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NWRHA - General Manager - Human Resources
NWRHA - General Manager - Finance
NWRHA - General Manager - Primary Health Care Services
NCRHA - Registered Nurse (Specialist Lung Cancer)
NCRHA - Ultrasonographer II
SWRHA - Chief Operations Officer
SWRHA - Manager Human Resources, Employee Relations
SWRHA - Specialist Medical Officer, Obstetrics and Gynaecology
SWRHA - Water Management Services Supervisor
SWRHA - Refrigeration Services Supervisor
SWRHA - Technical Supervisor (Buildings and Ground Maintenance)
SWRHA - Senior Electrical Technician
SWRHA - Senior Maintenance Technician
SWRHA - Plant Operator
SWRHA - Electrical Technician
SWRHA - Refrigeration Technician
SWRHA - Bio-medical Technician II
SWRHA - Bio-medical Technician I








NWRHA - General Manager - Human Resources
Job Summary
To ensure that the Human Resources activities support are responsive to the strategic objectives of the Authority.

Key Functions

  • Participates in the process for the development of the Authority's Corporate Strategies and Plan
  • Develops and implements Personnel Establishment Control Policies, Procedures and Mechanisms to ensure compliance with established objectives.
  • Selects, directs, controls and monitors the utilization of subordinate personnel so as to create and maintain effective levels of productivity and ensure that work targets are achieved.
  • Ensures the development, implementation and effective utilization of an appropriate Performance Management System
  • Ensures the development and establishment of effective Procedures for the resolution by Line Managers, Employee Grievances and Industrial Relation matters.
  • Ensures the development and maintenance of appropriate programmes for the satisfaction of Employees' Health, Safety, Recreational Needs.

Minimum Requirements and Experience

  • A University Degree in a Social Science or related discipline together with Post Graduate training in Management with particular emphasis on Organization Theory and Behaviour and Human Resource Management Theory and Practice.
  • Minimum of ten (10) years experience in the sub functions of a reputable Human Resource Management Division / Department of a progressive organisation.
  • Strong leadership, management, interpersonal and communication skills.

Deadline for Receipt of Applications

  • Friday 31st March, 2017

Submission of Applications
Applications should be addressed to:

General Manager - Human Resources
North West Regional Health Authority
First Floor, #39 Dundonald Street
Port of Spain

Email to natasha.salvary@nwrha.co.tt

In all instances, consideration will be given to any equivalent combination of qualifications, training and experience

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NWRHA - General Manager - Finance
Job Summary
The incumbent will operate at a strategic level and will be responsible for the development, adoption and enforcement of efficient Financial and Accounting Policies and Procedures to manage, monitor and control the financial resources and systems of the Authority.

Key Functions

  • Develops and implements the Financial Accounting System required for the Authority's operation.
  • Develops, monitors and recommends the implementation of Accounting policies, systems, procedures and controls so as to ensure corporate compliance and achievement of financial objectives.
  • Leads the budgeting process for the organization and keeps all expense budgets and income projections current.
  • Designs and implements a revised chart of accounts to reflect improved allocation of financial resourcves within the Authority.
  • Manages and monitors procurement systems and procedures.

Minimum Requirements and Experience

  • A professional Accounting qualification at ACCA, CMA or FCCA level.
  • Training as evidenced by possession of Post Graduate qualification in Business Management, Public Administration, Hospital or Health Service management.
  • At least ten (10) years experience in a similar or related job function, five (5) of which should have been at senior management leevl.

Deadline for Receipt of Applications

  • Friday 31st March, 2017

Submission of Applications
Applications should be addressed to:

General Manager - Human Resources
North West Regional Health Authority
First Floor, #39 Dundonald Street
Port of Spain

Email to natasha.salvary@nwrha.co.tt

 

In all instances, consideration will be given to any equivalent combination of qualifications, training and experience

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NWRHA - General Manager - Primary Health Care Services
Job Summary
The General Manager, Primary Health Care Services provides managerial and strategic direction within the Authority aimed at the delivery of quality patient care in the Community Service / Primary Health Care setting.  The incumbent will be responsible for creating an environment of prevention and control in compliance with institutional regulatory and governmental requirements.

Key Functions

  • Ensures appropriate distribution of manpower resources to provide efficient and quality service in each clinical area
  • Reviews on a quarterly basis the performance of medical officers to ensure that existing practice and outcomes are in keeping with international standards
  • Established relationships and liaises with persons responsible at other regions for clinical services with a view towards ensuring the transfer of patients, sharing of services and collaborating on cross regional issues
  • Monitors medico-legal matters and provides oversight on related issues
  • Implements mechanisms for maximizing the involvement of the Community, Voluntary and Non-Governmental organizations in the formulation and implementation of plans for the delivery of quality health care.

Minimum Requirements and Experience

  • Medical Degree with DM in Family Medicine from an accredited educational institution or a Master's Degree in Public Health from an accredited educational institution.
  • Minimum of ten (10) years progressive experience in a senior capacity in a similar or job related function.
  • Specialized training and/or experience in Health Sector Management would be an asset
  • Full registration with the Medical Board of Trinidad and Tobago.

Deadline for Receipt of Applications

  • Friday 31st March, 2017

Submission of Applications
Applications should be addressed to:

General Manager - Human Resources
North West Regional Health Authority
First Floor, #39 Dundonald Street
Port of Spain

Email to natasha.salvary@nwrha.co.tt

 

In all instances, consideration will be given to any equivalent combination of qualifications, training and experience

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NCRHA - Registered Nurse (Specialist Lung Cancer) 

Responsible for providing professional nursing care to Patients within assigned units in support of quality medical care as directed by the Medical Staff.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Assists in planning, supervising and instructing all assigned Nursing Assistants, Patient Care Assistants and Attendants.
  • Performs nursing techniques for the comfort and well-being of patients.
  • Prepares equipment and assists the Physician during treatments and examinations of patients.
  • Administers prescribed medication - orally and via injection; observes patients for reactions to medications and reports adverse reactions to the Nurse In Charge.
  • Provides treatment using therapeutic equipment.
  • Changes or assists the Physician in changing, dressing and cleaning wounds/incisions.
  • Takes temperature, pulse, respiration rate, blood pressure and heart beat to detect deviations and gauge the progress of patients.
  • Complies with the Physician’s instructions on patient care and approved nursing care plan(s).
  • Initiates, implements and evaluates nursing care plans in order to provide efficient and effective patient care.
  • Observes, records and reports to the Nurse-In-Charge or Physician: the patients’ conditions and reactions to drugs, treatment and critical/significant incidents.
  • Maintains patients’ medical records on nursing observations and action taken - such as medications and reactions to treatments administered, intake and output, temperature, pulse, respiration rate and blood pressure.
  • Maintains the safety of patients and clients by following the policies, procedures and protocols for the administration of medicine.
  • Records all nursing needs and observes the emotional state of the patients in order to provide instructions with respect to post discharge care.
  • Assists in operations and deliveries by preparing the room; sterilises instruments/equipment and hands them to surgeons during procedures. (Theatre RN)
  • Assists non-professional nursing care personnel in rendering nursing care in the Unit.
  • Controls drugs utilised by maintaining the check and balance systems of the Nursing Unit and the organization-effective monitoring of the critical limits.
  • Ensures that all work areas are well maintained in all aspects required by nursing standards.
  • Maintains good working relationships with the assigned span of control to provide optimal quality patient care.
  • Performs other related duties as directed by the appropriate organisational relationship.

