14 Vacancies in Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH), Nairobi

Medical Engineering Technologist

JOB GROUP K8 (1 POST)
Medical Engineering Technologist I will be responsible to the Senior Medical Engineering Technologist for delivery of efficient and effective quality care, use of medical equipment and service

Responsibilities

·         Implementing medical engineering programmes and projects.
·         Providing user support
·         Undertaking preventive maintenance and repairs of medical/hospital equipment, plants, furniture and instruments.
·         Installing medical equipment and furniture of medium technology
·         Providing specifications for spare parts and consumables
·         Maintaining inventory of medical/hospital equipment, furniture and plants
·         Updating and maintaining information on medical engineering services for input into the integrated health information management system
·         Sensitizing users on use and maintenance of medical equipment.
·         Advising on technical aspects relating to biomedical equipment.
·         Preparing reports on operations of the Unit.
·         Implementing policy and quality assurance standards

Qualifications

·         Bachelors degree in Medical Engineering from a recognized institution.
·         Proven experience of at least three (3) years at the level of Medical Engineering
·         Technologist II or equivalent position in a large organization.
·         Evidence of practical experience in spare parts procurement procedures.
·         Certificate in computer operations from a recognized institution.
·         Registration with a professional body.


Senior ICT Officer
(Network and Infrastructure Administrator)
JOB GROUP K7
Reporting to Chief ICT Officer, the Senior ICT Officer (Network and Infrastructure Administrator) will be responsible for Analysis, design, installation, configuration, maintenance and repair of the network infrastructure and application components.

Responsibilities

·         Designing, setting up and configuring complex switching environments and complex wireless networks that support secured access and the ability to support voice and video applications.
·         Configuring and setting up Cisco Firewalls, VPN Concentrators and Security appliances for access to vital mission critical applications
·         Maintaining network security through proper configuration of VPN and Firewalls.
·         Setting up and maintaining the LAN and its associated components (switches, structured cabling, power provisioning etc).
·         Assisting in the designing of multi-server environments including IP address schemes, DNS, WINS.
·         Providing technical assistance and support to internal staff, vendors, and partner agencies.
·         Maintaining both the wired & wireless network inclusive of performance, security, throughput and upgrades.
·         Implementing network upgrades by developing, testing, evaluating, and installing enhancements.
·         Creating and maintaining comprehensive documentation for all implemented networks.
·         Implementing effective maintenance of all hardware inclusive of enterprise hardware such as servers, storage, switches, routers, and UPS’s.
·         Troubleshooting of network hardware and software applications, IP Phones and security systems to resolve operational issues and restore services.
·         Ensuring all work and changes to infrastructure components are performed in such a way as to minimize disruptions to existing ICT services.
·         Assisting in keeping track of the Hospital’s infrastructure assets and ensuring that the infrastructure and data is kept secure at all times.
·         Ensuring technology is used, managed and supported in accordance with the Hospital’s standards, policies and procedures.
·         Undertaking any other duties as may be reasonably required and which are consistent with the level of responsibility of this job role.

Qualifications

·         Bachelor’s degree in ICT, Computer Science and Electrical Engineering or related field from a recognized institution.
·         Networking certification (Mandatory) e.g. CCNA, CCNP, CCVP or VOIP Certification.
·         Knowledge of VOIP implementation and support.
·         Knowledge and understanding of Operating System fundamentals especially UNIX, Linux and Oracle Solaris.
·         A supervisory Course lasting not less than 2 weeks from a recognized institution.
·         Relevant experience of not less than 6 years (in network design and management, working with Routers, switches, firewalls, and IDS/IPS).
·         Strong background in TCP/IP networking software and hardware including routers, switches and firewalls.
·         Knowledge of computer network security systems, procedures, techniques and application.


Senior ICT Officer
(Application Developer/Programming Expert)
JOB GROUP K7
Reporting to the Chief ICT Officer, the Senior ICT Officer (Application Developer) is responsible for delivering high quality, maintainable and robust software solutions that fit end user requirements.

Responsibilities

·         Designing and implementing applications/solutions based on given requirements, documenting the designs and providing time estimates to meet business requirements.
·         Translating design requirements into reliable and user-friendly solutions using appropriate technologies, languages and tools.
·         Modifying existing or creating new application programs to address business requirements
·         Developing, optimizing and normalizing database structures to ensure optimal database performance of application systems.
·         Developing interfaces for user data capture and generation of reports as required by users.
·         Producing automated Unit/Integration tests during development and support System/UAT testing in conjunction with interested parties.
·         Integrating applications both internally developed as well as outsourced systems to ensure seamless exchange of data across multiple application systems and databases.
·         Troubleshooting technical issues in software applications and identify modifications needed in existing applications to meet changing user requirements.
·         Giving technical and business support to customers, helpdesk, Data Centre and other ICT personnel in order to meet business and operational needs.
·         Preparing and testing sample datasets to ensure that output from new or modified systems work as intended.
·         Conducting user acceptance testing to ensure the program can be used easily and functions as intended.
·         Writing detailed documentation for the operation of the program by users and computer operators.
·         Undertaking any other duties as may be reasonably required and which are consistent with the level of responsibility of this job role.

