The Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Council (“Council” of “KMPDC”) is a body corporate established under Section 3 of the Medical Practitioners and Dentists Act (CAP 253 Laws of Kenya) with the mandate to regulate the training and practice of medicine, dentistry and community oral health within the Republic of Kenya.
The Council is also mandated by CAP 253 to regulate all health facilities within the country. Further, the Council is categorized by the State Corporations Advisory Committee (SCAC) as a ‘Regulatory State Corporation’, under Category PC 6A.
The Council invites applications for suitably qualified, dynamic, result-oriented, self-driven and experienced applicant to fill the following position:
The Position of Director, Compliance and Public Education Job Grade ‘km-2’ in the Kenya Medical Practitioners & Dentists Council, Equivalent to Job Group ‘t’ in the Public Service (1 Position)
The Director, Compliance and Public Education will be responsible to the CEO/Registrar for the overall coordination and management of the Compliance and Public Education Directorate.
The duties and responsibilities will entail: –
verify completion of prescribed internship training programme;
receipt and verification of list of qualified medical, dental and COHOs graduands;
authentication of academic and professional certificates as necessary;
verifyingandascertainingthatthefacilitymeetsthecriteriaofthelevel applied for;
ensure the implementation and adherence of guidelines on scope of practice;
implement procedures for handling crisis situations which may threaten patient safety and care;
undertake informal assessments of reports on alleged impaired students and practitioners, to make findings with regard to impairment and, if required, to impose conditions of registration or practice on such persons aimed at protection of patients and treatment of impaired persons;
appoint investigation committees on an Ad Hoc basis to handle the matters of impairment of students and practitioners in determining fitness to practice;
conduct internship qualifying examinations, preregistration examinations, and peer review as deemed appropriate by the Council;
inspect new and existing institutions for medical and dental internship training centres in Kenya;
carry out pre-registration inspections of health facilities;
carry out regular inspections of health facilities and training institutions against set standards and regulations and give recommendations to the institutions on areas of improvement;
participate in the development and review of the singular and joint inspection checklists for health facilities;
participate in the development of minimum requirements on infrastructure, personnel and service provision of health facilities per level;
close non-compliant health institutions and give recommendations on licensure;
recommend for arrest of proprietors of unregistered and unlicensed health facilities and unregistered and unlicensed persons practicing medicine or dentistry, and liaise with the
National Police Service in matters relating to the arrest and prosecution of persons found in contravention of Cap253;
prepare and submit a report to the relevant Council Committees;
regulate health institutions and take disciplinary action for any form of misconduct by a health institution;
regulate the conduct of registered medical, dental and community oral health practitioners and take such disciplinary measures for any form of professional misconduct;
receipt and processing of complaints of professional misconduct, medical malpractice or breach of standards;
pre-accreditation inspection of the medical, dental and COHOs training institutions and internship centres;
xxii) recommend for approval of medical and dental schools for training of medical, dental and community oral health practitioners in line with regional and international standards;
monitoring progress of various cohorts of medical, dental and community oral health students;
receive and review applications of CPD providers;
dissemination of information to relevant institutions, practitioners and the public;
conduct benchmarks with relevant institutions regionally and internationally on what is prevailing in the market;
At least ten (10) years of relevant experience five (5) of which must have been in a Senior Management Position or a comparable position in the public or private sector.
Master’s degree in any of the following disciplines:- Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, Public Health, Medical Laboratory, Pharmacy, Economics, Biostatistics, Statistics, Law, Strategic Management or
its equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
Bachelor’s degree in any of the following disciplines:- Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, Public Health, Medical Laboratory, Mental Health, Clinical Medicine, Oral Health, Pharmacy, Economics,
Biostatistics, Statistics, Law or its equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
Leadership Course/Corporate Governance lasting not less than 4 weeks from a recognized institution.
Registration by a relevant and recognized regulatory or professional body;
Proficiency in computer applications;
Met the requirements of chapter six of the constitution;
Shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results.
Key competencies and Skills:
Strong Communications and Reporting skills
Interpersonal and negotiation skills
Mentoring coaching and leadership skills
Ability to work under pressure, prioritize and multi-task
Strong managerial skills and ability to lead teams
Planning and analytical skills
How to Apply
Interested applicants are required to make applications via email email@example.com referenced ‘Job. Ref. No.: KMPDC/HR/RT/EXT/VOL.1/2022: Application for the Position of ……. – Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Council’ and should include your official name (as appears on your National Identity Card) and the job reference on the subject head.
The full advert which includes detailed job descriptions,
The application should include the following:
Updated curriculum vitae with full details of educational background, professional qualifications and relevant experience together with copies of testimonials with full contact details of three professional referees;
True certified copies of certificates;
Copy of National Identity Card;
All applications to be addressed to:
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
KENYA MEDICAL PRACTITIONERS AND DENTISTS COUNCIL
KMPDC BUILDING, WOODLANDS ROAD, HURLINGHAM NAIROBI
P.O. BOX 44839 – 00100,
The applications, and all the necessary documents, should be submitted on or before Monday 29th August, 2022 at 5.00pm (EAT). Applications submitted after the closing date and time will NOT be considered.
KMPDC is an equal opportunity employer and encourages all qualified persons including the youth, women, persons with disability and persons from minority groups to apply.
Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification. Only shortlisted candidates shall be invited for interview.
How to apply
For more information and job application details, see; https://kmpdc.go.ke/careers/