Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) Announces Job Replacements; Check Qualifications and How to Apply.
Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) Announces Jobs Replacements; Check Qualifications and How to Apply
Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) is a Commercial and Strategic State Corporation mandated to maintain, operate, improve and regulate all sea and inland waterway ports in Kenya. KPA aspires to position the Port of Mombasa as a competitive regional hub. The Port of Mombasa is the gateway to East and Central Africa and is one of the busiest ports along the East African coastline. The Port provides direct connectivity to over 80 ports worldwide and is linked to a vast hinterland comprising Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, Northern Tanzania, South Sudan, Somalia and Ethiopia by road.
To enhance institutional capacity to deliver strategy, KPA is seeking to recruit highly motivated and result-oriented individuals to fill the following exciting and challenging positions.
1. Principal Chief Pharmacist, Grade KPA 4 – 1 Position
Tasks and Responsibilities
a) Facilitate regular inspections and quality audits to ensure conformity with national guidelines, statutory requirements and other regulations.
b) Effective supervision, training and development of staff.
c) Assigns work and appraises direct reports’ performance using the performance management tool.
d) Establish and coordinate effective teams to deliver quality clinical care and ensuring good working relationships with other divisions.
e) Ensure technical oversight of implementation of pharmacy activities including Pharmacy inventory management and quality assurance, safe, reliable and quality medicines provision to clients.
f) Participate in planning, budgeting and execution of budgets for drugs and pharmaceutical requirements for the authority.
i. Master’s degree in pharmacy from a recognized institution.
ii. Bachelor’s degree in pharmacy.
iii. Registered with the Pharmacy & Poisons Board.
iv. Current Practicing License by Pharmacy & Poisons Board.
v. Member of the Pharmaceutical Society of Kenya.
vi. Member of Hospital Association of Kenya.
vii. Senior Management Course.
viii. ICT Skills.
ix. Demonstrated high degree of professional competency, administrative capabilities and initiative in the general organization and management of Pharmaceutical Services and a thorough understanding of Health Care Management.
x. 5 years’ experience in similar role in a reputable organization.
xi. Professional ethics and values.
2. Nursing Officer II, Grade KPA 7 – 7 Positions
Tasks and Responsibilities
a) Carries out compressive efficient and effective quality nursing care services in the Authority’s clinics.
b) Carries out Triaging by taking observations of vital signs such as TPRBP and documents patient care.
c) Assesses, diagnoses, plans and implements, documents nursing interventions and continuously evaluate patient care outcomes using the tool for systematic guide to client-centered care.
d) Carries out procedures such as wound care services, ECG, Holter monitor and ambulatory blood pressure diagnostic services.
e) Order and receives drugs and supplies for restocking from NOs office.
f) Undertakes infection control practices in line with the Ministry of Health Guidelines in the nursing section.
g) Compiles monthly and quarterly units reports and collate them for submission to the Senior Nursing Officer.
h) Participates in clinical audit evaluation (Peer review) meetings in the nursing section for service
i) Carries out drug administration, monitors outcomes and documents.
j) Maintains accurate inventory for accountability of nursing supplies.
k) Monitors infusions and blood transfusions in recovery wards
l) Carries out total nursing care in the recovery wards such as assisted feeding including parenteral nutrition, skin care and elimination.
m) Carries out hospital rounds to assess the quality care given to KPA in-patients in various hospitals and reports back for necessary intervention.
n) Coordinates patients’ flow from triage and monitors for smooth running to ensure customer satisfaction.
o) Recoups of commodities for HIV/AIDS, MCH/FP from MOH on time for continuity of care.
i. Diploma in Community Health Nursing or related Nursing Diploma from a recognized Institution.
ii. Registered with Nursing Council of Kenya.
iii. Valid Practicing License.
iv. ICT Skills.
v. 3 years’ experience as Senior Nursing Assistant in a reputable organization.
vi. Decision-making skills.
vii. Good communication and counselling skills.
viii. Analytical skills.
ix. Good organizational skills.
x. Interpersonal skills.
xi. Patient Advocacy.
xii. Behavioral Competencies.
xiii. Time management skills.
xiv. Professional ethics and values.
xv. Uphold Chapter 4 of the constitution of Kenya.
xvi. Uphold Cap 257 Laws of Kenya – The Nurses Act.
3. Clinical Officer II, Grade KPA 7 – 5 Positions
Tasks and Responsibilities
a) Offer general clinical services to employees and dependents.
b) Take history, examine, diagnose, and treat patients.
c) Liaise with other health personnel for efficient delivery of patient care.
d) Guide and counsel clients and other staff on health issues.
e) Sensitize patients and clients on preventive and promotive health.
f) Refer patients and clients to appropriate clinics/specialists.
g) Collect, compile, and interpret clinical data to guide in patient care.
h) Carry out minor surgical procedures as per training and skills.
i. Higher National Diploma in Clinical Medicine from a recognized institution with 5 years’ experience.
ii. Diploma in Clinical Medicine from a recognized institution.
iii. Registration with the Clinical Officers Council with a valid practicing license.
iv. ICT skills.
v. Demonstrate high degree of professional competency.
vi. Take initiative in the general organization and management of medical services.
vii. Good interpersonal and communication skills.
Successful candidates will be required to satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 including: –
• Certificate of good conduct from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations
• Clearance certificate from the Higher Educations Loans Board
• Tax Compliance Certificate from the Kenya Revenue Authority
• Clearance from the Ethics & Anti-Corruption Commission; and
• Report from an approved Credit Reference Bureau.
How to Apply
Interested applicants are requested to submit their applications strictly online through the Authority’s Careers Portal by visiting the Kenya Ports Authority Website (https://www.kpa.co.ke) > Careers > Careers Portal and clicking on the link to the relevant job, filling in the prescribed form before submitting the application.
KPA has extended receipt of applications for the above positions; to be considered, your application must be received not later than 2nd October 2023. Email or hard copy applications will not be accepted. Kenya Ports Authority is an equal opportunity employer. Canvassing directly or indirectly will result in disqualification.