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Resident Transplant Surgeon

Date Posted
29th August 2017
Healthcare & Medical
Job Type
Port of Spain
Not Disclosed

Job Summary

The incumbent works in close collaboration with the Director, National Organ Transplant Unit and other personnel to develop all aspects of Kidney Transplantation.

Job Description

The Resident Transplant Surgeon manages all surgical aspects of renal transplant and associated surgeries.



  • Surgical pre-assessment of all patients to be transplanted, recipients and living donors.
  • Performs and assists with all transplant operations.
  • Assists in post-operative management of recipients.
  • Conducts management of the post operative donors.
  • Conducts long term surgical management of donors and recipients.
  • Takes on the role of surgical lead.
  • Takes an active role in morbidity and mortality meetings and in auditing unit function.
  • Performs access surgery and operations related to End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) complications.




  • Considerable knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques of Organ Transplantation.
  • Thorough knowledge of blood types, nerve connections, and components of vital organs that affect other organs.



  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Skill in the use of personal computers.
  • Possession of manual dexterity to multitask
  • Ability to exercise concentration when required
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, high stressed, deadline driven environment.
  • Ability to see and read information, labels, monitors and identify supplies
  • Ability to perform surgeries as well as interact with recovering patients
  • Ability to continue working regardless of what occurs in the operating environment
  • Ability to solve complex problems and make decisions within approved medical frameworks/guidelines.
  • Ability to exercise tact and diplomacy in the performance of duties.
  • Ability to observe and maintain confidentiality in the performance of duties.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to earn trust and exercise empathy with patients and their families
  • Ability to prepare comprehensive reports
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates and other key stakeholders within the medical and associated communities



  • A minimum of five (7) years’ experience in General Surgery and /or significant experience in Vascular Surgery, Transplantation and Urology as evidenced by certification and experience
  • FRCS or equivalent Diploma recognized by the Medical Board of Trinidad and Tobago
  • Registerable/Registration with the Medical Board of Trinidad and Tobago



  • Verification of being in a transplant training programme such as a one(1) year formal Transplant Fellowship training and at least three (3) years of continuous experience performing Transplant and Access surgery; OR
  • Evidence of completing a minimum of one year in a transplant training programme in a formal Transplant Fellowship with two (2) years of experience performing kidney transplants; OR
  • In lieu of forma training in transplantation, four (4) years of continuous experience performing Transplant and Access Surgery.


We thank all applicants for their interest. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications and experience required for the positions will be contacted.


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