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Quality Assurance Specialist

Ref: DCSQAS/KUTRRH/6
Department: Clinical Services
Section/Unit: Public Health & Quality Assurance
Reports to: Deputy Director – Public Health & Quality Assurance
Direct Reports: None
Job Purpose
Quality Assurance Specialist will plan, coordinate, and implement the quality management and quality improvement program at KUTRRH.
Responsibilities
·         Provide consultation and direction to ensure programs and services are implemented at the highest standards and patients receive the highest level of care.
·         Ensure policies and procedures are monitored and updated to include regulatory changes.
·         Perform routine inspections of finished products to check for defects and other problems before these products are shipped for distribution. They identify problems, separate defective products from non-defective products, create audit reports, and record corrective procedures to resolve product non-compliance
·         Maintain records of product tests and defects and summarize corrective actions taken.
·         Create operation manuals and training materials that outline operation processes and any updates to procedures or practices within the manufacturing or production process.
·         They also create operation manuals and training materials that outline operation processes and any updates to procedures or practices within the manufacturing or production process.
Qualifications
·         Bachelors’ Degree in a related field from a recognized institution.
·         At least four year’s working experience as a quality assurance specialist
·         Computer literate
·         Understanding quality assurance as well as production technologies and systems
Soft skills required for the job:
·         Communication skills
·         Commercial Awareness
·         Analytical skills
·         Attention to details
·         Time Management

Laboratory Technologist

Ref: DCSSLT/KUTRRH/7
(10 Posts)
Department: Clinical Services
Section/Unit: Laboratory Services
Reports to: Senior Medical Laboratory Technologist
Job Purpose
Reporting to the Senior Medical Laboratory Technologist, the Laboratory Technologist exists to provide general medical laboratory services to patients in the hospital, provide clinical research and clinical training, and advise the hospital and public on the same at KUTRRH.
Responsibilities
·         Ensure that the laboratory is clean and in the required condition in order to provide conducive working environment for quality laboratory service delivery in the hospital.
·         Review laboratory safety policies and procedures in collaboration with the pathologists and sensitize the same to other laboratory staff, interns and students in the hospital.
·         Implement the required laboratory safety standards enshrined in Laboratory Standard Operating Procedures in the hospital.
·         Perform advanced medical tests and other diagnostic procedures in order to diagnose complex medical conditions in the laboratory of the hospital.
·         Conduct confirmatory tests and other diagnostic procedures in order to confirm the finding of junior laboratory staff in the laboratory of the hospital.
·         Perform occasional chemical tests, laboratory machines and equipment test, and that any necessary adjustments are effected for evaluation and quality control purposes and release of products in the hospital.
·         Ensure proper handling, storage and management of laboratory equipment, materials and records in the laboratory of the hospital.
·         Implement and maintain laboratory operating systems for implementing laboratory programmes, projects and activities in the laboratory of the hospital.
·         Implement continuing training and development of laboratory staff in the hospital for continuous quality and timely services delivery to patients in the hospital.
·         Guide and mentor junior laboratory staff, interns and student, together with their work in the laboratory of hospital.
·         Provide clinical research and training in Medical Laboratory Sciences and technology to students in the laboratory unit of the hospital.
Qualifications
·         Diploma in Medical Laboratory Science from a recognized institution
·         At least two years working experience as a Medical Lab Technologist I in a reputable hospital.
·         Registration with the Kenya Medical Laboratory Technologists and Technicians Council
·         Computer literate
·         Knowledge of relevant legislations
·         Knowledge of professional standards
Soft skills required for the job:
·         Communication skills
·         Analytical skills
·         Observation skills
·         Team player
·         Compassionate

