MEDICAL OFFICER (CLOSING DATE JANUARY 22, 2018)

Job Purpose

The Medical Officer will apply medical knowledge and skills to diagnosis, prevention and management of diseases.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

a) The medical officer will deputise the Chief Medical Officer;
b) Participate in developing and control use of medical budget;
c) Monitor and provide medical care to all patients in the staff clinic;
d) Admit patients to main Hospitals or to other specialized care facilities;
e) Discuss health care options to staff and their families and help patients take responsibility for their own health;
f) Refer outpatients to hospitals, consultants or to other specialized facilities;
g) Take patient notes, examine and document all findings both for legal reference and for the benefit of other medical staff;
h) Give medical education; explain tests and procedures to patients;
i) Liaise with other medical and non-medical staff in the clinic to ensure quality treatment;
j) Organizes and facilitates overseas treatments for patients who require specialized treatment;
k) Advices on procurement of medical equipment, drugs and consumables;
l) Advocating on behalf of patients and making ethical decisions;
m) Maintain confidentiality and impartiality and keep up to date with medical developments, new drugs, treatments and medications, including complimentary medicine;
n) Organize and participate in employee wellness programs;
o) Participate in Occupational Safety and Health and workplace programs;
p) Ensuring customer satisfaction;

Qualifications and Experience

a) Master’s degree in Paediatrics and Child Care;
b) Bachelor’s Degree in Medicine and Surgery;
c) Registered with the Kenya Medical and Dentist Practitioners Board with a current practising licence;
d) Current certificate in Paediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS);
e) At least 2-years post- Master’s degree experience as a medical doctor in a busy health facility;

Competencies

a) Knowledge of health laws and medical legislations;
b) Knowledge of pharmacy policy and legislative requirements;
c) Knowledge of drug supplies and management;
d) Excellent communication, analytical, planning, organizational and interpersonal skills;
e) Ability to think strategically with creative problem solving skills;

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