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Legal Officer – Contract

  • Full Time
  • Barbados
  • September 25, 2023

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Job Summary

Under general direction responsible for a wide range of legal, regulatory, and compliance projects and will manage the legal resources in a manner that supports the overall priorities of the hospital.

Education And Experience

  • A qualified Attorney-at-law and a minimum of five (5) years’ experience as a practicing Attorney

Core Duties

  1. Provides leadership and ensures efficient and effective management of staff and resources in the Legal Department;
  2. Consults with and advises the CEO and other Executives with regard to legal implications of overall strategic direction;
  3. Provides ongoing legal counsel and advice to senior management, the Board of Directors on issues pertaining to governance, risk management, industrial relations, policy and advocacy;
  4. Reviews and provides legal advice on tender documents;
  5. Reviews ongoing cases and advises management accordingly;
  6. Liaises with relevant departments to ensure that where legal risks have been identified, appropriate courses of action have been taken;
  7. Provides legal protection and risk management advice to management;
  8. Provides and interprets legal information, conducts training and disseminates appropriate legal requirements to staff;
  9. Reviews and advises management on legal implications of internal policies and procedures;
  10. Reviews and drafts contracts, agreements and internal policies and ensures that they are in compliance with all statutory or legal requirements;
  11. Reviews progress of outstanding litigation and liaises with and manages external lawyers;
  12. Formulates compliance check-lists to be used for the purpose of ensuring that all information required is provided accordingly;
  13. Continuously monitors compliance with statutory obligations and advises management accordingly;
  14. Works collaboratively on risk management issues, including potentially compensable events, claims management and litigation management.

Knowledge And Skill Requirements


  1. In-depth knowledge of regulatory law
  2. Knowledge of the legal aspects of healthcare
  3. Strong leadership and managerial skills
  4. Excellent relationship management and communication skills necessary for interaction with the Judicial system and negotiating parties
  5. Demonstrate knowledge of and experience with laws dealing with contract administration, particularly contract negotiation, preparation and administration
  6. Demonstrate success in managing and conducting a variety of litigation matters
  7. Proven ability to delicately solve sensitive matters
  8. Ability to accurately interpret and analyse government and associated legislation and make technically sound recommendations for legal or policy review if required.


How To Apply

Suitable candidates are invited to apply via email to or, applications enclosed with qualifications and two (2) recommendation letters may be sent to:

Director, Human Resources
The Queen Elizabeth Hospital
Martindales Road
St. Michael
BB 11155

The deadline for receipt of applications is: Monday, September 25, 2023.

Unsuitable applications will not be acknowledged.

For further information and details, please contact the Human Resources Department at 246-260-0036 extension: 6293/6332

Required documentation when applying

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