Occupational Therapist (Locum) Job Vacancy in Kisumu, Kenya

Aga Khan Hospital, Kisumu

Position Title: Occupational Therapist (Locum)

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, Homa – Bay, Migori, Bomet and Eldoret.

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

Occupational Therapist (Locum)

Vacancy no: AKHK/OT/OTL/02/23

Overall Responsibility

The successful candidate will work with patients to develop, recover, or maintain the daily living and work skills of people with physical, mental or developmental conditions.

He/she will also be expected to be an active member of the health care team in the Hospital and should have excellent public relations.

Key Responsibilities

  • Assessment of client’s aspects of performance to support engagement in occupations that affect
    health, well-being and life quality.
  • Apply interventions to maximize safety and performance in activities of daily living and instrumental activities of daily living of the client.
  • Teach clients new ways of approaching tasks and educate them on how to break down activities into achievable components.
  • Recommend adaptive equipment and train in its use.


  • Minimum Diploma in Occupational Therapy from a recognized / certified institution.
  • Must be registered with KOTA (Kenya Occupational Therapist Association).
  • At least one year work experience after three months period of internship.
  • Any training in the areas that fall under rehabilitation will be an added advantage.
  • Should have working knowledge of a Hospital Management Information System / computer Literate.

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 ksm.recruitment@akhskenya.org on or before 28th February 2023.

The email subject line MUST include position title and Vacancy number being applied for i.e. “OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST AKHK/OT/OTL/02/23’’

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 all staff 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”