Medical Specialist II (Plastic Surgery) – Kenyatta National Hospital – Nairobi

Job Purpose
The Medical Specialists (Plastic Surgery) are responsible to Head of Department in the provision of specialized diagnostic, curative, rehabilitative and preventive health care services to the population under their care; they are entrusted to provide quality health care services

Duties and Responsibilities
Implement clinical decisions for specialised quality inpatient and outpatient care that includes provision of promotive, preventive, curative and rehabilitative services;
Implement hospital programmes within their respective specialities
Champion continuous quality healthcare standards and patient safety guidelines
Assist in mentoring and coaching of staff in the respective specialities;
Coordinate intervention activities and programs for training health professionals in community health and health management in hospitals/health facilities
Implementing clinical review protocols procedures and work instructions for the practice of specialized care
Coordinating and managing referral care within the framework of the hospital and national referral policies
Consult with other specialists to solve single or multiple medical issues as required by patients in the hospital
Undertaking research activities in the speciality and implement the research findings to improve quality of service delivery
Performing emergency medical procedures
Collaborates, writes and responds to requests for consultation from other Specialist throughout the Hospital in the diagnosis and management of patients not directly under his/her care.
Providing high standards of specialized clinical services to patients in the wards and specialized clinics
Performing regular rounds with the registrars and other officers to assist in patient management.
Communicating to all patients under their care about the nature of their illness and the outlook in treatment of their well-being so that they understand the full extent of their recovery or disability as may be the case.
Carryout specialized diagnostic, therapeutic medical or surgical procedures
Accepting responsibility for the teaching of the highest standards of medical practice to medical specialists-in-training, medical officers, medical interns and other students;
Executing Medico-legal duties including filling of P3 forms, court attendance and forensic duties
Participating in community diagnosis, preventive & promotive care and treatment;
Utilizing patient data to benefit the customer and service provider;
Undertake medical research & clinical audits and implementing the findings.

Qualifications and Experience
Masters of Medicine degree in Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery or equivalent qualification from an institution recognized by the Medical Practitioners and Dentists Council OR Masters of Medicine degree in General Surgery with certification/fellowship in plastic Surgery or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution.
Bachelor’s degree in Medicine and Surgery (MBChB.) or its equivalent qualification from an institution recognized by the Medical Practitioners and Dentists Council.
Certification/Fellowship in Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery from a recognized institution.
Specialist recognition certificate in Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery from the Medical Practitioners’ and Dentist Council. However, those that have finished MMed in Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery and are undergoing the preKMPDC registration attachment are encouraged to apply
Registration Certificate by the Medical Practitioners and Dentists Council
Valid practicing license in Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery from Medical Practitioners and Dentists Council.
Professional Indemnity Cover

Method of Application
Interested applicants who meet the requirements are requested to download and fill the application form. The application form together with a detailed C.V listing the qualifications, experience, current responsibilities, copies of testimonials and certificates must be submitted on or before 3rd April, 2023 to the address below:-

The Chief Executive Officer
Kenyatta National Hospital
P.O Box 20723-00202
The Chief Executive Officer,
Kenyatta National Hospital,
P.O. Box 20723-00202 Nairobi
Tel. 020 2726300, 0709854000, 0730643000