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OPEN JOB VACANCIES 

The Karen Hospital is a 102bed multispecialty Hospital in Kenya located in Karen along Karen –Langata Road. We offer patient focused, world class medical treatment and accord the highest standards of medical care to all our patients. With our State of the art amenities, equipment and our well trained staff, we are committed to delivering the most effective and most compassionate care to all our patients.

Since inception in 2006, The Karen Hospital has been acclaimed for excellence in clinical care in Africa and beyond. The Karen Hospital proud to be ISO 9001:2015 certified for compliance with Quality Management Systems and is committed to continuous improvement in service delivery.

We are seeking to recruit a highly motivated visionary and results oriented candidate to fill in the below positions:

RESIDENT ENT REF No: OP/01/2021

Responsible for the provision of quality comprehensive specialised ENT surgical services.

He / she will set up specialty ENT clinics within the hospital and in the branch centres.

Key responsibilities:

  • Plan for and provide specialised ENT surgical services to Inpatient and Outpatient management of ENT patients in the hospital ensuring that they meet the expected standards of quality, quantity and compliance
  • Coordinate ENT surgery referral services within the hospital according to the ENT surgery services needs in collaboration with other hospital sections and departments. Support specialized ENT surgical services and services delivery in the surgery department of the hospital ensuring that they meet the expected standards of quality, quantity and compliance
  • Work with other medical specialists to solve single or multiple medical issue (s) or perform extensive surgery, when required in the hospital
  • Conduct specialized ENT Outpatient clinics.
  • Collect, record and maintain updated records of patients’ medical history, reports, and examination results.
  • Keep abreast of advancements in ENT and best practices by attending seminars and conferences and participation in continuous medical education.

Minimum requirement:

  • Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery from a recognised institution
  • Master of Medicine in ENT Surgery from a recognised institution
  • Specialist Recognition by the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board
  • Registered, licenced and retained by the Kenya Medical Practitioners’ and Dentists’ Board.
  • At least two years’ experience as an ENT Surgeon.
  • Valid Practice License
  • Computer literate
  • Knowledge of relevant legislations
  • Knowledge of professional standards 
  • RESIDENT PEDIATRICIAN REF No: MCHC/01/2021

Responsible for the provision of quality comprehensive care to children, both as outpatients and inpatients. S/he will also be expected to participate in the enhancement of maternal and child health services in the hospital.

Key responsibilities:

  • Inpatient and Outpatient management of paediatric patients by examining children regularly to assess their growth and development.
  • Conduct specialized Paediatric Outpatient clinics in Main Hospital and/or Branches.
  • Prescribe and interpret appropriate lab tests to gain more information for possible infections or abnormalities.
  • Examine, prescribe or administer treatment, therapy, medication, vaccination, and other specialized medical care to treat or prevent illness, disease, or injury in infants and children.
  • Advise parents on children’s diet, exercise and disease preventive measures.
  • Collect, record and maintain updated records of patients’ medical history, reports, and examination results.
  • Keep abreast of advancements in pediatrics and best practices by attending seminars and conferences and participation in continuous medical education.
  • Participation in quality assurance and improvement of paediatric services in the Hospital.
  • Treat children who have minor illnesses, acute and chronic health problems, and growth and development concerns.
  • Adhere to and ensure compliance with current applicable local, state laws and regulations and the accrediting standards of any certification or accrediting body that accredits or certifies any facility at which the hospital provides services.

Minimum requirement:

A Postgraduate qualification (Master of Medicine) in Paediatrics and Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB) or equivalent degree from a recognized University.

  • Valid practicing license (Special recognition from the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board in Paediatrics is an added advantage)
  • Paediatric advanced life support/Advanced Trauma Life Support/Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support Training will be an added advantage
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience with a proven experience as a pediatrician
  • In depth knowledge of children epidemiology and infectious diseases
  • Exquisite knowledge of diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitation principles and techniques
  • Up to speed knowledge of drugs/medication appropriate for children and their side-effects
  • Familiarity with traditional and web-based prescription systems
  • Active listener, patient, calm with excellent communications skills
  • Outstanding diagnostic and problem-solving abilities
  • RESIDENT OBSTETRICIAN / GYNAECOLOGIST REF No: MCHC/02/2021

Responsible for the provision of quality Obstetrics and Gynaecology services to both outpatients and inpatients. He / She will be expected to be an active member of the health care team in the Medical Centre that promotes patient safety, clinical quality and women health

Key responsibilities:

  • Provide clinical care to both Inpatient and Outpatient patients by examining children regularly to assess their growth and development.
  • Conduct specialized obstetrics/gynaecology Outpatient clinics in Main Hospital and/or Branches.
  • Prescribe and interpret appropriate lab tests to gain more information for possible infections or abnormalities.
  • Examine, prescribe or administer treatment, therapy, medication, vaccination, and other specialized medical care to treat or prevent illness, disease, or injury in infants and children.
  • Advise parents on children’s diet, exercise and disease preventive measures.
  • Collect, record and maintain updated records of patients’ medical history, reports, and examination results.
  • Keep abreast of advancements in obstetric/gynacological and best practices by attending seminars and conferences and participation in continuous medical education.
  • Participation in quality assurance and improvement of obstetrics/gynaecology services in the Hospital.
  • Assist in the coordination and provision of specialized obstetrics and gynaecological services and services delivery in the obstetrics and gynaecology unit of the hospital ensuring that they meet the expected standards and compliance.