Minimum Requirements and Experience:

  • Nursing degree from a recognised institution.
  • Current registration with the Nursing Council of Trinidad and Tobago.
  • Evidence of training in lung cancer and palliative care.
  • Sound knowledge of nursing techniques and procedures.

Certificates acquired at foreign universities MUST be supported by certified transcripts as well as evidence that the completed programme is accredited in Trinidad and Tobago.

Applications must be submitted along with Curriculum Vitae and copies of certificates by March 24, 2017 to:

Office of the General Manager, Human Resources
North-Central Regional Health Authority
Building # 39, Third Floor
Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex
Champs Fleurs

Unsuitable/late applications will not be acknowledged.

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NCRHA - Ultrasonographer II

Responsible for a wide range of ultrasound procedures including abdominal, obstetrical and gynaecological (but not limited) and some vascular examinations.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Performs multi-speciality ultrasound examinations under the direction of the Radiologists, etc.
  • Maintains accurate patient records, both electronically and manually, with regard to appointments, statistics and reporting.
  • Liaise with Radiologists with respect to special examinations and for the supervision of specialised techniques.
  • Assists with the implementation and maintenance of the Radiographic Quality Assurance programme across the range of ultrasound.
  • Prepares departmental reports for the organisational relationship as and when required.
  • Assists the Chief Radiographer with reporting and investigating complaints, incidents, accidents or grievances in accordance with the Authority’s policies and procedures.
  • Maintains a high standard of ultrasound imaging through quality and protocol standards.
  • Observes procedures designed to promote health and safety within the department.
  • Assists in the formulation of improved patient care pathways and imaging protocols.
  • Operates ultrasound equipment safely and take an active role in their daily maintenance and quality assurance checks.
  • Ensures that equipment malfunctions and/or changes to image quality are reported promptly to the organisational relationship.
  • Coaches lower level staff in promoting a highly specialised clinical service.
  • Performs other related duties as directed by the organisational relationship.

Minimum Requirements and Experience:

  • First Degree or Associate Degree in Radiography.
  • Minimum of three (3) years experience in Ultrasonography.
  • Current registration with the Radiographers Board of Trinidad and Tobago.

Certificates acquired at foreign universities MUST be supported by certified transcripts as well as evidence that the completed programme is accredited in Trinidad and Tobago.

Applications must be submitted along with Curriculum Vitae and copies of certificates by March 24, 2017 to:

Office of the General Manager, Human Resources
North-Central Regional Health Authority
Building # 39, Third Floor
Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex
Champs Fleurs

Unsuitable/late applications will not be acknowledged.

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SWRHA - Chief Operations Officer

Job Summary

The Chief Operations Officer reports to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), and is a member of the Executive Management Team.  He/She is responsible for attainment of the strategic goals and operational plans of the organization as approved by the Board of Directors and the Chief Executive Officer within the context of the Authority’s Vision, Values and Strategic Direction. 

The Chief Operations Officer is specifically responsible for the Operations, Human Resources, Finance, Supply Chain, Facilities, Hospital Administration, IS/IT, Health, Safety & Environment, Security Services and Disaster preparedness Departments. He/She is responsible and accountable for providing leadership in all aspects of the planning, operation and evaluation of the services and programs for the SWRHA ensuring that the strategic objectives and operational plans of the various departments are carried out to provide efficient and effective delivery of health care services within existing resources and within the boundaries of government legislation and policy.

The Chief Operations Officer will report to the Chief Executive Officer.

Key Functions and Duties

  • Plans, develops and implements strategy for operational management and development so as to meet agreed organizational performance plans within agreed budgets and timescales in the core functional departments.

  • Assists the Chief Executive Officer in the administration, direction and control of the daily operations of the Authority and in the establishment of corporate objectives so as to ensure that established work targets are achieved.

  • Provides direction for Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Services.\

  • Establishes and maintains appropriate systems for measuring necessary aspects of operational management and development.

  • Monitors, measures and reports on operational issues, opportunities and development plans and achievements.

  • Manages and develops direct reporting staff.

  • Manages and controls departmental expenditure within agreed budgets.

  • Liaises with other functional/departmental managers to understand all necessary aspects and needs of operational development, and to ensure they are fully informed of operational objectives, purposes and achievements.

  • Maintains awareness and knowledge of contemporary operational development theory and methods and provides suitable interpretation to directors, managers and staff within the organization.

  • Contributes to the evaluation and development of operational strategy and performance in collaboration with the executive team.

  • Develops and maintain organizational systems for the effective performance and smooth delivery of health operations and technical support services.

  • Co-ordinates the activities of the Operations Division with other Divisions of the Authority and with medical and nursing personnel to resolve operational issues and ensure continuous delivery of quality health care services.

  • Ensures activities meet with and integrate with organizational requirements for quality management, health and safety, legal stipulations, environmental policies and general duty of care.

  • Ensures accreditation standards are maintained in all functional areas.

  • Monitors and ensures the observance of standards, policies and procedures as laid down with respect to recruitment, training, discipline and conditions of service of all categories of employees.

  • Assesses and determines staffing needs and assists in policy formulation in the area of manpower planning and development.

  • Maintains productive working relationships within the teams.

  • Establishes partnership with private and public sector organizations.

  • Authorized to:

    - Approve Purchase Orders
    - Sign cheques in accordance with financial policy guidelines
    - Recommend the approval of operational and utilization review/research studies
    - Supervise and discipline subordinate staff
    - Prepare budgets for approval

  • Manages & performs any other relevant duties which may be assigned.

Key Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge in general administration, financial management, supply chain management, project management, manpower planning, industrial relations, management information systems, quality improvement and strategic planning.
  • Knowledge of Public Service Rules and Regulations, Regional Health Authorities’ Act.
  • Knowledge of Health Sector Reform.
  • Excellent knowledge of Disaster Preparedness & Planning.
  • Knowledge of local engineering codes.
  • Knowledge of local and international safety codes pertaining to health institutions.
  • Leadership and complex organizational management skills.
  • Computer literate.
  • Knowledge of organization design and analysis techniques.
  • Project management skills.
  • Excellent presentation skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with members of staff and the public.
  • Ability to multi-task.

Required Qualifications, Training and Experience

  • A Postgraduate Degree from an Accredited Institution in a discipline related to the Knowledge and Skills Requirements.
  • Ten (10) years of experience in a large multi-size unionized environment of which five (5) years must be at a senior managerial/supervisory level. 
  • Experience in a health care environment will be an asset.

