Ophthalmology Technologist Needed at Nairobi Hospital 2021

Opened in 1954, The Nairobi Hospital has excelled in medical expertise and services provision and has deservedly earned recognition throughout East Africa and beyond as an advanced diagnostic, treatment and referral centre. Expansive investment in latest technology and medical equipment has enabled us establish leadership in medical procedures both in Kenya and outside.

We are recruiting to fill the position below;

Job Title: Ophthalmology Technologist

Job Type: Full Time

Qualification: BA/BSc/HND

Location: Nairobi

Job Field: Medical / Healthcare

Reporting to the Unit Manager, the successful applicant will be responsible for carrying out eye–related clinical tasks in consultation with the ophthalmologist in line with established protocols and the Hospital’s objectives.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Collect patient information as requested by the ophthalmologist including medical histories and eye measurements.
  2. Explain procedures, treatments and diagnoses to patients and carry out tests on patient’s eye pressure, pupil reactions, scope of vision, colour vision and muscle movement.
  3. Assist the Ophthalmologist to prepare the surgical room and equipment and to observe the patient.
  4. Clean and maintain sensitive ophthalmologic equipment and the exam rooms in line with established guidelines.
  5. Obtain patient medical histories and coordinate patient scheduling.
  6. Train and provide work guidance to allied ophthalmic personnel.
  7. Carry out office administrative duties.
  8. Provide assistance in eye surgeries, set up and maintain the related equipment.
  9. Perform diagnostic testing, including measuring a patient’s vision.
  10. Provide assistance in ECG tests in the executive clinic – VIPs; and
  11. Any other responsibilities that may be assigned to the job holder by the supervisor from time to time.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  1. Higher Diploma in Ophthalmology from a recognized institution.
  2. Must be a Registered Ophthalmology Technologist in Kenya and hold a valid practicing licence.
  3. Minimum of 2 years’ relevant experience.

CORE COMPETENCIES

  1. Knowledge of ophthalmic pharmacology and the use of corrective lenses
  2. Basic life support skills
  3. Drive and openness to learning
  4. Time management skills
  5. Interpersonal skills
  6. Basic counselling skills
  7. Decision making and judgement skills
  8. Analytical skills
  9. Patient care skills
  10. Attention to detail
  11. Customer service skills
  12. Planning and organising skills
  13. Communication skills.

How To Apply

If your background, experience, and competence match the above specifications, please send us your application (cover letter & CV/Resume) quoting the job reference number, your current remuneration, testimonials, and full contact details of 3 referees, to reach the undersigned not later than 8th December 2021. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. We shall ONLY accept ONLINE applications and contact SHORTLISTED candidates.

The Nairobi Hospital does NOT charge recruitment fees.

Head of Human Resources

The Nairobi Hospital

P.O. Box 30026 – 00100

NAIROBI

Email: recruitment@nbihosp.org

Application Deadline: 8th December 2021

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