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Vacancy Details

Job No: KTRH/8/05/24 (1 position)

Date posted: 09-05-2024

Application deadline: 21-05-2024

Employment Type: Full Time

Job Purpose: Anesthesiologists ensure patient safety and comfort during surgery. They administer anesthesia, monitor vital signs, and manage pain throughout the surgical process, playing a critical role in successful patient outcomes.

For Appointment to this position, the applicant must have:

Qualifications and Professional Requirements:

a) Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery from a recognized institution
b) Master of Medicine in Anesthesiology from a recognized institution
c) Registration with the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board
d) Current retention certificate
e) Valid Practice License
f) Recognition as a specialist by the KMPDC
g) Professional Insurance Indemnity Cover
h) Proficiency in computer applications
i) At least one year of working experience as an Anesthesiologist in a reputable hospital.

Competencies and Skills
i. Communication skills
ii. Leadership skills
iii. Organizational skills
iv. Observation skills
v. Analytical skills
vi. Compassionate
vii. Supervisory skills
viii. Ability to work under pressure

Duties and Responsibilities

i. Schedule and maintain use of surgical suites, including operating, wash-up, waiting rooms, and anesthetic and sterilizing equipment.
ii. Review patients’ medical histories and records in order to determine anesthesia procedure before surgical operations and other medical procedures in the anesthesia centers of the hospital.
iii. Prepare patients for surgical operations and other medical procedures as required in the surgical theatres.
iv. Examine patient medical history and records and use diagnostic results to determine risk related to surgical operations and other medical procedures.
v. Administer anesthesia to patients in order to prepare them for surgical operations and other surgical procedures in the anesthesia centers.
vi. Administer anesthesia or sedation during medical procedures, using local, intravenous, spinal, or caudal methods.
vii. Collaborate with other medical professionals to determine type and method of anesthesia or sedation to render patient insensible to pain.
viii. Monitor patients before, during, and after anesthesia and counteract adverse reactions or complications in the anesthesia centers.
ix. Record type and amount of anesthesia and patient condition throughout surgical operations and other medical procedure in the surgical theatres.
x. Provide and maintain life support and airway management and help prepare patients for emergency surgery.
xi. Determine when patients have recovered or stabilized enough to be moved from the recovery room or ward or to be discharged following outpatient surgical procedures.
xii. Provide clinical research and training to students in the anesthesia unit. Guide and mentor junior anesthesia staff, interns, and students in the anesthesia centers.