Submission of Applications
All applications should be submitted with a detailed Curriculum Vitae, copies of relevant certificates, Birth Certificate, a Police Certificate of good character, a contact number and two (2) testimonials by
March 20, 2017. All applications should be addressed (with the name of the position applied for, clearly labelled, on the outside of the envelope) to:

Chairman of the Human Resources Committee
South-West Regional Health Authority
Office of the Chairman, Level 8
San Fernando Teaching Hospital
Chancery Lane, San Fernando

For enquiries contact (868) 225-4325 ext. 5051/5050

UNSUITABLE/INCOMPLETE/LATE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACKNOWLEDGED

Certificates acquired at foreign universities MUST be supported by certified transcripts as well as evidence that the completed programme is accredited in Trinidad and Tobago.

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SWRHA - Manager Human Resouces, Employee Relations

Job Summary

The Manager, Human Resources Employee Relations is responsible for Leave Administration as well as Industrial Relations. The incumbent is also expected to provide advice to the Executive Management Team in all aspects of Union/Management relations. He/She must be knowledgeable and conversant with the Labour Laws of Trinidad and Tobago and arbitration decisions handed down by the Industrial Court in order to determine their impact on pending negotiations and grievances.  The incumbent would also manage the Authority’s Benefits Administration function inclusive of the Pension Plan, Employee Assistance Programme, and Motor Vehicle Loan Facility.

The Manager Human Resources Employee Relations will report to the General Manager Human Resources.

Key Functions and Duties

  • Assists the General Manager Human Resources in achieving the strategic goals and operational objectives of the Authority.
  • Formulates and implements Human Resources Policies and Procedures as well as review and revise the existing HR Policy and Procedures Manual.
  • Assists Heads of Departments with the interpretation and application of the Human Resources Policies and Procedures.
  • Oversees and participates in all processes pertaining to termination, benefits and employee relations.
  • Participates in drafting Collective Agreement proposals and negotiations.
  • Negotiates with bargaining agents of the SWRHA as appropriate.
  • Represents the Authority at various government agencies including Ministry of Labour, Ministry of Health, Industrial Court, as appropriate.
  • Participates in and ensure the enforcement of the Authority’s grievance and disciplinary procedures.
  • Ensures the adherence of collective agreements and Human Resource policies and procedures.
  • Collaborates with the Actuaries and Trustees to oversee the effective operations of the Pension Plan.
  • Establishes the metrics to manage the performance of the Industrial Relations and Benefits Administration Units.
  • Develops and implements a system to treat with Exit Interviews and executes same. 
  • Ensures the provision of counseling, meditation and behaviour modification services for staff at all levels in the Authority. 
  • Prepares and submits status reports, to the General Manager Human Resources, Chief Executive Officer, and Human Resources Committee/Board monthly, quarterly or as required.
  • Keeps the General Manager Human Resources informed of all operational issues, concerns or other areas that may require attention.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.

Key Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Human Resource Management or Personnel principles, practices and procedures.
  • Statutory laws and government regulations related to the Industrial Relations function.
  • Knowledge of Public Administration and Pension & Leave Administration.
  • Leadership and strategic planning.
  • Time management and communication skills.
  • Negotiation and team building skills.
  • Advanced Microsoft Office Suite.

Required Qualifications, Training and Experience

  • First Degree in Human Resource Management, Business Management or Social Science.
  • Eight (8) years’ experience in human resources; five (5) of which must be at a supervisory/managerial level.
  • Experience in a health related environment would be an asset.

Submission of Applications
All applications should be submitted with a detailed Curriculum Vitae, copies of relevant certificates, Birth Certificate, a Police Certificate of good character, a contact number and two (2) testimonials by
March 20, 2017. All applications should be addressed (with the name of the position applied for, clearly labelled, on the outside of the envelope) to:

Chairman of the Human Resources Committee
South-West Regional Health Authority
Office of the Chairman, Level 8
San Fernando Teaching Hospital
Chancery Lane, San Fernando

For enquiries contact (868) 225-4325 ext. 5051/5050

UNSUITABLE/INCOMPLETE/LATE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACKNOWLEDGED

Certificates acquired at foreign universities MUST be supported by certified transcripts as well as evidence that the completed programme is accredited in Trinidad and Tobago.

Persons who applied for the position of Manager, Human Resources Employee Relations in December 2016 do not need to re-apply.

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SWRHA - Specialist Medical Officer - Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Job Summary

The Specialist Medical Officer is responsible for the diagnosis and treatment of in and out patients under the Specialist Medical Officer’s charge, continuing clinical responsibility for all patients in his/her charge until their final discharge or transfer.

The Specialist Medical Officer is also responsible for the standards of medical practice and ethics and for the continued supervision and Ward handling of staff, maintenance of acceptable and agreed standards of medical care for patients who come under his/her responsibility and for the proper conduct of medical staff directly under supervision.

The SMO, Obstetrics and Gynaecology will report to the Head of Department.

Key Functions and Duties

  • Collaborates, writes and responds to requests for consultation from other Specialist Medical Officers in units throughout the Regional System in the diagnosis and management of patients not directly under his/her care in consultation when so requested.
  • Establishes standards of care consistent with existing knowledge base and available medical technology.
  • Accepts responsibility for the teaching of the highest standards of medical practice to both under-graduate and post-graduate students who may be assigned to the unit or firm from time to time.
  • Assists in research projects which may involve his/her department and/or in collaboration with other departments.
  • Performs regular rounds with the Registrar and Junior Officers to assist patients’ management.
  • Ensures proper communication to all patients under his/her charge as to the nature of their illness and the outlook in treatment of their well-being so that they understand the full extent of their recovery or disability as may be the case.
  • Maintains the discipline and code of behaviour of medical staff directly under his/her supervision.
  • Accepts other responsibilities that the Head of Department/Medical Director may request from time to time, e.g. representation on committees, investigates patient management practices, and initiates new procedures and services.
  • Implements Admission discharge and Transfer (A.D.T) policies for his/her unit as formulated by Head of Department in keeping with the Ministry of Health’s ADT policies.
  • Performs related work as may be required.
  • Performs or be present at all major surgical procedures with registrar.
  • Teaches techniques, pre-operative and post-operative management of surgical patients to Registrars and Junior Officers.
  • Conducts audit meetings (morbidity/mortality) meetings with staff and department.
  • Participates in all academic meetings.

Key Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to utilize new and old medical knowledge for the development of techniques of patient care institution.
  • Ability to display energy, drive, self-motivation, flexibility in work style and organization, emotional stability and maturity, good communication and interpersonal skills, good work ethic and high moral standards.

Required Qualifications, Training and Experience

  • Possession of a recognized Post Graduate Degree or Diploma in the appropriate discipline i.e. DM in O&G or MRCOG.
  • A minimum of five (5) years post specialization experience.
  • Registration as a medical practitioner by the Medical Board of Trinidad and Tobago.
  • Maintains his/her annual renewal with the Medical Board.
  • Extensive knowledge and experience in the principles and techniques of specialty.
  • Evidence of training and experience in Supervisory Management.

Submission of Applications
All applications should be submitted with a detailed Curriculum Vitae, copies of relevant certificates, Birth Certificate, a Police Certificate of good character, a contact number and two (2) testimonials by
March 20, 2017. All applications should be addressed (with the name of the position applied for, clearly labelled, on the outside of the envelope) to:

Chairman of the Human Resources Committee
South-West Regional Health Authority
Office of the Chairman, Level 8
San Fernando Teaching Hospital
Chancery Lane, San Fernando

For enquiries contact (868) 225-4325 ext. 5051/5050

UNSUITABLE/INCOMPLETE/LATE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACKNOWLEDGED

Certificates acquired at foreign universities MUST be supported by certified transcripts as well as evidence that the completed programme is accredited in Trinidad and Tobago.

