Critical Care Specialist

Date Posted: May 25, 2021, 5:19 a.m.

Nairobi Hospital

Job Description


Reporting to Team Leader – Critical Care, the successful candidate will be responsible for reviewing In-patient and Out-patient Critical Care patients in order to offer curative services in line with established protocols and the hospital’s patient care objectives.


Carry out patient assessment, treatment and stabilization and other specialized procedures to provide curative services in line with established protocols;

Carry out specialised training of medical officers, nurses, senior registrars and nursing students to impart knowledge and improve patient care;

Participate in root cause analysis committees in the event of incidences, complaints and/or poor clinical outcomes to ensure continuous improvement in patient care;

Participate in continuous medical evaluations in order to sharpen medical knowledge and skills in area of specialization;

Assist private consultants to carry out medical procedures on private patients to ensure optimal patient care;

Develop and continuously review protocols in applicable specialty area in order to enhance clinical management;

Participate in research activities in applicable specialty area in line with set objectives;

Mentor medical officers in clinical procedures to impart knowledge and improve patient care;

Carry out weekly major ward rounds for applicable specialty area patients as applicable;

Sign off senior registrars and prepare related recommendation letters to the Medical Practitioners and Dentist Council in fulfilment of their specialist recognition requirements;

Act as a team leader on a rotational basis for the applicable specialty area;

Uphold high levels of patient confidentiality and work ethic in line with applicable code of conduct and hospital objectives; and

Any other responsibilities that may be assigned to the job holder by the supervisor from time to time.



Master of Medicine degree in Critical Care from a recognized institution;

Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery degree from a recognized institution;

Must be registered by the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentist Council and hold a valid practicing license;

Basic Life Support training;

Advanced Trauma Life Support training;

LSO Advanced Life Support training

Minimum of 5 years practicing experience in Critical Care Unit



Ability to carry out phlebotomy, cannulation, resuscitation, intubation, exchange transfusion & UBC among other medical procedures

Ability to review and manage patients

Knowledge and ability to classify diseases

Knowledge of pregnancy related condition, contraceptives, minor procedures & surgeries e.g. C section (applicable to obstetrics & gynaecology),

Ability to conduct normal deliveries and assisted deliveries including stitching (applicable to obstetrics & gynaecology)

Ability to work for long hours under pressure

Drive and openness to learning

Time management skills

Interpersonal skills

Patient care skills

Basic counselling skills

Effective decision making and judgement skills

Research skills

Analytical skills

Attention to detail

Planning and organising skills

Communication skills including presentation and facilitation skills

Team working skills





How To Apply

If your background, experience and competence match the above specifications, please send us your application (cover letter & CV/Resume) quoting the job reference number, your current remuneration, testimonials and full contact details of 3 referees, to reach the undersigned not later than 19th March 2021. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. We shall ONLY accept ONLINE applications and contact SHORTLISTED candidates.


Candidates invited for interviews will be required to present both originals and clear copies (where applicable) of the following documents:


National I.D.

KRA PIN Certificate

Current Colored Passport Photo



Valid Certificate of Good Conduct

Academic and Professional Certificates

Certificates of Service from previous employers


Director Human Resources & Operations   

The Nairobi Hospital

P.O. Box 30026 – 00100

Email: [email protected]


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