Theatre Nurse, Dental Assistant, Cook at Aga Khan Hospital Kisumu

On Sunday, July 14th, 2013
The Aga Khan Hospital, Kisumu is an institution of the Aga Khan Health Service, Kenya which is an agency of the Aga Khan Development Network. 
The hospital is part of a network of health facilities in East Africa which include: Clinics, Aga Khan Hospital Mombasa, Aga Khan Hospital Dar es salaam and Aga Khan University Hospital Nairobi. 
It provides medical care to the population of western Kenya region and works with leading clinicians in the country in the management of complex cases.
The Aga Khan Hospital, Kisumu has attained acknowledgment of its quality by achieving ISO 9001:2008 accreditation, ISO 15189:2007 accreditation for laboratory services and is moving towards Joint Commission International Accreditation. 
The Aga Khan Hospital, Kisumu has also expanded its services to Kisii, Kakamega, Busia, Kisumu and Bungoma Counties. 
The Hospital is seeking qualified candidates for the following positions:
Theatre Nurse
Overall Responsibility
The successful candidate will be responsible for promoting and maintaining high standards of professional nursing care by providing quality services with special focus on operations and surgeries to meet the needs of patients and their families.Key Responsibilities
  • Work as a scrub and circulating nurse.
  • Provide a safe environment for patients by employing best nursing practices and implementing infection control procedures.
  • Assist the Theatre Manager with preparation on staffing, equipment and procedures.
  • Assist the surgeon in surgeries, by ensuring correct administration and safe custody of drugs.
  • Participate actively in Continuous Nursing Education / Continuous Medical Education as well as audits.
  • Receive and hand over patients by preparing accurate, detailed and timely reports.
  • Diploma in KRCHN or above.
  • Diploma in Theatre Nursing.
  • BLS / ACLS certificate and other unit specific certification requirements.
  • At least one year working experience in a busy theatre facility.
  • Valid Kenyan nursing practice licence.
  • Working knowledge of a Hospital Management Information System will be an added advantage.
  • Excellent PR and Communication skills.
Dental Assistant
Overall Responsibility
Reporting to the Dental Surgeon, the successful candidate will assist the dental surgeon in the provision of comprehensive dental services in line with the hospital’s mission.
  • Diploma in Dental Assisting.
  • At least two years experience preferably in a busy dental practice
  • Self motivation and ability to work without supervision.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Pleasant personality, team player.
  • Excellent communication skills.
Overall Responsibility
The successful candidate will be responsible for general food production, therapeutic diets, maintenance of hygienic environment in the Catering Department.
Key Responsibilities
  • Preparing meals as per the set policies and procedures.
  • Ensure the implementation and practice of the HACCP hygiene management system within the kitchen.
  • Ensuring provision of timely meals as per the set time schedules.
  • Production of cost effective and well balanced menus to meet changing client’s needs.
  • Estimating food consumption to avoid under or over production for cost effectiveness.
  • Ensure sound maintenance and use of machines or equipment through timely reporting of faults.
  • Avoiding wastage by deploying and using resources optimally and apply stock controls.
  • Ensure Superior Customer Experience to all internal and external clients.
  • Performing any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.
  • Diploma in food production.
  • Minimum two years working experience in a similar institution.
  • Excellent PR and communication skills.
These are challenging positions with an attractive remuneration package.Applications including detailed curriculum vitae, names and contact of three referees should be forwarded by 22nd July, 2013 to:
The Human Resources Department
Aga Khan Hospital, Kisumu
P.O. Box 530 – 40100
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