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SWRHA - Water Management Services Supervisor

Job Summary
The Water Management Services Supervisor leads and directs the work of subordinate staff in the provision, storage, treatment and timely distribution of the required waters (potable, dialysis, softened, chemically treated, distilled etc.) as well as to Hospitals and other Health Care Facilities of the South-West Regional Health Authority (SWRHA).

This person is also responsible for effluent treatment and management throughout SWRHA’s Facilities. This person manages a team of technical staff, is fully responsible for the performance and development of the Section and possesses the direct authority to make line decisions concerning its day-to-day operations. The position has financial authority limits as determined by the Board of the SWRHA. The job may involve considerable travelling and fieldwork throughout the region.

The Water Management Services Supervisor will report to the Plant Engineer.

NB: This job is subject to exposure to electrical and mechanical hazards, vibration, dust, hazardous waste and other conditions as found in a hospital environment.

Key Functions and Duties

  • Designs, plans and execute programmes for the timely provision and maintenance of the required treated waters in Health Care Facilities in the SWRHA.
  • Supervises water technicians in operation of water production equipment for potable water and dialysis etc.
  • Supervises chemical, physical and microbiological tests and analyses for all water refinement and effluent plant processes.
  • Researches and/or develops new testing and/or analytical methods and techniques.
  • Supervises analytical, sampling, and instrument operation tasks associated with water and effluent quality assurance and laboratory result quality control.
  • Evaluates and interpret daily plant process tests and relay results to water technicians to ensure water and effluent quality meets standards set by Chief Medical Officer, Environmental Management Authority and applicable international standards.
  • Liaises with Hospital Head Chemist to determine chemical requirements and recommend corrective action or enhancement for treatment processes.
  • Develops quality assurance/quality control methods, and maintain records and reports.
  • Conducts plant process trend analysis based on test results and provide operations staff with timely information and process adjustment recommendations.
  • Supervises operation, troubleshooting, repair, calibration and maintenance of water refinement and effluent management equipment and laboratory instruments and equipment.
  • Enforces laboratory safety procedures, order, and cleanliness.
  • Works closely with all supervisors (institution and community) to solicit/provide technical support for the maintenance of water installations under their jurisdiction.
  • Oversees the establishment of new water treatment installations and or the repairs to existing installations being carried out by external contractors.
  • Ensures that all pertinent equipment and installations are successfully inspected according to statutory requirements.
  • Provides and periodically reviews inventories of tools and equipment, including Tradesmen’s Tool Kits, required to effectively perform the job.
  • Directs utilisation of the computerised maintenance management system to ensure that all system operating, maintenance and repair costs are recorded against sub-systems and/or components.
  • Ensures that the computerized maintenance management programme is updated in a timely manner with all pertinent information.
  • Consults with Plant Engineers for the provision of adequate resources to execute the functions of the section.
  • Monitors and measures the performance of subordinate staff.
  • Works closely with the Plant Engineer for the ongoing development of technical competences within the section.
  • Enforces health and safety regulations according to statutory requirements and applicable local and international safety standards and codes.
  • Reviews and analyses subordinates’ documentation of operations activities in logs and/or incident reports, and implements appropriate action where required.
  • Applies continuous effort to increase output quality and reliability and reduce turnaround times for on-going work.

Key Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Laws, regulations, guidelines, and codes standards pertaining to water refinement equipment in health institutions.
  • Laws, regulations, guidelines, and codes standards pertaining to effluent management in health institutions.
  • Local and international codes for water quality for biomedical and potable use.
  • Local and international safety codes pertaining to health institutions.
  • Production and safety practices, methods, materials, and tools used for water refinement and effluent management systems and equipment in health institutions.
  • Word processing, spreadsheet and database and project applications.
  • Ability to supervise technical staff.
  • Ability to read and understand technical manuals and instructions.
  • Ability to read and interpret gauges, meters, charts and other monitoring and recording devices.
  • Ability to produce written documents and reports with clearly organized thoughts using standard English sentence construction, punctuation and grammar.
  • Ability to organize resources and establish priorities.
  • Ability to develop and interpret budget estimates and performance criteria.
  • Ability to communicate orally and in writing with user departments’ representatives, manufacturers, contractors and the general public.
  • Skill in the use of personal computers and related software applications (word processing, spreadsheet, database, et al).

Required Qualifications, Training and Experience

  • A First Degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or an appropriate discipline from an accredited institution plus three (3) years’ experience in water treatment/management; or
  • A Certificate in Process & Utilities Engineering Technology with a Chemical Major or a Higher National Certificate (HNC) in chemistry or water/effluent, both with ten (10) years minimum experience in the management of water systems.
  • Five (5) years in a Supervisory Management Capacity.
  • An equivalent combination of skills and experience.
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license.

Submission of Applications
All applications should be submitted with a detailed Curriculum Vitae, copies of relevant certificates, Birth Certificate, a Police Certificate of good character, a contact number and two (2) testimonials by March 24, 2017. All applications should be addressed (with the name of the position applied for, clearly labelled, on the outside of the envelope) to:

General Manager Human Resources
South-West Regional Health Authority
Human Resources Department, Level 2
San Fernando Teaching Hospital
Chancery Lane, San Fernando

For enquiries contact (868) 225-4325 ext. 5051/5050

UNSUITABLE/INCOMPLETE/LATE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACKNOWLEDGED

Certificates acquired at foreign universities MUST be supported by certified transcripts as well as evidence that the completed programme is accredited in Trinidad and Tobago.

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SWRHA - Refrigeration Services Supervisor

Job Summary
The Refrigeration Services Supervisor leads, and directs the work of subordinate staff in the maintenance and repair of refrigeration and air conditioning plant and machinery in the Hospitals and other Health Facilities of the South-West Regional Health Authority (SWRHA).

This person manages a team of technical staff, is fully responsible for the performance and development of the Section and possesses the direct authority to make line decisions concerning its day-to-day operations.  The position has financial authority limits as determined by the Board of the SWRHA. The job may involve considerable travelling and fieldwork throughout the region.

NB: This job is subject to exposure to electrical and mechanical hazards, vibration, dust, hazardous waste and other conditions as found in a hospital environment.

