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  • Posted: Mar 28, 2023
    Deadline: Apr 6, 2023
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    Mission Statement: "Tenwek Hospital is a Christian community committed to excellence in compassionate healthcare, spiritual ministry, and training for service to the glory of God." The hospital was founded in 1937 by missionaries from World Gospel Mission and has since grown to be a leading teaching and referral hospital in the region and one...
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    Cardiothoracic Medical Officer

    Role Summary: 

    Reporting to the cardiothoracic surgery program director, the Medical Officer’s job exists to provide  general medical services to patients in the hospital; ensure the provision of quality and timely medical 
    services, quality patient care and medical counselling at Tenwek Hospital 

    The right candidate will be required to:

    • Be responsible for conducting a comprehensive pre-operative assessment of the patient's medical history, physical exam, and diagnostic tests, and ruling out any underlying conditions  that may impact the surgery and post-operative outcomes in consultation with cardiothoracic  surgery fellows and consultants.
    • Provide Surgical assistance/procedures under appropriate supervision and also work alongside  the cardiothoracic surgeon, and cardiothoracic fellow assisting with surgical procedures such  as opening the chest, placing drains, and suturing. 
    • Be responsible for monitoring the patient's recovery and progress, hemodynamic monitoring, inotrope titration, bedside echocardiographic assessment, fluid management, initiation and conducting of CPR, managing pain and medications, and addressing any complications that may arise. 
    • Educate patients and their families about their condition, treatment options, treatment  adherence, and post-operative care instructions and follow-up. 
    • Collaborate with other healthcare professionals including nurses, anesthesiologists, physiotherapists, colleagues from other departments, and respiratory therapists, to ensure the  best possible care for our patients.
    • Maintain accurate and up-to-date medical records, documenting the cardiothoracic surgery patient's progress, and communicating with other healthcare professionals involved in the  patient's care. 
    • Be involved in ongoing research and professional development activities, on-job training,  lectures, and CMEs to stay current with new medical advancements and techniques in cardiothoracic surgery
    • Part of Outreach activities that is being undertaken by the department.
    • Response during emergency and mass casualty while within the hospital at all times when  needed. 
    • Any other assigned duty that may be given from time to time.

    Qualifications and Skills: 

    • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery from a recognized institution
    • Must have a Certificate in basic life support and Advanced Cardiac life support
    • Registration with the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Council 
    • Valid Practice License. 
    • At least one year working experience in medical practice in a busy health facility

    Method of Application

    If you are interested in any of these challenging opportunities, send your application letter with a  detailed CV and Statement of Faith* addressed to: 

    The Human Resources & Administration Director 
    Tenwek Hospital 
    P.O. Box 39 – 20400 

    Applications should be sent directly through by 6th April 2023 with the  position being applied for as subject line.

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