The Pediatrician’s job exists to coordinate and provide pediatrics services, research and trainingin the hospital.
i. Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery from a recognized institution.
ii. Master’s degree in Pediatrics and Child Health.
iii. Registration with the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Council KMPDC).
iv. Recognition as a specialist by the KMPDC.
v. Valid Practice License.
vi. Professional Insurance Indemnity Cover.
vii. Proficiency in computer applications.
viii. At least three years of working experience as a Pediatrician in a reputable hospital
i. Conduct regular thorough examinations on newborns and young children to check and
record their health and normal physical development.
ii. Examine sick children to determine their condition and ask intuitive questions to gather
information about symptoms.
iii. Prescribe and interpret appropriate lab tests to gain more information for possible
infections or abnormalities
iv. Prepare and administer vaccines according to the governmental vaccination plan
v. Examine and treat injuries and refer the little patients to physicians of other disciplines
when necessary (e.g. surgeons, ophthalmologists, orthopedists etc.)
vi. Advise parents on children’s diet, exercise and disease preventive measures.
vii. Keep updated records of patients’ illnesses, surgeries or other medical episodes (allergic
shocks, injuries etc.)
viii. Keep abreast of advancements in pediatrics and best practices by attending seminars
ix. Any other duties that may be assigned by the Head of the Department