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  • Posted: Nov 23, 2020
    Deadline: Dec 2, 2020
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  • Murang’a County is one of the five counties in the Central region of the Republic of Kenya. It is bordered to the North by Nyeri, to the South by Kiambu, to the West by Nyandarua and to the East by Kirinyaga, Embu and Machakos counties.
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    Laboratory Technologist III

    Job Group ‘H’

    No of positions: 4

    Duties and responsibilities

    • Cleaning and sterilizing laboratory glass ware, surfaces and equipment;
    • Carrying out chemical/microbiological analysis on samples (food, water, waste waters and beverages)
    • Extracting, isolating and identifying drugs, pesticides and heavy metals from biological and miscellaneous samples
    • Preparing laboratory reagents;
    • Documenting and receiving samples for analysis; and disposing laboratory waste.

    Requirements for Appointment

    • Diploma in any of the following fields: Applied sciences (chemistry, Analytical chemistry, industry chemistry, Biology), food science and technology, Medical Laboratory Technology or sciences biotechnology from a recognized institution;
    • Certificate in Computer applications skills from a recognized institution.

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    Pharmaceutical Technologist III

     Job Group ‘H’

    No of Positions: 2

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Receiving interpreting and processing prescriptions
    • Recording prescriptions in a pharmacy unit
    • Pre-packing, repacking and writing instructions on labels
    • Counselling patients on usage of drugs in a pharmacy unit
    • Maintaining drug registers/ books
    • Stock-taking of drugs and medical devices on monthly basis

    Requirements for appointment

    • Diploma in either pharmacy or pharmaceutical technology or equivalent qualification approved by the Pharmacy and Poisons Board from a recognized institution
    • Certificate of enrolment as a pharmaceutical technologist awarded by Pharmacy and Poisons Board (PBB)
    • Certificate in compute Application skills from a recognized institution

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    Biomedical Engineer

    Job Group ‘K’

    No of Positions: 2

    • Reporting to the Hospital Engineer – Biomedical, the successful candidate will be responsible for ensuring proper functioning, safety and sound condition of all medical equipment at ICU & Theatre, and that they are in optimum working condition and available for use at all times amongst the following other responsibilities;
    • Ensure all bio-medical equipment in ICU and Theatre are included on the Preventive Maintenance Master Schedule.
    • Ensure on schedule preventive maintenance, and timely repairs to ICU and Theatres to eliminate downtime.
    • Maintain files and records of all job cards, PPM schedules and tasks as performed.
    • Timely handling of all biomedical equipment job requests in ICU and Theatre.
    • Ensure continuous training of Bio-medical equipment users and to ensure safe machine handling.
    • Evaluate the safety, efficiency and effectiveness of medical equipment, report and implement recommendations.
    • Identify gaps and risks in biomedical equipment and share with head of department for execution.
    • Perform any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.

    Requirement for appointment

    • Degree in Bio -Medical Engineering from a recognized institution with atleast 2 years’ experience in a maintenance function in a busy facility, or a Higher diploma in Biomedical engineering with atleast 2 years’ experience in a busy ICU.
    • Demonstrated experience in Maintenance management.
    • Minimum 4 years’ experience, in a maintenance function in a busy hospital industry.
    • Proven two years’ experience in ICU & Theatre.
    • Excellent organizational, decision-making and planning skills.
    • Good interpersonal and customer relation skills.
    • Computer literacy skills with demonstrated knowledge.

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    Physiotherapist

    Job Group ‘K’

    No of Positions: 2

    Duties and Responsibilities

    Duties and responsibilities at this level entail;-

    • Treating and rehabilitating patients/clients using Physiotherapy interventions i.e. electrotherapy, manipulative therapy/technology, exercise therapy among others in clinical areas and the community;
    • Planning and organizing group Physiotherapy treatment/sessions for patients and clients; evaluating treatment outcomes for review, placement, referral or discharge;
    • Initiating community disability  assessment outreach programs;
    • Liaising with other stakeholders in providing appropriate advice to patients/clients on exercise, posture and movement;
    • Providing health promotion and education to patients/clients on neuromuscular skeletal disorders and health;
    • Maintaining an up-to-date data base for Physiotherapy services for input in to the integrated health information system;
    • Inducting students on practical training on physiotherapy services;
    • Requisitioning and ensuring availability and proper utilization of Physiotherapy supplies and equipment as well as giving support and health education to patients and relatives in hospital; analyzing data and preparing reports; and
    • Coaching and mentoring of staff.

