The Karen Hospital

Medical & Pharmaceutical

Job Summary

The clinical instructor augments the academic faculty in linking the theoretical and practical knowledge in order to train and develop a competent health care professional who can be able to give quality nursing care.

  • Minimum Qualification: Diploma
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 2 years

Job Description/Requirements

The Karen Hospital is a 102bed multispecialty Hospital in Kenya located in Karen along Karen – Langata Road.

We offer patient focused, world class medical treatment and accord the highest standards of medical care to all our patients.

With our State of the art amenities, equipment and our well trained staff, we are committed to delivering the most effective and most compassionate care to all our patients.

Since inception in 2006, The Karen Hospital has been acclaimed for excellence in clinical care in Africa and beyond.

The Karen Hospital is proud to be ISO 9001:2015 certified for compliance with Quality Management Systems and is committed to continuous improvement in service delivery.

We are seeking to recruit a highly motivated visionary and results oriented candidate to fill in the below positions:

Nurse Clinical Instructor

Ref No: NCI/02/2022

Reporting to the Chief Nursing Officer, the clinical instructor augments the academic faculty in linking the theoretical and practical knowledge in order to train and develop a competent health care professional who can be able to give quality nursing care. In addition, coordinates clinical experience and supervision of Nurses in all clinical set ups.

Key Area Responsibilities:

1. Clinical Instruction for Nurses;

  • Conduct clinical instruction to all Nurses in all clinical placement sites both internal and external.
  • Introduce students to the clinical placement sites and facilitate their orientation with every change of clinical placement.
  • Ensure that the skills lab is always well stocked and keep an inventory of the supplies and equipment in the skills lab.
  • Regularly update the teaching staff and students on any new development regarding nursing procedures.

2. Coordinate Movements of Students to Hospital upon Graduation;

  • Responsible for coordination and sourcing of placement areas for students upon graduation in liaison with the Chief Nursing Officer and Principal.
  • Liaise with College to coordinate placements of students and update senior nursing staff accordingly.
  • Demonstrate, supervise and assess nursing procedures both in the ward and class tutorials.
  • Working closely with the Quality Assurance and Training Coordinator to assess the training needs all Nurses and plan how to address these.

3. Clinical Conferences and Training;

  • Conduct clinical conferences with staff to facilitate skill acquisition and current nursing practice.
  • Conducts training in support of CME and address skills gaps.
  • Assess training needs.
  • Liaise with the Quality Assurance and Training coordinator for Nurses case presentations.

4. Monitor Nurses Clinical Performance;

  • Ensure students’ clinical performance records are completed by ward supervisors one week (1) before the end of placement and such records updated in individual student’s file.
  • Plan and conduct Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCEs) on specified skills required to be mastered by the students before attending to patients.
  • Plan and coordinate Nursing Council assessments for students within the clinical placements.
  • Ensure that students fill in the skills taught and demonstrated in their practical/clinical log books.
  • Record actual work done week-by-week in regards to practical subjects and progress records of individual students clinical performance.

5. Support to the College’s Activities;

  • Participate in mentorship programme and counselling sessions for students.
  • Participate in planning and coordinating co-curricular activities for students.
  • Participate in the institution’s Brand promotion as well as other marketing strategies for growth of the school.
  • Perform any other duty assigned by the Principal as it may be deemed necessary from time to time

6. Professional Development;

  • Maintain and develop own professional competencies and knowledge by attending and participating in continuous education sessions within and externally.
  • Act as a mentor to students and junior staff
  • Participate in the identification of training needs for students and clinical staff.
  • Must have clinical teaching, counselling ,mentorship and assessment skills

Minimum requirement:

  • Diploma (KRCHN) / Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree (BSN)
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Nursing;
  • Registered with the Nursing Council of Kenya with a valid license;
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience of classroom and clinical teaching experience at an institution of higher learning;
  • Ability to teach using a variety of methods to effectively engage students in learning;
  • Advanced computer skills and understanding of its use in a college setting;
  • Able to counsel and mentor students and staff;
  • Able to lead a large group of students;
  • Able to assess students oral and written work including exam papers;
  • Advanced written and oral communication skills. Able to provide stimulating lectures for students and provide written materials for students.
  • Good organisation skills.

How to Apply

Interested candidates are requested to visit our website and apply online at

OR you can send your detailed CV to us on email to: quoting the reference number.

Deadline for submission is 08th February 2022

Due to the large number of applicants only shortlisted candidates will be contacted