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Medical Social Worker Job, Medical Jobs  March 2021,

Position: Senior Principal Medical Social Worker

Job Group KNH5 (1 POST)

Job Description

An officer at this level will be responsible to the Senior Principal Medical Social Worker for provision of medical social work in the Hospital..


  • Oversee Development, implementation and review of Medical Social work policies, guidelines, standards and procedures;
  • Lead in conducting research and disseminating findings on medical social work and planning to KNH and stakeholders.
  • Provide leadership and mentorship to all Medical social workers in the hospital and interns Overs direct Supervision, control, training and development of
  • Coordinate, monitor the implementation of medical social work activities;
  • Provide overall coordination of social work services in the hospital;
  • Design programs and guidelines to address client’s psychosocial
  • Organize, plan and coordinate training of all staff and students
  • Oversee performance management
  • Create linkages and networking with related agencies and develop partnerships, Collaborations and Memorandum of understanding (MOU’s) with partnering and potential institutions in liaison with the hospital
  • Liaising with stakeholders in creating awareness of patient’s psychosocial needs and soliciting for relevant support
  • Implementing Policies on rehabilitation and treatment of
  • Participate in staff, recruitment and performance
  • Participate in hospital committee meetings as appropriate
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual departmental reports
  • Participate in development of the Departmental Annual Work plan
  • Negotiate and sign personnel performance contract and develop suitable
  • Convene departmental monthly meetings with staff and ensure implementation of its
  • Assess and make decisions on complicated cases
  • Carry out continuous review of documented policies and ensure they are up to date with hospital and national standards
  • Develop project proposals and source for funds to support the department functions in meeting the patient’s needs
  • Plan and budget for social work activities


  • Master’s degree and Bachelors’ degree in any of the following disciplines; Sociology, Social Work, Psychology, Mental Health, Counselling, Anthropology or its equivalent qualification from a recognized institution.
  • Minimum eight (8) years relevant experience with at least three (3) years’ experience as Principal Medical Social Worker or in a comparable role.
  • Registration with Kenya Medical Social Workers
  • Certificate in Leadership/Management course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution.
  • Valid practicing certificate
  • Proficiency in computer
  • Shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance and
  • ix) Fulfilled the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya,

How to apply

All those Interested in the above positions and meet the minimum requirements are requested to download and fill the application form available at KNH Website The application form together with a detailed C.V indicating qualifications, experience, current responsibilities, copies of testimonials and certificates must be submitted on or 13th April 2021 to the address below:-

The Chief Executive Officer

Kenyatta National Hospital

P.O Box 20723-00202


“Kenyatta National Hospital is an equal opportunity employer and qualified candidates with disabilities are encouraged to apply”

NB: Only shortlisted candidates  will be contacted and must  present  the following documents during the interview:-

  • A certificate of good conduct from the National Police Service
  • EACC Clearance
  • Credit Reference Bureau Clearance
  • HELB Compliance
  • KRA Tax Compliance



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