Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi (AKUH, N) is a private not-for-profit teaching hospital that provides tertiary and secondary level healthcare services. It is one of the hospitals in East Africa accredited by the Joint Commission International from USA. The University Hospital has been providing high quality care for the people of East Africa and beyond for over 60 years.
Reporting to the Section Head, Family Medical Clinic, the Senior House/Medical Officer will provide quality patient-centered health care to patients and continuously evaluate and improve the quality of care provided by the institution to meet patient treatment goals.
ResponsibilitiesReview and examine all patients consistently by performing such duties as taking case appropriate histories, conducting physical examinations and ordering relevant diagnostic tests. Attend to emergency patients in a timely and ensure effective handover to the Accident and Emergency teams. Liaise with residents, instructors and consultants, to ensure multidisciplinary care, continuity of care and appropriate referral. Initiate discussions with patient and care-givers to enable better diagnostic and therapeutic medical care and services. Conduct health promotion, wellness consultations, insurance assessments, pre-travel and preschool medical examinations. Participate in quality improvement, medical audits, process indicator management guidelines development and application. Participate in morbidity/mortality review preparation. Educate patients on wellness, prevention and early detection. Provide materials, resources and referrals to patients, family members/care givers. Educate patients on informed consent, choice of attending physician and right to seek second opinion. Initiate timely discussions with relevant consultants/departments to arrive at the best treatment plan for specialized cases. Work closely with members of the clinical care team to reduce errors and waste, improve skillfulness and resource utilization. Participate in departmental committees and internal business meetings. Participate in teaching of interns, elective students and nurses Encourage fellow SHOs to actively participate in research based activities, and assist the conferences registrar/resident in organizing for research-related activities. Organize for locally available data on prevalence and incidence of common ailments in AKUHN. Initiate discussions with consultants and colleagues to enable integration of clinical research activities, shared knowledge, institutional quality improvement and patient wellness activities. Participate in all team efforts as departmental needs arise.
RequirementsBachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (M.B.Ch.B). Registration by the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentist Board. A valid practicing license. A valid life support course certificate. 1-year post internship experience. Clinician traits of patience, compassion, responsibility, honesty, respect for others, self-awareness, logical thinking and intellectual curiosity. Good counseling and patient education skills. Ability to manage work-related stress and work with minimal supervision.
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