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					Oscar Noel Ocho
8 Sunrees Road, Penal, Trinidad.
Telephone: 868-647-5584 (H); 868-662-8629 (O)
Email: ochoscar@yahoo.com
      ono@u.washington.edu


CAREER OBJECTIVE

To become an outstanding, multi-skilled and academically proficient health professional
who will be able to contribute to policy development that will redound to the benefit of
individuals nationally, regionally and internationally.


SPECIAL SKILLS


   Analytical/Analysis
   Conflict Management
   Counselling
   Critiquing
   Leadership
   Lecturing
   Information Dissemination
   Motivational Speaker
   Nursing
   Programme Planning
   Research
   Proposal Preparation



SCHOOLS ATTENDED

University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA
2001 to 2002
University of the West Indies, St. Augustine
1997 To Present




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University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica
1994 – 1995

University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica
1991 – 1992

Southern Academy of Seventh Day Adventist
1977 – 1978

A.S.J.A. Boys College
1975 – 1977

Penal Junior Secondary
1972 – 1975

Penal R.C. Primary
1966 – 1972



EDUCAIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

2002          Certificate in International Health
1997          Pursuing Master of Philosophy in Sociology of Health

1995          Bachelor of Science in Nursing

1992          Certificate in Nursing Education

1987          Registered Nurse

1983          Enrolled Nursing Assistant

1982          G.C.E. O’ Levels

             English Language
             History
             Commerce
             Religious Knowledge




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IN – SERVICE EDUCATION

Train the Trainers in Continuous Quality Management
2003

Effective Supervision for Enlightened Managers
2003

Quality Management for Senior Managers, Ministry of Health
2003


Train the Trainers Workshop in Communication and Counselling
2001

Caribbean Workshop on Health Communication –
Prevention and Control of Violence in Adolescents,
Trinidad, W.I.
2000

Focus on Youth: Train the Trainers Workshops, Trinidad
1999

Prospective Analysis Methodology for Training in Sexual and
Reproductive Health, Jamaica
1999

Promoting Safer Sexual Behaviours:
A Skills Development Workshop
1998

Item Writing Workshops, NIHERST
1997

Workshop for NIHERST Educators
1996

Mary Seivwright Research Conference, Jamaica
1995

Workshop for Nursing Educators
1994

Innovations in Nursing Education
1994




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Workshop in Test Construction and Making
1992

Mary Seivwright Research Conference, Jamaica
1992



Trinidad and Tobago Registered Nurses’ Association
Quadrennial Conference
1991

Psychology and Counselling, NIHERST
1991

Basic Knowledge of Substance of Abuse, NIHERST
1990

Trinidad and Tobago Registered Nurses’ Association
Quadrennial Conference
1987



WORK EXPERIENCE

Acting Director
Population Programme Unit
2000 To Present
Major Responsibilities
Develop and implement strategic direction for Sexual and Reproductive Health Services in
Trinidad and Tobago
Collaborate with local, regional and international agencies involved in Sexual and Reproductive
Health Services
Advise the Principal Medical Officer (Community Services) on issues related to Sexual and
Reproductive Health
Implement policy for the reorganisation of Sexual and Reproductive Health Services within
primary health

Health Education Officer
Population Programme Unit
1998 - 2000
Major Responsibilities
Assess reproductive health, and education needs of Adults and Youths
Plan, implement and evaluate reproductive health education programme




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Collaborate with organizations to provide Reproductive Health Education programmes
Serve as a facilitator for reproductive health programmes planned by other groups/organizations
Nursing Instructor
College of Nursing, San Fernando General Hospital
1995 – 1998
Major Responsibilities
Assisted with coordinating training programmes
Planned and implemented student learning experiences
Supervised students in classroom and clinical settings
Prepared and delivered lectures

Nursing Instructor
 Staff Development Unit, Port Of Spain General Hospital
1993 – 1995
Major Responsibilities
Assisted with co-ordinating training programmes
Identified, planned and implemented training programmes
Collaborated with staff in clinical setting to identify staff training needs

Ag. Co-ordinator
Staff Development Unit, St. Ann’s Hospital
1993
Major Responsibilities
Planned and implemented staff development programmes
Supervised departmental staff members