Senior Laboratory Technologist

Ref: DCSSLT/KUTRRH/7
(3 Posts)
Department: Clinical Services
Section/Unit: Laboratory Services
Reports to: Chief Laboratory Technologist
Direct Reports:
Laboratory Technologist
Laboratory Scientist
Job Purpose
Reporting to the Chief Medical Laboratory Technologist, the Senior Medical Laboratory Technologist job exists to provide general laboratory services to patients in the hospital; provide clinical research and training, and advise the hospital and public on the same at KUTRRH.
Responsibilities
·         Train and ensure that all laboratory staff, interns and students deployed in laboratory are qualified for the work they are allocated for quality service delivery in the hospital.
·         Ensure that the laboratory is clean and in the required condition in order to provide conducive working environment for quality laboratory service delivery in the hospital.
·         Formulate, review and amend laboratory safety policies and procedures in collaboration with the pathologists and sensitize the same to other laboratory staff in the hospital.
·         Implement the required laboratory safety standards enshrined in Laboratory Standard Operating Procedures in the hospital.
·         Receive patients referred to the laboratory for diagnosis and schedule their medical test and other laboratory procedures by other laboratory technologists in the hospital.
·         Perform advanced medical tests and other diagnostic procedures in order to diagnose complex medical conditions in the laboratory of the hospital.
·         Conduct confirmatory tests and other diagnostic procedures in order to confirm the finding of junior laboratory staff in the laboratory of the hospital.
·         Perform occasional chemical tests, laboratory machines and equipment test, and that any necessary adjustments are effected for evaluation and quality control purposes and release of products in the hospital.
·         Identify and dispose any expired or unusable laboratory materials in accordance to the established safety and security policies, procedures and processes in the hospital.
·         Ensure proper handling, storage and management of laboratory equipment, materials and records in the laboratory of the hospital.
·         Establish and maintain laboratory operating systems for implementing laboratory programmes, projects and activities in the laboratory of the hospital.
·         Implement continuing training and development of laboratory staff in the hospital for continuous quality and timely services delivery to patients in the hospital.
·         Supervise, guide and mentor junior laboratory staff, interns and student, together with their work in the laboratory of hospital.
·         Provide clinical research and training in Medical Laboratory Sciences and technology to students in the laboratory unit of the hospital.
Qualifications
·         Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science from a recognized institution
·         Higher Diploma in Medical Laboratory Sciences from a recognized institution
·         At least five years working experience as a Medical Laboratory Technologist in a reputable hospital.
·         Must be registered with the Kenya Medical Laboratory Technologists and Technicians Council.
·         Computer literate
·         Knowledge of relevant legislations
·         Knowledge of professional standards
·         Proven track record of clinical research and training in a reputable institution
Soft skills required for the job:
·         Communication skills
·         Leadership skills
·         Analytical skills
·         Observation skills
·         Organizational skills
·         Team building skills