    Requirement for appointment

    For appointment to this grade, an officer must have:-

    • Bachelors degree in Physiotherapy from a recognized institution with a 2 years’ experience in a busy ICU;
    • Higher Diploma in Orthopedic Manual Therapy or its equivalent qualification form a recognized institution with a 3 years’ experience in a busy ICU;
    • Certificate of Registration form the Physiotherapy Council of Kenya (PCK);
    • Current Certificate of Practice from Physiotherapy Council of Kenya (PCK);

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    Registered Nurses (ICU Nurses)

    Job Group ‘K’

    No of Positions: 10

    Responsibilities

    • An officer at this level will work under the guidance of a senior officer. Duties and responsibilities at this level will entail:
    • Deliver professional health services including provision of Critical Care Nursing Services which adheres to the facilities’ policies and procedures;
    • Ensure operational readiness of Critical Care Nursing Services, equipment, instrument, and professional equipment
    • Orient other nurses with the layout of the Critical Care department and provide guidance on the duties activated in an emergency.
    • Assist with orientation for incoming personnel
    • Ensure the highest standards of clinical governance in the provision of Critical Care Nursing Services.
    • Conduct a check of the controlled drugs.
    • Operate within the context of the facility’s Mass Casualty Incident Plan in the designated role, or in other roles as directed by the Project Manager or designee.

    For appointment to this grade, a candidate must: -

    • A Minimum of 2 years’ experience as a critical/ intensive care nurse
    • Diploma in Nursing, or its equivalent.
    • Current registration as a Registered Nurse.
    • Postgraduate qualification in Critical/Intensive Care Nursing.
    • Valid practicing license

    Required skills

    • Following care plans
    • General medicine
    • Nursing
    • Intensive care unit (ICU) operations, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) Infection control

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    Nutrition and Dietetics Officer

    Job Group ‘K’

    No of Positions: 5

    Requirements for Appointment

    • Bachelor’s degree in any of the following disciplines: Foods, Nutrition and Dietetics/ Clinical Nutrition or Home Economics from a recognized institution;
    • Registration by the Council of the Institute of Nutritionists and Dieticians (CIND);
    • Certificate in Computer Application skills from a recognized institution.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Preparing and implementing therapeutic diets for outpatients and inpatients;
    • Providing guidelines on therapeutic diets for existing and emerging diseases for hospital use and home based care and other institutions;
    • Treating and counselling patients using specialized dietetic nutritionally modified products;
    • Implementing the nutrition and dietetic process including screening;
    • Assessing, formulating and implementing nutrition interventions and evaluating outcomes;
    • Providing nutrition support in patient management in health care facilities;
    • Developing and disseminating nutrition behaviour change communication, information, education and communication materials;
    • Implementing nutrition health programmes;
    • Collecting and compiling nutrition and dietetic data.

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    Anaesthetist

    Job Group ‘K’

    No of Positions: 4

    Requirements for Appointment

    • Diploma in Clinical Medicine and Surgery or Clinical Medicine and Community Health from a recognized institution;
    • Higher diploma in Anaesthesia from a recognized medical training Institution;
    • Certificate of Registration from the Clinical Officers’ Council;
    • Valid practising license from the Council;
    • Certificate in Computer Application Skills.

    Duties and responsibilities

    • Administration of anaesthesia to patients undergoing minor surgery;
    • Monitoring patients vital signs and organ functions during surgery;
    • Ensuring successful recovery of patients who have undergone surgery;
    • Maintenance of anaesthesia machines.

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    Pharmacist

    Job Group ‘M’

    No of Positions: 2

    Requirements for appointment

    • Bachelor of Pharmacy Degree from an institution recognized by the Pharmacy and Poisons board;
    • Successfully completed one (1) year internship from a recognized institution;
    • Registration certificate by the Pharmacy and Poisons Board;
    • Certificate in compute Application skills from a recognized institution.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Screening prescriptions for legal validity, drug contraindications, drug interaction, appropriateness of dose, frequency and duration of dosing and patience convenience;
    • Preparing and dispensing medicines according to good dispensing practices and counselling patients on use of medicine;
    • Making extemporaneous preparations;
    • Participating in ward rounds;
    • Identify medicinal gaps and challenges;
    • Maintaining a daily activity log book for recording all activities undertaken;
    • Recommending Over The Counter (OTC) medicines to patients/clients with simple medical conditions and making necessary referrals;
    • Making entries into the relevant inventory management records and registers.

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    Medical Officers

    Job Group ‘M’

    No of Positions: 7

    Requirement for appointment

    1. Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery from a recognized institution by Medical practitioner and Dentist Board;
    2. Successfully completed one (1) year internship from a recognized institution;
    3. Registration license from the medical practitioner and Dentists Board;
    4. Certificate in Computer Application skills from a recognized institution.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Diagnosing, caring and treating diseases;
    • Performing medical and surgical procedures;
    • Preparing and responding to emergencies and disasters;
    • Participating in management of medicine, medical instruments and equipment;
    • Providing health education;
    • Maintaining health records, health information and data;
    • Counselling patients and their relatives on diagnoses and bereavements;
    • Teaching and coaching medical students, nursing students and clinical officer intern;
    • Preparing requisite documents for registration.

