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Internal Risk & Audit Manager

Job Summary

Reporting to both the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Audit & Risk Board Sub-Committee, the Internal Risk & Audit Manager will be responsible for undertaking continuous independent audit engagements and plans and internal control reviews, ensuring that the operations of the Hospital are carried out in line with the documented policies and procedures, comply with legal and statutory requirements.

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Duties & Responsibilities

  • Formulation and implementation of all audit policies and work plans in the Hospital.
  • Prepare and implement audit plans to ensure all risks in the auditable areas are fully addressed and periodic audits are completed within the agreed schedule as set out in the annual audit plan.
  • Ensuring that previous year Audit recommendations are implemented, and errors are resolved properly.
  • Document result of Audit testing; develop recommendations and draft Audit reports based on Audit testing.
  • Study and inspect budgets, financial records and statements and assisting the Hospital in preparing them.
  • Develop appropriate risk assessment matrices to be used as a guide in identifying inherent risks and internal/management control processes in all areas.
  • Risk evaluation: review reports on key control weaknesses, detect non-compliance with Hospital policies, guidelines and regulatory requirements and procedures and discuss with relevant departmental heads for action.
  • managing the departmental team through training and development to ensure optimal productivity and high value services.
  • Any other duty as may be assigned by your supervisor

Required Qualifications, Skills and Competencies

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce (Accounting/Finance/Auditing options), Finance, Business Administration (Accounting/Finance Option) or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution.
  • CPA-K holder
  • Membership to Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK) or relevant Professional Body.
  • Possession of Computerized Information system Audit will be an added advantage.
  • At least five years’ experience in the Internal Audit, in an audit firm or in a comparable and relevant position.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Demonstrated professional competence and managerial capability
  • Proficiency in Computer (Ms Office) and Accounting Systems
  • Ability to manipulate large amount of data and to compile detailed reports.
  • High attention to details and excellent analytical skills.
  • Effective communication (Oral and writing reports) and presentation skills.

Medical Officer

Role Summary:

Reporting to the Medical Services Director, the Medical Officer job exists to provide general medical services to patients in the hospital; ensure provision of quality and timely medical services, quality patient care and medical counselling at Tenwek Hospital

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The right candidate will be required to:

  • Participate in the strategic planning of the division in collaboration with other medical staff in the unit for significant impact on the performance or business outcome of the hospital and its sub-functions.
  • Attend to patients’ medical needs, diagnose their illnesses and prescribe medicines and other therapeutic interventions in consultation rooms at the hospital.
  • Follow-up on and observe the clinical conditions and progress of patients in the wards
  • Provide medical advice, counselling, health education and control measures to patients in the hospital in order to prevent spread of diseases and injuries.
  • Work with other medical staff to solve single or multiple medical issues and/or participate in performing extensive surgical operations in the hospital.
  • Implement best practice clinical and patient care related policies and procedures in the outpatient division of the hospital.
  • Refer outpatients to the appropriate specialized clinics and medical consultants within the hospital for further diagnosis, treatment and management of their medical conditions.
  • Provide quality emergency medical services to patients in the emergency unit of the hospital.
  • Implement Tenwek culture of team-base, fact-base and patient-base and work towards achievement of the hospital Vision
  • Any other duty given from time to time.

Academic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery from a recognized institution
  • Must have a Certificate in basic life support and Advanced Cardiac life support

Professional Qualifications:

  • Registration with the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Council
  • Valid Practice License.
  • At least one year working experience in medical practice in a busy health facility.

Pharmacy Services Manager

Job Summary:

Reporting to the Medical Services Director, the Pharmacy Services Manager is responsible for providing leadership and management oversight of the pharmacy services department and ensure delivery of quality and efficient pharmacy services in line with the established protocols and the Hospital’s patient care objectives and the licensing board guidelines and policies.

