Senior Optometrist Job Advert

Sabatia Eye Hospital is a leading not-for-profit and independent referral eye hospital based
in the western part of Kenya with satellite clinics in Kisumu and Eldoret. It is one of the
few tertiary eye hospitals located in rural Kenya and serves an estimated 15 million

The hospital Management seeks to hire suitable candidates with requisite qualifications
and experience to fill the following position:

Job Title: Senior Optometrist
Reports to: Medical Director
Location: Sabatia Eye Hospital, Vihiga County

Roles and Responsibilities
▪ Co-ordinate activities at the optical department at the main hospital and other
satellite clinics;
▪ Oversee refraction of patients at the main hospital and other satellite clinics;
▪ Manage and train staff, including junior optometrists and the optical assistants;
▪ Manage the retail aspects of spectacles, contact lenses and other vision care
▪ Carry out pre-screening tests such as retinal imaging and pressure and visual field
▪ Diagnose ocular manifestation of systemic conditions such as diabetes and high
blood pressure and complications of the ageing process such as cataracts and
muscular degeneration;
▪ Prescribing corrective eyeglasses, contact lenses and other vision aids, and
checking optical devices for performance, safety, comfort, and lifestyle;
▪ Advising on visual health matters such as contact lens care, vision care for the
elderly, optics, visual ergonomics, and occupational and industrial eye safety;
▪ Active participation in ALL relevant hospital training programs including BSc.
COCs and the Ophthalmic Skills Upgrading Course training as well as supervision
of trained works in their work place when needed;
▪ Supervision of students during their regular elective term rotations at Sabatia Eye
▪ Supervision of OCO/Cataract surgeons during their clinical attachment at the
Optical department.

Academic Qualifications
▪ Bachelor of Science in Optometry and Vision Science from a recognized institution
▪ Masters in Optometry will be an added advantage

Professional Qualifications
▪ Certificate in Pediatric Refraction and Low Vision
▪ Member of the Optometry Association of Kenya
Required Skills and Competencies.
▪ Strong leadership, analytical and organizational skills
▪ Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to manage a wide variety of
relationships utilizing collaborative consultation, communication and negotiation
▪ Excellent Training skills.
▪ Demonstrates ability to work both independently and within a team
▪ Excellent problem-solving capacity with demonstrated ability for considerable
analysis and sound judgment to find solutions in a complex environment with
shifting and competing priorities.
▪ Good computer skills (Complete MS Office package and any HMIS (Hospital
Management Information System) and data analysis)
▪ Executive disposition, and demonstrate high level of professionalism and integrity.
▪ Ability to develop long term integrated and cross-functional operational plans.
▪ Ability to write clear, concise reports and well-developed communication skills
▪ Strong organizing and planning skills
▪ Strong skills in coaching and providing feedback.

Application Guidelines
Interested candidates who meet the criteria are invited to submit their applications
quoting their current and expected salaries, an up to date curriculum vitae and contacts
of three referees on or before August 25, 2023 to Email:

OR at the address below:

The Human Resources Officer
Sabatia Eye Hospital
P.O Box 214 – 50311

Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.
Sabatia Eye Hospital is an equal opportunity employer committed to the safety and best
interest of all children and vulnerable adults accessing hospital services

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Job Advert – Senior Optometrist

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