Employment Opportunity

Join the Dynamic Team of Health Care Professionals.


The South-West Regional Health Authority (SWRHA) is pleased to invite suitably qualified persons to forward applications to fill the following vacancies at the SWRHA:




Job Summary


The Internal Auditor (Management) is responsible for reviewing the operations of the Authority to ensure that performance systems are in accordance with approved policies and regulations.  Responsibilities will include the conduct of internal audits and reviews to assess the effectiveness of operational and financial controls and systems, business processes, risk management systems and governance processes with a view to maintenance of their effectiveness.


The work should be performed with considerable initiative and independent judgment in consultation with other General and Middle Managers, clinical directors, primary care directors, nursing and service managers to provide assurance of compliance with policy and reduction of risk of fraud.


The Internal Auditor (Management) will report to the Board of Directors and Audit Committee and administratively to the Chief Executive Officer.


key functions & Duties:


  • Prepares and implements a risk-based Internal Audit Plan for the Authority on an annual basis using appropriate methodology including any special tasks or projects requested by Board, management and the audit committee. 
  • Leads the activities of the department to ensure that all work is performed independently with due diligence and timeliness, with adequate support for appropriate findings to meet the requirements of the charter.
  • Submits periodic reports to the Audit Committee and management summarizing results of audit activities.
  • Performs/assists in the investigation of significant activities within the organization.
  • Develops appropriate department operating procedures.
  • Leads and co-ordinates the activities of the department to ensure staff is engaged in examining and analyzing accounting records.
  • Prepares/Reviews the Audit Committee Charter and/or Internal Audit Charter and/or QAIP.
  • Prepares an Audit Risk Universe.
  • Prepares Annual budget for Internal Audit Department.
  • Ensure that the Internal Audit Department applies the IIA’s IPPF.
  • Prepares and submits periodic reports to the Audit Committee and senior management.
  • Plans, directs, supervises and reviews work in accordance with the Annual Plan.
  • Ensures that information is reflected and held in accordance with retention policy.


key knowledge, skills and abilities:


  • Advanced knowledge of International Professional Practices Framework (IPPF).
  • Advanced knowledge of COSO Internal Control –Integrated Framework.
  • Working knowledge of the RHA’s policies and procedures.
  • Basic knowledge of the Laws and regulations affecting the RHA.
  • Advanced level training in Microsoft Excel and Word.
  • Intermediate level in Microsoft Visio and Microsoft PowerPoint.
  • Advanced skills in Analytical and critical thinking.
  • Advanced skills in Interpersonal, conflict resolution, professionalism and tactfulness.
  • Advanced written and verbal communication.
  • Advanced knowledge in Leadership skills.


Required Qualifications, Training and Experience:


  • Must be a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA).
  • Must have eight (8) years’ experience in the field, of which five (5) must be at a managerial level and or Audit Manager. 
  • Must have membership with IIATT.
  • ISACATT membership will be an asset.
  • Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)/ Certified Public Accountant (CPA) is a great asset.
  • Certification in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA) will be an asset.
  • Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS)/ Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) will be an asset.
  • MBA/MSc/LLM/BBA/BSc/LLB will be an asset.
  • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) is a great asset.
  • Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)/Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF) is a great asset.




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 strategic 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.


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. 





Job Summary


The General Manager, Nursing is responsible for setting the strategic direction for nursing and midwifery and ensuring that Nursing Services at each Facility throughout the South-West Region are organized to provide the delivery of Quality Care in an efficient manner. The post holder will be required to develop, implement, monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of policies and programmes aimed at ensuring that the nursing practice remains current and relevant within established standards and protocols.


The General Manager, Nursing will report to the Chief Executive Officer.


Required Qualifications, Training and Experience:


  • B.Sc. in Nursing Administration/Education.
  • Current registration with the Nursing Council of Trinidad & Tobago.
  • Post graduate qualification in a related field.
  • A minimum of fifteen (15) years practical nursing experience, of which five (5) years must be at a senior nursing managerial/supervisory level.
  • Advanced level of proficiency in computer applications. 


All applications should be submitted with a cover letter indicating the position applying for, a detailed Curriculum Vitae, copies of relevant certificates, copy of Birth Certificate, a Police Certificate of good character, a contact number and two (2) testimonials by
November 21, 2019.


All applications should be addressed (with the name of the position applied for, clearly labelled, on the outside of the envelope) to:


Office of the Chairman of the Human Resources Committee

South-West Regional Health Authority

Level 8, San Fernando Teaching Hospital

           Chancery Lane, San Fernando


For enquiries contact 225-4325 ext. 5051/5050




Certificates acquired at foreign universities MUST be supported by certified transcripts as well as evidence from the Accreditation Board of Trinidad and Tobago that the programme is accredited.