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Competency-based nursing is practiced in the Intensive Care Unit at The King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Center in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, which has a total of 54 beds divided into five units:
1,500 patients (age 14 and up) are admitted annually. Approximately 65% of patients are surgical cases. Registered respiratory therapists (RRTs) provide continuous respiratory support. The ICU uses the Pyxis medication system and the ICG/Vigileo Hemodynamic monitoring system.
Nurse to patient ratio: 1 : 1 or 2
Both FEMALES and MALES can be considered.
NOTE: This position is open to individuals who have current experience in and are citizens of: the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand.
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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, 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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