Nairobi Metropolitan to hire new health workers

NMS boss  Mohamed Badi [photo: Kahawa Tungu]

Oct, 30th 2020 – Nairobi Metropolitan Services is set to hire more than 1,400 health care workers to boost provision of health services in Nairobi amidst second wave of the coronavirus infections.

The exercise will be undertaken by the Public Service Commission to hire 619 nursing officers, 116 medical laboratory technologists and 173 clinical officers.

In a report to the Nairobi County Assembly, NMS director for health Services Josephine Kibaru Mbae said that the recruitment seeks to replace staff who had left employment through national attrition and retirement in order to reduce the workload of stuff.

The new recruitment follows the May intake of  225 health workers in the intensified war on Covid-19.

The recruitment will also see 130 medical officers hired, 44 medical specialists, 65 assistant health records and information management officers, 51 nutrition and dietetic technologists, 45 pharmaceutical technologists as well as 30 specialized clinical officers and 38 specialized care nurses.

Dr. Kibaru Mbae said, “The training on maternity care and customer care has already started and we hope to scale it up to all staff before the end of the year with support from United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and other partners.

The recruitment is aimed at addressing the shortage of health workers in Nairobi.

According to the advertisement, interested individuals have upto 1st November 2020 to submit their applications.

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