Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) - Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

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Respiratory Care Services at the King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia is a very large and very busy department. The team, which consists of 200 employees, cares for highly acute patients of all ages.

In 2013, the Respiratory Care Services administered:

  • more than 418,386 mechanical ventilation hours
  • almost 273,052 therapeutic procedures
  • more than 4,705 PFT Tests
  • almost 101,570 blood gas analyses

RRTs work in the intensive care units and are on-call for the emergency medicine department and for the general wards. During the first six months of your contract you will rotate through all intensive care units, including:

  • 15-bed Surgical Special Care Unit (SSCU-B)
  • 20-bed central MICU (MICU-C) and the seven-bed MSICU-D (there is an additional 12-bed MICU-E scheduled to open in 2009)
  • 19-bed Cardiac Surgical ICU
  • 18-bed Pediatric ICU
  • 37-bed Level III Neonatal ICU

After the first six months, you can choose a core area of the ICU in which to work. RRTs provide continuous oxygenation and ventilation support to ICU patients. If you do not have experience in a specific area, cross-training is provided during the orientation period.

RRTs are highly respected at the King Faisal, and they are given a high degree of independence. Common procedures include:

  • administration of medical gases (oxygen, nitric oxide, heliox)
  • inhaled medications delivery
  • lung expansion therapy and pulmonary toilet
  • emergency intubations

Check out this video about the work of RRTs at the King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre.

Requirements:

  • Diploma, Associate's or Bachelor's degree in Respiratory Therapy of minimum 24-month duration (shorter programs are NOT accepted), and
  • Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) with the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) or the Canadian Society of Respiratory Therapists (CSRT), and
  • Must have a minimum of two years of current, full-time experience as a RRT in Critical Care (i.e., Adult ICU, PICU and/or Level III NICU) in a large (300+ beds) acute-care, teaching hospital in the USA or Canada.

Benefits:

  • Tax-free income
  • Single-status contract
  • Accommodations provided
  • Relocation allowance
  • Annual Air Transportation
  • Medical coverage
  • More than 7 calendar weeks of vacation

NOTE: Because we are a North American based recruitment company we are only able to recruit citizens of Canada and the United States.



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King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre, Riyadh

The King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre, Riyadh, with 894 beds (inclusive of 170 day beds), is the most high acuity tertiary-care centre in the entire Arabian Peninsula. Opened in 1975, it is constantly expanding and updating its facilities and services, and has the latest in technology and treatment methods.

The hospital specializes in the treatment of, and research in, cardiology, oncology, organ transplant, and genetic diseases. more

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

The capital city, population about 5 million and expanding into the surrounding desert at a rapid pace. Has extravagantly fanciful buildings, malls, and towers.

The social life for Westerners is enriched by events at the foreign embassies in the city. After people acclimatize to the heat, they play sports: golf, tennis, hockey, soccer, sand-board.

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia, population of almost 27 million, with mountains and the Red Sea on the west coast, the Arabian Gulf on the east coast, and the Empty Quarter in the middle.

Mecca and Medina, the two most holy cities in Islam, are located north of Jeddah. The country's majority religion is Sunni Islam. Common recreational activities pursued by Westerners: desert camping, swimming and diving in the Red Sea, running, tennis, hiking in the mountains. more

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