Kenyatta National Hospital Principal Occupational Therapist Job May

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Principal Occupational Therapist Job, Medical Jobs In Kenya 2022, 

Kenyatta National Hospital is a Government State Corporation whose vision is to be a world
class referral hospital in the provision of innovative and specialized healthcare. The Hospital
seeks to recruit dynamic, highly motivated, innovative and experienced individuals to fill the
following vacant positions;

Job Purpose
An officer at this level will be responsible to the Head of Department, Rehabilitative Services in the provision of occupational therapy services in the Hospital 


  • Assist the Chief Principal Rehabilitative Services in the overall administration of the Department;
  • Participate in formulation of hospital and national health policies.
  • Ensure compliance to the provision of various Occupational Therapists
  • legislations and regulations that provides for guidance, standards and regulation of occupational therapy practice;
  • Formulate, interpret and review policies relating to pational therapy services in 
  • conformity with the world occupational therapy standards;
  • Domesticate and ensure compliance with occupational therapy standards,guidelines and ethics;
  • Evaluate occupational therapy services to ensure quality clinical outcomes.
  • Co-ordinate bio-medical research and clinical audit to inform policy
  • Plan and budget for occupational therapy services;
  • Manage facilities, assets and resources of occupational therapy services;
  • Facilitate regular inspections and quality audits to ensure conformity with Hospital 
  • guidelines and regulations;
  • Participate in Human Resource planning
  • Plan and manage capacity development including guiding, training, mentoring &coaching of staff.
  • Informing and advising the Chief Principal Rehabilitative Services on matters
  • that influence and impact on occupational therapy performance;
  • Participating in curriculum development and review of training programs in line with
  • occupational therapy council guidelines majoring on emerging hospital need;
  • Providingtechnicalandprofessionalguidancetoteammembersandmanagementas required;
  • Overseeing deployment of staff to ensure uninterrupted service delivery as 
  • envisaged in the service charter;
  • Participating in identifying staffing gaps and recruitment process
  • Providing technical advice on matters pertaining to Occupational therapy services 
  • to the hospital management;
  • Vision: A world class Patient Centered Specialized Care Hospital ISO 9001: 2015 CERTIFIED
  • Participating in tender processes including specification, evaluation, inspection 
  • &acceptance for occupational therapy assets/equipment;
  • Participating in multi-disciplinary clinical care committees;
  • Ensuring prudent management of resources;
  • Participating in performance management and capacity development;
  • Participating in drafting of hospital and national policy papers
  • Participating in the development and review of the Institution’s strategic plan;
  • Pursuing strategic collaborations and partnerships with local and international 
  • organizations with an aim of improving and enhancing standards of service;
  • Facilitating development of therapy programmes with the aim of improving 
  • services and optimizing patient experience.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy or its equivalent from an recognized institution.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Occupational Therapy or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution.
  • Previous work experience of at least five (5) years of relevant experience with a minimum of three (3) years as a Senior Occupational Therapist or comparable position.
  • Certificate in Management Course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution.
  • Registration certificate with the Kenya Occupational Therapist Association.
  • Valid practicing certificate from Occupational Therapist Association.
  • Proficiency in computer applications
How to Apply

Interested applicants who meet the requirements are requested to  download  and fill the application form available on KNH Website . The application form together with a detailed C.V listing the qualifications, experience, current responsibilities, copies of testimonials and certificates must be submitted  on or before 16 th  May 2022  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”.


  • Kenyatta National Hospital  DOES NOT  charge  ANY FEES  for application
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • Successful candidate will be required to submit the document listed below to comply with the requirements of Chapter Six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya,2010: –  
  • 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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