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MEDICAL SOCIAL WORKERS – V/FT/25/2021 – 5 POSTS
Duties and Responsibilities
i. Identify environmental impediments to client or patient progress through interviews and review of
patient records in the hospital.
ii. Utilize consultation data and social work experience to plan and coordinate patient care and
rehabilitation, following through to ensure service efficiency in the hospital.
iii. Refer patients or family to community resources to assist in recovery from mental or physical illness
and provide access to services such as financial assistance, legal aid, housing, job placement or
education in the hospital.
iv. Engage patients in individual and group sessions to help them deal with social challenges facing them
in the hospital and the communities.
v. Monitor, evaluate, and record client progress according to measurable goals described in treatment
and care plan in the hospital.
vi. Organize support groups or counsel family members to assist them in understanding, dealing with
various and assist them to overcome dependencies, recover from illness, and adjust to life within and without the hospital.
vii. Investigate cases of child abuse or neglect cases and take authorized protective action when necessary, within or without the hospital.
viii. Plan and implement programmes to combat social problems, prevent substance abuse, or improve
community health and counseling services within and without the hospital.
ix. Ensure National Hospital Insurance Fund related paperwork and record keeping for patients is up to date for use in the hospital.
x. Develop, implement and/or advise on social policy and assist in community development within and without the hospital.
xi. Conduct social research to advance knowledge in the social work and thus enhance the effectiveness
and efficiency in medical social work within and without the hospital.
xii. Provide clinical research and training to students in the medical social work of the hospital.
Minimum Qualifications and Experience
i. Bachelors’ Degree in Social Work, Sociology, Psychology, Mental health from a recognized institution.
ii. Registration with the relevant regulatory or professional body.
iii. Proficiency in computer applications.
iv. At least two (2) years’ working experience as a Medical Social Worker in a reputable hospital or any other relevant experience.
Soft Skills Required
i. Communication skills
ii. Organizational skills
iv. Analytical skills
v. Compassionate skills
vi. Listening skills
vii. Team player
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If your background and competencies match the specifications of the position above, please apply online via:
For all applications, please indicate the subject as follows: JOB APPLICATION – [JOB REFERENCE NUMBER].
Please note that you have to attach the Application Form, Application Letter, Curriculum Vitae and Practicing License ONLY.
Address your applications to:
The Chief Executive Officer
Kenyatta University Teaching, Referral & Research Hospital
P.O. Box 7674 – 00100 GPO
The deadline for the receipt of all applications is 18th January 2022.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. All successful candidates must fulfill the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010, including;
- Certificate of good conduct from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations
- Clearance Certificate from the Higher Education Loans Board (for University graduates only)
- Tax Compliance Certificate from the KRA
- Clearance from Ethics & Anti-Corruption Commission
- A report from an approved Credit Reference Bureau
Any form of canvassing will lead to immediate disqualification.
KUTRRH is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
YOUTH, WOMEN AND PEOPLE LIVING WITH DISABILITY ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY