17 Apr 2019

Chief Medical Specialist at KNH

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The Chief Medical Specialist will be responsible to the Deputy Director, Medical Services through the Head of Department and shall be responsible and accountable for patients under his/her care.


  • Establish effective teams to deliver quality clinical outcomes and ensure good working relationships with other specialists.
  • Promote efficient and high standards of specialized clinical care to patients.
  • Provide clinical direction and consultation to all levels of medical and professional staff.
  • Participate in the planning and management of health care programmes and projects in the Hospital.
  • Participate in the assessment of patients as may be required by the Hospital Management.
  • Participate in clinical research, health planning and policy.
  • Teaching, training, coaching and mentoring Clinicians and students.
  • Participate in preparation of annual budgets for the department.
  • Participate in quality Assurance/OSHE initiatives in the Department.
  • Ensure compliance with the set standard operating procedures.
  • Facilitate regular inspections and quality audits to ensure conformity with national guidelines and regulations.
  • Protect patients and support staff by adhering to Infection Control Protocols.
  • Participate in the preparation of the expenditure estimates / PC negotiations for the department.


  • Master’s Degree in Medicine (MMed)in the respective area of specialization from the University of Nairobi or any other recognized University.
  • Sub-specialization in the respective specialty.
  • Proven experience of not less than three (3) years at the level of senior Medical Specialist.
  • Specialist Recognition and retention Certificate from the Medical Practitioners and Dentist Board of Kenya.
  • Evidence of research and at least three (3) professional publications in reputable local or international journals on particular scientific findings/practices in the relevant field.
  • Proven ability to lead change management.
  • Demonstrated understanding of financial management and experience in managing budgets.
  • Demonstrated skills in strategic and planning of specialized clinical services.
  • Professional indemnity cover.
  • Fulfilled the requirements of Chapter Six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya, 2010.

Key Competencies

  • Resource management skills.
  • Managing performance and driving for outcomes.
  • Establishing strategic directions.
  • Visionary/leading change.
  • Building organizational capability.
  • Policy development.
  • Influencing persuasion and negotiation.
  • Effective communication skills.
  • Policy and strategic implementation.
  • Delivery on quality results.

How to Apply

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 24th April 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”.

NB: 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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