Nurses in the Medical Nephrology, Medical/Surgical Liver & Renal Transplantation unit at the King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, function within a total care nursing system. The 33-bed unit (B-2) treats both adult and pediatric patients in the four areas:
i) Adult Nephrology:
ii) Pre & Post Renal Transplantation:
iii) Hepatobillary & Liver Diseases:
iv) Small Bowel Transplant
The unit has a procedure room where various procedures (e.g., renal biopsies) are performed, two negative-pressure rooms.
Nurse to patient ratio: There are generally 11 nurses on day shifta nd 9 nurses on night-duty
Shifts are 12-hours in length and follow the American rotation. Overtime is available.
Due to visa restrictions, only FEMALE applicants will be considered at this time.
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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. Has the latest in technology and treatment methods.
Specializes in 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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