Nursing Instructor (Ag)
Nursing Assistant Training Programme, St. Ann’s Hospital
1992 – 1993
Major Responsibilities
Co-ordinated Training Programme
Managed the Department
Supervised staff and students
Planned and implemented student learning experiences
Collaborated with clinical staff to facilitate student learning experiences

Registered Nurse
San Fernando General Hospital
1987 – 1992
Major Responsibilities
Assignment to Staff Development Unit:
Assisted in planning, implementing and co-ordinating training programmes




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Collaborated with clinical staff to identify training needs
Assisted clinical staff in implementing quality assurance concepts in wards
Assignment to clinical setting:
Supervised staff on ward area
Managed 2:00 p.m. – 10:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m.- 6:00 a.m. shifts
Implemented patient teaching
Assisted students with clinical teaching




PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Facilitator
Workshop to complete 5 year Strategic Plan for Sexual and Reproductive Health Services in
Trinidad and Tobago.
2004

Facilitator/Coordinator
Technical Meeting for the Implementation of the Policy for Sexual and Reproductive Health
2003

Facilitator/Coordinator
Issues in Men’s Health Workshop
2002

Coordinator
Workshop for Development of Strategic Plan for Sexual and Reproductive Health Services
2000

Panelist
AIDS Conference – Hilton Hotel, Trinidad
2000

Member
Planning Committee for Convocation on Youth and HIV/AIDS
1999

Lecturer (Part Time)
University of the West Indies, St. Augustine
1998 To 2002




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Participant
Workshop to Develop a National Strategic Plan for the National AIDS Programme
1998

1st Vice President
Trinidad and Tobago Registered Nurses, Association (Southern Branch)
1998 – 1999

Coordinator
Nursing Council of Trinidad and Tobago Practical Examination Centre
1996

Student Representative
Review of B.Sc. Nursing Curriculum, Jamaica
1995

Executive Member
Trinidad and Tobago Registered Nurses’ Association (Southern Branch)
1994 – 1996

Practical Examiner
Nursing Council of Trinidad and Tobago
1992 – 1993

Resource Lecturer
National AIDS Programme, Trinidad and Tobago
1990 To Present

Presenter [Case Study]
“Nursing Management of the Patient with AIDS using the Nursing Process”
Represented the Trinidad and Tobago Registered Nurses’ Association at the Caribbean Nurses
Organization, St. Lucia
1990

Panelist
AIDS Teleconference
Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex, Trinidad
1990




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FELLOWSHIPS


PACKARD/GATES
Population Leadership Program at the University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA.
2001 – 2002

PAHO/WHO
Developing Programmes for the Health of Children and Adolescents;
University Hospital, University of the West Indies, Jamaica
1998



Membership in Organizations/Committees

Member
Steering committee for the implementation of Volunteer Training Programme in Abstinence.
(Ministry of Health and Ministry of Education)
2004

Member
Board of directors, Community Hospital of Seventh Day Adventists.
2003-2007

Member
Sub Committee for the development of Vision 2020 – Population
2003

Member
Population Council of Trinidad and Tobago
2000 – 2003.

Member
Nursing Council of Trinidad and Tobago
1996 to 2004

Member
National AIDS Task Force for the Prevention of Discrimination Against Persons with AIDS in
the Workplace 1994

Executive Member
South Caribbean Conference of Seventh Day Adventists
1993 To Present




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Member
Trinidad and Tobago Registered Nurses Association
1987 to present


OTHER EXPERIENCES

Youth Leader, Seventh Day Adventist Church
Local, District and National Levels
1975 To Present

Assisted Trinidad and Tobago Red Cross Society – (Southern Branch) with
In–Service Education Programmes

Conducted Health Education Workshops/Seminars for various Church and Community Groups

Motivational speaker and guest presenter at youth fora in other Caribbean islands.



REFERENCE



Dr. Ronald Marshall                                 Ms. Erica Philip
Senior Lecturer                                     Chief Nursing Officer
Faculty of Social Sciences                          Ministry of Health
Dept. of Behavioural Sciences                       10-12 Independence Square
University of the West Indies                       Port of Spain
St. Augustine                                       Trinidad, WI
Trinidad, WI                                        Tel. No. 1 868-625-7024
Tel.No. 1 868 662 2002 ext. 3056




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