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COMMUNITY HOSPITAL OF SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTISTS
Western Main Road, Cocorite
Qualified, experienced and service-oriented individuals are invited to apply for the following positions:
Must possess a Bachelor's degree in Physiotherapy or any related qualifications. Must be registered with the Physiotherapists' Board of
T &T and have at least 5 years experience in this field. Specialization in management of stroke and brain-injured patients or cardiac reha-
bilitation preferred. Must be prepared to work on weekends.
Must possess a Bachelor's degree in radiological imaging and technology and/or a Diploma in radiography. Must be registered with the
Radiography Board of T &T and have at least 5 years experience in performing CT scans and MRI. This position would require working
on a roster that would include on-call sessions.
Candidate must possess a Bachelor's degree in Pharmacy from an accredited institution and have at least 5 years experience in this field.
Must be registered with the Pharmacy Board of T&T and have at least 5 years experience in this field.
NURSING STAFF (Full Time only)
Caring and qualified RNs and ENAs are needed in the following fields: Medical/Surgical, Midwifery, Dialysis, ICU, Emergency Room, and
Operating Theatre. Nurses must have a Bachelor of Science Degree or an Associate Degree in Nursing. Applicants must also be registered
with the Nursing Council of Trinidad and Tobago.
ENGINEERING & MAINTENANCE MANAGER
Applicants must have at least 5 years experience in a similar position. Must possess a degree or associate degree in Biomedical or Electrical
Engineering. This position would include on-call sessions.
ENGINEERING & MAINTENANCE TECHNICIANS
Must have working experience in a maintenance department. Applicants with certification and/or 5 years experience in bio-medicals, elec-
trical, air conditioning, plumbing, welding and carpentry are invited. This position would include on-call sessions.
Must be a Certified Technician with at least 2 years experience in this field.
Full time and part time qualified Medical Doctors with clinic and on call responsibilities in the following disciplines are also required:
Emergency room/ Family practice
Rehabilitation Medicine/Physical Therapy
Medical Doctors with qualification in other disciplines are also welcome to apply. Candidates must be registered with the Medical Board of T&T.
Your cover letter along with one copy of your current resume, 2 passport size photos, copies of certificates, references and other relevant
information should be sent to:
Human Resource Manager
Community Hospital of SDA
P.O. Box 767
Port of Spain, Trinidad
Or e-mail resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
Applicants are also required to submit a copy of their application to:
Chief Manpower Officer
Ministry of Labour & Small and Micro Enterprise Development
Levels 1 - 6, Duke Place,
#50 -54 Duke Street, Port of Spain.
CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS IS JUNE 10th 2013
UNSUITABLE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACKNOWLEDGED
A US nationwide poll has confirmed a link between
healthy behaviours and a lower risk of mild memory
But the poll, conducted by researchers from the Uni-
versity of California-Los Angeles (UCLA) and the Gallup
organisation, also turned up some unexpected findings,
including a higher-than-expected percentage of younger
adults who complained about their memory.
The researchers polled 18,500 people between the
ages of 18 and 99, calling them on both land lines and
cellphones in December 2011 and January 2012.
They asked each person five questions:
• Do you smoke?
• Did you eat healthy all day yesterday?
• In the last seven days, on how many days did you
have five or more servings of vegetables and fruits?
• In the last seven days, on how many days did you
exercise for 30 minutes or more?
• Do you have any problems with your memory?
As expected, the researchers found that healthy
eating, not smoking and exercising regularly were
related to better self-perceived memory for most adult
groups. They also found that reports of memory prob-
lems increased with age.
However, there were a few surprises, according to
the researchers. Older adults (age 60-99) were more
likely to report engaging in healthy behaviours than
middle-aged (40-59) and younger adults (18-39). And
a surprising 14 per cent of the younger group complained
about problems with their
"These findings reinforce
the importance of educating
young and middle-aged
individuals to take greater
responsibility for their
ry---by practicing positive
lifestyle behaviours earlier
in life," said the study s first
author, Gary Small, MD,
director of the UCLA
Longevity Center and a pro-
fessor of psychiatry and
The researchers also
found that the more healthy
lifestyles a person practiced,
the less likely they were to complain about problems
with their memories, said Fernando Torres-Gil, PhD,
senior author of the study and associate director of
the UCLA Longevity Center.
Respondents across all age groups who engaged in
just one healthy behaviour were 21 per cent less likely
to report memory problems than those who didn t
engage in any healthy behaviours, according to the
poll. Those with two positive behaviours were 45 per
cent less likely to report problems; those with three
were 75 per cent less likely; and those with more than
three were 111 per cent less likely.
The poll also found that healthy behaviours were
more common among older adults than the other two
age groups. About 70 per cent of older adults engaged
in at least one healthy behaviour, compared with 61
per cent of middle-aged individuals, and 58 per cent
of younger respondents.
Additionally, only 12 per cent of older adults smoked,
compared with 25 per cent of young adults and 24 per
cent of middle-aged adults. A higher percentage of
older adults---80 per cent---also reported eating healthy
the day before being interviewed and eating five or
more daily servings of fruits and vegetables during the
previous week (64 per cent).
The researchers speculate that older adults may
engage in more healthy behaviours because they feel
the consequences of unhealthy living and take the
advice of their doctors to adopt healthier lifestyles.
Another theory: There could be fewer older adults with
bad habits, since they may not live as long.
The poll found that 26 per cent of older adults and
22 per cent of middle-aged respondents reported mem-
ory issues, while 14 per cent of the younger people
complained about problems with their memory.
"Memory issues were to be expected in the mid-
dle-aged and older groups, but not in younger people,"
Small said. "A better understanding and recognition
of mild memory symptoms earlier in life may have the
potential to help all ages." (psychcentral.com)
YOUR DAILY HEALTH
News and Advice
A surprising 14 per cent of the younger group complained about problems with
Healthy lifestyle linked to
fewer memory complaints
speculate that older
adults may engage
in more healthy
they feel the
unhealthy living and
take the advice of
their doctors to
theory: There could
be fewer older
adults with bad
habits, since they
may not live as long.
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