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NCRHA - Manager, Corporate Communications
NCRHA - Manager, Information Technology
NCRHA - Plant Engineer II

SWRHA - Director of Health




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NCRHA - Manager, Corporate Communications

Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons to fill the position of Manager, Corporate Communications at the North-Central Regional Health Authority (NCRHA).

The Manager, Corporate Communications will be responsible for creating, implementing and overseeing communication programmes that effectively describe and promote the organisation’s services, through the implementation of appropriate communication strategies to ensure that a positive image of the Authority is maintained.

Main Responsibilities

  • Conducts research and analysis of the issues and opportunities which exist within various internal and external audiences and interprets such to the Senior Management.
  • Prepares and drafts speeches for the Chairman and the Chief Operating Officer as required.
  • Designs public relations strategies, which integrate policy, objectives, required activities and communication techniques.
  • Gathers information and appropriate corporate statistics using a variety of techniques.
  • Adapts content for the Web, for print publications and other communication mediums; and verifies corporate information before dissemination.
  • Manages projects or tasks at the request of the Chief Operating Officer.
  • Evaluates the impact and effect of the public relations strategy on target publics.
  • Networks to plan the communication activities, reports on such activities and assists in determining timetables for activities and projects.
  • Monitors media and is available for media calls and follow-ups as needed.
  • Proactively identifies and develops media opportunities.
  • Oversee the budget of the Corporate Communications department.
  • Coordinates the effective issuance of the Authority’s newsletter.
  • Prepares and implements the Authority’s communication plan.
  • Prepares functional budget proposals and manages approved budgets for the department.
  • Develops appropriate policies and procedures to guide communication with internal/external publics.
  • Monitors the information communicated on the Ministry of Health/Authority’s website.
  • Collaborate with the health care team to provide technical support to aid in health promotion and health education activities.
  • Performs related duties as directed by the organisational relationship.

Minimum Training and Experience

  • Master Degree in Mass Communications.
  • Minimum of eight (8) years experience in a similar position.
  • Experience in the Public Service will be an asset.
  • Certification in Microsoft Office.
  • Any equivalent combination of training and experience may be considered

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 by January 17th, 2017 to:

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

Unsuitable/late applications will not be acknowledged.

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NCRHA - Manager, Information Technology
Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons to fill the position of Central Sterile Processing Manager at the North-Central Regional Health Authority (NCRHA).

The Manager, Information Technology is responsible for planning, organising and managing the development, operations and maintenance of the Information Technology (IT) resources and infrastructure of the Authority and to effectively manage the delivery of all IT projects.

Main Responsibilities

  • Develop the Information Technology (IT) vision, policy, strategic plan and standards of the department in alignment with the mission and business plan of the Authority.
  • Lead and manage IT projects, including the identification and mitigation of project risk; ensure quality in delivery and timeliness and facilitate effective utilisation of resources.
  • Manage strategies to maintain the confidentiality, integrity and availability of the information systems of the Authority/Department and, to ensure the restoration of such information systems.
  • Monitor the implementation of the policy and strategic plan to ensure compliance with organisational policies, procedures and the overall information management strategy.
  • Manage the selection, implementation, operations and evaluation of security controls.
  • Assess the need of the organisation for IT services and recommend the most appropriate and cost effective solutions in meeting such.
  • Engage stakeholders in the planning and implementation of change needed for effective use of the IT services of the organisation.
  • Provide technical management of the IT operations and ensure that the department’s agreed service levels and data integrity requirements of the Authority are met, and ensure adherence to all relevant procedures.
  • Maintain the policy, standards and procedures for security and monitor the application and compliance of security operations procedures.
  • Develop budgets, facilitate procurement, negotiations and contracting; and monitor IT expenditure on the organisation, all IT projects and operations.
  • Keep abreast of new methods and trends in IT and products in order to advance and improve the Authority’s IT capabilities.
  • Make recommendations for staffing to ensure that there are adequate, skilled personnel to meet Information Technology service delivery plans
  • Perform related duties as directed by the organisational relationship.

