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National Medical Director

Date Posted
27th September 2016
Healthcare & Medical
Job Type
Port of Spain
Not Disclosed

Job Summary

Applications are invited from suitably qualified nationals of Trinidad and Tobago for employment, on contract, for the position of National Medical Director for a period of three (3) years, in the Ministry of Health.

Job Description

Job Summary

Highly responsible professional and administrative work in the overseeing of  all aspect of the services provided by National Emergency Ambulance Service.      


Length of Contract
Three (3) years

Reports to:

  • Chief Medical Officer (Clinical)
  • Permanent Secretary (Administrative)


Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Monitoring the delivery of services and obligations of the national emergency ambulance service provider within the context of the service contract. These include (but are not limited to) clinical performance, operations, administration, staffing, recording and reporting, quality assurance, client satisfaction and ambulances.
  • Reporting of findings on a regular basis to the Chief Medical Officer (clinical, patient related) and Permanent Secretary (administrative issues).
  • Collaborating with other departments of the Ministry of Health as necessary with a view towards gaining input in the operations of the ambulance services. These include Quality Services Management Unit, Finance and Projects, Corporate Communications Unit, Health Policy, Research and Planning Directorate, Vertical Services etc.
  • Participating in EMT-B’s training programme.
  • Liaising with the Regional Health Authorities and other ambulance destinations to monitor service delivery.
  • Developing continuing education programme, regionally and nationally.
  • Advising on control systems and making recommendations for improvement of the operations and services of the service provider.
  • Providing technical support and advice with respect to the development of the National Emergency Ambulance Services Authority.
  • Overseeing the operations of the Emergency Services and Disaster Preparedness Co-ordinating Unit.
  • Any other related duties as may be required.


Minimum Qualifications, Education and Experience

  • A Medical Degree recognized by the Medical Board of Trinidad and Tobago.
  • Current Registration with the Medical Board of Trinidad and Tobago.
  • Post graduate qualification in medicine and/ or surgery and / or any sub-specialty of medicine or surgery.
  • Four (4) to eight (8) years of supervisory experience.
  • Any equivalent combination of training and experience.


Terms and Conditions of Employment
Terms and conditions of employment for the positions are to be negotiated with/determined by the Chief Personnel Officer, Personnel Department.


We thank all applicants for their interest, however unsuitable/late applications will not be acknowledged.

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