Aga Khan Hospital, Kisumu – Duty Manager.

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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 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, Kapsabet, Migori, Bomet and Narok.

The hospital is seeking to attract interested and qualified applicants to fill the position listed below:

Duty Manager

Vacancy no: AKHK/NDDM/002

Overall Responsibility: Reporting to the Nursing Director, the successful candidate will be responsible coordinating all departments’ activities to ensure smooth running of the hospital and timely provision of safe and quality patient care.

Making management decisions in consultation with the Clinical leads (Medical and Nursing Director) and other departmental heads as needed. The role involves hospital coverage during the day or night as assigned.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide clinical and managerial support to staff in all departments while on duty
  • Ensure effective and efficient utilization of resources by evaluating workload and staffing levels; and facilitate resource acquisition and efficient utilization in response to patient, unit and departmental needs.
  • Coordinate admissions and patient placement in collaboration with finance and clinical staff.
  • Facilitate discharges
  • Co-ordinate patient transfers in/ out in collaboration with the clinical team, finance, and other relevant departments
  • Monitor waiting times in outpatient departments such as A/E, pharmacy and Diagnostic areas and make appropriate decisions
  • Facilitate off hours access to resources and supplies
  • Coordinate enquiries from the public and other external agencies including press, and consult/inform the relevant head of department
  • Respond to and activates disaster management plan
  • Monitor bed occupancy and responds to need for beds appropriately
  • Participate in development and implementation of policies for improvement of clinical practice.


  • Diploma in KRCHN or above.
  • BLS certificate and other unit specific certification requirements.
  • At least five years working experience in nursing practice in an acute care hospital.
  • Valid Kenyan Nursing Council practice license.
  • Working knowledge of a Hospital Management Information System.
  • Excellent PR and 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 references, current and expected remuneration to on or before 27th April 2021.

The email subject line MUST include position title and Vacancy number being applied for e.g. “DUTY MANAGER AKHK/NDPW/003”

Canvassing of any nature will lead to automatic disqualification.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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”




Aga Khan Hospital, Kisumu

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