Responsibilities

  • The Pharmacy Services Manager will be expected to manage the department to maintain timely and efficient patient flow in line with Hospital targets while always ensuring staffing levels.
  • Timely development, review and ensure compliance to pharmacy protocols and standards relating to distribution and administration of drugs; in consultation with other clinical departments in order to ensure quality pharmacy service delivery in the hospital.
  • Manage delivery of patient centric pharmaceutical services in all the hospital’s pharmacy outlets in a manner that respects privacy and confidentiality to ensure optimal patient experience.
  • Develop and implement evidence-based medicine management policies in line with best practices and industry trends.
  • Ensure purchase, storage, and supply of pharmacy items in a safe, appropriate, and economic in line with quality standards.
  • Coordinate medical training including Continuous Medical Education programs for staff in the pharmacy services department.
  • Keep abreast of local and global best practices, identify key learnings for the clinical operations and offer recommendations to the Director, Medical Services.
  • Ensure delivery of quality and safe pharmacy services to inpatients, outpatients, and employees.
  • Provide clinical pharmaceutical leadership and direct patient service programs.
  • Provide leadership in the acquisition and purchasing of quality drugs for hospital usage.
  • Coordinate medication deliveries and maintain an orderly workflow for all medication dispensing activities in the hospital to ensure timely deliveries of medications.
  • Monitor compliance with regulatory, accrediting, and hospital policy for patient services and environmental safety.
  • Oversee the quality assurance program, which consistently monitors and evaluates critical aspects of care.
  • Accurately identify real/potential problems affecting the service and implement solutions with follow through and communication.
  • Ensure maintenance of pharmacy records including purchasing, quality control and dispensing of pharmacy medication in compliance to established standards.
  • Setting of key performance indicators, measure, monitor and audit.
  • Coordinate research in the department
  • Provide advice and guidance to medical and nursing staff on the proper and economic use of drugs, alternative types of drugs and medicines and participate in events aimed at dissemination of information in relation to drugs and drug usage.
  • Develop and ensure implementation of the department’s work plan and budgets.
  • Any other responsibilities that may be assigned to the job holder by the supervisor from time to time.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy from a recognized institution.
  • Must be registered with the Pharmacy and Poisons Board of Kenya and hold a valid practicing license.
  • Proficiency in Computer
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Effective communicator
  • Five (5) years relevant experience
  • Demonstrated professional competence and managerial capability
  • Committed Christian

Medical Officer Ophthalmology

The candidate sought is expected to be highly transformative and dynamic, self-driven individuals with a high degree of integrity, result oriented, demonstrable professionalism, competence and impeccable capability.

Responsibilities

  • Performing complex and advanced clinical patient management in the area of ophthalmology
  • Coordinating training, coaching and mentoring of health personnel
  • Managing health stores including essential medicines and/or plant & equipment,
  • Managing larger facilities/hospitals
  • Developing intervention activities or programmes for management of deceases and conditions
  • Developing medical Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) and protocols
  • Developing training curricular and syllabus in collaboration with training institution
  • Coordinating emergency response and clinical care
  • Managing health information systems
  • Carrying out health surveys and research
  • Monitoring the provision of forensic and medico – legal services

Job Requirements

  • Served as Medical Specialist (Ophthalmology) for a minimum period of five (5) years
  • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (M.B. Ch. B) degree from an institution recognized by Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board
  • Master’s Degree in Ophthalmology or equivalent from an institution recognized by Medical Practitioners & Dentists Board
  • Certificate of registration by Medical Practitioners & Dentists Board
  • Valid practicing license from Medical Practitioners & Dentists Board
  • Certificate in computer Applications from a recognized institution and
  • Has demonstrated professional competence and managerial capability

Information System Auditor

Reporting to the Internal Risk & Audit Manager, the Information Systems Auditor will be required to perform information systems and operations audits, both technical and end-user across the Tenwek Hospital and its outstations. He/she will undertake special investigations, provide advice to the business on a broad range of issues as and when required, and support business growth & process improvements while working closely with other departments and in line with Internal Audit Methodology, processes, procedures and time frames.