Chief Laboratory Technologist

Ref: DCSCLT/KUTRRH/5
Department: Clinical Services
Section/Unit: Laboratory Services
Reports to: Chief Pathologist
Direct Reports:
1.       Senior Laboratory Technologist
2.      Laboratory Technologist
3.      Laboratory Scientist
Job Purpose
Reporting to the Chief Pathologist, the Chief Laboratory Technologist job exists to coordinate and provide laboratory services, coordinate laboratory technology and laboratory science research and training and advise the hospital and public on the same at the KUTRRH.
Responsibilities
·         Make work plans, work schedules and allocate work to other laboratory staff in the laboratory of the hospital.
·         Ensure that all laboratory staff, interns and students deployed in laboratory are trained and qualified for the work they are allocated for quality service delivery in the hospital.
·         Ensure that the laboratory is clean and in the required condition in order to provide conducive working environment for quality laboratory service delivery in the hospital.
·         Formulate, review and amend laboratory safety policies and procedures in collaboration with the pathologists and sensitize the same to other laboratory staff in the hospital.
·         Ensure that the laboratory meets the required laboratory safety standards by ensuring that Standard Operating Procedures are duly implemented in the laboratory of the hospital.
·         Perform advanced medical tests and other diagnostic procedures in order to diagnose complex medical conditions in the laboratory of the hospital.
·         Conduct confirmatory tests and other diagnostic procedures in order to confirm the finding of junior laboratory staff in the laboratory of the hospital.
·         Ensure proper handling, storage and management of laboratory equipment, materials and records in the laboratory of the hospital.
·         Establish and maintain laboratory operating systems for implementing laboratory programmes, projects and activities in the laboratory of the hospital.
·         Plan, organize and implement continuing training and development of laboratory Make work plans, work schedules and allocate work to other laboratory staff in the laboratory of the hospital.
·         Ensure that all laboratory staff, interns and students deployed in laboratory are trained and qualified for the work they are allocated for quality service delivery in the hospital.
·         Ensure that the laboratory is clean and in the required condition in order to provide conducive working environment for quality laboratory service delivery in the hospital.
·         Formulate, review and amend laboratory safety policies and procedures in collaboration with the pathologists and sensitize the same to other laboratory staff in the hospital.
·         Ensure that the laboratory meets the required laboratory safety standards by ensuring that Standard Operating Procedures are duly implemented in the laboratory of the hospital.
·         Establish and maintain laboratory operating systems for implementing laboratory programmes, projects and activities in the laboratory of the hospital.
·         Plan, organize and implement continuing training and development of laboratory of staff in the hospital for continuous quality and timely services delivery to patients in the hospital.
·         Provide clinical research and training in Medical Laboratory Sciences and technology to students in the laboratory unit of the hospital.
Qualifications
·         Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Sciences from a recognized institution or related field.
·         Master of Science in Medical Laboratory Sciences from a recognized institution
·         Registration with the Kenya Medical Laboratory Technologists and Technicians Board
·         At least five years working experience as Senior Medical Laboratory Technologist in a reputable hospital.
·         Knowledge of professional standards
·         Proven track record of Laboratory research and training in a reputable institution
·         Computer Literate
·         Knowledge of relevant legislations
Soft skills required for the job:
·         Leadership skills
·         Observation skills
·         Analytical skills
·         Compassionate
·         Ability to work under pressure
·         Communication Skills
·         Organizational Skills

Nursing Officer

Ref: DNSNO/KUTRRH/9
(65 Posts)
Department: Clinical Service
Section/Unit: Nursing
Reports to: Senior Nursing Officer
Job Purpose
Reporting to the Senior Nursing Officer, the Nursing Officer job exists to provide general clinical nursing services and patient care and provide nursing research and training at the KUTRRH.
Responsibilities
·         Receive, register, record and document patients’ information and present the same to the Medical Officers at the unit of the.
·         Transfer referred patients from unit for further diagnosis or specialized treatment from other units of the hospital.
·         Provide general nursing services and care to patients in the hospital.
·         Ensure cleanliness and tidiness in the hospital.
·         Support Medical Officers and Medical Specialists in attending to patients in the unit hospital.
·         Administer medication to patients in the unit as prescribed by Medical Officers and Medical Specialists in the hospital.
·         Administer patient care and nursing to outpatients in the hospital.
·         Monitor patients’ progress in the unit, document the same for clear patient records and report the same to the Medical Officers and Medical Specialists in the hospital.
·         Liaise with other healthcare staff in handling patients with multiple of complex medical conditions in the units in the hospital.
·         Supervise, guide and mentor junior nursing officers, interns and nursing students, together with their work in the units of the hospital.
·         Provide nursing services research and training to students at the unit of the hospital.
·         Ensure that the nursing areas of the hospital are clean and tidy complying with sanitation standards of the hospital.
Qualifications
·         Diploma in Nursing from a recognized institution
·         Higher Diploma in Specialized Nursing from a recognized institution
·         Bachelor of Science in Nursing from a recognized institution
·         At least five years working experience as a Nursing Officer in a reputable health facility
·         Registration with the Nursing Council of Kenya and Valid Practice License
·         Computer literate
·         Knowledge of relevant legislations
·         Knowledge of professional standards
·         Proven track record of nursing research and training in a reputable institution
Soft skills required for the job:
·         Communication skills
·         Leadership skills
·         Observation skills
·         Analytical skills
·         Compassionate
·         Organizational skills
·         Team building skills