Qualifications

·         Degree in Computer Science or its equivalent from a recognized institution.
·         Minimum of Six (6) years hands-on experience in systems development.
·         Must have a working knowledge of relational databases, web and client-server concepts.
·         Fluent in at least two programming languages/tools.
·         Demonstrated NET development experience.
·         Fast learner (capable of picking up new technologies and end user requirements quickly and efficiently).
·         Knowledge of Object Orientated (OO) principles and OO Design experience.
·         Understanding of basic computer hardware (as required by a programmer using a high level language; e.g. can conceptualize/describe CPUs, Memory, Hard drives, Networks e.t.c).
·         Experience and technology competence in using .Net with Visual Studio, ADO.net, HTTP, HTML, Javascript, ORACLE, MSSQL, SVN, ASP, C#. (Evidence provided by previous industry experience or relevant certifications).
·         Previous implementation and design experience (medium to large scale sized systems).
·         Good communication oral/team relationship skills (required to work as part of a multi discipline delivery team, must be able to comfortably handle differences in opinion and explain technical concepts to nontechnical staff).
·         Strong analytical and problem solving skills.


Senior HR Officer
JOB GROUP K7 (2 POSTS)
The Senior Human Resource Officer will be responsible to the Chief Human Resource Officer for the Human Resource functions.

Responsibilities

·         Planning and coordinating recruitment, appointments, promotions, performance management, staff training and development.
·         Implementing regulations, procedures and policies on Human Resource Management.
·         Participating in the preparation of the Human Resource budget.
·         Ensuring the review and updating of staff records and statistics.
·         Handling industrial relations matters.
·         Ensuring proper administration of staff salaries and welfare.
·         Assisting in the evaluation of the effectiveness of the Hospital’s staff development programmes.

Qualifications

·         A degree in Human Resource Management or its equivalent from a recognized university.
·         Post-graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management.
·         At least three (3) years experience in the grade of Human Resource Officer I or a comparable position in a large organization.
·         Registration with IHRM.
·         Possession of a Masters degree in Human Resource Management will be an added advantage.


Marketing & Communication Head

JOB GROUP K3
Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Head, Communication & Marketing Department will be responsible for planning, designing, coordinating and implementing marketing, public relations, corporate social responsibility programs and public communication activities in the Hospital.

Responsibilities

·         Overall Head of Corporate Affairs function that includes public relations, public communications, corporate social responsibility and marketing.
·         Developing work plans and budgets for the Department.
·         Overseeing the execution of the approved departmental work plans and budgets.
·         Overseeing performance management in the department.
·         Preparing and submitting all monthly, quarterly and annual reports for the department.
·         Preparing a draft board management papers for approval.
·         Identifying training needs for the departmental staff.
·         Participating in the development and review of the institution’s strategic plan
·         Providing guidance on budgetary allocations to be in line with strategic plan and performance contracts.
·         Scaling up utilization of information and communication technology.
·         Overseeing corporate communication and marketing
·         Spear heading culture change

Qualifications

·         Master’s degree in any of the following: Mass Communications; International Relations; Communication studies; Information Sciences; Public Relations; Journalism; Marketing or any other approved qualification from a recognized institution.
·         Working experience of at least three (3) years at the level of Corporate Affairs and Communication Manager in a large organization.
·         Certificate in Strategic Leadership Development Programme from a recognized institution or its equivalent.
·         Evidence of at least one (1) month training in general management.
·         Registration with the Public Relations Society of Kenya (PRSK).
·         Demonstrated a high degree of professional competencies and managerial capability as well as broad experience in marketing and communication programs.
The position is on a three (3) year contract renewable once subject to satisfactory performance.


Public Health Officer
JOB GROUP K10 (1 POST)
The Public Health Officer III, will be responsible to the Senior Public Health Officer for implementation of sanitation and hygiene standards in the Hospital.

Responsibilities

·         Inspection for preventive maintenance in the Hospital, hospital sanitation, healthcare and waste management.
·         Implementing sanitation and hygiene standards in the Hospital.
·         Mobilising, sensitizing and advising Hospital peripheral communities on matters related to environmental health.
·         Identifying environmental health issues.
·         Implementing vector, vermin and rodent control measures.
·         Implementing integrated mosquito control strategies.

Qualifications

·         Diploma in either Environmental Health Science or Public Health Inspection from a recognized institution.
·         At least two (2) years progressive work experience in a large institution.
·         A valid Public Health Officers and Technicians Registration Council Certificate.
·         Certificate of proficiency in computer applications from a recognized institution.


Occupational Therapist III
JOB GROUP K10 (1 POST)
The Occupational Therapist III will be responsible to the Senior Occupational Therapist for contribution to patient satisfaction through delivery of efficient and effective Occupational Therapy services.

