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JOB VACANCIES IN THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND SANITATION

  • Ministry of Health & Sanitation
  • Busia[K]
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Website County Government of Busia

VACANCIES

Pursuant to Article 235 (1) (b) of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 and Section 59 (1) (b), of The County Governments Act No.17, 2012, The County Public Service Board of Busia invites applications from suitably qualified persons to fill the following vacant positions:

  1. NURSING OFFICER, JOB GROUP ‘K’   – TWO (2) POSTS
  • Duties and Responsibilities

This is the entry and training for this cadre.  An officer at this level will work under the guidance of a senior officer.

Duties and responsibilities will entail; providing holistic care by carrying out risk identification and assessment of an individual throughout the lifespan; performing a comprehensive physical  examination within various settings; assessing, formulating, planning and implementing evidence-based nursing care for client/patient; creating  and maintaining a safe nursing care environment for client/patient; carrying out patient audits to improve client/patient care; collaborating and maintaining effective working relationships among interdisciplinary teams to support client/patient and their families; carrying out therapeutic communication with the patient/client; conducting community health risk assessment and providing outcome based interventions; documenting interventions and nursing outcomes; participating in quality improvement and quality assurance procedures; and diagnosing common health conditions and recommending necessary interventions.

  • Requirements for Appointment
  • Bachelors Degree in either Nursing or Midwifery from a recognized institution;
  • Registration Certificate issued by the Nursing Council of Kenya
  • Valid practicing license from the Nursing Council of Kenya; and
  • Certificate in computer applications skills from a recognized institution.

Terms of service: Contract.

  1. REGISTERED NURSE III JOB GROUP ‘H’ – SIXTY EIGHT (68) POSTS
  2. Duties and Responsibilities

This is the entry and training grade for this cadre.  An officer at this level will work under the guidance of a senior officer.  Duties and responsibilities at this level will entail; assessing, planning, implementing nursing interventions and evaluating patients’ outcomes; providing appropriate health care service including Integrated management of Childhood Illnesses(IMCI), immunizations, PMTCT, ante-natal care and delivery, providing health education and counseling to patients/clients and community on identified health needs; referring patients and clients appropriately, facilitating patients’ admission and initiating discharge plans; maintaining records on patients/clients health condition and care; ensuring a tidy and safe clinical environment; and collecting and compiling data.

  1. Requirements for appointment

For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have;

  • 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 a recognized institution;
  • Registration Certificate issued by the Nursing Council of Kenya’
  • Valid practicing license from Nursing Council of Kenya; and
  • Certificate in computer application skills from a recognized institution.

Terms of service: Contract                                                          

  1. REGISTERED CLINICAL OFFICER III – JOB GROUP ‘H’ – 10 POSTS

 Duties and Responsibilities

This is the entry and training grade for this cadre.  An officer at this level will work under the supervision and guidance of a senior and experienced officer.  Duties and responsibilities at this level will entail; taking history, examining, diagnosing and treating patients, common ailments at an outpatient or inpatient health facility, implementing Community  Health Care activities in liaison with other health workers; guiding and counseling patients, clients and staff on health issues, sensitizing patients and clients on preventive and promotive health, carrying out minor surgical procedures as per training and skill; collecting and compiling clinical data; and referring patients and clients to appropriate health facilities.

  1. Requirements for Appointment

For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have;

  1. Diploma in Clinical Medicine and Surgery or Clinical Medicine and Community Health from a recognized institution.
  2. Certificate of Registration from the Clinical Officers’ Council; and
  3. Certificate in computer application skills from a recognized institution.

Terms of service: Contract

 MEDICAL LABORATORY TECHNOLOGIST III, JOB GROUP ‘H’ – FIVE (5) POSTS

 Duties and Responsibilities

This is the entry and training grade for this cadre.  An officer at this level will work under the supervision and guidance of a senior and experienced officer.  Duties and responsibilities at this level will entail; decontaminating working benches; receiving and scrutinizing laboratory requisition forms and for accuracy, preparing clients for collection of specimens, receiving, collecting, labeling and registering specimens, disaggregating specimens for processing and analysis; and performing routine diagnostic tests.