Critical Care Nursing Officer

Ref: DNSNOCC/KUTRRH/8
Department: Nursing Services
Section/Unit: Critical Care Centers
Reports to: Senior Critical Nursing Officer
Job Purpose
Reporting to the Senior Critical Care Nursing Officer, the Critical Care Nursing Officer I job exists to provide of advanced nursing services and patients care in the ICU and HDU, provide nursing research and training and advise on the same at KUTRRH.
Responsibilities
·         Ensure that the critical care centers are clean and in the right conditions to provide the conducive environment needed by patients into the critical care centers of the hospital.
·         Ensure that the critical care centers have all the machinery, equipment and materials needed to provide critical care to patients admitted into the critical care centers of the hospital.
·         Set up and monitor medical equipment and devices such as cardiac monitors, mechanical ventilators and alarms, oxygen delivery devices, transducers, or pressure lines and identify malfunctioning equipment or devices and report the same to the biomedical engineering section of the hospital.
·         Receive patients in critical conditions that are referred to the critical care centers and book them in for advanced care and attention in the hospital.
·         Deliver quality nursing care in accordance with the set Nursing Standards and as per the policies and procedures of the hospital.
·         Ensure the provision of quality critical care nursing services to the admitted critically ill patients, based on assessment data or identified needs in the hospital.
·         Monitor patients for their progress and changes in status and indications of health conditions such as sepsis or shock and institute appropriate interventions together with medical specialists in the hospital.
·         Administer the prescribed therapeutic procedures based upon patients’ clinical status and assess patients’ pain levels or sedation requirements in the critical care centers of the hospital.
·         Conduct pulmonary assessments to identify abnormal respiratory patterns or breathing sounds that indicate medical conditions of patients in the critical care centers of the hospital.
·         Monitor patients’ fluid intake and outlet to detect any emerging problems such as fluid and electrolyte imbalances among patients in the critical care centers of the hospital.
·         Document patients’ medical histories and assessment findings, compile and analyze data obtained from monitoring or diagnostic tests in the critical care centers of the hospital.
·         Coordinate patient care conferences and participate in the development, review, or evaluation of critical care nursing practice protocols in the critical care centers of the hospital.
·         Mentor and guide other junior nursing officers, interns and students in the critical care centers of the hospital.
·         Provide nursing research and training to students in the critical care centers of the hospital.
Qualifications
·         Higher Diploma in Critical Care Nursing from a recognized institution
·         Bachelor of Science in Nursing will be an added advantage
·         Registration with the Nursing Council of Kenya and Valid Practice License
·         Must have a Certificate in a course in life-saving
·         At least five years working experience as a Critical Care Nursing Officer in reputable hospital.
·         Computer literate
·         Knowledge of relevant legislations
·         Knowledge of professional standards
·         Proven track record of nursing research and training in a reputable institution
Soft skills required for the job:
·         Communication and interpersonal skills
·         Observation skills
·         Analytical skills
·         Compassionate
·         Team player
·         Ability to work under pressure

Pharmacist

(DCSP/KUTRRH/8)
Purpose Of The Job
Reporting to the Senior Pharmacist, the Pharmacist job exists to provide pharmacy and pharmaceutical services to patients in the hospital, provide clinical research and training and advise the hospital and public on the same at KUTRRH.
Responsibilities
·         Provide technical pharmacy and pharmaceutical advice and service to the hospital.
·         Implement work plans and work schedules in the pharmacy of the hospital.
·         Receive patients in the hospital and dispense medicines and other pharmaceutical materials to them in the hospital.
·         Provide care and custody of medicines and other medical supplies in the pharmacy of the hospital.
·         Coordinate pharmaceutical operations and services in the pharmacy in order to ensure that they meet the expected standards of sufficiency and quality the in the hospital
·         Carry out training and development of pharmacy staff, interns and student in order to enhance their performance productivity in the hospital.
·         Record the movement and consumption of medicines and medical equipment and supplies, and well updated drug register in the hospital.
·         Implement duly all established pharmacy and pharmaceutical policies, procedures and process in the hospital.
·         Supervise, guide and mentor junior pharmacy staff and students in the hospital.
·         Provide specialized pharmacy and pharmaceutical advisory services to the hospital executive and the public though the appropriate media.
·         Provide clinical research and training to pharmacy and pharmaceutical students.
Qualifications
Minimum level of academic qualifications required to perform effectively in the role:
·         Bachelors’ Degree in Pharmacy from a recognized institution.
Minimum level of knowledge required for the job:
·         Computer literate
·         Knowledge of relevant legislations
·         Knowledge of professional standards
·         Proven track record of clinical research and training in a reputable institution
Professional qualifications required to effectively perform in the role:
·         Must be registered with the Pharmacy and Poisons Board
·         Must have a valid practice license
·         Must have a Certificate in a course in life-saving
Soft skills required for the job:
·         Communication skills
·         Organizational skills
·         Leadership skills
·         Analytical skills
·         Observation skills
·         Compassionate
·         Team building skills
Relevant Work Experience Required
Minimum number of years of experience the jobholder is required to have to be appointed to the position:
·         At least two years working experience as a Pharmacist I in a reputable hospital.
Other Responsibilities Assigned Outside Of The Core Responsibilities Of The Job
·         May be called upon to offer other medical services in times of emergencies or staff shortage in the hospital

