Employment opportunities at Aga Khan University Hospital (AKUH) – May 2024

Radiographer, Radiography


  • Ensure adequate and correct information is given to patients regarding procedures.
  • Identify patients correctly using the stipulated policy for patients’ identification before start of procedure.
  • Ensure all safety measures are in place to eliminate any risk of fall by patient’s e.g. by using straps.
  • Ensure safety for the patients and the machine through adequate preparation of patients and daily equipment quality performance check.
  • Monitor the patients’ condition all through the procedure.
  • Liaise with doctors and other medical staff to clarify ambiguous radiology requests to prevent service anomalies.
  • Perform high quality radiological examinations as per stipulated policy and procedures and guidelines.
  • Ensure that all exams done are sent to PACS for reporting.
  • Ensure that all the Radiation safety measures are put in place to protect the patient staff and the public from unnecessary exposure to ionizing radiation.
  • Provide hands on training and keep training records for other Radiographers assigned to him/her for training.
  • Document and report all the faults on the machines to recommended authorities.
  • Embrace modern technology, techniques and skills in providing radiological services through continuous trainings.
  • Ensure compliance with infection control practices through:
    • Ensuring adequate supply of hand washing soaps and hand sanitizing gels and dispensers.
    • Ensuring hands are washed/sanitized before and after every procedure.
    • Observing stipulated guidelines when handling infectious patients e.g. use of masks, to avoid cross-infection
  • Should always be around during maintenance services and ensure that the machine is handed over in a good working condition after the service.
  • Ensure proper and accurate records of, environment and downtime of radiological equipment.
  • Ensure timely availability of images to facilitate timely reporting and dispatch of reports.
  • Ensure that the correct billing is carried out to avoid revenue loss for those urgent exams done before billing by returning request cards to Front office desk.
  • Participate in relevant hospital and departmental quality initiatives by attending trainings, assisting in implementation and ensuring compliance.
  • Perform any other duties within the professional circuit as may be assigned from time to time.
  • Provide periodic reports as and when required.


  • Diploma in Medical Imaging Sciences or Equivalent.
  • Registration with Radiation Protection Board of Kenya
  • Basic Life Support
  • Minimum of 1 years work experience in a busy and established Radiology department.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Good customer service skill
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Good computer skills
  •   Culturally sensitive and empathetic towards patients of all ages.

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Clinical Nurse, Paeds HDU


  • Complete assessment and re-assessment of patients to identify their care needs
  • Develop written care plans based on patients changing needs, monitor and evaluate effectiveness of interventions
  • Initiate cardiac monitoring both room and central, be able to interpret monitor trends and communicate critical changes to the physician and Nurse manager
  • Carry out other hemodynamic monitoring to include CVP, ICP, neurological and fluid status; lab, radiological and ABG evaluations
  • Document all assessment data, investigation results, care given, discussions with the multidisciplinary team, family/patient interactions in an accurate, comprehensive, and timely manner
  • Prepare for and assist the physician in emergency procedures necessary for prompt control of patient’s condition e.g. intubation, insertion of invasive lines and drains
  • Initiate mechanical ventilation (invasive and non-invasive) based on physician orders
  • Assess patient’s readiness for weaning and implement the weaning and extubation protocols
  • Be able to perform haemo and Peritoneal dialysis for children as instructed.
  • Accurately administer all medication as per the treatment order
  • Identify patient and family education needs and implement appropriate teaching
  • Be able to commence enteral feeds as prescribed, assess absorption and elimination and give feedback as appropriate
  • Be able to recognize a patient in a pre- arrest or arrest states, and to activate Emergency Response Team and actively participate in the resuscitation of the patient
  • Provide safe environment for patients through adherence to infection control practices and other safety policies, and perform timely safety checks on beds, IV pumps, oxygen source, ventilators, and cardiac monitors.
  • Participate in unit-based nursing education, quality improvement (QI) projects, audits, spot checks and skill checks


  • Registered Nurse from a recognized School of Nursing or University
  • Higher Diploma in Paediatric Critical Care Nursing or experience in Paediatric Critical Care
  • Current licensure with the Nursing Council of Kenya
  • Certification in European Paediatric Life Support (EPLS)
  • Demonstrate evidence-based knowledge of current practices in critical care nursing
  • Computer Literacy
  • Ability to work in a multidisciplinary team

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