  1. Requirements for Appointment

For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have;

  1. Certificate in Medical Laboratory Sciences or any other equivalent qualification from an institution recognized by the Kenya Medical Laboratory Technicians and Technologists Board;
  2. Registration Certificate issued by the Kenya Medical Laboratory Technicians and Technologists Board(KMLTTB)
  3. Valid practicing license from Kenya Medical Laboratory Technicians and Technologists Board; and
  4. Certificate in computer application skills from a recognized institution.

Terms of service: Contract

 

 NUTRITION AND DIATETIC TECHNOLOGIST III J/G H FIVE (5) POSTS

  • Duties and responsibilities

This is the entry and training grade into this cadre. Duties and responsibilities at this level will include, implementing nutritional programs, providing nutritional services in health care facilities conducting nutrition assessment, collecting and compiling nutrition data, providing nutrition health education and demonstrations, counseling of patient with specific nutritional needs, monitoring preparation of therapeutic feeds, implementing outpatient and inpatient supplementary and therapeutic  feeding programs, promoting maternal infant and young children feeding programs and providing micronutrient supplementation.

  • Requirements for appointment

Diploma in community nutrition, clinical nutrition or nutrition and dietetics from a recognize training institution.

Certificate in computer application skills from a recognized institution and

Registration by the council of the institute of nutritionist and dieticians (CIND)

Terms of Service: Contract

  1. NUTRITION AND DIETETICS TECHNICIAN IV, J/G’ G’ 2 POSTS

This will be the entry and training grade of this cadre. Work at this level will be carried out under the guidance and supervision of a senior officer

(a) Duties and responsibilities at this level will include

Assessing community nutrition needs, following up on discharge cases from hospital, screening for deficiency disease and chronic illnesses related to nutrition in a community setting and referring them to various existing programs, collecting data on nutrition and dietetics, promoting baby friendly community initiatives, conducting community growth  monitoring and promotion activities assisting in community interventions on diet and lifestyle disease prevention and control , promoting optimal infant and young child feeding programs, assisting in running outpatient supplementary feeding programs and outpatients therapeutic feeding programs, following up and cancelling of patient in home based disease management and carrying out nutrition health education

(b)Requirements for this appointment

For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have

  • Certificate in community nutrition or its equivalent qualification from a recognized institution
  • Certificate in computer application skills from a recognized institution and
  • Registration by the council of the institute of nutritionist and dietetics (CIND)

Terms of Service: Contract

 

  1. PHARMACEUTICAL TECHNOLOGISTS – JOB GROUP ‘H’ – 5 POSTS
  • Duties and Responsibilities

This is the entry and training grade for this cadre.  An officer at this level will be responsible for dispensing drugs/medicines to patients under supervision of a senior officer.

Specific duties and responsibilities at this level will include:- receiving, interpreting, and processing prescriptions, recording prescriptions in a pharmacy unit; pre-parking, re-parking and writing instructions on labels

 Counseling patients on usage of drugs in a pharmacy unit; maintaining drug registers/books; and stock-taking of drugs and medicinal devices on monthly basis.

  • Requirements for Appointment

For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:-

  • Diploma in either Pharmacy or Pharmaceutical Technology or equivalent qualification approved by the Pharmacy and Poisons Board from a recognized institution;
  • Certificate of Enrolment as a Pharmaceutical Technologist awarded by the Pharmacy and Poisons Board(PPB); and
  • Certificate in computer application skills from a recognized institution.

Terms of service: Contract

  1. REGISTERED NURSE  III     JOB GROUP ’H’      (9) POSTS
  1. Duties and Responsibilities

This is the entry and training grade for this cadre.  An officer at this level will work under the guidance of a senior officer.  Duties and responsibilities at this level will entail; assessing, planning, implementing nursing interventions and evaluating patients’ outcomes; providing appropriate health care service including Integrated management of Childhood Illnesses(IMCI), immunizations, PMTCT, ante-natal care and delivery, providing health education and counseling to patients/clients and community on identified health needs; referring patients and clients appropriately, facilitating patients’ admission and initiating discharge plans; maintaining records on patients/clients health condition and care; ensuring a tidy and safe clinical environment; and collecting and compiling data.

