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Lecturer in Ophthalmology

University of the West Indies - Department of Clinical Surgical Sciences

Location: Saint Augustine - Trinidad and Tobago
Salary: Not Specified
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 14th June 2024
Closes: 7th July 2024
Job Ref: 187/13/16-3 I W2

Qualifications and Experience 

The successful candidate must possess an MBBS or equivalent from a recognized university and at least one (1) of the following specialist qualifications in Ophthalmology recognized by the Medical Board of Trinidad and Tobago and The University of the West Indies: 

  • DM Ophthalmology or
  • CCT/CCST (UK) or
  • American Board Certification in Ophthalmology or
  • Certification equivalent to CCT/CCST from Australia, Canada, Ireland or New Zealand
  • FRCOphth (London) and followed by three (3) years served in the specialty at a senior level/second call
  • FRCS (Ophthal) Edinburgh/Glasgow/Ireland and followed by 3 years served in the specialty at a senior level/second call
  • MRCOphth, attained prior to 2008 and followed by three (3) years served in the specialty at a senior level/second call 

Candidates should also possess:

  • Very high level of clinical competence – evidence of audited surgical outcomes
  • Teaching experience in the fields of Ophthalmology and Optometry
  • Good record of research and publications in reputable, peer – reviewed journals
  • At least one (1) year clinical experience post specialist qualification
  • Experience in clinical supervision of junior colleagues
  • Evidence of leadership skills such as mentoring juniors to achieve success, conflict resolution, time management and chairing of meetings/group sessions
  • Evidence of having used technology relevant to teaching including audiovisual aids and teaching in the virtual environment
  • Evidence of assessment knowledge (summative and formative assessment of learners)
  • Ability to analyse medical literature and apply to clinical and professional practice 

Candidates with the following would have an advantage:

  • Fellowship specialist training in a subspecialty such as Paediatric Ophthalmology, Paediatric Glaucoma, Neuro ophthalmology, Orbits and  Oculoplastics, Anterior segment
  • Postgraduate teaching experience
  • Prior success in formulating research questions, designing research methodology, collecting and analysing data
  • Prior success in the use of computer software application and statistical packages 

The following would be considered assets:

  • Certificate in Medical Education
  • Master’s degree or PhD in a health related speciality
  • Experience in the supervision of student research
  • Evidence of prior success in attracting external research and development funding
  • Knowledge of healthcare financing, resource allocation and cost control
  • Evidence of programme or project design, development and implementation 

Detailed application and full curriculum vitae should be sent to the Campus Registrar, c/o HR Division (Appointments Section), Main Administration Building, The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago, W.I. via e-mail:STA-HRApplications@sta.uwi.edu. Three (3) referees (one of whom should be from your present organization) must be indicated. Application forms may be obtained at http://www.sta.uwi.edu in the Faculty & Staff, Staff Vacancies section. Further particulars including remuneration package may also be obtained at the above address. In order to expedite the appointment procedures, applicants are advised to ask their referees to send their signed references under CONFIDENTIAL cover DIRECTLY to the Campus Registrar at the above address without waiting to be contacted by the University. Applications received after the deadline date will not be considered.

Deadline for receipt of applications: 2024 July 07

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