Key Functions and Duties

  • Designs, plans and execute programmes for preventative and emergency maintenance of all refrigeration and air conditioning equipment and installations in Health Care Facilities in the SWRHA.
  • Works closely with all supervisors (institution and community) to provide technical support for the maintenance of refrigeration and air conditioning installations under their jurisdiction.
  • Oversees the establishment of new installations and or the repairs to existing installations being carried out by external contractors.
  • Ensures that all pertinent refrigeration and air conditioning equipment and installations are tested, charged, discharged and operated in accordance with national and international regulations.
  • Provides and periodically reviews inventories of tools and equipment, including Tradesmen’s Tool Kits, required to effectively perform the job.
  • Directs utilisation of the computerised maintenance management system to ensure that all system operating, maintenance and repair costs are recorded against sub-systems and/or components.
  • Ensures that the computerized maintenance management programme is updated in a timely manner with all pertinent information.
  • Consults with Plant Engineers for the provision of adequate resources to execute the functions of the section.
  • To monitor and measure the performance of subordinate staff.
  • Works closely with the Plant Engineer for the ongoing development of technical competences within the section.
  • Enforces health and safety regulations according to statutory requirements and applicable local and international safety standards and codes.
  • Reviews and analyses subordinates’ documentation of operations activities in logs and/or incident reports, and implements appropriate action where required.
  • Applies continuous effort to increase output quality and reliability and reduce turnaround times for on-going work.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.

Key Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Laws, regulations, guidelines, and codes standards pertaining to mechanical installations and equipment in health institutions.
  • Local and international refrigeration and air conditioning engineering codes.
  • Local and international safety codes pertaining to health institutions.
  • Knowledge and experience in the management and maintenance of large refrigeration and air conditioning systems.
  • Knowledge of safety practices, methods, materials, and tools used in the maintenance of refrigeration and air conditioning systems in health institutions.
  • Working knowledge and of computerized maintenance management and project management software.
  • Ability to supervise technical and professional staff.
  • Ability to read and understand technical manuals and instructions.
  • Ability to read and interpret gauges, meters, charts and other monitoring and recording devices.
  • Ability to produce written documents and reports with clearly organized thoughts using standard English sentence construction, punctuation and grammar.
  • Ability to organize resources and establish priorities.
  • Ability to develop and interpret budget estimates and performance criteria.
  • Ability to communicate orally and in writing with user departments’ representatives, manufacturers, contractors and the general public.
  • Skills in the use of personal computers and related software applications (word processing, spreadsheet, database, et al).
  • Ability to work in elevated locations
  • Ability to use hand and power tools applicable to trade.

Required Qualifications, Training and Experience

  • A First Degree in an Mechanical or Refrigeration Engineering discipline from an accredited institution with a minimum of three (3) years’ experience in refrigeration and air conditioning; or
  • A Higher National Certificate (HNC) or similar appropriate qualification plus ten (10) years minimum experience in the maintenance and repair of domestic and industrial refrigeration and air conditioning systems; or
  • An equivalent combination of qualifications and experience.
  • Possession of a valid driver’s licence.

Submission of Applications
All applications should be submitted with a detailed Curriculum Vitae, copies of relevant certificates, Birth Certificate, a Police Certificate of good character, a contact number and two (2) testimonials by March 24, 2017. All applications should be addressed (with the name of the position applied for, clearly labelled, on the outside of the envelope) to:

General Manager Human Resources
South-West Regional Health Authority
Human Resources Department, Level 2
San Fernando Teaching Hospital
Chancery Lane, San Fernando

For enquiries contact (868) 225-4325 ext. 5051/5050

UNSUITABLE/INCOMPLETE/LATE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACKNOWLEDGED

Certificates acquired at foreign universities MUST be supported by certified transcripts as well as evidence that the completed programme is accredited in Trinidad and Tobago.

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SWRHA - Technical Supervisor
(Buildings and Ground Maintenance)

Job Summary
The Technical Supervisor, Building and Grounds will be responsible for providing technical support for the delivery of maintenance and contracted services within the Property services Department.

Key Functions and Duties

  • Assists the Senior Technician in implementing all maintenance activities.
  • Assists in the preparation of work orders, bids, etc.
  • Manages the various databases.
  • Assists in the monitoring of contractors.
  • Assists in the preparation of specifications.
  • Liaises closely with Health Facilities to identify maintenance needs.
  • Other duties as may be assigned by the Senior Property Services Technician or Manager.

Key Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • General computer literacy.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Proficiency in Computer aided Design.

Required Qualifications, Training and Experience

  • Civil Engineering Technician Certificate (Construction & Building Trades) and 2 years minimum experience in building and construction or National Craftsman Certificate.
  • Certificate in Building Trades with 5 years minimum experience.

Submission of Applications
All applications should be submitted with a detailed Curriculum Vitae, copies of relevant certificates, Birth Certificate, a Police Certificate of good character, a contact number and two (2) testimonials by March 24, 2017. All applications should be addressed (with the name of the position applied for, clearly labelled, on the outside of the envelope) to:

General Manager Human Resources
South-West Regional Health Authority
Human Resources Department, Level 2
San Fernando Teaching Hospital
Chancery Lane, San Fernando

For enquiries contact (868) 225-4325 ext. 5051/5050

UNSUITABLE/INCOMPLETE/LATE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACKNOWLEDGED

Certificates acquired at foreign universities MUST be supported by certified transcripts as well as evidence that the completed programme is accredited in Trinidad and Tobago.

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SWRHA - Senior Electrical Technician

Job Summary
The Senior Electrical Technician provides specialist technical expertise in maintenance of electrical installations and equipment in health care institutions, and supervises lower level maintenance staff in technical activities.

The health institutions operate on a 24 hour basis, and accordingly this person may be required to work on shift or “on call” arrangements.

The job may involve considerable travelling and fieldwork throughout the region.

NB: This job is subject to exposure to electrical and mechanical hazards, vibration, dust, hazardous waste and other conditions as found in a hospital environment.

Key Functions and Duties

  • Performs electrical emergency and preventive maintenance and repair duties necessary to maintain assigned facilities in the region.
  • Performs advanced maintenance, repairs and adjustments to medium and low voltage electrical installations and equipment.
  • Inspects electrical equipment at all SWRHA facilities to determine maintenance, repair, and replacement needs; report safety and fire hazards.
  • Troubleshoots utility and standby power systems.
  • Performs advanced scheduled maintenance on standby power systems.
  • Assists Electrical Services Supervisor to coordinate work schedule for section staff.
  • Consults with and obtain directions from the Electrical Engineer to plan and execute electrical jobs related to the requirements of the region.
  • Assists Electrical Services Supervisor to develop and maintain a manual or computerised preventive maintenance system for the region.
  • Utilises the manual or computerised job administration system to ensure that all operating, maintenance and repair costs are recorded against individual assets.
  • Analyses manual or computerised cost and performance history records for the Authority’s property to assess electrical costs and performance profiles for all property and equipment.
  • Advises Electrical Services Supervisor on maintenance of parts and material inventory stocking.
  • Advises Electrical Services Supervisor on professional equipment necessary for ongoing maintenance.
  • Consults with the Electrical Services Supervisor to develop written objectives with time frames for the section.
  • Consults with the Electrical Services Supervisor to develop, control and report on capital and expense budgets for the section.
  • Enforces health and safety regulations according to statutory requirements and applicable local and international safety standards and codes.
  • Applies continuous research and effort to reduce energy consumption costs.
  • Applies continuous effort to increase output quality and reduce turnaround times for on-going work.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.