  1. Requirements for appointment

For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have;

  • 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 a recognized institution;
  • Registration Certificate issued by the Nursing Council of Kenya’
  • Valid practicing license from Nursing Council of Kenya; and
  • Certificate in computer application skills from a recognized institution.

Terms: Permanent and Pensionable

  1. HEALTH RECORDS AND INFORMATION MANAGEMENT ASSISTANT III, JOB GROUP ‘G’ (2) POSTS

a). Duties and responsibilities

This will be the entry and training grade into this cadre.  An officer at this level will work under the guidance of a senior officer and experienced officer. Duties and responsibilities at this level will entail: receiving and documenting patients at hospital reception; registering and booking appointment of patients to clinics and consultants; storing and retrieving medical records documents; preparing clinics; updating bed bureau; editing of patient case records; capturing data from service points; maintaining record safety and confidentiality and directing patients to relevant clinics.

  1. b) Requirements of Appointment

For appointment to this grade, an officer must have:

  • Certificate in Health Records and Information Technology from a recognized institution; and
  • Certificate in computer application skills from a recognized institution.

Terms: Permanent and Pensionable

  1. REGISTERED CLINICAL OFFICER III, JOB GROUP  ‘H’ – FIVE (5) POSTS

 Duties and Responsibilities

This is the entry and training grade into this cadre.  An officer at this level will work under guidance of a senior and experienced officer.  Duties and responsibilities at this level will include;- taking history, examining, diagnosing and treating patients’ common ailments at an outpatient or inpatient health facility; implementing Community Health Care activities in liaison with other health workers; guiding and counseling patients, clients and staff on health issues; sensitizing patients and clients on preventive and promotive health; carrying out minor surgical procedures as per training and skill; collecting and compiling clinical data; and referring patients and clients to appropriate health facilities.

  1. Requirements for appointment

 For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have;

  • Diploma in Clinical Medicine and Surgery or Clinical Medicine and Community Health from a recognized institution;
  • Registration certificate issued by the Clinical Officers’ Council; and
  • Certificate in computer application skills from a recognized institution.

Terms: Permanent and Pensionable

 

  1. REGISTERED CLINICAL OFFICER III (ANAESTHETIST), JOB GROUP  ‘J’ – ONE (1) POST

 Duties and Responsibilities

This is the entry and training grade into this cadre.  An officer at this level will work under guidance of a senior and experienced officer.  Duties and responsibilities at this level will include;- taking history, examining, diagnosing and treating patients’ common ailments at an outpatient or inpatient health facility; implementing Community Health Care activities in liaison with other health workers; guiding and counseling patients, clients and staff on health issues; sensitizing patients and clients on preventive and promotive health; carrying out minor surgical procedures as per training and skill; collecting and compiling clinical data; and referring patients and clients to appropriate health facilities.

  1. Requirements for appointment

For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have;

  • Diploma in Clinical Medicine and Surgery or Clinical Medicine and Community Health from a recognized institution;
  • Higher Diploma in Clinical Medicine & Surgery (Anaesthesia).
  • Registration certificate issued by the Clinical Officers’ Council; and
  • Certificate in computer application skills from a recognized institution.

 Terms: Permanent and Pensionable

 

  1. CLERICAL OFFICER JOB GROUP ‘F’ – TWO (2) POST
  • Duties and Responsibilities

This is the entry and training grade for the Clerical Cadre.  Work at this level will be carried out under close supervision and guidance of a more senior officer and will be subject to regular checks and verification.  Officers at this level will be deployed in the HRM Unit, general registry, supplies, accounts office or general office services.  Specific duties will include compiling statistical records; sorting, filing and dispatching letters, maintaining an efficient filing system; processing appointments, promotions, discipline, transfers and other related duties in human resource management; computation of financial or statistical records based on routine or special sources of information; preparing payment vouchers; compiling data and drafting simple letters.

  • Requirements for appointment

For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have;

  • Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) mean grade C- or its approved equivalent; and
  • Proficiency in computer applications.

