Principal, Health Administrative Officer at Kenyatta National Hospital 2023

KNH has turned 115 years and it had its Centenary Celebration in 2001. The Hospital was built to fulfill the role of being a National Referral and Teaching Hospital, as well as to provide a medical research environment. Established in 1901 with a bed capacity of 40, KNH became a State Corporation in 1987 with a Board of Management and is at the apex of the referral system in the Health Sector in Kenya.

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Kenyatta National Hospital Kenya Programme Advert

  • Location: Kenya
  • Company: Kenyatta National Hospital
  • Closing Date : 3 April. 2023

Job Purpose

An officer at this level be responsible to the Manager, Health Administrative Services in provision of administrative services in the hospital.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Oversee implementation of administrative policies, procedures and guidelines;
  • Monitor departmental income and expenditure;
  • Coordinate maintenance of building and equipments;
  • Manage the inventory of assets;
  • Manage contracts for maintenance services by outside vendors and ensuring compliance with Service Level Agreements (SLAs);
  • Prepare Annual Operational Plans and budgets for presentation to the management;
  • Ensure quality standards and procedures are followed;
  • Implement performance management initiatives in the department;
  • Ensure safe custody and efficient use of hospital resources;
  • Identify training and development gaps and implement interventions;
  • Provide administrative support to all departments within the Hospital;
  • Promote the Hospital Occupational Health and Safety initiatives;
  • Providing secretariat services to Hospital Committees;
  • Negotiating and setting performance targets for the staff reporting directly;
  • Ensuring security & safety of patients and staff;
  • Participating in policy formulations and implementation;
  • Ensuring timely payment of bills for common services;
  • Coordinating common services in the Hospital;
  • Projection of departmental training needs;
  • Ensuring timely procurement of the departmental requirements;
  • Making requisitions for appropriate office furniture and equipment;

Qualification and Experience

  • Master’s degree in either; Health Management, Hospital Administration, Hospital Planning, Public Health, Health Economics and Business Administration or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution
  • Bachelor’s degree in any of the following Social Sciences: Government, Anthropology, Sociology, Business Administration, Public Administration, Commerce, Health Economics, Health Management, Hospital Administration or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution
  • Leadership/ course lasting not less than six (6) weeks from a recognised institution.
  • Membership with relevant Professional Body
  • Proficiency in computer applications
  • Working experience of minimum period of eight (8) years relevant work with at least three (3) years’ experience in a supervisory capacity.

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