Key Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Laws, regulations, guidelines, and codes standards pertaining to operation, maintenance and repair to medium and low voltage electrical installations and equipment in health institutions.
  • Local and international electrical codes.
  • Local and international safety codes and practices pertaining to health institutions.
  • Engineering methods, materials, and tools used in the maintenance of electrical installations and equipment in health institutions.
  • Standby generator and automatic transfer switch installation, operation and maintenance.
  • Medium and low voltage installation, operation and maintenance.
  • Word processing , spreadsheet and database and project applications.
  • Ability to supervise technical staff.
  • Ability to read and understand technical manuals and instructions.
  • Ability to produce written documents and reports with clearly organized thoughts using standard English sentence construction, punctuation and grammar.
  • Ability to develop and interpret budget estimates and performance criteria.
  • Ability to communicate orally and in writing with user departments’ representatives, manufacturers, contractors.
  • Ability to use measuring instruments in addition to hand and power tools applicable to trade.
  • Ability to work independently in the absence of supervision.
  • Ability to work in elevated locations.
  • Word processing, spreadsheet and database and project applications.

Required Qualifications, Training and Experience

  • Diploma in Electrical/Electronics Engineering from an accredited technical institution.
  • Possession of a wireman’s licence.
  • Five (5) years’ experience as a Senior Electrical Technician in a medium to large facility.
  • Possession of a valid driver’s licence.

Submission of Applications
All applications should be submitted with a detailed Curriculum Vitae, copies of relevant certificates, Birth Certificate, a Police Certificate of good character, a contact number and two (2) testimonials by March 24, 2017. All applications should be addressed (with the name of the position applied for, clearly labelled, on the outside of the envelope) to:

General Manager Human Resources
South-West Regional Health Authority
Human Resources Department, Level 2
San Fernando Teaching Hospital
Chancery Lane, San Fernando

For enquiries contact (868) 225-4325 ext. 5051/5050

UNSUITABLE/INCOMPLETE/LATE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACKNOWLEDGED

Certificates acquired at foreign universities MUST be supported by certified transcripts as well as evidence that the completed programme is accredited in Trinidad and Tobago.

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SWRHA - Senior Maintenance Technician

Job Summary
The Senior Maintenance Technician provides technical skills (electrical, electronic, mechanical, civil, air conditioning and refrigeration, etc.) applicable to maintenance of health care facilities and supervises subordinate staff in technical activities. The health institutions operate on a 24 hour basis, and accordingly this person may be required to work on shift or “on call” arrangements. 

The job may involve considerable travelling and fieldwork throughout the region.

NB: This job is subject to exposure to electrical and mechanical hazards, vibration, dust, hazardous waste and other conditions as found in a hospital environment.

Key Functions and Duties

  • Performs advanced repairs and adjustments to equipment and physical facilities throughout the region.
  • Inspects equipment and physical facilities to determine maintenance, repair, and replacement needs.
  • Provides technical guidance to subordinate staff.
  • Consults with the General Maintenance Services Supervisor to develop and plan maintenance strategies and co-ordinate work schedule for section staff.
  • Assists in the development and maintenance of a manual and/or computerised preventive maintenance system for the region.
  • Consults with the General Maintenance Services Supervisor to develop, control and report on capital and expense budgets for the section.
  • Enforces health and safety regulations according to statutory requirements and applicable local and international safety standards and codes.
  • Consults with the General Maintenance Services Supervisor to develop and implement security systems for protection of plant and property.
  • Applies continuous effort to increase output quality and reduce turnaround times for on-going work.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.

Key Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Regulations, guidelines, and standards related to particular skill.
  • Safety practices, methods, materials, and tools used in the performance of skill.
  • Word processing, spreadsheet and database applications would be an asset.
  • Ability to read and understand technical manuals and instructions.
  • Ability to produce written documents and reports with clearly organized thoughts using standard English sentence construction, punctuation and grammar.
  • Ability to use measuring instruments in addition to hand and power tools applicable to trade.
  • Ability to supervise subordinates.
  • Ability to work independently in the absence of supervision.
  • Ability to sit, stand, walk, kneel, crouch, squat, stoop, reach, crawl, twist, climb, and work in confined areas.
  • Ability to work in elevated locations.

Required Qualifications, Training and Experience

  • Diploma in particular skill from an accredited technical institution with at least five (5) years practical experience in the particular skill.
  • Proven record of ability to supervise subordinates.

Submission of Applications
All applications should be submitted with a detailed Curriculum Vitae, copies of relevant certificates, Birth Certificate, a Police Certificate of good character, a contact number and two (2) testimonials by March 24, 2017. All applications should be addressed (with the name of the position applied for, clearly labelled, on the outside of the envelope) to:

General Manager Human Resources
South-West Regional Health Authority
Human Resources Department, Level 2
San Fernando Teaching Hospital
Chancery Lane, San Fernando

For enquiries contact (868) 225-4325 ext. 5051/5050

UNSUITABLE/INCOMPLETE/LATE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACKNOWLEDGED

Certificates acquired at foreign universities MUST be supported by certified transcripts as well as evidence that the completed programme is accredited in Trinidad and Tobago.

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SWRHA - Plant Operator

Job Summary
The Plant Operator provides routine electronic/mechanical work in the operations and maintenance of health facilities’ plants and equipment.  The health institutions operate on a 24 hour basis, and accordingly this person may be required to work on shift or “on call” arrangements.  The job may involve considerable travelling and fieldwork throughout the region.

NB: This job is subject to exposure to electrical and mechanical hazards, vibration, dust, hazardous waste and other conditions as found in a hospital environment.

Key Functions and Duties

  • Performs routine preventive or minor break-down maintenance on boilers, air conditioning compressors, pumps, generators, vacuum plant, air compressors, medical gases systems, air condition systems and elevators.
  • Responds and takes appropriate action in response to all alarm signals (audio or visual).
  • Upkeeps and maintains operation records of medical gases.
  • Consults with and obtain directions from the Senior Plant Operator to plan and execute jobs related to the requirements of the Region.
  • Utilises the manual or computerised maintenance management system to ensure that all operating, maintenance and repair costs are recorded against individual assets.
  • Advises Supervisor on maintenance of parts and material inventory stocking.
  • Advises Supervisor on professional equipment necessary for ongoing maintenance.
  • Inspects equipment at all SWRHA facilities to determine maintenance, repair, and replacement needs; report safety and fire hazards in keeping with the Authority’s policies and procedures.
  • Applies continuous effort to reduce energy consumption costs.
  • Applies continuous effort to increase output quality and reduce turnaround times for on-going work.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.

Key Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Laws, regulations, guidelines, and codes standards pertaining to operation, maintenance and repair to mechanical engineering installations and equipment in health institutions.
  • Local and international mechanical engineering codes.
  • Local and international safety codes and practices pertaining to health institutions.
  • Engineering methods, materials, and tools used in the maintenance of mechanical engineering installations and equipment in health institutions.
  • Word processing, spreadsheet and database and project applications.
  • Ability to read and understand technical manuals and instructions.
  • Communicate orally with user departments’ representatives, manufacturers, contractors.
  • Ability to read, understand and follow safety procedures.
  • Ability to use measuring instruments in addition to hand and power tools applicable to trade.
  • Ability to work independently in the absence of supervision.
  • Ability to work in elevated locations.