Minimum requirement:

  • Master of Medicine in Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB) from a recognized University.
  • Valid practicing license and Specialist Recognition by the Kenya Medical Practitioners’ and Dentists’ Board.
  • At least two years post graduate working experience as an Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Certificate in advanced life support/Advanced Trauma Life Support/Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support Training will be an added advantage
  • Active listener, patient, calm with excellent communications skills
  • Outstanding diagnostic and problem-solving abilities

4). PHARMACEUTICAL TECHNOLOGIST Ref No.  PHAM/07/2021

Key responsibilities:

  • Processing and dispensing prescriptions, treatment sheets and medication orders correctly and accurately.
  • Giving accurate drug information to all doctors, nurses, patients and other user departments.
  • Checking the expiry dates of medicines, making sure that the short expiry drugs are tagged and returned back to the store in compliance with the Short Expiry Drug Policy
  • Effectively manage the dispensing of drugs and other commodities
  • Check and advise on expiry of drugs and disposal of the same
  • Ensure proper management of pharmacy records
  • Monitor drugs and other medical supplies levels and initiate the procurement process.
  • Take inventory and track medication and supply orders.
  • Keep records of all drug stocks ordered, drugs issued to clients and stocks remaining.
  • Establish and maintain good relationships with customers which includes clinics, doctors, hospitals.
  • Receiving, Interpreting and processing prescriptions;
  • Dispense medications, packaging, and labeling pharmaceuticals as per the prescription
  • Minimum requirement:
  • Diploma in Pharmaceutical Technology from a accredited institutions by Pharmacy and Poisons Board.
  • Must be registered and licensed by the Kenya Pharmacy and Poisons Board and have a valid practicing license.
  • Minimum three (3) years working experience.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong negotiation and customer care skills
  • Have experience working with any ERP system.
  • ICU NURSE Ref No. N/ICU/01/2021Overall Purpose

    The purpose of this position is to maintain a caring and high professional standard of nursing care, meeting the needs of the patients in all aspects and promoting job satisfaction in the nursing team. In addition the jobholder is responsible for the assessment of patient needs, planning, implementation and evaluation of the care plans and the care delivered on daily basis.

    Critical Care Nurse (ICU) provides most of the direct care to patients in life threatening situations within intensive care unit.

    Key responsibilities:

    Responsible for the Critical Care Nursing provided within the Hospital on a 24-hour basis.

    Contact person for individuals, cooperate and medical insurance schemes at The Karen hospital.

    Ensuring quality standards, safety and continuous improvement of patient clinical outcomes in ICU.

    Monitor the critical patients for changes in status and indications of conditions such as sepsis or shock and institute appropriate interventions.

    Monitor all aspects of patient care, including diet and physical activity and inform the ICU Doctor on duty as is necessary.

    Responding to life-saving situations, using nursing standards and protocols for treatment.

    Care for pre- and post-operative patients when those patients require ICU care.

    Assess patients’ pain levels and sedation requirements.

    Prioritize nursing care for assigned critically ill patients based on assessment data and identified needs.

    Assess family adaptation levels and coping skills to determine whether intervention is needed.

    Acting as patient advocate.

    Providing education and support to patient families.

    ICU nurse must be able to draw ABG Blood and interpret report correctly.

    ICU nurse should have enough knowledge about GCS (Glasgow Coma Scale) and also evaluation capacity of patient condition

    To practice at all times infection prevention practices as stipulated by the hospital protocols.

    Responsible for accurate record keeping in regards to patient care and good maintenance of the records.

    Communicating with a range of patients and their families, ensuring that clear and accurate information is included in the patients’ notes.

    Minimum requirement:

    Must have a Higher Diploma in Critical Care Nursing or equivalent from a recognized institution.

    Must be a Kenya Registered Critical Care Nursing.

    Must have Basic Life Support Course and Advanced Cardiac Life Support Course

    Must have a valid practicing license from the Kenya Nursing council

    Must have a minimum (5) year related ICU nursing experience

    Excellent proficiency in use of Computer

    Proficiency in reporting, typing and record keeping.

Interested candidates are requested to visit our website and apply online at https://www.karenhospital.org/about-us/ OR you can send your detailed CV to us on email to: recruitment@karenhospital.org quoting the reference number.

Deadline for submission is 16th July 2021

Due to the large number of applicants only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

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