Jobs in Jamaica: Head of Clinical Services (Jamaica)




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Jobs in Jamaica: Head of Clinical Services

Published Mar 8, 2013

LOCATION: University of the West Indies, Mona, Kingston

DESCRIPTION: Tropical Medicine Research Institute Sickle Cell Unit (SCU); Monitoring of standards and quality of clinical care for all the patient groups; Ensuring that clinical care standards and practices are reviewed periodically and kept up to date whether from Institute research findings or the literature; Supervising clinical staff of the Institute to achieve quality services as well as their participation in research; Working with the Institute and Unit Directors to integrate clinical services into the Institute‚Äôs Research Program;  Assisting in the delivery of clinical care to persons with Sickle Cell Disease at the Sickle Cell Unit as this unit has the largest clinical load with ~ 12,000 patient visits per year; Coordinate clinical electives for health care professionals who desire to do electives at the Institute; Participating in the clinical teaching mission of the Institute; Representing the clinical interests of the Institute to external stakeholders such as the Ministry of Health, University Hospital and other professional bodies.

QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates should have a MBBS Degree with Postgraduate training in an area of medical specialty. Preference will be given to persons with postgraduate training in Hematology, Pediatrics, Internal Medicine, Family Medicine or Emergency Medicine; Experience and/or training in epidemiology or public health will be an asset; Ten (10) years professional working experience, at least three (3) years of which should be in the care and management of Sickle Cell Disease. Submit a curriculum vitae (inclusive of a statement on teaching and research interests) giving full particulars of qualifications, experience, the names and addresses of three (3) referees (one of whom should be from your present organization) and copies of academic qualifications.

CONTACT INFORMATION: Director, Human Resource Management Division, The University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, Kingston 7, Jamaica; Email:


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