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Senior Medical Physicist

  • Post-graduate education
  • Medical, health
  • Expert (non-managerial)
  • Full Time
  • Permanent
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Job Summary

The Senior Medical Physicist will be reporting to the Chief Medical Physicist and will be
responsible and accountable for the delivery of Medical Physics services in the Hospital.


 Masters degree in Medical Physics from a recognized institution.
 Bachelors of Science Degree in Physics or its equivalent from a recognized
 Five (5) years’ experience in Medical Physics of which two (2) must have been
served in the position of Medical Physicist I, Job group K6.
 Registration with the Radiation Protection Board.


Developing equipment specifications for radiation therapy treatment, Nuclear Medicine and diagnostic imaging.

 Developing procedures for the initial and continuing evaluation of radiation therapy
treatment, nuclear medicine and diagnostic imaging equipment.
 Providing evidence of compliance of equipment for radiation therapy treatment,
Nuclear Medicine and Diagnostic imaging with regulatory and accreditation agency
rules and recommendations.
 Performing acceptance testing, evaluation and commissioning of equipment used for
radiation therapy treatment, Nuclear Medicine and Diagnostic imaging.
 Approving radiation oncology technical procedures prior to clinical use.
 Developing and managing a comprehensive Quality Management Program that
monitors, evaluates, and optimizes radiation oncology processes.
 Directing the Radiation Oncology Physics program to include the technical direction
of staff responsible for treatment planning, machine maintenance and repair and
other physics support staff
Providing radiation oncology physics and radiation dosimetry training for medical
practitioners and other health-care providers.
 Providing institutional consultation on program development in radiation oncology.
 Measuring and characterizing medical radiation from radiopharmaceuticals prior to
clinical utilization.
 Consultancy work in building industry especially radiological premises.
 Participating in the development and implementation of strategic plans for Medical
 Ensuring compliance with statutory standards.
 Performing administrative duties.

General Information

Salary rangeNot specified
Additional informationNot specified
Contract type: Permanent
Job type: Full Time
Location: Nairobi
Area of work: Medical, health
Seniority: Expert (non-managerial)

Job Requirements

Required education: Post-graduate education
Required relevant work experience: 5 years
Required skills: Personal training; Patient care; Radiotherapy; Medicine; Work place safety
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)

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Kenyatta National Hospital

Health care, medicalCompany size: 1000+ people

Kenyatta National Hospital in Nairobi is the oldest hospital in Kenya. Founded in 1901 with a bed capacity of 40 as the Native Civil hospital, it was renamed the King George VI in 1952. At that time the settler community were served by the nearby European Hospital (now Nairobi Hospital). It was renamed Kenyatta National Hospital — after Jomo Kenyatta — following independence from the British. It is currently the largest referral and teaching hospital in the country.

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