 Terms: Permanent and Pensionable

 

  1. MEDICAL LABORATORY TECHNOLOGIST III, JOB GROUP ‘H’ – ONE (1) POST

Duties andResponsibilities

This is the entry and training grade for Diploma holders.  An officer at this level will work under the supervision and guidance of a senior and experienced officer.  Duties and responsibilities at this level will entail;- decontaminating working benches; receiving and scrutinizing laboratory requisition forms and specimens, preparing clients for collection of specimens; disaggregating specimens for processing and analyses; preparing reagents; examining specimens; writing and recording of results; dispatching the results for use in clinical management; preparing stains; performing blood grouping; issuing blood and blood products to peripheral health facilities; and storing blood products according to their requirements.

  1. Requirements for appointment

For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have;

  • Diploma in Medical laboratory Sciences or any other equivalent qualification from an institution recognized by the Kenya Medical Laboratory Technicians and Technologists Board(KMLTTB);
  • Registration certificate issued by the Kenya Medical Laboratory Technicians and Technologists Board (KMLTTB);
  • Valid practicing license from Kenya Medical Laboratory Technicians and Technologists Board; and
  • Certificate in computer application skills from a recognized institution.

Terms: Permanent and Pensionable

 

  1. MEDICAL LABORATORY TECHNICIAN III, JOB GROUP ‘G’ – THREE (3) POST

 Duties and Responsibilities

This is the entry and training grade for this cadre.  An officer at this level will work under the supervision and guidance of a senior and experienced officer.  Duties and responsibilities at this level will entail; decontaminating working benches; receiving and scrutinizing laboratory requisition forms and for accuracy, preparing clients for collection of specimens, receiving, collecting, labeling and registering specimens, disaggregating specimens for processing and analysis; and performing routine diagnostic tests.

  • Requirements for Appointment

For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have;

  • Certificate in Medical Laboratory Sciences or any other equivalent qualification from an institution recognized by the Kenya Medical Laboratory Technicians and Technologists Board;
  • Registration Certificate issued by the Kenya Medical Laboratory Technicians and Technologists Board(KMLTTB)
  • Valid practicing license from Kenya Medical Laboratory Technicians and Technologists Board; and
  • Certificate in computer application skills from a recognized institution.

Terms: Permanent and Pensionable

 

  1. PUBLIC HEALTH ASSISTANT III JOB GROUP ‘G’ – THREE (3) POSTS
  • Duties and Responsibilities

This is the entry and on-the-job training grade for this cadre.  An officer at this level will provide Environmental Health Extension services where specific duties and responsibilities will include; mobilizing, sensitizing and advising communities on matters related to environmental health; referring health cases to relevant health facilities; identifying environmental health issues at household level; organizing community health days to advise communities on common public health issues and collecting and maintaining up to date records of services rendered.

  • Requirements for appointment

For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have;

  • Certificate in Environmental Health Sciences or Public Health Technology from a recognized institution; and
  • Certificate in Computer Application Skills from a recognized institution.

Terms: Permanent and Pensionable.

  1. ASSISTANT PUBLIC HEALTH OFFICER III JOB GROUP ‘H’ – THREE (3) POSTS

 Duties and Responsibilities

An officer at this level will provide Environmental Health Extension services in the area of deployment, where specific duties and responsibilities will include; mobilizing, sensitizing and advising communities on matters related to environmental health; referring health cases to relevant health facilities; carrying out immunization; identifying environmental health issues at community level; organizing community health days to advise communities on common public health issues; collecting and maintaining up to date records of services rendered; assessing health needs of the community; implementing vector, vermin and rodent control measures; and implementing integrated mosquito control strategies.

  1. Requirements for appointment

For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have;

  • Diploma in either Environmental Health Sciences of Public Health Inspection from a recognized institution;
  • Certificate in Computer Application Skills from a recognized institution.

Terms: Permanent and Pensionable

  1. ASSISTANT OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST III, JOB GROUP ‘H’ – TWO (2) POSTS
  • Duties and Responsibilities

This will be the entry grade into the Occupational Therapists Cadre.  An officer at this level will work under the guidance of a Senior Officer.

Specifically, duties and responsibilities will involve: assessing and formulating patient’s treatment plan; maintaining records and data relating to patients; collecting data for operational research; sensitizing the community on occupational therapy issues; and preparing periodic reports.