Required Qualifications, Training and Experience

  • Successful completion of a relevant Craftsman Certificate from an accredited technical institute.
  • Two (2) years’ experience as a Plant Operator in a facility.
  • Possession of a valid driver’s licence.

Submission of Applications
All applications should be submitted with a detailed Curriculum Vitae, copies of relevant certificates, Birth Certificate, a Police Certificate of good character, a contact number and two (2) testimonials by March 24, 2017. All applications should be addressed (with the name of the position applied for, clearly labelled, on the outside of the envelope) to:

General Manager Human Resources
South-West Regional Health Authority
Human Resources Department, Level 2
San Fernando Teaching Hospital
Chancery Lane, San Fernando

For enquiries contact (868) 225-4325 ext. 5051/5050

UNSUITABLE/INCOMPLETE/LATE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACKNOWLEDGED

Certificates acquired at foreign universities MUST be supported by certified transcripts as well as evidence that the completed programme is accredited in Trinidad and Tobago.

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SWRHA - Electrical Technician

Job Summary
The Electrical Technician provides specialist technical expertise in maintenance of electrical installations and equipment in health institutions.  The health institutions operate on a 24 hour basis, and accordingly this person may be required to work on shift or “on call” arrangements.

The job may involve considerable travelling and fieldwork throughout the region.

NB: This job is subject to exposure to electrical and mechanical hazards, vibration, dust, hazardous waste and other conditions as found in a hospital environment.

Key Functions and Duties

  • Performs scheduled maintenance on standby power systems.
  • Troubleshoots utility and standby power systems.
  • Performs electrical emergency and preventive maintenance and repair duties necessary to maintain assigned facilities in the Region.
  • Performs maintenance, repairs and adjustments to medium and low voltage electrical installations and equipment.
  • Inspects electrical equipment at all SWRHA facilities to determine maintenance, repair and replacement needs in collaboration with Supervisor and reports safety and fire hazards.
  • Assists Supervisor to maintain a manual or computerised maintenance system for the Region.
  • Utilises the manual or computerised maintenance management system to ensure that all operating, maintenance and repair costs are recorded against individual assets.
  • Troubleshoots utility and standby power systems in collaboration with Supervisor.
  • Performs work in keeping with health and safety regulations, and according to statutory requirement and applicable local and international safety standards and codes.
  • Applies continuous effort to reduce energy consumption costs.
  • Applies continuous effort to increase output quality and reduce turnaround times for on-going work.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.

Key Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Laws, regulations, guidelines, and codes standards pertaining to operation, maintenance and repair to medium and low voltage electrical installations and equipment in health institutions.
  • Local and international electrical codes.
  • Local and international safety codes and practices pertaining to health institutions.
  • Engineering methods, materials, and tools used in the maintenance of electrical installations and equipment in health institutions.
  • Standby generator and automatic transfer switch installation, operation and maintenance.
  • Word processing, spreadsheet and database and project applications.
  • Ability to read and understand technical manuals and instructions.
  • Ability to produce written documents and reports with clearly organized thoughts using standard English sentence construction.
  • Ability to communicate orally and in writing with user departments’ representatives, manufacturers and contractors.
  • Ability to read, understand and follow safety procedures.
  • Ability to use measuring instruments in addition to hand and power tools applicable to trade.
  • Ability to work independently in the absence of supervision.
  • Ability to work in elevated locations.

Required Qualifications, Training and Experience

  • Successful completion of an Electrical/Electronics Certificate from an accredited technical institution.
  • Possession of a wireman’s licence.
  • Two (2) years’ experience as an Electrician in a facility.

Submission of Applications
All applications should be submitted with a detailed Curriculum Vitae, copies of relevant certificates, Birth Certificate, a Police Certificate of good character, a contact number and two (2) testimonials by March 24, 2017. All applications should be addressed (with the name of the position applied for, clearly labelled, on the outside of the envelope) to:

General Manager Human Resources
South-West Regional Health Authority
Human Resources Department, Level 2
San Fernando Teaching Hospital
Chancery Lane, San Fernando

For enquiries contact (868) 225-4325 ext. 5051/5050

UNSUITABLE/INCOMPLETE/LATE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACKNOWLEDGED

Certificates acquired at foreign universities MUST be supported by certified transcripts as well as evidence that the completed programme is accredited in Trinidad and Tobago.

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SWRHA - Refrigeration Technician

Job Summary
The Refrigeration Technician provides technical service in the maintenance of refrigeration and air conditioning installations and equipment in health institutions. The health institutions operate on a
24 hour basis, and accordingly this person may be required to work on shift or “on call” arrangements.  The job may involve considerable travelling and fieldwork throughout the region.

NB: This job is subject to exposure to electrical and mechanical hazards, vibration, dust, hazardous waste and other conditions as found in a hospital environment.

Key Functions and Duties

  • Performs refrigeration and air conditioning emergency and preventive maintenance and repair duties necessary to maintain facilities in the region.
  • Lends support to Senior Refrigeration Technician in the maintenance, repairs and adjustments to large installations and equipment including chilled water systems.
  • Inspects refrigeration and air conditioning equipment at all SWRHA facilities to determine maintenance, repair, and replacement needs; report safety and fire hazards.
  • Assists Senior Refrigeration Technician to co-ordinate work schedule for section staff.
  • Consults with and obtain directions from the Senior Refrigeration Technician to plan and execute refrigeration and air conditioning jobs related to the requirements of the region.
  • Assists Senior Refrigeration Technician to develop and maintain a manual or computerised preventive maintenance system for the region.
  • Utilises the manual or computerised job administration system to ensure that all operating, maintenance and repair costs are recorded against individual assets.
  • Enforces health and safety regulations according to statutory requirements and applicable local and international safety standards and codes.
  • Consults with the Senior Refrigeration Technician to develop and implement security systems for security protection of plant and property.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.

Key Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Laws, regulations, guidelines, and codes standards pertaining to operation, maintenance and repair to refrigeration and air conditioning installations and equipment in health institutions.
  • Local and international refrigeration and air conditioning codes.
  • Local and international safety codes and practices pertaining to health institutions.
  • Engineering methods, materials, and tools used in the maintenance of refrigeration and air conditioning installations and equipment in health institutions.
  • Word processing, spreadsheet and database and project applications.
  • Ability to use measuring and test instruments in addition to hand and power tools applicable to trade.
  • Ability to read and understand technical manuals and instructions.
  • Ability to produce written documents and reports with clearly organized thoughts using standard English sentence construction, punctuation and grammar.
  • Ability to communicate orally and in writing with user department’s representatives, manufacturers, contractors.
  • Skill in the use of personal computers and related software applications (word processing, spreadsheet, database, et al).
  • Ability to read, understand, follow, and enforce safety procedures.
  • Ability to work independently in the absence of supervision.
  • Ability to sit, stand, walk, kneel, crouch, squat, stoop, reach, crawl, twist, climb, and work in confined areas.
  • Ability to work in elevated locations.

Required Qualifications, Training and Experience

  • Craftsman Certificate in Refrigeration and Air Conditioning from an accredited technical institution.
  • Two years experience in Refrigeration and Air Conditioning servicing and maintenance.
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license.

