree in Social Sciences plus CPS (K) or an approved post-graduate qualification in Personnel/Human Resource Management and have worked for at least three (3) years in the grade of Senior Human Resource Officer will also be considered.

11. Laundry Manager - Job Group K6 (1 Post)

Duties and Responsibilities

The Laundry Manager will be responsible to the Chief Administrative Officer for the management, co-ordination and control of the laundry and tailoring services in the Hospital.

Specific duties will include: -

  • Establishing and maintaining procedures and standards to ensure quality laundry services.
  • Ensuring efficiency in the cleaning, distribution and safe storage of linen and garments.
  • Ensuring proper functioning and maintenance of all the laundry machines and other equipment in the unit.
  • Overseeing the inspection of fabrics, mending and fabrication of specialised items.
  • Preparation of reports on operations of the Unit.
  • Effective supervision, training and development of staff.

Qualifications

  • Higher Diploma in Institutional Management from Kenya Polytechnic OR Diploma in Laundry and Dry cleaning from Kenya Utalii College or any other recognised institution.
  • Certificate in laundry from a recognized institution.
  • Evidence of at least one (1) month training in general management.
  • Proven experience of at least five (5) years of managing laundry services at a senior level in a large organisation, preferably a health institution.

12. Assistant Quality Assurance Manager – Job Group K6 (1 Post)

Duties and Responsibilities

The Assistant Quality Assurance Manager will be responsible to the Deputy Quality Assurance Manager for the planning and formulation of the quality assurance programmes.

Specific duties will include:-

  • Participating in the designing of the quality assurance strategies and policies for the Hospital.
  • Participating in teaching and training of the Hospital staff on quality related issues.
  • Participating in the preparation and production of activity reports on quality related matters as required.
  • Effective supervision, training and development of staff.

Qualifications

  • Degree in Public Health or Health Management.
  • Proven experience of at least three (3) years in the grade of Quality Assurance Co-ordinator or an equivalent position in a large organization.
  • Evidence of skiHs in report writing.
  • Possession of a Diploma in Quality Assurance will be an added advantage.

13. Hospital Planner I- Job Group K7 (1 Post)

Duties and Responsibilities

The Hospital Planner I will be responsible to the Deputy Planning Manager for the planning of all Hospital development programmes and projects.

Specific duties will include:

  • Participating in the formulation of Hospital development strategies.
  • Conducting feasibility studies and determining viability of projects/ programmers.
  • Participating in all stages of performance contracting in the hospital.
  • Carrying out surveys and compiling reports on specific assignments.

Qualifications

  • Degree (Second Class Honours, Upper Division) in Economics or its equivalent recognized qualification from a recognized university.
  • Proven experience of at least three (3) years at the level of Planning Officer II or its equivalent in a large organization.
  • Post graduate qualifications in the same field will be an added advantage.

14. Senior Superintendent (Buildings) – Job Group K7 (1 Post)

Duties and Responsibilities

The Senior Superintendent (Buildings) will be responsible to the Hospital Engineer for the planning end implementation of building works.

Specific duties will include:-

  • Estimating costs of repairs.
  • Monitoring and supervision of work in progress on site.
  • Participating in the preparation of monthly progress returns on expenditure.
  • Ensuring that proper specifications and standards are maintained.
  • Supervising any repairs, maintenance and/or alterations being carried out on existing buildings.
  • Auditing of quantities of materials required for the job.
  • Effective supervision, training and development of staff.

Qualifications

  • Higher Diploma in Building and Civil Engineering from Kenya National  Examinations Council or other approved equivalent qualification.
  • Proven experience of at least three (3) years at the level of Superintendent I (Buildings) or its equivalent in a large organization.
  • Candidates who have the Ordinary National Diploma in Building and Civil Engineering from the Kenya National Examination Council or other approved equivalent qualifications and have served for at least six (6) years in the grade of Superintendent (Buildings), and have shown merit and ability in work performance will also be considered

15. Senior Telephone Supervisor- Job Group K7 (1 Post)

Duties and Responsibilities

The Senior Telephone Supervisor will be responsible to the Chief Administrative Officer for the overall management of the Telephone services in the Hospital.

Specific duties will include:-

  • Ensuring the paging machine system, telex, facsimile (fax), intercom, Radio Call, fire alarm system, low water warning bell system, national master indicator system, radio receiver system, direct telephone lines, house telephones and the entire Hospital telephone system are all in good working condition.
  • Effective supervision, training and development of staff.

Qualifications

  • ‘O’ Level with at least Division III or its accepted equivalent.
  • Advanced Supervisory/management course at Central Training School or other recognised institution.
  • Proven experience of at least three (3) years in the grade of Telephone Supervisor II or its equivalent in a large organisation.

