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OVERALL RESPONSIBILITY
Reporting to the Head of the Department, the successful candidate will be responsible for the efficient delivery of oncology services to patients.

He/she will be expected to be an active member of the multidisciplinary healthcare team and contribute to the continuing professional development programs in the Hospital.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Planning oncology and palliative care services through review of patients in the wards and clinic.
  • Be part of the team that cares for cancer patients.
  • Teaching and mentoring of junior doctors and other colleagues.

REQUIREMENTS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Master’s Degree of Medicine in Medical Oncology from a recognized institution.
  • Must be Registered/Licensed by the Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board.
  • Minimum 2 years’ work experience as an oncologist.
  • Specialist Recognition as an oncologist desirable.

General Surgeon – Kisii Medical Centre

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OVERALL RESPONSIBILITY

The successful candidate will be expected to provide quality surgical services to hospital clients, participate actively in quality improvement activities including continuing medical education. He / she will be expected to be an active member of the multidisciplinary healthcare team and contribute to the continuing professional development programs in the Hospital.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Examining patients and making diagnoses to determine the need for surgery.
  • Reviewing patients’ medical history and planning the best procedure for treatment.
  • Evaluating patients for surgery.
  • Evaluating and advising patients on the risk involved with having surgery.
  • Performing surgical procedures to prevent or correct injury, disease, deformities, and patient function while adhering to regulatory and ethical protocols.
  • Following established surgical techniques during surgery.
  • Prescribing preoperative and postoperative treatments and procedures.
  • Ensuring sterility in the operating room, and all equipment and instruments.
  • Directing and coordinating activities of hospital staff for proper patient care.
  • Overseeing all treatments prior to and post-surgery and identifying associated risks.
  • Maintaining the highest regard for patient dignity and observing the precepts of the American Hospital Associations Bill of Rights for patients.
  • Planning and executing disease/illness prevention and health promotion programs.
  • Coordinating follow-up meetings with patients and monitoring their health condition after surgery or treatment.

REQUIREMENTS

  • MMed or equivalent in Surgery from a university recognized by CUE
  • Registered, licensed, and retained by the Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board.
  • At least two years of working experience as a graduate.
  • Knowledge and interest in Endoscopy will be an added advantage.

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