  • Requirements for Appointment

For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have;

  • Diploma in Occupational Therapy from a recognized institution; and
  • Certificate in Computer Application Skills from a recognized institution.

Terms: Permanent and Pensionable

  1. HEALTH ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER III JOB GROUP ‘H’   – TWO     (2) POSTS
  • Duties and Responsibilities

This will be the entry and training grade for this cadre.  An officer at this level may be deployed at a Sub District Hospital, Rural Health Training Center, Department of Unit within a large hospital or to a specific Health Programme where he/she will be exposed to various administrative duties which will include procurement, provision and maintenance of facilities and general upkeep of the hospital.  The officer will work under supervision of a more senior officer

  • Requirements for Appointment

For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have;

  • Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) mean grade C- or its equivalent qualification with at least a C in English/Kiswahili and Mathematics from a recognized institution; and
  • Diploma in any of the following; Health management, Hospital Administration, Business Administration or its equivalent qualification from a recognized institution.
  • Certificate in Computer Application Skills from a recognized institution

Terms: Permanent and Pensionable

  1. PHARMACIST JOB GROUP ‘M’ – ONE (1) POST

 Duties and Responsibilities

An officer at this level will work under supervision of a senior Pharmacist.  Duties and responsibilities will include; screening prescriptions for legal validity, drug contraindications, drug interactions, appropriateness of dose, frequency and duration of dosing and patience convenience; preparing and dispensing medicines according to Good Dispensing Practices and counseling patients on use of medicines; making extemporaneous preparations; participating in ward rounds; identifying medicinal gaps and challenges, maintaining a daily activity log book for recording all activities undertaken; recommending Over the Counter (OTC) medicines to patients/clients with simple medical conditions and making necessary referrals; and making entries into the relevant inventory management records and registers.

  • Requirements for appointment

For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have;

  • Bachelor of Pharmacy Degree (B Pharm) from an institution recognized by the Pharmacy and Poisons Board;
  • Successfully completed one (1) year internship from a recognized institution;
  • Registration Certificate by the Pharmacy and Poisons Board; and
  • Certificate in Computer Application Skills from a recognized institution

Terms: Permanent and Pensionable

 

  1. MEDICAL OFFICER , JOB GROUP ‘M’ – THREE (3) POST

 Duties and responsibilities

An officer at this level will work under guidance of a senior officer.  Duties and responsibilities will entail; diagnosing, caring and treating diseases; performing medical and surgical procedures; preparing and responding to emergencies and disasters; participating in management of medicines, medical instruments and equipment; providing health education; maintaining medical records, health information and data; counseling patients and their relatives on diagnosis and bereavement, teaching and coaching medical students, nursing students and clinical officer interns; and preparing requisite documents for registration.

  • Requirements for Appointment
  • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (M.B; Ch. B.) degree from a recognized institution Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board;
  • Successfully completed one (1) year Internship from a recognized institution;
  • Registration license from the medical Practitioners and Dentists Board; and
  • Certificate in computer application skills from a recognized institution.

Terms: Permanent and Pensionable

  1. ORTHOPAEDIC TECHNOLOGIST III, JOB GROUP ‘H’ – ONE (1) POST
  • Duties and responsibilities

This is the entry and training grade for this cadre.  An officer at this level will work under the guidance and supervision of an experienced officer.  Duties and responsibilities will entail; Manipulating and reducing fractures and dislocations; fixing and removing casts, bandages and tractions to and from patients; correcting Congenital Talipes Equino-Varus (C.T.E.V); counseling patients/clients on issues regarding orthopaedic trauma; cleaning and treating simple wounds resulting from orthopaedic trauma; documenting orthopaedic and trauma case; and assessing and referring patients with musculoskeletal conditions.

  • Requirements for appointment

For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have-

  • Diploma in Orthopaedic Plaster Technology from a recognized institution; and
  • Certificate in computer skills from a recognized institution.

 

Applicants are expected to specify the positions applied for.

All applications should reach the undersigned on or before 7th August 2018.

 

The Secretary/CEO,

Busia County Public Service Board

P.O. Private Bag, 50400,

BUSIA (K).

 

Busia County is an equal opportunity employer that values and encourages applications from women and persons with special needs

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