16. Senior Public Relations Officer – Job Group K7 (1 Post)

Duties and Responsibilities

The Senior Public Relations Officer will be responsible to the Chief Public Relations Officer for the management and administration of the Public Relations functions in the Hospital.

Specific duties will include:-

  • Participation in the development of the corporate communication strategy for the Hospital.
  • Participation in the identification of Hospital events that require packaging for dissemination to the media and the public.
  • Preparation of media supplements, documentaries and press releases/media features. Participation in the preparation of budget for the Unit.
  • Preparing reports on the operations of the Unit as required.
  • Effective supervision, training and development of staff.

Qualification

  • Degree in any of the following disciplines:- Mass Communication, Public Relations, Communications Studies, Journalism, International Relations, Social Sciences or any other approved equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution.
  • Proven experience of at least three (3) years at the level of Public Relations Officer I or its equivalent in a large organization.
  • Evidence of advanced skills in computer application.
  • Good oral and written communication skills in both English and Kiswahili.
  • Good personality traits, high integrity, motivated and a team player.

17. Public Relations Officer II/I - Job Group K9/8 (1 Post)

The Public Relations Officer II/I will be responsible to the Chief Public Relations Officer through the Senior Public Relations Officer for the administration of the Public Relations functions in the Hospital.

Specific duties will include:

  • Assisting the Senior Public Relations Officer in the development of the corporate communication strategy for the Hospital.
  • Assisting the Senior Public Relations Officer in the identification of Hospital events that require packaging for dissemination to the media and the public.
  • Participation in development of media supplements documentaries and press features.

Qualifications

  • Degree in any of the following disciplines:- Mass Communication, Public Relations, Communications Studies, Journalism, International Relations.

or

  • Degree in Social Science with a diploma in any of the above fields.

or

  • Diploma in the above fields (Mass Communication, Public Relations, Communication studies, journalism or International Relations) with experience of at least three (3) years in Public Relations work in the Public Sector or a large organization.
  • Must show evidence of computer knowledge and skills.

18. Nursing Officer III/II – Job Group K10/9 (107 Posts)

Duties and Responsibilities

The Nursing Officer III/II will be responsible to the Senior Nursing Officer for planning of nursing care of patients.

Specific duties will include:-

  • Assessment, identification of patients’ needs and providing the required nursing care.
  • Maintaining cleanliness in the working area and ensuring that the medical equipment and instruments are in good working condition.
  • Giving support and health education to patients relatives and the community.
  • Accompanying patients for medical services in other service points.

Qualifications

  • Diploma in Kenya Registered Nursing/Midwifery (KRN/M) OR Kenya Registered Community Health Nursing (KRCHN) OR Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN)).
  • Qualified in the year 2006 or after. Registered by the Nursing Council of Kenya.

Method of Application

Applicants who meet the above qualifications should send their applications, including detailed CVs indicating present and expected remunerations and any other relevant details, copies of academic/ professional certificates, three (3) names of referees and daytime telephone numbers to:

The Chief Executive Officer Kenyatta National Hospital P.O. Box 20723-00202 Nairobi

To reach the Chief Executive Officer not later than 30th June 2010.

Civil/Public Servants should apply through their respective Permanent Secretaries/Heads of Institution. Employees of the Hospital should apply in the prescribed forms and send one direct and the other through their respective Heads of Department

Salary Scales

  • Job Group K3:    Kshs.89,748 x 4,487 – 94,235 x 4,712 – 98,947 x 1,673 – 100,620 x 4,812 – 110,244 per month.
  • Job Group K4:    Kshs.77,527 x 3,877 -81,404 x 4,070 – 85,474 x 4,274 – 89,748 x 4,487 – 94,235 per month.
  • Job Group K5:    Kshs.63,782 x 3,189 – 66,971 x 3,349 -70,320 x 3,516- 73,836 x 3,691 – 77,527 x 3,877- 81,404 x 4,070 – 85,474 per month.
  • Job Group K6:    Kshs.49,636 x 2,364 – 59,092 per month.
  • Job Group K7:    Kshs.45,021 x 2,251 – 47,272 x 2,364 – 56,728 per month.
  • Job Group KB:    KShs. 35,275 x 1,764 – 37,039 x 1,852 – 38,891 x 1,944 – 40,835 x 2,042 – 42,877pm.
  • Job Group K9:   Kshs. 30,472 x 1,524 – 31,996 x 1,599 – 33,595 x 1,680-35,275 p.m.
  • Job Group K10: Kshs. 26,323 x 1,316 – 27,639 x 1,382 – 29,021 x 1,451 – 30,472 x 1,524 – 31,996

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