Anaesthetic Assistant Career Opportunity at Aga Khan Hospital, Kisumu

Aga Khan Hospital, Kisumu

Job Opening: Anaesthetic Assistant

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 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 certification 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:

Anaesthetic Assistant

Vacancy No. AKHK/NUR/AA/04/23

Overall Responsibility: Reporting to the Head Nurse – Theatre, the successful candidate will be responsible for assisting and preparing for the procedures of induction and maintenance / observation of anesthesia, by ensuring the anesthesia equipment, instruments, and anaesthesia drug trolley are always ready for the procedures.

Key Responsibilities

  • Prepare anesthesia equipment and machines in readiness for use.
  • Assist in induction and maintenance of anesthesia.
  • Assist in anesthesia emergencies.
  • Clean and decontaminate anesthesia equipment and surfaces.
  • Stock the anaesthesia drug trolley.


  • A certificate in Anaesthetic Assistant from a recognized Institution.
  • At least two (2) years’ working experience.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Good organizational and time management skills.
  • Able to work efficiently under pressure.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

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 referees, current and expected remuneration to on or before 21st April 2023.

The email subject line MUST include position title and vacancy number being applied for i.e., “ANAESTHETIC ASSISTANT AKHK/NUR/AA/04/23”.

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 meeting and medical examination).

“Aga Khan Hospital Kisumu is an equal opportunity employer”.