Responsibilities

·         Assessing, formulating and implementing patient’s treatment plan.
·         Carrying out Clients functional assessments and formulating intervention measures.
·         Providing health education to patients and care givers.
·         Maintaining record and data relating to patients.
·         Collecting data for operational research.
·         Protecting patients and support staff by adhering to Infection Control Protocols.
·         Sensitizing the Community on existing and emerging occupational therapy issues.
·         Implementing and monitoring outpatient and inpatient Occupational Therapy programmes.
·         Supporting quality Assurance/OSHE initiatives in the Department.
·         Ensuring compliance with the set standard operating procedures.
·         Preparing periodic reports.

Qualifications

·         Diploma in Occupational Therapy from a recognized institution.
·         Registration by the Kenya Occupational Therapists Association.
·         At least three (3) years work experience in an NHIF accredited health facility.
·         Certificate in computer operations from a recognized institution.


Clinical Officer
(ENT, Audiology)
JOB GROUP K9
The Registered Clinical Officer II, ENT (Audiology) will be responsible to the Senior Registered Clinical Officer for the management of clinical services in the Hospital.

Responsibilities

·         Planning, examining and conducting primary health care activities.
·         Diagnosing and treating patient’s ailment in the outpatients/clinics.
·         Undertaking clinical work in the respective areas of deployment.
·         Teaching students attached to the hospital.
·         Supervising and counselling staff engaged on routine patients’ care.
·         Giving support and health education to patients.

Qualifications

·         A Diploma in Clinical Medicine from a recognized institution.
·         Must have a Diploma in Audiology from a recognized institution.
·         At least three (3) years relevant experience in a health facility.
·         Be in possession of Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KSCE), mean grade C, with at least C in Biology, English or Kiswahili and a C- in any other two science subjects.
·         Registration with Kenya Clinical Officers Association/ clinical council of Kenya.
·         Must have a valid practicing licence.
·         Certificate of proficiency in computer operations from a recognized institution.


Public Health Officer I
JOB GROUP K8 (1 POST)
The Public Health Officer I, will be responsible to the Senior Public Health Officer for implementation of sanitation and hygiene standards in the Hospital.

Responsibilities

·         Inspection for preventive maintenance in the Hospital, hospital sanitation, healthcare and waste management.
·         Implementing sanitation and hygiene standards in the Hospital.
·         Mobilising, sensitizing and advising Hospital peripheral communities on matters related to environmental health.
·         Identifying environmental health issues.
·         Implementing vector, vermin and rodent control measures.
·         Implementing integrated mosquito control strategies.
·         Participating in research, teaching and supervising the performance of both medical and non-medical staff as well as students.
·         Participating in preparation of annual budgets for the department.
·         Participating in Administrative activities of the department.
·         Participating in delivery of hospital strategic plan and performance contract.
·         Supervision of staff under him/her

Qualifications

·         Bachelors degree in either Environmental Health Science or Public Health Inspection from a recognized institution.
·         At least three (3) years progressive work experience in a large institution.
·         A valid Public Health Officers and Technicians Registration Council Certificate.
·         Certificate of proficiency in computer applications from a recognized institution.

Quality Assurance Coordinator
JOB GROUP K7 (3 POSTS)
Reporting to the Senior Quality Assurance Coordinator, the Quality Assurance Coordinator will be responsible for the implementation of quality assurance programmes and ensuring that quality systems are maintained in accordance with the ISO 9001:2015 Standards.

Responsibilities

·         Coordinating quality systems in the assigned departments.
·         Educating departmental quality assurance committee members.
·         Supervising departmental quality assurance facilitators in quality systems activities.
·         Facilitating in training of personnel on quality systems
·         Participating in quality systems audits.
·         Participating in research in the departments.

Qualifications

·         Bachelor’s degree in any of the following: Research Methods; Health Management or Quality Management.
·         At least three (3) years’ experience as lead Auditor of quality/environmental management systems.
·         A certificate in ISO 9001:2015 Lead Auditors course will be an added advantage.
·         Certificate in computer operations from a recognized institution.
·         Prove of being a member of a Quality Management System Committee in a Hospital
·         Set up would be an added advantage
How to Apply
Those interested in applying for the declared vacancies and meet the job specifications are required to apply online and MUST submit a hard copy of the Hospital application form available in the website with copies of certificates and testimonials on or before 26th June 2018 to the address below:
The Chief Executive Officer
Kenyatta National Hospital
P.O Box 20723-00202
NAIROBI
“Kenyatta National Hospital is an equal opportunity employer and qualified candidates with disabilities are encouraged to apply”.
Please visit our website www.knh.or.ke for full profile of all the advertised positions and the Hospital application form and also the link to apply online.
NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and must present the following documents during the interview:-
·         A certificate of good conduct from the National Police Service
·         EACC Clearance
·         Credit Reference Bureau Clearance
·         HELB Compliance
·         KRA Tax Compliance

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