Aga Khan Hospital General Surgeon Job Vacancy in Kisumu, Kenya

Aga Khan Hospital, Kisumu

Position Title: General Surgeon

The Aga Khan Hospital, Kisumu is an institution of the Aga Khan Health Service, Kenya, which is an Agency of the Aga Khan Development Network.

The Hospital is part of a network of health facilities, which includes Hospitals and Outreach Health Facilities across East Africa.

The Aga Khan Hospital, Kisumu is in an exciting growth phase and has attained acknowledgment of its quality by achieving ISO 9001:2015 certification, ISO 15189:2012 accreditation for laboratory services, SafeCare level 5 accreditation and is at advanced stage of attaining Joint Commission International Accreditation.

The Aga Khan Hospital, Kisumu has Outreach Health Services at Kisii, Kakamega, Kitale, Bungoma, Kericho, Kibuye-Kisumu, West End- Kisumu, Busia, Homabay, Migori, Bomet and Eldoret.

The Hospital is seeking to attract interested and qualified applicants to fill the position listed below.

General Surgeon

Vacancy No: AKHK/MD/GS/01/23

Overall Responsibility: The successful candidate will be expected to provide quality surgical services to Hospital clients, participate actively in quality improvement activities including continuing medical education.

He / she will be expected to be an active member of the multidisciplinary health care team and contribute to the continuing professional development programs in the Hospital.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide clinical inpatient, outpatient and on-call general surgical services.
  • Assess patients and formulate diagnoses to determine the need for surgery.
  • Review patients’ medical history and plan the best procedure for treatment.
  • Evaluate patients for surgery as per standard international surgical practice guidelines.
  • Evaluate and advise patients on the risk involved with having surgery.
  • Perform surgical procedures to prevent or correct injury, disease, deformities, and patient function
    while adhering to regulatory and ethical protocols.
  • Ensure established standard surgical techniques are followed during surgery.
  • Prescribe preoperative and postoperative treatments and procedures.
  • Ensure standard infection control and patient safety measures and sterility in the operating room,
    and all equipment and instruments.
  • Adhere to WHO safe surgery check list to ensure safe surgical practices in the operating room.
  • Direct and coordinate activities of Hospital staff for proper patient care.
  • Oversee all treatments prior to and post-surgery and identifying associated risks.
  • Maintain the highest regard for patient dignity and observing the precepts of the American Hospital Associations Bill of Rights for patients.
  • Plan and execute disease/illness prevention and health promotion programs.
  • Coordinate follow-up meetings with patients and monitor their health condition after surgery or
  • Organize and actively participate in seminar-based and clinical learning activities for ongoing
    professional development.


  • MMed or equivalent in Surgery from a University recognized by CUE.
  • Registered, licensed, and retained by the Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board.
  • At least two-three years working experience after postgraduation.
  • Expertise in laparoscopic (Minimal Access) Surgery and breast oncological surgeries will be an added advantage.
  • Ability to work with diverse groups and commitment to advancing workplace diversity.
  • Collaborative partner who values teamwork and integration.
  • Demonstrate and inherent Integrity, honesty and evidence-based practices.

Application Instructions:

Interested candidates are requested to email their application letter and detailed curriculum vitae
with position title and vacancy number on the subject line, including names and contacts of three
references, current and expected remuneration to on or before
31st January 2023.

The email subject line MUST include position title and Vacancy number being applied for e.g.

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Canvassing of any nature will lead to automatic disqualification.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

“AKHS is concerned about the climate and environmental crises we face and is doing everything possible to reduce our own impact, encouraging others to do the same, and advancing understanding in this field. AKHS has set itself the task of getting as close to net-zero carbon operations as possible by 2030. We expect allstaff to contribute to achieving these aims in the context of their roles”.

Please note that Aga Khan Hospital Kisumu does not charge any fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview, medical examination or any fee)

“Aga Khan Hospital Kisumu is an equal opportunity employer”