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Position: Medical Specialist (Psychiatrist)

Job Group KNH5, (2 POSTS) (Re-Advertisement)

Job Description

Reporting to the Chief Medical Specialist/Head of Department, the Medical Specialist II (Psychiatrist) will be expected to take full responsibility for patients under his/her care.


  • Assessing and managing patients;
  • Conducting clinics;
  • Training, supervising and mentoring postgraduate students, Medical Officers, Medical Intern and other students;
  • Undertaking medico-legal duties including writing court reports and attending court sessions when required;.
  • Participating in medical examinations and in medical board proceedings;.
  • Participating in community diagnosis, prevention and treatments;
  • Carrying out health education and promotion;
  • Preparing medical reports; and
  • Undertaking any other duties as may be


  • Master’s degree in Psychiatry or equivalent qualification from an institution recognized by the Medical Practitioners and Dentists
  • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB) degree from a recognized institution by the Medical Practitioners and Dentists
  • Sub Specialization in any of the psychiatry field or equivalent qualification from an institution recognized by the Medical Practitioners and Dentists
  • Specialist recognition as a psychiatrist from the Medical Practitioners’ and Dentist Board
  • A minimum period of eight (8) years’ relevant work experience, three of which should have been at the level of Senior Medical Officer or comparable
  • Registration Certificate by the Medical Practitioners and Dentists
  • Retention in the Medical Practitioners and Dentist Board
  • Professional Indemnity
  • Evidence in knowledge and proficiency in computer
  • Fulfilled the requirements of Chapter Six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya, 2010

How to apply

All those Interested in the above positions and meet the minimum requirements are requested to download and fill the application form available at KNH Website www.knh.or.ke. The application form together with a detailed C.V indicating qualifications, experience, current responsibilities, copies of testimonials and certificates must be submitted on or 13th April 2021 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”

NB: Only shortlisted candidates  will be contacted and must  present  the following documents during the interview:-

  • 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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