The County Government of Nyeri wishes to recruit competent and qualified persons to fill the following positions:

DIRECTOR, HEALTH SERVICES, JOB GROUP “R” – 1 POST Duties and responsibilities

Reporting to the Chief Officer, Department of Health Services the Officer will be responsible of the following:

  1. Be the technical advisor on all matters relating to health within the county government;
  2. Be the technical advisor to the County Executive Committee Member for the Department of Health and the Governor;
  3. Supervise all health services within the county to ensure that their delivery meets the required standards;
  4. Promote public health and the prevention, limitation and suppression of infections, communicable or preventable diseases within the county;
  5. Establishing monitoring and evaluation systems for the Department;
  6. Coordinating health services and projects within the county;
  7. Representing the county government in various health technical forums at county and National level;
  8. Prepare and publish reports and statistical or other information relating to health within the county; and
  9. Any other duties as may be assigned by the Chief Officer.

Requirements for Appointment

The candidate must:

  1. Be a Kenyan Citizen.
  2. Be a holder of a Bachelor’s Degree in any of the following fields: Public Health, Medicine, Pharmacy or any other relevant discipline from an institution recognized in Kenya
  3. Be a holder of a Master’s Degree in any of the following fields: Public Health, Medicine, Pharmacy, Health Systems Management, Business Management/Administration or any other relevant discipline from an institution recognized in Kenya
  4. Have served in a senior management position for a period not less than five (5) years.
  5. Have demonstrated knowledge in relevant legislations and policies in the health sector
  6. Have demonstrated professional competence and managerial capability as reflected in work performance and results
  7. Have a certificate in Strategic Leadership Development Program or its equivalent from an institution recognized in Kenya.

Salary and benefits: As per Salaries and Remuneration Commission.

Terms: Contract

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SERVICES

REGISTERED NURSE III, JOB GROUP ‘H’ FORTY SEVEN (47) POSTS

Duties and Responsibilities

This is the entry and training grade for this cadre. Under guidance of a more senior officer the officer will be responsible for the following:

  1. Assessing, planning, implementing nursing interventions and evaluating patient’s outcomes;
  2. Providing appropriate   healthcare   service   including   Integrated

Management of Childhood Illnesses (IMCI), immunization, PMTCT, ante-natal care and delivery;

  1. Providing health education and counselling to patients/clients and community on identified health needs;
  2. Referring patients and clients appropriately;
  3. Facilitating patients’ admission and initiating discharge plans;
  4. Maintaining records on patients/clients health condition and care;
  5. Ensuring a tidy and safe clinical environment; and
  6. Collecting and compiling data.
  7. Any other duties as assigned by the supervisor

Requirements for Appointment

The candidate must:

  1. Be a Kenyan Citizen.
  2. Be a holder of a Diploma in any of the following disciplines: Kenya Registered Community Health Nursing, Kenya Registered Nursing, Kenya Registered Midwifery, Kenya Registered Nursing/Midwifery or Kenya Registered Nursing/Mental Health and Psychiatry from an institution recognized in Kenya;
  3. Have a Registration Certificate issued by the Nursing Council of Kenya;
  4. Have a valid practicing license from Nursing Council of Kenya; and

REGISTERED CLINICAL OFFICER III, JOB GROUP ‘H’ FOUTY FIVE (45) POSTS

Duties and Responsibilities

This is the entry and training trade into this cadre. Under guidance of a more senior officer the officer will be responsible for the following:

  1. Taking history, examining, diagnosing and treating patients’ common ailments at an outpatient or inpatient health facility;
  2. Implementing Community Health Care activities in liaison with other health workers;
  3. Guiding and counseling patients, clients and staff on health issues;
  4. Sensitizing patients and clients on preventive and promotive health;
  5. Carrying out minor surgical procedures as per training and skill;
  6. Collecting and compiling clinical data;
  7. Referring patients and clients to appropriate health facilities; and
  8. Any other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Requirements for Appointment

The candidate must:

  1. Be a Kenyan Citizen;
  2. Be a holder of a Diploma in Clinical Medicine and Surgery or Clinical Medicine and Community Health from a recognized institution;
  3. Have a Certificate of Registration from the Clinical Officers’ Council.

