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  • Posted: Sep 30, 2019
    Deadline: Sep 30, 2019
  • KNH has turned 115 years and it had its Centenary Celebration in 2001. The Hospital was built to fulfill the role of being a National Referral and Teaching Hospital, as well as to provide medical research environment. Established in 1901 with a bed capacity of 40, KNH became a State Corporation in 1987 with a Board of Management and is at the apex of the ...
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    Medical Specialist

    Reporting to the Chief Medical Specialist/Head of Department, the Medical Specialist II (Paediatric Anesthesiologist) will be expected to take full responsibility for patients under his/her care.


    • Reviewing patients and instructing in writing and ensuring all the recommendations
      are carried out.
    • Undertaking “on call” duties including clerking, investigating and managing patients.
    • Conducting clinics and theatre days as scheduled/directed.
    • Training, supervising and mentoring Clinical Officers, Medical Officers, Medical Interns and other students.
    •  Providing anaesthesia for elective and emergency surgeries/procedures.
    •  Conducting ward rounds in CCU and managing patients in the CCU.
    • Undertaking medico-legal duties including filling of P.3 forms and court attendance.
    • Undertaking medical examinations and preparing Medical Board Proceedings.
    • Carrying out community outreach duties including care and treatment.
    •  Ensuring data and information is collected, transmitted and utilized to the benefit of
      the customer and service provider.
    • Conducting disease surveillance, prevention and control.
    • Carrying out health education and promotion.
    • Preparing medical reports.
    • Any other duties as directed by the Head of the Department.


    • Master’s degree in Anaesthesia or equivalent qualification from an institution recognized by the Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board.
    • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (M.B.Ch.B) degree from a recognized
      institution by the Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board.
    • A Fellowship training in Paediatric Anaesthesia or proven interest in Paediatric
      Anaesthesia subspecialty.
    • Proven experience of not less than one (1) year at the level of Medical Specialist.
    • Specialist recognition certificate from the Medical Practitioners’ and Dentist Board.
    • Registration Certificate by the Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board.
    • Valid practicing license from Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board.
    • Retention in the Medical Practitioners and Dentist Board register.
    •  Professional Indemnity Cover.
    •  Evidence in knowledge and proficiency in computer applications.
    • Fulfilled the requirements of Chapter Six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya, 2010

    Method of Application

    Those interested in applying for the declared vacancies and meet the job specifications are required to apply online and MUST submit a hard copy of the Hospital application form available in the website with copies of certificates and testimonials on or before 30th September 2019 to the address below:

    The Chief Executive Officer
    Kenyatta National Hospital
    P.O Box 20723-00202

    “Kenyatta National Hospital is an equal opportunity employer and qualified candidates with disabilities are encouraged to apply”.

    Please visit our website for full profile of all the advertised positions and the Hospital application form and also the link to apply online.


    For those applying for positions Job Group K5 to K1, you may apply online and attach relevant copies of certificates and testimonials through the email address;

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and must present the following documents during the interview:-

    • A certificate of good conduct from the National Police Service
    • EACC Clearance
    • Credit Reference Bureau Clearance
    • HELB Compliance
    • KRA Tax Compliance

    “Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification”.

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