Submission of Applications
All applications should be submitted with a detailed Curriculum Vitae, copies of relevant certificates, Birth Certificate, a Police Certificate of good character, a contact number and two (2) testimonials by March 24, 2017. All applications should be addressed (with the name of the position applied for, clearly labelled, on the outside of the envelope) to:

General Manager Human Resources
South-West Regional Health Authority
Human Resources Department, Level 2
San Fernando Teaching Hospital
Chancery Lane, San Fernando

For enquiries contact (868) 225-4325 ext. 5051/5050

UNSUITABLE/INCOMPLETE/LATE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACKNOWLEDGED

Certificates acquired at foreign universities MUST be supported by certified transcripts as well as evidence that the completed programme is accredited in Trinidad and Tobago.

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SWRHA - Bio-Medical Technician II

Job Summary
The Biomedical Technician II is required to perform a variety of routine and complex tasks associated with the installation, calibration and maintenance of medical equipment and devices used in the treatment, diagnosis and monitoring of patients, throughout the South-West Regional Health Authority.

The Bio-Medical Technician II will report to the Senior Bio-Medical Technician.

Key Functions and Duties

  • Inspects, calibrates, installs and commissions medical and related technical equipment used in diagnosing, monitoring and treatment of patients at a medical facility.
  • Performs electrical safety tests using specialized test equipment to maintain patient and staff safety from electrical hazards.
  • Trains medical and allied staff on the proper use and maintenance of medical devices.
  • Tests, maintains, and repair electronic circuits on medical equipment.
  • Tests and checks the effect of environmental factors, such as temperature, humidity and pressure on equipment.
  • Consults with medical staff to ascertain if the equipment in use functions properly and safely, utilizing knowledge of electronics, medical terminology, human anatomy and physiology, chemistry and physics.
  • Conducts follow-up interviews with medical staff to verify that all previously addressed problems and malfunctions were properly and satisfactorily resolved.
  • Notifies user departments regarding the status of repairs and works and assist departments to obtain a replacement or loaned equipment as required.
  • Maintains accurate and timely documentation.
  • Keeps abreast of current standards, codes and procedures regarding safe and effective use of medical through independent and/or formal instructions.
  • Maintains the proper care of spares, tools and test equipment.
  • Maintains an effective working relationship with nursing, medical, administrative staff and the general public.
  • Functions as a member of a team to provide efficient service delivery to all accounts within assigned areas.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Key Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Working Knowledge of electronics, electricity and electro-mechanical principles.
  • Working Knowledge of test equipment, multi-meter, signal generator and frequency generator and other analyzers used in the testing of medical devices.
  • Working Knowledge of current safety regulations and requirements.
  • Working Knowledge of medical terminology, methods and equipment.
  • Intermediate Skills in repairing, and maintaining complex electronic and electro-medical equipment.
  • Ability to instruct hospital staff in basic maintenance and use of electronic medical devices.
  • Ability to interpret schematic diagrams to perform effective repair and maintenance of medical devices.
  • Ability to diagnose equipment malfunctions and to read and follow electronic schematic diagrams.
  • Ability to use small hand tools such as soldering irons, pliers and wrenches.
  • Basic Computer Literacy Skills.

Required Qualifications, Training and Experience

  • An Electrical and Electronic Technician Diploma (EEET), Mechanical Electrical and Electronic Technician (MEET) or an equivalent engineering Diploma from a recognized institution.
  • A Minimum of Five (5) years O’ Level passes including Mathematics, English and a Science subject.
  • At least three (3) years technical experience in a Bio-medical Engineering capacity.
  • An equivalent combination of skills and experience.
  • Must possess a valid Driver’s license.

Submission of Applications
All applications should be submitted with a detailed Curriculum Vitae, copies of relevant certificates, Birth Certificate, a Police Certificate of good character, a contact number and two (2) testimonials by March 24, 2017. All applications should be addressed (with the name of the position applied for, clearly labelled, on the outside of the envelope) to:

General Manager Human Resources
South-West Regional Health Authority
Human Resources Department, Level 2
San Fernando Teaching Hospital
Chancery Lane, San Fernando

For enquiries contact (868) 225-4325 ext. 5051/5050

UNSUITABLE/INCOMPLETE/LATE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACKNOWLEDGED

Certificates acquired at foreign universities MUST be supported by certified transcripts as well as evidence that the completed programme is accredited in Trinidad and Tobago.

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SWRHA - Bio-Medical Technician I

Job Summary
The Biomedical Engineering Technician I is required to repair, calibrate, and maintain medical equipment and devices used in health-care delivery.

The Biomedical Technician I will report to the Senior Bio-Medical Technician.

Key Functions and Duties

  • Tests electronic circuitry, such as transistors, amplifiers and integrated circuits.
  • Assists senior technicians in performing corrective and preventative maintenance on electronic medical equipment, e.g. replacing components, taking test readings, and wiring circuits in accordance with specific instructions.
  • Inspects and tests medical electronic equipment for electrical safety, using appropriate testing equipment.
  • Makes minor repairs on medical electronic equipment, and assists in planned preventative maintenance and other related duties on biomedical equipment.
  • Prepares work order form and submits to senior officer for verification and certification.
  • Demonstrates and explains correct operation of equipment to medical personnel.
  • Maintains appropriate records of repairs and maintenance.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Key Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Working Knowledge of basic test equipment, such as oscilloscope, signal generator, or frequency generator.
  • Working Knowledge of electronic, electricity and electromechanical, including concepts of voltage, current, resistance, power, Ohm’s law and common electrical units.
  • Working knowledge of the installation and commissioning of biomedical equipment.
  • Working Knowledge of semi-conductors, integrated circuits, resistors, transformers and transistors.
  • Basic Knowledge of current safety regulations and requirements.
  • Ability to read and follow electronic schematic diagrams.
  • Ability to use small hand tools, such as soldering irons, pliers and wrenches.
  • Ability to maintain simple electronic equipment.
  • Ability to prepare maintenance records.
  • Ability to interpret schematic diagrams to perform effective repair and maintenance on basic biomedical equipment.

Required Qualifications, Training and Experience

  • Electrical and Electronic Technician Diploma (EEET), Mechanical Electrical and Electronic Technician (MEET) or an equivalent engineering Diploma from a recognized institution.
  • Five (5) O’level passes including Mathematics, English and a Science subject.
  • At least one (1) year On-The-Job training in the field of Bio-Medical equipment or a related field.

Submission of Applications
All applications should be submitted with a detailed Curriculum Vitae, copies of relevant certificates, Birth Certificate, a Police Certificate of good character, a contact number and two (2) testimonials by March 24, 2017. All applications should be addressed (with the name of the position applied for, clearly labelled, on the outside of the envelope) to:

General Manager Human Resources
South-West Regional Health Authority
Human Resources Department, Level 2
San Fernando Teaching Hospital
Chancery Lane, San Fernando

For enquiries contact (868) 225-4325 ext. 5051/5050

UNSUITABLE/INCOMPLETE/LATE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACKNOWLEDGED

Certificates acquired at foreign universities MUST be supported by certified transcripts as well as evidence that the completed programme is accredited in Trinidad and Tobago.

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