Pediatric Clinical Officer Job Vacancy in Kenya

St. Francis Community Hospital wishes to recruit a highly motivated, result oriented, competent, honest and remarkably talented Pediatric Clinical Officer with strong work ethics and passion for excellence.

Ref: STFCH/HR/006/2023/103

The Pediatric Clinical Officer shall review the pediatric department activities and priorities on a regular basis updating the Medical Superintendent / Pediatrician on gaps and/or provide recommendations on how to improve quality of services as well as the planning, implementation and management of the Pediatric Department in the Hospital.


  • Review of patient’s history and clinical presentation to ascertain the correct investigations, diagnosis and management plan.
  • Diagnosis of illnesses and institution of the correct management including conducting minor procedures, resuscitation and all other medical treatment as per the treatment protocols.
  • Run daily pediatric outpatient clinic.
  • Admitting patients requiring special care followed by investigations and treatment.
  • In collaboration with the rest of the clinical staff, receive and attend to patients requiring emergency medical attention.
  • Whenever necessary, refer patients for further management in higher level institutions.
  • Refer complex cases to the pediatrician.
  • Conduct follow ups and reports all complications in writing within or before the end of current duty.
  • Implement a smooth, efficient client flow to minimize client waiting times.
  • Participate in quality improvement activities.
  • Attend and participate in weekly Continuous Medical Education (CME) sessions at the hospital.

Knowledge and Experience Required

  • Diploma in Clinical Medicine and Surgery and Higher Diploma in Pediatrics and Child Health.
  • Registered by the Kenya Clinical Officers Council and in possession a valid practice license.
  • Trained in IMCI.
  • Certification in the short emergency courses (ETAT+, EPLS or EmONC) will be an added advantage.
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience as an RCO and one year experience post specialization.


  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and analytical skills with meticulous attention to detail.
  • Able to work in an emergency area.
  • High regard for confidentiality and demonstrable integrity
  • Commitment to excellent client care and the delivery of client-focused services.
  • Team player who accepts constructive criticism and is comfortable with giving constructive criticism.
  • Must be computer literate.
  • Must be willing to work during odd hours and on weekends/holidays
  • Committed to work in multidisciplinary team
  • Demonstrated ability to uphold and align oneself with the core values of St. Francis Community Hospital.

Interested candidates should submit and address their applications, ENCLOSING A DETAILED CV, AND COVER LETTER ONLY to so as to be received by 19th May 2023.

Applicants MUST INDICATE CURRENT & EXPECTED CONSOLIDATED SALARY in their application and indicate PEDIATRIC RCO on the subject line.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

St. Francis Community Hospital is an equal opportunity employer