LABORATORY TECHNOLOGIST III, JOB GROUP ‘H’ TWELVE (12) POSTS

Duties and Responsibilities

Under guidance of a more senior officer the officer will be responsible for the following:

  1. Cleaning and sterilizing laboratory glass ware, surfaces and equipment;
  2. Documenting and receiving samples for analysis;
  3. Preparing laboratory reagents;
  4. Carrying out chemical/microbiological analysis on samples (food, water, waste waters and beverages);
  5. Extracting, isolating and identifying drugs, pesticides and heavy metals from biological and miscellaneous samples;
  6. Disposing laboratory waste; and
  7. Any other duties as assigned by the supervisor

Requirements for Appointment

The candidate must:

  1. Be a Kenyan Citizen;
  2. Be a holder of a Diploma in any of the following fields: Applied Sciences (Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Industrial Chemistry, Biology), Food Science and Technology, Medical Laboratory Technology, Earth Sciences or Biotechnology from an institution recognized in Kenya;

ASSISTANT HEALTH RECORDS AND INFORMATION MANAGEMENT OFFICER III, JOB GROUP ‘H’ – FOUR (4) POSTS.

Duties and Responsibilities

This is the entry and training grade for this cadre.

Under guidance of a more senior officer the officer will be responsible for the following:

  1. Receiving and documenting patients at hospital reception;
  2. Registering and booking appointment for patients to clinics and consultants;
  3. Storing and retrieving medical records documents;
  4. Preparing clinics;
  5. Updating bed bureau;
  6. Editing of patient case records;
  7. Gathering data from different sources;
  8. Capturing data from service points;
  9. Maintaining record safety and confidentiality;
  10. Storing and retrieving medical records;
  11. Balancing daily bed returns;
  12. Creating and maintaining master index;
  13. Updating patient master index;
  14. Directing patients to relevant clinics;
  15. Scheduling of patients to the consultants and specialist clinics;
  16. Assigning codes to diseases and surgical procedures according to the International Classification of Diseases and Procedures in Medicine;
  17. Preparing Health records and reports; and
  18. Any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.

Requirements for Appointment

The candidate must:

  1. Be a Kenyan Citizen;
  2. Be a holder of a Diploma in Health Records and Information Technology from an institution recognized in Kenya.

COMMUNITY ORAL HEALTH OFFICER III, JOB GROUP ‘H’ TWO (2) POSTS

Duties and Responsibilities

This is the entry and training grade for this cadre. Under guidance of a more senior officer the officer will be responsible for the following:

  1. Participating in oral health demonstrations, exhibitions and giving lectures to communities and schools;
  2. Collecting data for fluoride testing in water samples, analyzing and interpreting results and advising the relevant authorities accordingly;
  3. Diagnosis and treatment of common dental conditions, temporary and permanent dental restorations, reducing simple fractures of jaws, extractions; and
  4. Any other duties as assigned by the supervisor

Requirements for Appointment

The candidate must:

  1. a) Be a Kenyan Citizen;
  2. Have a Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) Mean grade C (Plain) with C (Plain) in English/Kiswahili and Biology/Biological Sciences and C- (Minus) in either Chemistry, Physics/PhysicalSciences, Mathematics or General Science.
  3. Be a holder of a Diploma in Community Oral Health from Kenya Medical Training College or its equivalent from a recognized institution.

NUTRITION AND DIETETICS OFFICER, JOB GROUP ‘K’ THREE (3) POSTS

Duties and Responsibilities

This is the entry and training grade for this cadre. Under guidance of a more senior officer the officer will be responsible for the following:

  1. Preparing and implementing therapeutic diets for outpatients and inpatients;
  2. Providing guidance on therapeutic diets for existing and emerging diseases for hospital use and home based care and other institutions;
  3. Treating and counselling patients using specialized dietetic nutritionally modified products implementing the nutrition and dietetic process including screening;
  4. Assessing, formulating and implementing nutrition interventions and evaluating out comes;
  5. Providing nutrition support in patient management in health care facilities;
  6. Developing and disseminating nutrition behavior change communication, information, education and communication materials;
  7. Implementing nutrition health programmes;
  8. Collecting and compiling nutrition and dietetic data; and
  9. Any other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Requirements for Appointment

The candidate must:

  1. Be a Kenyan Citizen;
  2. Be a holder of a Bachelor’s degree in any of the following disciplines; Food Nutrition and Dietetics, Dietetic/Clinical Nutrition, Food Science and Nutrition or Home Economics from an institution recognized in Kenya;
  3. Be registered by the Council of the Institute of Nutritionists and Dieticians (CINT).

