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Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons to fill the position of
Consultant- Gastroenterology at the North-Central Regional Health Authority (NCRHA).
The Consultant - Gastroenterology will be responsible for the diagnosis and treatment of in and out
patients under the Specialist Medical Officer's charge, continuing clinical responsibility for all patients in
his/her charge until their final discharge or transfer. Duties will involve outpatient clinical services at the
Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex and other Health Facilities as determined by the Medical Chief
o Collaborates, writes and responds to requests for consultation from other Specialist Medical Officers
in units throughout the Regional System in the diagnosis and management of patients not directly
under his/her care in consultation when so requested.
o Establishes standards of care consistent with existing knowledge base and available medical technology.
o Accepts responsibility for the teaching of the highest standards of medical practice to both undergraduate
and postgraduate students who may be assigned to the unit or firm from time to time.
o Assists in research projects which may involve assigned department and/or in collaboration with
o Performs regular rounds with the Registrar and Junior Officers to assist patients' management.
o Ensures proper communication to all patients under his/her charge as to the nature of their illness and
the outlook in treatment of their well-being so that they understand the full extent of their recovery or
disability, as may be the case.
o Maintains the discipline and code of behavior of medical staff directly under his/her supervision.
o Accepts other responsibilities that the Medical Chief of Staff may request from time to time, e.g.
representation on Committees; investigates patient management practices and initiates new procedures
o MRCP or equivalent with a minimum of five (5) years post-specialisation experience. A postgraduate
Degree/Diploma/Fellowship in Gastroenterology is essential.
o Current specialist registration with the Medical Board of Trinidad and Tobago.
Being unprepared for a job interview
is usually the kiss-of-death for that
Some of these answers are funny
(unless the job seeker really wanted the
job), and some of them are a little scary.
Best to be prepared and avoid giving
these answers in job interviews,
assuming you are hoping for a job
Answers to Common
Job Interview Questions
These answers to five common job
interview questions demonstrated
either a complete lack of preparation
on the part of the job seeker, or a
complete lack of understanding about
how to be successful in a job inter-
Regardless of the cause, the result
was the same: opportunities lost!
What do you know about us?
This question is often asked at the
beginning of a job interview. It s not a
hard question to answer, if you are pre-
Don't give these answers:
• 1. Nothing. (So, you applied why???)
• 2. You've got this job open.
• 3. I hear you pay well.
What is your greatest weakness?
This is a very common question to
be asked, and it doesn t take much time
to prepare for it. But, you do need to
These answers are losers:
• 4. I don't have any. (Amazing and
• 5. I have so many, it's hard to pick
• 6. I'm not a good speller. (secretarial
• 7. I hate dealing with difficult people.
(customer service job)
• 8. I'm bad with math. (analyst job)
• 9. I'm not very good with the newer
versions of Microsoft Office. I like
Office 97 best.
Why do you want to work here?
This is your chance to demonstrate
what you know about the employer
and to show the interviewer(s) what
you bring to the job, emphasising the
benefits to the employer (not to you)
for hiring you.
A littleflattery about the company---
if you are sincere---is appropriate here,
but don t go overboard.
These answers are shallow and
completely focused on the benefit
to the job seeker:
(Highly-motivated job seeker!)
• 11. Because I'd look GREAT in your
• 12. This is a short walk from where I
• 13. I understand you give employees
Why should we hire you?
This question is an opportunity to
make a personal sales pitch, focused
on the benefit to the employer, not the
benefit to you for having the job (the
employer understands how you will
Most of these answers
• 14. I don't know. (Neither will the
• 15. No one else will hire me.
• 16. I'm unemployed.
• 17. I'm desperate.
• 18. I need the money.
Tell me about yourself
This question is not an invitation to
confess your greatest hopes or your
But it is another opportunity to show
the employer how your skills and expe-
rience match up with the requirements
of their job.
Having nothing to say may be inter-
preted by the employer as lack of inter-
est and/or lack of preparation.
These answers did not inspire the
interviewer to recommend hiring
these job seekers:
• 20. There's not much to tell.
• 21. My real job is rock musician. I'm
the drummer. But our agent quit, so
we don't have any gigs scheduled
the rest of the year. We're looking
for a new agent, and I hope to get
back to that soon. That's what I
Do you have any questions?
Job seekers often shoot themselves
in the foot with this question, as you ll
see in these responses.
Would you want to hire the people
who gave any of these answers? Neither
Yes, you should have questions!
But not these:
• 22. Will I need to pass a drug test
before I get hired? How much notice
will I have?
• 23. No.
• 24. Do you do background checks?
• 25. Will you be checking my
• 26. How often do people get raises
• 27. Do you cover sick days? How
many can I have each month?
• 28. How much vacation will I get?
• 29. How big is the employee
discount? Is there a limit on how
much I can buy? Is it OK to resell?
drink after this? (flirt after accepting
a job offer)
Most of those answers were prema-
ture or downright scary.
Don t think that having no questions
to ask is a show of respect, as some
people mistakenly believe.
Instead, having no questions demon-
strates a lack of appropriate interest
and also a lack of understanding about
what an appropriate question is.
Being prepared is the best way to be
successful in your job interviews.
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