KUTRRH Clinical Oncologist Job

Ref. V/FT/24/2024 (5 Positions)

Job Purpose:

The Clinical Oncologist job exists to provide specialized medical care and treatment to cancer patients, utilizing advanced diagnostic techniques and therapies to improve patient outcomes and quality of life.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Diagnosing various types and stages of cancer through physical examinations, medical histories, imaging tests, and laboratory analyses;
  • Developing comprehensive treatment plans based on patient-specific factors such as cancer type, stage and overall health;
  • Administering chemotherapy, targeted therapy, and other cancer treatments to patients as part of their individualized treatment plans;
  • Monitoring patients’ progress during and after treatment, adjusting therapies as needed, and addressing any side effects or complications that arise;
  • Collaborating with multidisciplinary teams including surgeons, radiation oncologists, nurses, and other healthcare professionals to ensure coordinated and holistic patient care;
  • Providing education to patients and their families about cancer diagnosis, treatment options, potential outcomes, and supportive care resources;
  • Keeping accurate medical records, documenting patient care activities, and adhering to ethical and legal standards in healthcare practice;
  • Participating in clinical research and trials to advance knowledge and improve treatment options for cancer patients;
  • Participating in professional development activities such as continuing medical education, conferences, and seminars to stay updated on the latest advancements in oncology;
  • Mentor junior medical staff;
  • Any other duty that may be assigned from time to time.

Qualifications and Requirements

  • Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery from an institution recognized by the Kenya Medical Practitioners’ and Dentists’ Council.
  • A Masters degree in Medicine in Clinical Oncology or equivalent from an institution recognized by the Kenya Medical Practitioners’ and Dentists’ Council.
  • At least one (1) year work experience in Clinical Oncology.
  • Registration with the Kenya Medical Practitioners’ and Dentists’ Council.
  • Retention in the Kenya Medical Practitioners’ and Dentists’ Council register.
  • Valid Practice License as a specialist from the Kenya Medical Practitioners’ and Dentists’ Council.
  • Professional Insurance Indemnity Cover.
  • Proficiency in computer applications.
  • Fulfilled the requirement of Chapter Six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya, 2010.

Key Competencies & Attributes

  • Diagnostic Expertise: Proficient in interpreting diagnostic tests, imaging studies, and pathology reports to accurately diagnose cancer types, stages, and disease progression, guiding treatment planning and decision-making.
  • Empathy and Compassion: Demonstrates genuine care and understanding toward cancer patients and their families, fostering trust and enhancing the overall patient experience.
  • Analytical Skills: Analyzes complex oncology cases, considers various treatment options, and devises innovative solutions to address unique patient needs and evolving medical challenges in cancer care.
  • Ethical Practice and Professional Integrity: Upholds high ethical standards, maintains patient confidentiality, and prioritizes patient welfare throughout the cancer treatment journey. Demonstrates honesty, transparency, and compassion in all interactions.
  • Teamwork and Collaboration: Works seamlessly within multidisciplinary teams, collaborating effectively with oncologists, surgeons, radiologists, nurses, and other healthcare professionals to ensure coordinated and comprehensive cancer care.
  • Effective Communication: Clearly communicates complex medical information related to cancer diagnosis, treatment options, prognosis, and supportive care to patients, their families, and colleagues, facilitating informed decision-making and understanding.
  • Leadership and Mentorship: Inspires and guides junior staff in the Oncology
  • Department, fostering a culture of excellence in oncology care. Shares expertise, encourages professional growth, and contributes to the development of future oncology professionals.
  • Resilience and Adaptability: Navigates high-pressure situations, unexpected treatment outcomes, and advancements in cancer research and therapies. Remains composed, flexible, and committed to patient-centered care while adapting to changing landscapes in the field of Oncology.

How To Apply

Interested and qualified persons to apply online via careers.kutrrh.go.ke by uploading an Application Letter, Curriculum Vitae and Filled Application Form and Practice License. Clearly indicate Job Reference No. i.e. JOB APPLICATION – [JOB/CADRE REFERENCE NUMBER] as the subject of your application.

For all physical applications, please indicate the subject as follows: JOB APPLICATION – [JOB REFERENCE NUMBER]. Please note that you have to attach the Application Form, Application Letter, Curriculum Vitae and Practicing License and ONLY apply to the address below:

The Chief Executive Officer

Kenyatta University Teaching, Referral & Research Hospital

P.O. Box 7674 – 00100 GPO Nairobi Kenya

The deadline for the receipt of all applications is 2nd April 2024. 

KUTRRH is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Please note:

  • Kenyatta University Teaching, Referral, and Research Hospital does not charge any fees for application.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • Successful candidate (s) will be required to submit the documents listed below to comply with the requirements of Chapter Six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya, 2010:
    • Certificate of good conduct from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations
    • Clearance Certificate from the Higher Education Loans Board (for university graduates only)
    • Tax Compliance Certificate from the KRA
    • Clearance from Ethics & Anti-Corruption Commission
    • A report from an approved Credit Reference Bureau