MEDICAL SOCIAL WORKER III, JOB GROUP ‘H’ THREE (3) POSTS Duties and Responsibilities

This is the entry and training grade for this cadre. Under guidance of a more senior officer the officer will be responsible for the following:

  1. Be a member of a health team addressing the psychosocial effects as related to patients’ diagnosis, prognosis and future resettlement;
  2. Counseling of patients especially in cases associated with pandemic diseases, mental illness, HIV/AIDS, epilepsy etc.; and
  3. Any other duties as assigned by the Supervisor

Requirements for Appointment

The candidate must:

  1. Be a Kenyan Citizen;
  2. Have a Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) mean grade C or its equivalent; and
  3. Be a holder of a Diploma in any of the following disciplines: Nursing, Social Work, Sociology, Psychology, Anthropology, Mental health or its equivalent from an institution recognized in Kenya.

RADIOGRAPHER III, JOB GROUP ‘H’ SEVEN (7) POSTS

Duties and Responsibilities

This is the entry and training grade for this cadre.

Under guidance of a more senior officer the officer will be responsible for the following:

  1. Providing radiographic services to the patients;
  2. Processing, verifying and maintaining information relating to patients;
  3. Ordering and maintaining records of radiographic and photographic supplies; and
  4. Any other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Requirements for Appointment

The candidate must:

  1. Be a Kenyan Citizen;
  2. Have a Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) mean grade C (plain) with grade C (plain) in English/Kiswahili, Biology/Biological Sciences or Physics/Physical Sciences and C- in Mathematics; and
  3. Be a holder of a Diploma in any of the following disciplines: Diagnostic Radiography/Medical Imaging Sciences, Ultrasound, Computerized Tomography, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Mammography, Nuclear Medicine, Radiation Therapy and Digital Medical imaging equipment or its equivalent from a recognized Institution.

PLASTER TECHNICIAN III, JOB GROUP ‘G’ THREE (3) POSTS

Duties and Responsibilities

This is the entry and training grade for this cadre.

Under the guidance of a more senior officer the officer will be responsible for the following:

  1. Application and removal of plaster and traction;
  2. Recording of procedure carried out on patients;
  3. Counselling patients; ordering plaster and other supplies;
  4. Assisting in planning and organizing orthopedic care; and
  5. Any other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Requirements for Appointment

The candidate must:

  1. Be a Kenyan Citizen;
  2. Be in possession of a Kenya Certification of Secondary Education with at least mean grade D+ or its equivalent qualification; and
  3. Have successfully completed at least two (2) years pre -service training at the Kenya Medical Training College or any other recognized Training Institution and have been awarded the Plaster Technician’s Certificate.

PHARMACEUTICAL TECHNOLOGISTS III, JOB GROUP ‘H’ TWO (2) POSTS

Duties and Responsibilities

This is the entry and training grade for this cadre.

Under the guidance of a more senior officer the officer will be responsible for the following:

  1. Dispensing and compounding medicine;
  2. Verifying and maintaining information relating to drugs issued to patients;
  3. Ordering and recording drugs and other supplies;
  4. Guiding and counselling trainees;
  5. Supervision of other staff working under him.
  6. Any other duties that may be assigned by the Supervisor

Requirements for Appointment

The candidate must:

  1. Be a Kenyan Citizen;
  2. Be in possession of at least Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) C+, or its equivalent, with credit pass in the relevant subjects;
  3. Have successfully completed three (3) years pre-service training at a Medical Training Centre or at any other recognized training institution and have been awarded a Diploma in Pharmaceutical Technology or possess an equivalent recognized qualification; and (i) Be registered with Pharmacy and Poisons Board

NOTE

  1. Applicants MUST attach their C.V together with certified copies of the following documents:
  • Academic and Professional Certificates and other testimonials.
  • National Identity Card
  • Certificate of Good conduct from the Criminal Investigation Department (C.I.D).
  • A certificate from a recognized Credit Reference Bureau (C.R.B).
  • Clearance from the Higher Education Loans Board (H.E.L.B).
  • Clearance certificates from Ethics & Anti-Corruption Commission (E.A.CC).
  • Tax compliance certificate from Kenya Revenue Authority (K.R.A).

The County Government of Nyeri is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified persons from any part of the country are encouraged to apply.

HOW TO APPLY

Written applications, together with the required documents should be sent or hand delivered to:

The Secretary
Nyeri County Public Service Board,
P.
O. Box 90 – 10100
NYERI

The applications should reach the Secretary on or before 28th August 2018.