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    Anaesthesiologist

    Job Group ‘R’

    No of Positions: 2

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Administering pain relief before, during, and after medical procedures
    • Monitoring patients’ vital signs during procedures
    • Supervising anaesthesia assistants and certified registered nurse anaesthetists
    • Approving general, sedative, regional, or local anaesthetics
    • Reviewing medical files and lab results
    • Informing patients of risks associated with anaesthesia
    • Complying with medical and hospital procedure policy

    Requirements for appointment

    • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery from an institution recognized by Medical practitioner and Dentist Board;
    • Master of Medicine (MMED) training in Anaesthesia from a university recognized by the Medical Practitioners and Dentist Board.
    • Served as a Senior assistant Director of Medical services/ Medical specialist I for a minimum period of three (3) years:
    • Certificate of registration by the medical practitioners and dentist board
    • Valid practicing license from the medical practitioner and Dentists Board;
    • Certificate in Computer Application skills from a recognized institution.
    • Demonstrated professional competence and managerial capability as reflected in work performance and results

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    Registered Clinical Officer II

     Job Group ‘H’

    No of Positions: 4

    Requirements for Appointment

    • Diploma in Clinical Medicine and Surgery or Clinical Medicine and Community Health from a recognized institution;
    • Certificate of Registration from the Clinical Officers’ Council;
    • Certificate in Computer application skills from a recognized institution.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Taking history, examining, diagnosing and treating patients’ common ailments at an outpatient or inpatient health facility;
    • Implementing community health care activities in liaison with other health workers;
    • Guiding and counselling patients, clients and staff on health issues;
    • Sensitizing patients and clients on preventive and promotive health;
    • Referring patients and clients to appropriate health facilities;
    • Providing clinical outreach and school health services;
    • Carrying out minor surgical procedures as per training and skill;
    • Collecting and compiling clinical data;
    • Assessing, preparing and presenting medico-legal reports.

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    Health Records Officers

    Job Group ‘H’

    No of Positions: 5

    Duties and responsibilities

    • Responsible for accurately transcribing and organizing patients' medical histories.
    • Compiling, processing, and maintaining medical records of hospital and clinic patients in a manner consistent with medical, administrative, ethical, legal, and regulatory requirements of the health care system
    • Creating new medical records and retrieves existing medical records by gathering appropriate record folders and contents;
    • Assigning and recording new record numbers;
    • Verifying existing record numbers
    • Day-to-day running of the records department.
    • Organizing and maintaining medical records by collecting information about patients.
    • Care, maintenance, scheduling, designation, classification, disposal, and preservation of records"

    Requirement for appointment

    • A Diploma in Health Records and Information Management
    • Registered with relevant regulatory Body
    • Computer Literate
    • At least one (1) year working experience in a health facility

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    Registered Nurses III

     Job Group ‘H’

    No of Positions: 25

    Requirements for appointment

    • Diploma in any of the following disciplines: Kenya Registered Community Health Nursing, Kenya Registered Nursing, Kenya Registered Midwifery, Kenya Registered Nursing/Midwifery or Kenya Registered Nursing/Mental Health and Psychiatry from a recognized institution;
    • Registration certificate issued by the Nursing Council of  Kenya;
    • Valid Practicing License from Nursing Council of Kenya;
    • Certificate in Computer Application skills from a recognized institution.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Assessing, planning, implementing nursing interventions and evaluating patients outcomes;
    • Providing appropriate healthcare services including Integrated Management of Childhood Illnesses (IMCI), immunization, PMTCT, ante-natal care and delivery;
    • Providing health education and counselling to patients/clients and community on identified health needs;
    • Referring patients and clients appropriately;
    • Facilitating patients` admission and initiating discharge plans;
    • Maintaining records on patients/clients health condition and care;
    • Ensuring a tidy and safe clinical environment;
    • Collecting and compiling data.

    Method of Application

    Application forms can be accessed via the following link: http://muranga.go.ke/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/PSBAPPLICATIONFORM-2015-1.pdf and details of the vacancy on the particular vacancy. Applications should be submitted to the County Public Service Board offices on or before close of business on 2nd December, 2020 in a sealed envelope addressed to:

    The Secretary
    Murang’a County Public Service Board
    P.O. Box 52-10200
    MURANG’A


    Applicants from other Counties are encouraged to apply.

    • Any form of canvassing shall lead to automatic disqualification.
    • Women, minorities and persons living with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

    Shortlisted candidates will be required to produce their original identity cards, academic and professional certificates, testimonials, clearance and other relevant documents in support of their applications.
    Only shortlisted and successful candidates will be contacted.

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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