Key Responsibilities

  • Utilize extensive understanding of business activities to recommend scope and objectives of assigned audits, execute audit procedures, perform detailed analysis, reach sound conclusions, and document results for assigned audit activities.
  • Participate in the execution of multiple audit projects to achieve the scope, timing, and objectives of each assignment while ensuring applicable regulatory guidance is included in scope for assigned audits where applicable.
  • Proactively identify risks, evaluate controls and make recommendations to improve internal control and operational effectiveness and efficiency.
  • Analyze and verify transactions and representations as well as performing review of test work completed by assigned staff.
  • Prepare excellent work paper documentation ensuring quality of such documentation in accordance with professional standards, as well as establishing departmental standards and deadlines.
  • Recommend departmental improvements to automate procedures, methods, and standards to improve departmental efficiency, productivity and quality.
  • Prepare clear and concise recommendations for correction of unsatisfactory conditions, improvements in operations, and reductions in cost and effectively gain concurrence and support for recommended control improvements.
  • Facilitates the communication of audit results and special projects via written reports and oral presentations to management;
  • Assist in the annual risk assessment process and generation of annual audit plan.
  • Identify and analyze level of threat and potential risk to the organization’s information assets
  • Ensure that access to electronically stored corporate information is adequately protected and managed appropriate to the risks
  • Test adequacy and effectiveness of IS control measures and recommend corrective measures to be undertaken in areas of weakness.
  • Perform special audits as and when called upon and make maximum use of Computer Assisted Audit tools e.g. ACL, IDEA etc.
  • Assist in training/mentoring of staff and develop and maintain the skills, knowledge and expertise to make valuable contribution to the internal audit team.

Minimum Qualifications, Knowledge Experience& Key Competencies

  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Systems or Computer Science from a recognized university.
  • Professional Certification in IT, Audit, Risk and Security e.g. CISA, CIA, CISM or CISSP.
  • Excellent understanding of auditing concepts and practices with a minimum of 2 years’ experience role in Systems Auditor.
  • Skilled in project management and maintaining composure under pressure while meeting multiple deadlines.
  • Demonstrable knowledge in risk assessment and control concepts/methodologies.
  • In depth Knowledge of IT technologies (operating system, relational databases, network/mobile technologies) and including O database, Unix/Linux/Windows.
  • Skilled in negotiation and conflict management to resolve problems that may arise during an audit.
  • Excellent oral and written skills; a strong verbal communicator, analytical writer and able to clearly and concisely convey personal observations of processes, risks and controls.
  • Excellent analytical ability both qualitative and quantitative to draw sound conclusions coupled with demonstrated knowledge and proper application of sampling techniques.
  • Upholds high standards of integrity

Nursing Officer

Purpose:

Reporting to the Nursing Officer Unit In-Charge, the Nursing Officer will provide nursing services within the respective department, in order that the patient/client receives quality care for the honour and glory of God.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Organize and coordinate nursing care and medical treatments.
  • Provide and ensure appropriate health teaching and counselling to individuals, families and community.
  • Maintain the unit effectively according to hospital policy with minimum supervision
  • Promote effective interpersonal and public relations
  • Maintain infection prevention guidelines and practice.
  • Ensure safety in the workplace by maintaining a clean, safe, and pleasant environment
  • Maintain familiarity with the legal implications of nursing practice and ensure that legal requirements are met
  • Identify research topics, construct a research plan, and carry out surveys at the operational level.
  • To be punctual and available when on duty
  • Display Christ like attitude and character both on and off duty
  • Abide by the Tenwek Hospital moral code and Nursing Council of Kenya (NCK) regulations.
  • Perform other responsibilities as may be assigned from time to time by Unit’s Nursing Officer In-charge or his/her designate

Required Qualifications, Skills and Competencies

  • Diploma/Degree in Nursing
  • Registered with the Nursing council or relevant professional body
  • Proficiency in computer with a compute certificate
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Effective communication.

Pharmaceutical Technologist

Role Summary:

Reporting to the Pharmacy Manager, the Pharmaceutical Technologist job exists to provide pharmaceutical services to patients and provide pharmacy and pharmaceutical support services at Tenwek Hospital.

