• Job Opportunities at Aga Khan University (AKU)

  • Posted on: 10 August, 2018 Deadline: Not Specified
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    The Aga Khan University (AKU) is a private, not-for-profit, international University established in 1983, with 11 campuses and teaching sites in 8 countries.The University is a non-denominational institution open to all, irrespective of religion, ethnicity, gender or national origin. Since 2001, AKU has offered academic programmes in nursing, medicine and education for and in countries in East Africa. The University invites applications for the following positions:

    Applications are invited from qualified candidates for the position of Instructor in the Department of Paediatrics and Child Health.

    Internship

     

    Job Details

    The internship programme is a one-year structured training programme comprising 3 months each in internal medicine, paediatrics , surgery, and obstetrics and gynecology. Aim The aim of this programme is to provide high quality

    training to the medical officers, interns in both clinical and non-clinical areas. The interns consolidate knowledge and skills acquired during medical school training and learn new skills that enable them to function as independent medical officers capable of rural or urban practice. Non-clinical skills like curriculum vitae writing, self-directed learning skills and interview skills are taught by professionals on a monthly basis.

    Objectives

    By the end of the one-year training through the four departments, interns should be able to:

    • Function as competent and caring physicians
    • Assess and manage common medical and surgical conditions
    • Manage emergencies and participate in resuscitations
    • Start appropriate initial management and refer appropriately
    • Perform common procedures independently and efficiently
    • Communicate with patients and their relatives effectively
    • Work with their peers
    • Acquire knowledge of commonly used drugs and their rational use
    • Passed emergency training courses in medicine, surgery, pediatrics and obstetrics and gynecology

    Eligibility to Enter the Internship Programme

    • Evidence of having completed undergraduate course in a recognised medical school in Kenya
    • Doctors qualified from medical schools within the East African Community (EAC) region and who qualify for reciprocal recognition
    • Doctors who have attained the minimum requirement for admission to universities in Kenya, qualify from outside the country and pass the internship qualifying exams set by the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists’ Board (KMPDB)
    • Evidence of having signed the Hippocratic Oath
    • Passing the Internship Assessment Exam and interviews set by the Aga Khan University

    Recognition of the Programme

    Aga Khan University Hospital is a recognised medical internship centre by the Kenyan Medical Practitioners and Dentists’ Board, which is the regulatory body for medical doctors in Kenya.

    Evaluation

    Programme directors and chief residents evaluate all interns rotating in the programme at the end of every three months within each discipline. The interns are also given learning diaries and procedure and skills logbooks for each rotation, which they complete in order to be eligible to move to the subsequent rotation. At the end of the year, an internship completion form is sent to the KMPDB subject to satisfactory completion of the Programme.

    Selection and Appointment

    Applications and interviews for interns take place in October and December. Selected interns start the Programme in January of each year. An intern’s appointment contract is for one year from January to December.

    Governance of the Internship Programme

    The overall responsibility of all interns and intern-related activities rests with the PGME Director and Internship Coordinators. The day-to-day administration of the Programme is managed by Internship Coordinators. The specialty Programme Directors are responsible for training matters, patient care services service as well as interns during rotations in their respective departments.

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    Consultant Medical Oncologist

     

    Job Description

    Responsibilities

    The appointee will have an independent consultant status as a medical oncologist, and shall undertake undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, research and clinical activities.

    Requirements

    • The appointee must have completed a structured postgraduate training program in Medical Oncology from a reputable institution and possess exit board certification such FCPS, American Boards, CCST (UK) or equivalent in the specialty of Medical Oncology.
    • The qualification should also meet the registration criteria with Kenya Medical Practitioners’ & Dentists Board as a specialist.
    • Candidates should have independent clinical experience as medical oncologist of at least 2 years post exit qualification.
    • Candidate should have excellent interpersonal and communication skills and demonstrated ability to lead a multi-disciplinary team.
    • Applicants with scholarly contributions to research, teaching and publications shall be preferred.
    • Successful applicants will join a growing and dynamic department committed to advancing best practice in their discipline, expanding services that meet quality and patient service needs within an internationally accredited university hospital with outstanding diagnostic services.
    • Successful applicants will develop their academic career in teaching and research.
    • In education there is a focus on resident training and the development of fellowship programmes and planned introduction of undergraduate training.

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    Full-Time Faculty, Gastroenterologist, Department Of Medicine

     

    Job Description

    Responsibilities

    The successful candidate for the position will support the development of quality gastroenterology services within Aga Khan University Hospital and as faculty in the University, s/he will teach and carry out research.

    Requirements

    • Applicants must have a Masters of Medicine and fellowship training in gastroenterology.
    • S/he must be registered or be eligible for registration with Kenya Medical Practitioners’ & Dentists Board as a specialist.
    • S/he should have teaching and research experience and a minimum of 5 years appropriate clinical experience.
    • Successful applicants will join a growing and dynamic department committed to advancing best practice in their discipline, expanding services that meet quality and patient service needs within an internationally accredited university hospital with outstanding diagnostic services.
    • Successful applicants will develop their academic career in teaching and research.
    • In education there is a focus on resident training and the development of fellowship programmes and planned introduction of undergraduate training.

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    Full Time Faculty - Cardiologist, Department Of Medicine

     

    Job Description

    Responsibilities

    Successful applicant will join a growing and dynamic department committed to advancing best practice in their discipline, expanding services that meet quality and patient service needs within an internationally accredited university hospital with outstanding diagnostic services. Successful applicants will develop their academic career in teaching and research.

    In education there is a focus on resident training and the development of fellowship programmes and planned introduction of undergraduate training.

    Requirements

    • Applicants must have a Masters of Medicine and a fellowship in Cardiology.
    • S/he must be registered or eligible for registration with Kenya Medical Practitioners’ & Dentists Board as a specialist.
    • S/he should have teaching and research experience and a minimum of 5 years clinical experience.
    • Candidate should have excellent interpersonal and communication skills and demonstrated ability to lead a multi-disciplinary team.

    Method of Application

    Interested candidates should submit the following documents as part of their application:

    • Cover letter
    •  A personal statement that includes future interests.
    • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
    • Academic certificates and transcripts
    • Three letters of reference

    Incomplete documentation will lead to automatic disqualification from the interview process. 

    Applications should be submitted by email to: hr.medicalcollege@aku.edu

    or by post to:

    The Manager, Recruitment
    Aga Khan University,

    P.O. Box 39340 -00623

    Nairobi.

    For any enquiries, contact us on:

    Email: mc.ea@aku.edu​

    or Tel: +254 20 366 2106 / +254 20 366 2919  

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