Friday, 5 October 2012

Aga Khan University Chair, Department of Pathology Job in Kenya

Aga Khan University (AKU) is a private, not for profit, university and teaching hospital system that comprises 13 campuses, seven hospitals and 217 outreach medical centres across eight countries.
The Aga Khan University, East Africa invites applications for the position of Chair, Department of Pathology.
Reporting to the Dean, Medical College and the CEO, Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi (AKUH,N), the Chair will have the overall responsibility for the conduct of the academic and service mandate of the department, consistent with the mission and policies of the Aga Khan University and the Aga Khan University Hospital.
Key responsibilities will include:
  • Committing to building a Faculty of Health Sciences and excellent Health Services that promotes growth within and across disciplines, building an academic health system that reflects the interdependence of quality clinical care, research and education, and that maximizes programmatic multi-disciplinary opportunities within health sciences and health services across the university.
  • Advancing the research agenda of the University through recruitment and faculty development of scientists and clinician scientists working within the context of department and interdisciplinary thematic areas of focus and providing an environment of opportunity for all faculty and trainees to be engaged in research.
  • Fostering the growth of patient volumes, in line with the annual budgets, through a focused delivery of high quality care and patient-sensitive service that meets or exceeds the expectations of patients.
  • Leading the development of new services and initiatives that contribute to the financial sustainability of the hospital.
  • Ensuring the development and application of clinical quality management methods within the department, including practice guidelines and audits.
  • Ensuring compliance and oversight of clinical practice including credentialing of all practicing physicians as per the Joint Commission International Accreditation (JCIA) for Hospitals.
  • Fostering good relations with community physicians and other organizations in the community with the goal of stimulating patient referrals to AKUH-based physicians.
  • Developing a staffing and recruitment plan consistent with the academic and service goals of the department.
  • Working with colleagues across the AKU campuses to ensure that opportunities for collaboration are maximized and that academic and clinical services are delivered in the most efficient and cost-effective way.
  • Ensuring the productive and cost-effective use of human, material and capital resources entrusted to the department.
The ideal candidate:
  • Should have demonstrated track record of leadership within an academic health sciences centre, teaching hospital or integrated health authority who is (or eligible to be) an Associate Professor Level and above.
  • Should be a Pathologist or physician in a related discipline with excellent clinical skills.
  • Should be registered or eligible for registration by the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists’ Board.
  • Should have evidence based pathology experience in teaching and exposure to management of undergraduate programmes; collaborative academic research and publications.
  • Should have experience working in a developing country and /or the ability to adapt in this context.
  • Should have worked in a multi-site and in a multi-country institutions or have potential to manage in a similar environment with strong financial management skills and demonstrated ability to deliver both as a clinician and an academician.
Please email applications (resume/cv and cover letter), including the names, postal and e-mail addresses, telephone/fax numbers of three professional references, addressed to 
Director, Human Resources, 
P. O. Box 30270-00100, 
or by email to so as to reach not later than 31st October 2012. 
Applications by email are preferred. 
Please visit for more details.

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