The right candidate will be required to:

  • Dispense medications and monitor patient health and progress to maximize their response to the medication in the pharmacy of the hospital.
  • Provide expertise about the composition of drugs, including their chemical, biological, and physical properties and their manufacture and use in the pharmacy of the hospital.
  • Ensure drug purity and strength and make sure that drugs do not interact in a harmful way in the pharmacy of the hospital.
  • Receive and process patients’ prescription correctly and accurately for both in/outpatients in the pharmacy of the hospital.
  • Give accurate drug information to patients, wards and other user departments in the hospital.
  • Constitute, restructure, prepare and label extemporaneous preparations for in/outpatients in the pharmacy of the hospital.
  • Participate in drug stocking and stock taking drug in the pharmacy of the hospital.
  • Check the expiry dates of pharmacy drugs and ensuring compliance with the short Expiry Drug Policy in the pharmacy of the hospital.
  • Participate in chemotherapy dispensing and reconstitution in strict accordance with Cytoxic Handling Policy in the pharmacy of the hospital.
  • Participate in planning for all medicines and other medical material needs of the pharmacy of the hospital.
  • Support the pharmacist in charge in proper medical warehousing applying the appropriate principles in the pharmacy of the hospital.
  • Dispense medicines to patients and explain to them on how to use, in the pharmacy of the hospital.
  • Document and file drug related information such as prescription as required by the pharmaceutical policies and practices in the hospital.
  • Support the pharmacist in charge in collecting, recording and analyzing data related to drug dispensing use in the pharmacy in the hospital.
  • Perform any other duty given from time to time.

Academic & Professional Qualifications:

  • Diploma in Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Technology from a recognized institution
  • Higher Diploma in Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Technology from a recognized institution will be an added advantage
  • Must be registered with the Pharmacy and Poisons Board
  • Must have a valid practice license
  • At least one year as a Pharmaceutical Technologist in a reputable hospital.

Laboratory Technologist

Role Summary:

Reporting to the Laboratory Manager, the Laboratory Technologist exists to provide general medical laboratory services to patients at Tenwek Hospital. The right candidate will be required to:

  • Ensure that the laboratory is clean and in the required condition in order to provide conducive working environment for quality laboratory service delivery in the hospital.
  • Review laboratory safety policies and procedures in collaboration with the Laboratory Manager
  • Implement the required laboratory safety standards enshrined in Laboratory Standard Operating Procedures in the hospital.
  • Perform advanced medical tests and other diagnostic procedures in order to diagnose complex medical conditions in the laboratory of the hospital.
  • Perform occasional chemical tests, laboratory machines and equipment test, and that any necessary adjustments are effected for evaluation and quality control purposes and release of products in the hospital.
  • Ensure proper handling, storage and management of laboratory equipment, materials and records in the laboratory of the hospital.
  • Implement and maintain laboratory operating systems for implementing laboratory programmes, projects and activities in the laboratory of the hospital.
  • Perform any other duty given from time to time.

Academic & Professional Qualifications:

  • Diploma in Medical Laboratory Science from a recognized institution
  • Higher Diploma/Degree in Medical Laboratory Science from a recognized institution will be an added advantage
  • Registration with the Kenya Medical Laboratory Technologists and Technicians Council
  • Must have a valid practice license
  • At least one year as a Medical Laboratory Technologist in a reputable hospital.

Method of Application

If you are interested in any of these challenging opportunities, send your application letter with a detailed CV and Statement of Faith addressed to:

The Human Resources & Administration Director
Tenwek Hospital
P.O. Box 39 – 20400
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Applications should be sent directly through recruit@tenwekhosp.org  by 26th August 2022 with the position being applied for as subject line. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. We do not charge any fee for receiving your CV or for interviewing and all communications will be done through official line and email

NOTE: Hard Copy applications will not be accepted. Any form of canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

What is a statement of faith?

A statement of faith should describe your Christian faith and how you see it as relevant to your involvement with Tenwek Hospital. The statement can either be incorporated into the cover letter or submitted as a separate document and should include, at a minimum, a description of your spiritual disciplines (prayer, study, etc.) and your current fellowship or place of worship.

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