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Anesthesiologist

Closing: Apr 8, 2024

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Published: Apr 2, 2024 (17 days ago)

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Requirements for Appointment

For appointment to this grade, an officer must:

  • Have served at the grade of Assistant Director of Medical Services for at least 3 years or equivalent position in the private sector for 5 years.
  • Hold a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (M.BCH.B) degree in Medicine from a university recognized in Kenya.
  • Have a Master’s degree in Anesthesia from an institution recognized by the Medical Practitioners and Dentist Board.
  • Be registered with the Kenya Medical and Dentist Board.
  • Must have a current certificate from the medical practitioner and Dentist Board.
  • Demonstrate a good understanding of the County Government mandate, health policies as well as vision 2030.
  • Should be proficient in computer skills.


Responsibilities

Requirements for Appointment

For appointment to this grade, an officer must:

  • Have served at the grade of Assistant Director of Medical Services for at least 3 years or equivalent position in the private sector for 5 years.
  • Hold a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (M.BCH.B) degree in Medicine from a university recognized in Kenya.
  • Have a Master’s degree in Anesthesia from an institution recognized by the Medical Practitioners and Dentist Board.
  • Be registered with the Kenya Medical and Dentist Board.
  • Must have a current certificate from the medical practitioner and Dentist Board.
  • Demonstrate a good understanding of the County Government mandate, health policies as well as vision 2030.
  • Should be proficient in computer skills.


  • Responsible for the overall health care services delivery in the field of Anesthesia and Intensive Care Unit at the County General & Teaching Hospital.
  • Administer anesthetic or sedation during medical procedures, using local, intravenous, spinal or caudal methods.
  • Confer with other medical professionals to determine the type and method of anesthetic or sedation to render the patient insensible to pain.
  • Coordinate administration of anesthetics with surgeons during operation.
  • Decide when patients have recovered or stabilized enough to be sent to another room or ward or to be sent home following outpatient surgery.
  • Examine patients, obtain medical history, and use diagnostic tests to determine risk during surgical, obstetrical, and other medical procedures.
  • Monitor patients before, during, and after anesthesia and counteract adverse reactions or complications.
  • Record the type and amount of anesthesia and patient condition throughout the procedure.
  • Conduct medical research to aid in controlling and curing disease, to investigate new medications, and to develop and test new medical techniques.
  • Coordinate and direct the work of nurses, medical technicians, and other health care providers in the department.
  • Inform students and staff of types and methods of anesthesia administration, signs of complications, and emergency methods to counteract reactions.
  • Managing anesthesiological services, coordinating them with other medical activities and formulating plans and procedures.
  • Position patients on the operating table to maximize patient comfort and surgical accessibility.
  • Providing and maintaining life support and airway management and help prepare patients for emergency surgery.
  • Providing medical care and consultation in many settings, prescribing medication and treatment and referring patients for surgery.
  • Instructing individuals and groups on ways to preserve health and prevent disease.
  • Scheduling and maintaining the use of the surgical suite, including operating, wash-up, waiting rooms, and anesthetic and sterilizing equipment.
  • Assisting with the management of day-to-day activities and prioritizing tasks.
  • Attending and participating in a variety of meetings.
  • Participating and assisting in Mass Casualty exercises/events.
  • Any other lawful duties that may be assigned from time to time.


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