Clinical Officer -St. Scholastica Uzima Hospital – Nairobi

Purpose of the role
The Clinical Officer – Anesthetist’s role is majorly the administration of medicine and pain management during and after surgical procedures. They also monitor their patients to adjust the dosage as needed as well as prescribing medicine to use post-surgery. Role also includes patient management for both in and outpatient.

Assess whether a patient is fit enough to undertake an operation before surgery takes place.
Agree on an anaesthetics plan.
Provide safe pre-operative care and pain relief to patients using anesthetics and analgesic
Reassure patients about what will happen during and after the operation
Administer anesthesia in the operating theatre.
Monitor patients while they’re under anesthesia to make sure they remain in a stable condition
Believe and manage post-operative pain to support patients’ recovery
Work with a range of other health professionals, such as surgeons, Medical Officers, theatre nurse’s and radiographer to ensure patient wellbeing
Perform administrative tasks in areas which relate to the care of patients, including summaries of patient treatment and the writing of discharge letters.
Train, teach and supervise more junior staff in both critical care and anesthesia.
Management of patients: Examination, diagnosis and treatment of patients
Admission and follow up of patients in the wards for better management until discharge.
Use diagnostic services like the laboratory and X-ray as appropriate.
Administer and prescribe treatment of drugs.
Order and execute various tests and analysis concerning the patients’ health
Perform minor surgeries.
Inoculate and vaccinate patients to immunize them from communicable diseases.
Admit patients and ensure that medical care is provide
Ensure the proper recording and maintenance of medical records by eliciting and recording information about patient’s medical history.

Diploma in Clinical Medicine and surgery
Higher diploma in Anesthesia.
5 Years’ Experience in a busy hospital set up.
Valid Practicing License
Sound knowledge of anaesthetics and procedures.
Ability to organize and prioritize your workload
Strong communication skills, both written and spoken
Steady hand-eye coordination
Great team-working skills
Ability to work well under pressure
Compassionate attitude towards patients
Quick decision-making and problem-solving skills
Situational awareness.
Technical knowhow
Method of Application

How to apply:
Interested applicants who meet the requirements are requested to send with a detailed C.V listing the qualifications, experience, current responsibilities, copies of testimonials and certificates on or before 31st October 2022 to