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  • The Lagos State Ministry of Health Is Recruiting

  • Posted on: 10 March, 2014 Deadline: 20 March, 2014
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  • Lagos State Ministry of Health, Alausa, Ikeja - Increasing urbanization and industrialization of Lagos State has led to significant increase in the number of road traffic, industrial and marine accidents and medical emergencies. This led, in March 2001, to the establishment of Lagos State Ambulance Service (LASAMBUS) to offer pre-hospital care for the residents of the state.

    Both LASAMBUS and its hospital-based analogue - Lagos State Emergency Medical Service (LASEMS) have, since inception, been running emergency service on a 24/7 basis.

    The services of LASAM BUS are run with the objective of reducing the risk of emergencies resulting in fatal outcomes. The creware trained to be the first responders in medical and surgical emergencies, and the ambulances are equipped and manned for the purpose.

    As part of an ongoing process of upgrading the capabilities of the Service, it is necessary to appoint a Chief Executive Officer for LASAMBUS.

    Applications are hereby invited from qualified and interested candidates to fill the position of:

    Chief Executive Officer (LASAMBUS)


    Interested candidates should posses the under-listed requirements:

    •     Recognised training in Life Support, including Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and/or Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS)
    •     A post-graduate Fellowship in Emergency Medicine (or a comparable Fellowship) would be an added advantage
    •     A minimum of ten years post-qualification experience
    •     Experience in running an ambulance service in a busy metropolis would be an added advantage.

    Scope of Duty

    •     Training and retraining of personnel in pre-hospital and hospital-based management of trauma and medical emergencies,
    •     Ensuring the maintenance of an efficient radio-communication network linking the public, LASAMBUS, LASEMS and the Ministry of Health.
    •     Maintain the ambulance points, bases, and headquarters in optimal operational condition.
    •     Coordinating the deployment, operations and maintenance of ambulances in the fleet.
    •     Strengthening and supervision of the Marine Rescue Unit.
    •     Institution of pre-hospital care through the Lagos State Ambulance Service (LASAMBUS) to cover all the LGAs and LCDAs in Lagos State.
    •     Leading Advocacy within the general public to sensitise the public to issues pertaining to Emergencies and appropriate response.

    Method of Application

    Interested candidates whose applications, with curriculum vitae attached should reach the office of the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health. Application (including detailed curriculum vitae and copies of certificates) from qualified candidates should be sent to:

    The Permanent Secretary
    Lagos State Ministry of Health
    State Secretariat,
    Alausa, Ikeja,


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