Medical Officer

DCSMO/KUTRRH/7
Purpose Of The Job
Reporting to the Senior Medical Officer, the Medical Officer job exists to provide general medical services to patients in the hospital; ensure provision of quality and timely medical services, quality patient care and medical counselling at the KUTRRH.
Responsibilities
·         Participate in the strategic planning of the division in collaboration with other medical staff in the unit for significant impact on the performance or business outcome of the hospital and its sub-functions.
·         Attend to patients’ medical needs, diagnose their illnesses and prescribe medicines and other therapeutic interventions in consultation rooms at the hospital.
·         Follow-up on and observe the clinical conditions and progress of patients in the wards
·         Provide medical advice, counselling, health education and control measures to patients in the hospital in order to prevent spread of diseases and injuries.
·         Work with other medical staff to solve single or multiple medical issues and/or participate in performing extensive surgical operations in the hospital.
·         Implement best practice clinical and patient care related policies and procedures in the outpatient division of the hospital.
·         Refer outpatients to the appropriate specialized clinics and medical consultants within the hospital for further diagnosis, treatment and management of their medical conditions.
·         Provide quality emergency medical services to patients in the emergency unit of the hospital.
·         Implement the KUTRRH culture of team-base, fact-base and patient-base and work towards achievement of the hospital Vision.
Qualifications
Minimum level of academic qualifications required to perform effectively in the role:
·         Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery from a recognized university
Professional qualifications and Compliance required to effectively perform in the role:
·         Must be registered with the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Council
·         Must have a valid practice license.
·         Basic life support and Advanced Cardiac life support certification
Minimum level of knowledge required for the job:
·         Computer literate
·         Knowledge of relevant legislations
·         Knowledge of professional standards
Soft skills required for the Job:
·         Communication skills
·         Leadership skills
·         Analytical skills
·         Observation skills
·         Organizational skills
·         Ability to work under pressure
Relevant Work Experience Required
Minimum number of years of experience the jobholder is required to have to be appointed to the position:
·         At least two-year working experience in medical practice in a busy health facility.

