Medical Officer/Anaesthetist

Job Summary

Department: Ministry of Health

Salary: $66852- $76620

Grade: R12 - R6

Allowances: N/A

Deadline Date: Friday May 4, 2018

Days Left: 12

About the Job

The Government of Montserrat is inviting applications from suitably qualified persons for the post of MEDICAL OFFICER/ANAESTHETIST, within the Ministry of Health and Social Services.



To administer anaesthesia to patients undergoing elective and emergency surgery; provide care in emergency situations to critically ill patients; and conduct district clinics, Emergency Department and Ward on-call sessions when assigned.


  • To perform pre-anaesthetic assessments of all patients for surgery;

  • Administer anaesthetic medication for elective and emergency surgeries and monitor patients during anaesthesia and recovery;

  • Dialogue with the Senior Pharmacist and Storekeeper, Medical Stores to ensure required pharmaceuticals and supplies are stocked in appropriate quantities.

  • Prepare all equipment and drugs prior to the administration of anaesthesia;

  • Supervise the clinical practice of the Nurse Anaesthetist in the operating theatre, recovery area and in the pre-surgery assessment;

  • Conduct scheduled District Clinics as assigned;

  • To conduct Casualty and Ward sessions when assigned;

  • To provide on-call  anaesthesia, casualty and ward services when required;

  • Perform any other duties pertaining to the job function.



    The Applicant should possess the following:

  • An MBBS degree from a recognized University;
  • Diploma or any other recognized postgraduate qualification in Anaesthesia;
  • A minimum of two (2) years’ work experience in anaesthesia, which includes management of hospital in-patients and emergency department patients;
  • Valid certification in BLS and ACLS;
  • Competence in the administration of anaesthetic agents;
  • The ability to work as a member of a Team;
  • Decision making and problem solving skills;
  • The ability to work well under pressure and with limited resources;
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal;
  • The ability to prioritise and organise your work load;
  • Excellent hand-eye co-ordination
  • Good leadership and management skills;
  • The ability to put people at ease and inspire trust and confidence.


  • Appointments will be made on a permanent or contractual basis;

  • Eligible to receive a gratuity of 12.5% of the basic salary upon successful completion of the contract.



The salary scale for the post is R12-8/R12-6, that is, EC$66,852-EC$73,020/ EC$66,852-EC$76,620 per annum – taxable.



Application forms can be obtained from the Government of Montserrat’s website at (Click on ‘Forms’). Application forms can also be obtained from the Human Resources Management Unit, Brades, Montserrat by e-mail to or by telephone at 1 (664) 491-2365/2444 or by fax at 1 (664) 491-6234.

Applicants must provide all of the following information:

  • A completed Application Form with a covering letter

    A comprehensive curriculum vitae with full particulars of experience, and copies of relevant academic qualifications. 

    NOTE: Original certificates of qualifications or official notarized copies will be requested from those invited to interview

    A clear statement detailing why in the applicant’s view he/she considers him/herself well qualified for the position

    Two letters of reference with full contact details of the referees


    Completed application forms must be returned to the Human Resources Management Unit either by email, or by fax or by ordinary mail. These should be addressed to the Chief Human Resources Officer, Human Resources Management Unit, Government Headquarters, Brades, Montserrat.



    Shortlisted applicants will be invited to participate in a selection process that involves attending one or more interviews and/or assessment centres.  These interviews are designed to assess the skills, competencies and attitudes of the applicant and may be conducted via SKYPE or in person.  The Interviews and/or Assessment Centres allow the Selection Panel to draw on more evidence about the applicants than can be derived from the written application.


    The deadline for the receipt of applications is 4:00 p.m. Friday 04th May, 2018.




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