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  • Posted: Mar 25, 2020
    Deadline: Not specified
  • Kijabe Hospital is a non-profit, 340-bed hospital owned and operated by African Inland Church (AIC) of Kenya as part of a network of four hospitals and 45 dispensaries.
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    Consultant, Outpatient and Casualty

     Job Description


    Medical Services, Outpatient and Community Subdivision

    Position Reports to

    Head, Outpatient and Casualty Department

    Position Supervises

    • Clinical Officer, Outpatient and Casualty
    • Emergency and Critical Care Clinical Officer (ECCCO)
    • Family Medicine Resident
    • Medical and Clinical Officer Interns assigned to the Department

    Main Duties and Responsibilities

    The duties and responsibilities are:

    •  Be a witness of Jesus Christ to patients and families and a discipler of staff to the glory of God.
    •  To participate in the effective & efficient running of the Outpatient and Casualty medical services including Kijabe Private Clinic.
    • Clinical Duties
      • OPD, Casualty and Kijabe Private Clinic:
      •  To work with the nursing & medical staff to provide for the health care needs of all patients.
      •  To ensure thorough assessment & documentation of history & physical findings for all patients, and referral for investigations and / or specialist opinion where necessary.
      •  To perform diagnostic & therapeutic procedures pertinent to the care of these patients.
      •  To supervise and mentor junior staff and advise on patient management.
      •  To attend other areas of the hospital in a timely manner for patient referrals or admissions.
    • Teaching:
      •  Bedside: Be actively involved in ‘bedside’ teaching of interns and other learners.
      •  Family Practice Training – be willing to mentor and train, family practice residents.
      •  Clinical Officer Training – Be willing to contribute to the teaching sessions for clinical officers in ECCCO (Emergency Medicine and Critical Care Clinical Officer) and other programmes including residents from other specialties.
    •  Hospital Conferences:
      •  Attend and lead case presentations and discussions.
      •  Attend Audits each week
      •  Consultant CME: Ensure personal clinical and professional development
      • Medical Staff, Admin and QI –
      •  Participate in the development of localized guidelines appropriate for Kijabe Outpatient and Casualty activities as directed by the Head of Department
      •  Participate in monthly medical staff meeting
      •  Participate on Medical Staff committees as assigned.
      •  Participate in quality improvement measures on assigned clinical areas, including audit & research as appropriate.
      •  Provide guidance and expert advice to the Head of Outpatient and Casualty Department
      •  Observe and comply with environmental health and occupational safety measures and regulations
      •  Cooperate with the various stakeholders (Outpatient Manager and other Nursing Division leadership) to enable optimal patient flow and clinical efficiency.

    Key Result Areas:

    The jobholder’s accountability areas are as follows;

    •  Adequate clinical activity and supervision at all times to enable the provision of safe and high quality patient care.
    •  Stewardship of the Hospital’s and the Patient’s material and financial resources through efficient and cost-effective care.
    •  Participate in development of appropriate local guidelines and policies as directed by the Head of Department
    •  Participate in audit of clinical markers to ensure care reaches required standards as directed by the Head of Department.
    •  Participate in successful implementation of the division’s strategic goals and key strategic areas as directed by the Head of Department
    • These duties and responsibilities will be subject to annual appraisals.

    Working Time:

    •  0800 – 1700 daily, five days a week (45 hour week).
    •  One day (8 hours) per week of this time for administrative responsibilities as identified above.
    •  On-call responsibility in-line with current consultant frequency.

    Knowledge and Skills Required:

    • The job holder must possess:
    •  Bachelors Degree in Medicine
    •  Masters Degree in Medicine (or equivalent)
    •  Registered with the Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board
    •  Possess a valid private practicing License
    •  Must be capable of functioning effectively both as a team player and a team leader
    •  Must demonstrate high level of integrity
    •  Should have high level problem solving and decision making abilities
    •  Should be an effective communicator with the ability to handle high level communication
    •  Should be result oriented with ability to deliver desired outcome
    •  Should have effective people management and conflict resolution skills
    •  Strong interpersonal skills including communication, persuasion, motivation, loyalty, and openness.
    •  Must have knowledge in use of MS office packages
    •  Must be a born again and committed Christian with evidence of maturity in faith
    •  Ability to translate and communicate biblical values / hospital ethics in personal life and professional life

    Must be an honest person full of integrity in their personal conduct and handling of job responsibilities

    Method of Application

    If you believe you are the right candidate and can clearly demonstrate your ability to meet the criteria above, please send us your application letter and CV only to indicating the title of the job as the subject matter

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