Senior Medical Officer

(DCSSMO/KUTRRH/7)
Purpose Of The Job
Reporting to the Head of Medical/Surgical Services, the Medical Officer job exists to provide general medical services to patients in the hospital; ensure provision of quality and timely medical services, quality patient care and medical counselling at the KUTRRH.
Responsibilities
·         Participate in the strategic planning of the division in collaboration with other medical staff in the unit for significant impact on the performance or business outcome of the hospital and its sub-functions.
·         Attend to patients’ medical needs, diagnose their illnesses and prescribe medicines and other therapeutic interventions in consultation rooms at the A&E unit of the hospital.
·         Follow-up on and observe the medical condition and progress of patients in the A&E unit and those attending special clinics.
·         Provide medical advice, counselling, health education and control measures to patients in the hospital in order to prevent spread of diseases and injuries.
·         Work with other medical staff to solve single or multiple medical issues and/or participate in performing extensive surgical operations in the hospital.
·         Implement best practice clinical and patient care related policies and procedures in the outpatient division of the hospital.
·         Refer outpatients to the appropriate specialized clinics and medical consultants within the hospital for further diagnosis, treatment and management of their medical conditions.
·         Provide quality emergency medical services to patients in the emergency unit of the hospital.
·         Implement the KUTRRH culture of team-base, fact-base and patient-base and work towards achievement of the hospital Vision in the A&E unit.
Qualifications
Minimum level of academic qualifications required to perform effectively in the role:
·         Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery from a recognized university
·         Must have a Certificate in basic life support and Advanced Cardiac life support
Minimum level of knowledge required for the job:
·         Computer literate
·         Knowledge of relevant legislations
·         Knowledge of professional standards Knowledge of professional standards.
·         Proven track record of clinical research and training in a reputable institution.
Professional qualification required to effectively perform in the role:
·         Must be registered with the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Council
·         Must have a valid practice license.
Soft skills required for the job:
·         Communication skills
·         Observation skills
·         Analytical skills
·         Team player
·         Compassionate
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 in medical practice in a busy health facility.

Medical Radiologist

(DCSR/KUTRRH/8)
Purpose Of The Job
Reporting to the Senior Medical Radiologist, the Medical Radiologist I job exists to provide radiology and imaging services to patients in the hospital, provide clinical research and training in radiology and advise the hospital and the public on the same at KUTRRH.
Responsibilities
·         Generate medical information and review patient medical history in order to guide and inform of the appropriate diagnosis procedures in the radiology unit of the hospital.
·         Receive patients referred from other medical units for radiologic and imaging diagnosis and schedule them for the respective radiology and imaging examinations in the hospital.
·         Perform or interpret diagnostic imaging procedures including magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computer tomography (CT) scans, positron emission tomography (PET), nuclear cardiology treadmill studies, mammography, or ultrasound in the hospital.
·         Prepare comprehensive interpretive reports of findings and communicate examination results or diagnostic information to referring physicians, patients and families in the hospital.
·         Provide advanced radiology and imaging services in order to diagnose complex or complicated medical conditions among patients in the hospital.
·         Examine patients to establish their fit and suitability for administration of imaging and radiology examinations in the hospital.
·         Provide counseling to radiology and imaging patients to explain the processes, risks, benefits, or alternative treatments in the hospital.
·         Perform interventional procedures such as image-guided biopsy, percutaneous transluminal angioplasty, trans-hepatic biliary drainage, and nephrostomy catheter placement in the hospital.
·         Administer radiopaque substances by injection, orally, or as enemas to render internal structures and organs visible on x-ray films or fluoroscopic screens in the hospital.
·         Formulate, enforce and ensure radio safety standards and procedures and duly implemented and followed in the radiology and imaging unit of the hospital.
·         Develop or monitor procedures to ensure adequate quality control of radiology and imaging services in the hospital.
·         Ensure that radiology and imaging machines, equipment and tools are in good working condition and inform biomedical engineering department of the same for timely and quality imaging services delivery in the hospital.
·         Provide clinical research and training to students in the radiology unit of the hospital
·         Mentor and guide junior radiology staff, interns and students in the radiology unit of the hospital.
Qualifications
Minimum level of academic qualifications required to perform effectively in the role:
·         Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery from a recognized institution
·         Master of Medicine in Radiology from a recognized institution.
Minimum level of knowledge required for the job:
·         Computer literate
·         Knowledge of relevant legislations
·         Knowledge of professional standards
·         Proven track record of clinical research and training in a reputable institution
Professional qualifications required to effectively perform in the role:
·         Registration with the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Council
·         Valid Practice License
·         Professional Insurance Indemnity Cover
Soft skills required for the job:
·         Communication skills
·         Analytical skills
·         Observation skills
·         Team player
·         Compassionate
Relevant 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’ working experience as Medical Radiologist I in reputable hospital.
How to Apply
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
Download the Job Job 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
The deadline for the receipt of all applications is Monday 5th August 2019
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