Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board Disciplinary and Ethics Officer – Jobs in Kenya

About
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 Disciplinary and Ethics Officer Job Grade ‘km-7’ in the Kenya Medical Practitioners & Dentists Council, Equivalent to Job Group ‘l’ in the Public Service (1 Position)]

Job Specifications:
The duties and responsibilities will entail: –
Receiving and processing complaints of professional misconduct, medical malpractice or breach of standards;
Participating in the conduct of investigations into complaints submitted;
Forwarding files to Disciplinary and Ethics Committee members and consultants for analysis, review and preparations of the report;
Participating in the conduct of hearings of complaints;
Assisting in the drafting of decisions on complaints and forwarding the same to the parties;
Receiving and processing appeals;
Participating in the conduct of Tribunal hearings;
Following up on Disciplinary and Ethics Committee recommendations to ensure full compliance;
Participating in the implementation and adherence of guidelines on scope of practice;
Contributing to the regulation of health institutions and taking disciplinary action for any form of misconduct by a health institution;
Contributing to the regulation the conduct of registered medical, dental and community oral health practitioners and taking such disciplinary measures for any form of professional misconduct;
Contributing to the development and review of the singular and joint inspection checklists for health facilities;
Contributing to the development of minimum requirements on infrastructure, personnel and service provision of health facilities per level;
Participating in the dissemination of information to relevant institutions, practitioners and the public;
Assisting in preparation of department reports.

Persons Specification:
Bachelor’s degree from a recognized institution preferably in the following disciplines: Medicine, Dentistry, Oral Health, Nursing, Public Health, Medical Laboratory, Mental Health, Clinical Medicine, Pharmacy, Occupational Health, Physiotherapy, Nutrition, Health Management, Health Records Management, Records Management, Information Technology, Economics, Biostatistics, Statistics, Law, Administration, or its equivalent;
Registered by a relevant professional body/ society where applicable;
Current and valid practice license by a relevant and recognized regulatory body where it is applicable;
Proficiency in computer applications; and
Meet the requirements of Chapter 6 of the Constitution of Kenya

Key Competencies And Skills:
Good communication skills
Good organizational skills
Attention to detail
Team player
Ability to work under pressure

How to Apply
Interested applicants are required to make applications via email careers@kmpdc.go.ke 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:
Cover letter;
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,
NAIROBI, KENYA

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.

For more information and job application details, see; https://kmpdc.go.ke/careers/

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