Minimum Training and Experience

  • Minimum of five (5) years experience at a management level in the area of Information Technology (IT), including at least two (2) years in the development, implementation and operation of enterprise-wide IT systems.
  • Training as evidenced by the possession of a recognised Bachelor Degree in Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Information Systems Management, Computer Engineering or a related area.
    OR
  • Minimum of seven (7) years experience at a management level in the area of Information Technology (IT), including at least four (4) years in the development, implementation and operation of enterprise-wide IT systems.
  • Training as evidenced by the possession of a recognised Bachelor Degree.
  • Certification in the area of IT from a recognised institution.
    OR
  • Minimum of ten (10) years experience at a management level in the area of Information Technology (IT), in addition to at least five (5) years experience in the development, implementation and operation of enterprise-wide IT systems.
  • Training as evidenced by the possession of a two-year Diploma/Certificate in IT from a recognised institution.

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 by January 11th, 2017 to:

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

Unsuitable/late applications will not be acknowledged.

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NCRHA - Plant Engineer II
Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons to fill the position of Central Sterile Processing Manager at the North-Central Regional Health Authority (NCRHA).

The Plant Engineer II will be responsible for various maintenance tasks and repairs for equipment and machinery utilised at the Institution. Also, operates machines vital to the performance of maintenance repair.

Main Responsibilities

  • Provides assistance to the other plant personnel to execute proper maintenance and repairs.
  • Monitors the operations of the electrical supply and distribution system as indicated on the mimic panel (including incoming high 33KV lines; breakers and switches; 6MVA transformers- including tap chasers, substations, generators, programmable logic controller and auxiliary panels).
  • Repairs complex electrical devices and components requiring the use of schematic and wiring diagrams.
  • Monitors the operations of all equipment and systems at the Institution, including but not limited to, the Sewage Treatment Plant, the Water Treatment Plant, the UPS and the Incinerator, Boilers, Chillers, Medical Gases Systems, Compressors, etc.
  • Prepares requests for the maintenance of the plant equipment and facilities on the compound in which the plant operators are involved.
  • Ensures that there is always an adequate supply of LOX, propane, bulk gaseous oxygen, nitrous oxide and chemicals for water treatment, as needed by the chillers and boilers.
  • Checks the log sheets and the Plant Operators’ log books on a daily basis, assesses the plant operating conditions and take corrective action within the limits of defined responsibility.
  • Inspects the plant/equipment and makes recommendations to improve the performance and reliability of same.
  • Assists in the installation and commissioning of all new equipment.
  • Monitors the performance of all equipment and maintains proper records on all units and assists in engineering investigations and the preparation of reports.
  • Assists in the preparation of specifications for the procurement of equipment and materials related to Plant Operations and prepares Purchase Orders for equipment and spares.
  • Switches off high voltage supplies and load shedding as required under emergency conditions.
  • Assists in the operational activities/management on a daily basis in the operations unit.
  • Assists in the preparations of budgets, with reference to the usage of utilities and services at the Institution.
  • Prepares reports on Plant Operators’ breakdowns, accidents and plant malfunctions as delegated.
  • Prepares operational/management reports as required.
  • Ensures that all operations comply with the Authority’s Policies/Procedures and International Standards.
  • Manages and controls the facilities, resources, plant and equipment at the Institution.
  • Performs other related duties as directed by the organisational relationship.

Minimum Training and Experience

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering from an accredited institution.
  • Current Registration with the Engineering Board of Trinidad and Tobago.
  • Minimum of five (5) years experience in the maintenance of equipment and machinery or in a related technical field.
  • Any other equivalent combination of training and experience may be considered.

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 by January 11th, 2017 to:

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

Unsuitable/late applications will not be acknowledged.

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SWRHA - Director of Health

Job Summary
The Director of Health will report to the Chief Executive Officer. The incumbent will be responsible for the development of strategic policies, priorities and plans for the provision of the highest quality of health care in the Region in an efficient, professional, safe and effective manner. The policies, priorities and plans will be informed by health needs assessment and demographic clinical activity data analyses. The Director of Health will be responsible for oversight of clinical programmes and the practise of all medical personnel throughout the RHA. He /She is also responsible for evaluation of health/clinical services provided by the RHA.

