Consultant Physician

Department:

Medical Services

Reporting To:

Director, Medical Services

Location:

Eldoret, Kenya

Job Type:

Contract

Job Description

Requirements

Job Purpose

The overall purpose of this job is to diagnose and treat injuries, illnesses, and disorders; prescribe medications; make recommendations on lifestyle changes, and effectively manage internal medicine services in the hospital.

Key duties and responsibilities

  1. Examine patients, take medical histories, address patients’ concerns, and answer patients’ questions.
  2. Diagnose and treat injuries, illnesses, and disorders.
  3. Order, perform, and interpret diagnostic tests and explain the results to patients.
  4. Counsel patients on diet, hygiene, preventative healthcare, and other lifestyle changes.
  5. Update patients’ charts and information to reflect current findings and treatments.
  6. Recommend and design treatment plans.
  7. Prescribe medications or therapies.
  8. Explain medical procedures to patients.
  9. Consult with other physicians, referring patients to specialists when necessary, and work with other healthcare staff, such as nurses, assistants, and other physicians.
  10. Any other responsibility assigned to the job holder by the supervisor from time to time;

 

Working relationships

Internal Relationships: All Clinical Units

External Relationships: Patients, Patient relatives, other hospitals, and external consultants

Knowledge, experience, and qualifications required

  • Master’s degree in Internal Medicine from a recognized institution.
  • Specialization recognition by the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists KMPDB
  • Registered/licensed by the Kenya Medical Practitioners’ and Dentists’ Board.
  • Minimum 2 years Post Master’s degree experience.

 

Competencies

Technical & Behavioural competencies

  • Experience in diagnosing and treating a wide variety of illnesses.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Good leadership, organizational, and problem-solving skills.
  • Dexterity and detail-oriented abilities.
  • Patience and compassion.
  • The ability and willingness to stay up to date on advancements, innovations, and developments in the field.
  • Strong understanding of examination methodologies and diagnostics
  • Excellent knowledge of infectious diseases, their symptoms, and epidemiology
  • Broad knowledge of common medication, side effects, and contraindications
  • In-depth knowledge of legal medical guidelines and medicine best practices
  • Respect for patient’s confidentiality

How to Apply

Qualified and interested applicants should submit their applications with copies of their National Identification Cards and Updated CVs, including names and contacts of three references, current and expected remuneration to the following e-mail on or before 20th September 2022:

 

hr@stlukesorthopaedics.com

Hard copies will not be accepted and only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.

 

Please note that St. Luke’s Orthopaedic and Trauma Hospital does not charge any fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, shortlisting of interview meeting).

 

St. Luke’s Orthopaedic and Trauma Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer.