Internist-Palliative Care
Job Type Full Time
Qualification MBA/MSc/MA
Location Nairobi
Job Field Medical / Healthcare
Job Summary

  • Masters degree/Specialty Training in Internal Medicine/ Family Medicine or equivalent
  • Specialty trained Oncologist with relevant Board registration/ eligible for such board registration or board-certified Generalist (Internal Medicine / Family Medicine) with a focused practice in oncology
  • Education and training in the management of palliative patients, including palliative and hospice care in the context of patients with cancer
    S/he must be registered or eligible for registration with Kenya Medical Practitioners’ & Dentists Council as a specialist.
  • Training/ experience in cancer survivorship; Interest and training in the area of women’s cancer and training in public health / epidemiology would be added advantages
  • The ideal candidate should have excellent interpersonal/communication skills and demonstrated Administrative leadership, training & experience in leading a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Reporting to the Chair of the department, the Internist in Palliative Care will take the lead in the establishment of the Section of Palliative Care, Survivorship and Hospice within the department of Haematology-Oncology with a focus on Patient care and Research.
  • Successful applicants will join a growing and dynamic department committed to advancing best practice in their discipline, expanding services that meet quality and patient service needs within an internationally accredited university hospital with outstanding diagnostic services. Successful applicants will develop their academic career in teaching and research. In education there is a focus on resident training and the development of fellowship programmes and planned introduction of undergraduate training.


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About Aga Khan University (AKU)

The Aga Khan University is a private, autonomous university that promotes human welfare through research, teaching and community service initiatives. Based on the principles of quality, access, impact and relevance, the University has campuses and programmes in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, the United Kingdom, Afghanistan and Pakistan. Its facilities include teaching hospitals, Faculties of Health Sciences with Schools of Nursing and Midwifery and Medical Colleges, Institutes for Educational Development, an Examination Board and an Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations. The Graduate School of Media and Communications, the East African Institute, the Institute for Human Development and the Kiswahili Centre have been launched recently while several Graduate Professional Schools and Faculties of Arts and Sciences are to be set up in Pakistan and East Africa. Through its needs-blind admissions policy, the University imbues the most promising leaders and thinkers of tomorrow with an ethic of service and the skills to help communities solve their most pressing challenges. The Aga Khan University is one of nine agencies in the Aga Khan Development Network.