Paediatrics Clinical Officer Job, Medical Jobs In Kenya 2020,

Job Title: Registered Clinical Officer – Paediatric

Location: Nairobi

Reporting to: Business Manager

Job Description

We seek to recruit a Registered Clinical Officer Paediatrics for the Nairobi based maternity home who is part of the Commercial Services Department and reports to the Business Manager. The RCO – Paediatric role plays an important part this role plays an important part in effective clinical teamwork and is responsible for high quality frontline service delivery to our clients. S/he must provide fast, efficient, professionally accurate services that meet and exceed our minimum quality standards for safe abortion, family planning and counselling services. S/he must actively take steps to highlight clinical issues arising in relation to all standards and performance.


  • Monitoring and providing quality clinical care to patient
  • Review of patient’s history and clinical presentation to ascertain the correct investigations, diagnosis and management.
  • Diagnosis of illnesses and institution of the correct management including conducting minor procedures, resuscitation and all other medical treatment as per the treatment protocols.
  • Admitting patients requiring special care followed by investigations and treatment.
  • In collaboration with the rest of the clinical staff, receive and attend to patients requiring emergency medical attention.
  • Whenever necessary, refer patients for further management in higher level institutions.
  • Participate in health talks and other demand generation activities as required.
  • Making notes and preparing paperwork, both as a legal record of treatment and for the benefit of other healthcare professionals
  • Liaising with other medical and non-medical staff in the hospital to ensure quality treatment;
  • Perform appropriate procedures (including Intravenous Therapy, Norplant, IUD insertion, Pap smear, MVA procedure and VCT).
  • Ensure responsible follow up and treatment of complications. Avoid polypharmacy or any practice that may bring MSK into disrepute.
  • Follow the Kenyan Clinical Guidelines for appropriate management of conditions and illnesses.
  • Refer complex clients to the medical officer for Management.
  • Conduct follow ups and reports all complications in writing within or before the end of current duty.
  • Provide comprehensive client counselling on reproductive health, contraceptive options and other services.
  • Effectively manage and resolve complaints promptly and refer to the Business Manager if needed.
  • Implement a smooth, efficient client flow to minimise client waiting times.
  • Monitor and evaluate client care continuously and recommend improvements as necessary.
  • Provide accurate information to clients, and their families where required, to enable clients to make informed decision about their reproductive & sexual health.


  • Diploma in Clinical Medicine and Surgery and Higher Diploma in Paediatrics and Child Health
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience
  • Registered by the Kenya Clinical Officers Council and in possession a valid practice license.
  • Trained in IMCI.
  • Certification in the short emergency courses (ETAT+, EPLS or EmONC) will be an added advantage.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and analytical skills with meticulous attention to detail.
  • Computer literacy, with proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Practising knowledge of Sexual Reproductive Health an advantage
  • Proven clinical experience and demonstrable commitment to learn and develop skills
  • High regard for confidentiality and demonstrable integrity
  • Excellent communicator – both written and spoken
  • Commitment to excellent client care and the delivery of client-focused services.
  • High level of attention to detail
  • High level of professionalism and management of clients
  • Team player who accepts constructive criticism and is comfortable with giving constructive criticism.
  • Ability to remain calm under pressure
  • Ability to work flexibly to meet service needs

How to apply

Suitable and qualified candidates should email one document combining an application letter and CV to [email protected] on or before October 22, 2020. The subject of the email should read Registered Clinical Officer – Paediatric. Do not attach certificates and testimonials. Marie Stopes Kenya is an equal opportunity employer and does not ask for fees at any stage of the recruitment process. Successful candidates must abide by MSI’s Antifraud & Bribery Policy and Safeguarding Policy, including protection of children and vulnerable adults.       

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