Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board Principal Compliance 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 Principal Compliance Officer Job Grade ‘km-5’ in the Kenya Medical Practitioners & Dentists Council, Equivalent to Job Group ‘p’ in the Public Service (4 Positions)

Job Specifications:
The duties and responsibilities will entail: –
Supervising and participating in the inspection of new and existing institutions for medical and dental internship training centres in Kenya;
Supervising and participating in pre-registration inspections of health facilities;
Supervising and participating in regular inspections of health facilities and training institutions against set standards and regulations and give recommendations to the institutions on areas
of improvement;
Participating in the development and review of the singular and joint inspection checklists for health facilities;
Participating in the development of minimum requirements on infrastructure, personnel and service provision of health facilities per level;
Verifying the closure non-compliant health institutions and giving recommendations on licensure;
Enforcing recommendations 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 Cap. 253;
Supervising and participating in the pre-accreditation inspections of the medical, dental and community oral health training institutions and internship centres;
Verifying the recommendations for approval of medical and dental schools for training of medical, dental and community oral health practitioners in line with regional and international standards;
Supervising the receipt and reviewing of applications of CPD providers;
Participating in the dissemination of information to relevant institutions, practitioners and the public; and
Contributing to technical advice on matters pertaining to Health and Training Institutions Compliance;
Assisting in conducting research into matters pertaining to Health and Training Institutions Compliance;
Supervising and mentoring the staff working under the officer;
Assisting in planning and budgeting for the department activities;
Preparing performance reports; and
Assisting in preparing and presenting department reports.

Persons Specification:

At least 5 years of relevant work experience.
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, Biomedical Engineering, Economics, Biostatistics, Statistics, Law, Administration, or its equivalent.
Registered by a relevant professional body/ society.
Current and valid practice license by a relevant and recognized regulatory body where it is applicable.
Supervisory Course lasting not less than 2 weeks.
Proficiency in computer applications.
Meet the requirement of Chapter 6 of the Constitution of Kenya.

Key Competencies and Skills:
Good communication and presentation skills
Attention to detail
Research skills
Good organizational skills
Good team player
Ability to work under pressure
Supervisory skills
Mentorship skills
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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