Careers/ Internship

Careers/Internship

STFCH/HR/006/2023/008

PEDIATRIC CLINICAL OFFICER VACANCY

St. Francis Community Hospital wishes to recruit a highly motivated, result oriented, competent, honest and remarkably talented Pediatric Clinical Officer with strong work ethics and passion for excellence.

 

The Pediatric Clinical Officer shall review the pediatric department activities and priorities on a regular basis updating the Medical Superintendent/Pediatrician on gaps and/or provide recommendations on how to improve quality of services as well as the planning, implementation and management of the Pediatric Department in the Hospital.

 

Responsibilities

  • Review of patient’s history and clinical presentation to ascertain the correct investigations, diagnosis and management plan.
  • Diagnosis of illnesses and institution of the correct management including conducting minor procedures, resuscitation and all other medical treatment as per the treatment protocols.
  • Run daily pediatric outpatient clinic.
  • Admitting patients requiring special care followed by investigations and treatment.
  • In collaboration with the rest of the clinical staff, receive and attend to patients requiring emergency medical attention.
  • Whenever necessary, refer patients for further management in higher level institutions.
  • Refer complex cases to the pediatrician.
  • Conduct follow ups and reports all complications in writing within or before the end of current duty.
  • Implement a smooth, efficient client flow to minimize client waiting times.
  • Participate in quality improvement activities.
  • Attend and participate in weekly Continuous Medical Education (CME) sessions at the hospital.

 

Knowledge and Experience Required 

  • Diploma in Clinical Medicine and Surgery and Higher Diploma in Pediatrics and Child Health.
  • Registered by the Kenya Clinical Officers Council and in possession a valid practice license.
  • Trained in IMCI.
  • Certification in the short emergency courses (ETAT+, EPLS or EmONC) will be an added advantage.
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience as an RCO and one year experience post specialization.

 

SKILLS

  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and analytical skills with meticulous attention to detail.
  • Able to work in an emergency area.
  • High regard for confidentiality and demonstrable integrity
  • Commitment to excellent client care and the delivery of client-focused services.
  • Team player who accepts constructive criticism and is comfortable with giving constructive criticism.
  • Must be computer literate.
  • Must be willing to work during odd hours and on weekends/holidays
  • Committed to work in multidisciplinary team
  • Demonstrated ability to uphold and align oneself with the core values of St. Francis Community Hospital.

 

Interested candidates should submit and address their applications, ENCLOSING A DETAILED CV, AND COVER LETTER ONLY to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  so as to be received by 3rd February 2023. Applicants MUST INDICATE CURRENT & EXPECTED CONSOLIDATED SALARY in their application and indicate PEDIATRIC RCO on the subject line. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

St. Francis Community Hospital is an equal opportunity employer