Key Functions and Duties

  • Provides policy direction in the management of all areas of health service delivery and to advise the Chief Executive Officer and Board of Directors on health matters in the Region.
  • Ensures policy translation, implementation, coordination, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Provides leadership and supervisory role in the execution of health/clinical programmes and activities.
  • Ensures that health needs assessment data informs policy, programmes, priorities and plans.
  • Sets and coordinates work to achieve targets in the Region.
  • Leads in the development and implementation of systems for monitoring and evaluation of clinical care and public health programmes (including health promotion).
  • Provides leadership to ensure translation and adaptation of national health policies, procedures, guidelines and management systems within the health institutions in the region.
  • Participates in the negotiating process leading to the Annual Services Agreement with the Ministry of Health.
  • Leads the health care team in determining and introducing new health technologies for improving service delivery.
  • Assists in promoting the corporate image of SWRHA.
  • Assists in planning and budgeting for delivery of health services.
  • Contributes to policy formulation, analysis and review.
  • Contributes to short, medium and long term strategic planning and development.
  • Develops and monitors the Regional Health Plan within the context of the Ministry’s National Health Plan and the policies of the South-West Regional Health Authority.
  • Establishes systems for conducting assessments of health programmes and providing pertinent information to the respective heads for decision making.
  • Identifies areas for the development of both clinical and educational programmes and provide recommendations for the future direction for health promotion.
  • Reviews, monitors and evaluates all clinical services to ensure that the delivery of health care is efficient, professional and of the highest quality.
  • Facilitates the integration of all levels of clinical services across the continuum from primary through secondary to tertiary care.
  • Works closely with Clinical Heads and Medical Heads of the Health Care Facilities to ensure quality health care delivery and the implementation of established systems and protocols to minimize risk and liability.
  • Promotes clinical research, particularly in relation to the work of the Authority and other stakeholders.
  • Conducts ongoing health technology assessments (HTA) of systems and products, related to identifying and meeting patient needs.
  • Collaborates with Medical, Nursing and Allied staff in preparing the health/clinical programmes input as well as service targets for the Ministry’s Annual Services Agreement (ASA).
  • Collaborates with the Executive Management Team in the development of the Region’s annual budget.
  • Collaborates with the relevant department in conducting evaluation of all health programmes.
  • Represents the Region nationally, regionally and internationally in matters of health and health care delivery.
  • Provides advice to the Board of Directors and the Chief Executive Officer on matters relating to the delivery of health care.
  • Represents the Board of Directors and the Chief Executive Officer on any Committee so assigned.
  • All other related duties and functions as determined by the Board of Directors and the Chief Executive Officer.

PRIMARY

  • Confers with the Heads of Institutions and Clinical Facilities, Heads of Departments and other key personnel in SWRHA to ensure the efficient running of services, the implementation of programmes, the performance of medical staff and planning of future services.
  • Confers with professional and technical staff to ensure implementation of policies and procedures in health care, disease prevention and health promotion programmes.

SECONDARY

  • Establishes and 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 health care.
  • Establishes relationships with the private health care delivery institutions and the business community with a view to enhancing the quality of health care in the region.
  • Creates and maintains links with Regional and International Health Agencies (such as Caribbean Epidemiology Centre, Pan American Health Organization and the World Health Organization) for transfer of technology and assisting with funding of health care projects. 

Key Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Must have extensive experience in management of a health care establishment.
  • Knowledge of current professional issues in health care management.
  • Working knowledge of current health care/health professional legislation.
  • Knowledge of quality improvement strategies and standards setting systems.
  • Knowledge of Infection Prevention & Control standards.
  • Extensive knowledge of Health Promotion and Health Planning.
  • Extensive knowledge of current trends, principles and practices, methods and techniques in Health Services Administration.
  • A working knowledge of the laws relating to the delivery of health care and relevant legal issues.
  • Expert knowledge of methodologies for evaluating health care.
  • Leadership, strategic planning and budgeting skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong analytical and good interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work effectively with multidisciplinary teams
  • Ability to plan, organize, integrate and coordinate a wide range of administrative support services, particularly as it relates to the health sector.
  • Quality and risk management skills.
  • Organization development skills.

Required Qualifications, Training and Experience

  • The incumbent is required to possess post-graduate qualification in a health related field with extensive senior management experience.
  • The incumbent MUST have at least ten (10) years senior management experience in a similar or related job function, or, a combination of clinical experience and management training.
  • The officer must also be currently registered with the relevant professional body in Trinidad and Tobago where applicable. 
  • Applicants must have considerable strategic, interpersonal and analytic skills with a deep understanding and appreciation of the strategic and operational challenges of the health sector.
  • The ideal candidate must be performance driven and keen to achieve results. 

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
January 13th, 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 225-4325 ext. 5051/5050/5056

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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