Job Opportunities at Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) – (13 positions) : Principal Chief Pharmacist, Nursing Officer II, Clinical Officer II

Full Time

Kenya Ports Authority

Job Opportunities at Kenya Ports Authority (KPA)

Total Positions:

  • Principal Chief Pharmacist: 1 Position
  • Nursing Officer II: 7 Positions
  • Clinical Officer II: 5 Positions

Position 1: Principal Chief Pharmacist (Grade KPA 4) 1 Position Available

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Conduct Quality Audits: Facilitate regular inspections and quality audits to ensure compliance with national guidelines and statutory requirements.
  • Team Supervision: Effectively supervise, train, and develop staff members.
  • Performance Management: Assign work and evaluate direct reports’ performance using the performance management tool.
  • Team Collaboration: Establish and coordinate effective teams for quality clinical care and foster good working relationships with other divisions.
  • Pharmacy Oversight: Ensure technical oversight of pharmacy activities, including inventory management, quality assurance, and safe medicines provision.
  • Budgeting: Participate in planning, budgeting, and execution of pharmaceutical budgets for the authority.

Job Specifications

  • Master’s degree in pharmacy from a recognized institution.
  • Registered with the Pharmacy & Poisons Board.
  • Current Practicing License by Pharmacy & Poisons Board.
  • Member of the Pharmaceutical Society of Kenya.
  • Member of Hospital Association of Kenya.
  • Senior Management Course.
  • ICT Skills.
  • 5 years’ experience in a similar role in a reputable organization.

Position 2: Nursing Officer II (Grade KPA 7) 7 Positions Available

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Quality Nursing Care: Provide comprehensive, efficient, and effective nursing care services in the Authority’s clinics.
  • Patient Assessment: Conduct triage, take vital signs, and document patient care observations.
  • Patient Care Planning: Assess, diagnose, plan, implement, and evaluate nursing interventions using a systematic guide to client-centered care.
  • Procedures: Perform procedures such as wound care, ECG, Holter monitor, and ambulatory blood pressure diagnostic services.
  • Inventory Management: Order and receive drugs and supplies for restocking.
  • Infection Control: Follow Ministry of Health Guidelines for infection control practices.
  • Reporting: Compile monthly and quarterly unit reports for submission.
  • Clinical Audit: Participate in clinical audit evaluation (Peer review) meetings for service improvement.

Job Specifications

  • Diploma in Community Health Nursing or related Nursing Diploma from a recognized Institution.
  • Registered with Nursing Council of Kenya.
  • Valid Practicing License.
  • ICT Skills.
  • 3 years’ experience as Senior Nursing Assistant in a reputable organization.

Position 3: Clinical Officer II (Grade KPA 7) 5 Positions Available

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Clinical Services: Provide general clinical services to employees and dependents.
  • Patient Care: Take history, examine, diagnose, and treat patients.
  • Collaboration: Liaise with other health personnel for efficient patient care.
  • Counseling: Guide and counsel clients and staff on health issues.
  • Health Promotion: Sensitize patients and clients on preventive and promotive health.
  • Referrals: Refer patients and clients to appropriate clinics/specialists.
  • Data Interpretation: Collect, compile, and interpret clinical data to guide patient care.
  • Minor Procedures: Perform minor surgical procedures as per training and skills.

Job Specifications

  • Higher National Diploma in Clinical Medicine from a recognized institution with 5 years of experience.
  • Diploma in Clinical Medicine from a recognized institution.
  • Registration with the Clinical Officers Council with a valid practicing license.
  • ICT skills.
  • Demonstrate a high degree of professional competency.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills.

Application Requirements Successful candidates must meet Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 requirements, including:

  • Certificate of good conduct from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations.
  • Clearance certificate from the Higher Education Loans Board.
  • Tax Compliance Certificate from the Kenya Revenue Authority.
  • Clearance from the Ethics & Anti-Corruption Commission.
  • Report from an approved Credit Reference Bureau.

How to Apply Interested applicants should submit their applications strictly online through the Authority’s Careers Portal on the Kenya Ports Authority Website ( > Careers > Careers Portal. Ensure you fill in the prescribed form before submitting the application.

Expert Tips to Be a Successful Applicant

  • Highlight Relevant Experience: Tailor your application to showcase your experience in pharmaceutical management, nursing care, or clinical services, emphasizing your accomplishments in previous roles.
  • Professionalism: Maintain professionalism in your application and during the interview process. Demonstrate your commitment to upholding ethical standards.
  • Compliance: Ensure that you meet all Chapter Six requirements and provide the necessary documentation to support your application.
  • Attention to Detail: Pay attention to the specific qualifications and requirements outlined in each job description. Address them clearly in your application.
  • Communication Skills: Emphasize your communication skills, especially for positions involving patient care and teamwork.
  • Team Player: Highlight your ability to work effectively in a team, as collaboration is essential in healthcare roles.
  • Continuous Learning: Showcase your commitment to continuous learning and improvement, especially in a dynamic field like healthcare.

Join Kenya Ports Authority in its mission to become a regional hub and make a positive impact on healthcare services. Apply today!

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