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Clinical Officer (Pediatrics) Job in Kenya

Category: General Jobs in Kenya
Posted: Feb 3, 2014

Our client a re-known Hospital in Nairobi targeting the middle and low income communities is in the processes of increasing its service delivery effectiveness.
This has necessitated the need to urgently hire a clinical officer specialized in pediatrics.
Vacant Position: Clinical Officer (Pediatrician)
Reporting: Medical Officer in Charge
Liaison: Other Medical Staff

Job Summary: Offer clinical examinations and treatment to children while monitoring any questionable conditions as well as do follow ups

Key Duties and responsibilities
  • Reviews infants, children and teenager patients history and performs clinical examinations
  • Directly involved in making diagnosis, writing prescriptions and other treatment activities
  • Confirms questionable and notable diseases and reports them to the medical officer in charge
  • Performs technical skills related to resuscitation e.g. Basic life support
  • Implement policies and philosophy of the hospital, as directed by the hospital Governing Board
  • Performs minor and intermediate surgical procedures for infants, children and teenagers
  • Directly involved in patients referral for specialized management
  • Involved in monitoring of patients follow-ups
  • Handles referrals from subordinate Health Facilities
  • Ensures patients flow, clinic organization and rectification of bottle necks
  • Involved in immunization programs and mass immunization campaigns
  •  Responsible for various types of community services of promotion, and preventive nature including: Maternal care; Nutritional care; Child health services
  • Plans and accompanies mobile health teams and provides specific diagnostic and curative tasks including health related lectures
  • Involved in training of community extension workers e.g. TBAs, CBDs CHWs and monitoring their activities in effort to improve community health
  • Maintenance of good patients, public and staff relationship.
  • Writing and submitting six monthly and annual reports
  • Prepare regular CME presentations in area of specialization for other staff.
  • Perform other duties as may be assigned by the Medical Officer in charge from time to time
Qualification, Competencies Required
  • Medical training from a reputable institution
  • Training in pediatrics is a must
  • Must be registered by the clinical officer’s council
  • Must have a current private practice license
  • At least three years’ experience in a busy hospital attending to children
  • Good interpersonal skills and team work
  • Excellent organization skills
An attractive remuneration will be offered to the best candidate.
If you are interested and qualified please send a cover letter and CV to
[email protected], indicating the job applying for in the subject of the email.
Closing date for application 4th February 2014
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
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